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Dealing With SEMH Issues in the Classroom

Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) issues have become the proverbial elephant in the classroom, and are now recognised in the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. It’s vitally important to notice these issues as they develop in children and to take action, as it can affect their education, future life prospects, and how they develop relationships and attitudes as they grow older....

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The Growth Mindset in Education

“I can’t do it”. Sometimes, this pessimistic four-word mantra can be difficult to brush aside. It’s all too easy to believe that the 5k run you foolishly agreed to, the 50,000 word writing challenge you signed up for on a whimsy, or even an average Thursday morning lesson with the class from hell are insurmountable obstacles, designed to waste your time and embarrass your ego. In many cases, this might be true. You can’t possibly run that far, or for that long. Yet. I can’t do it yet....

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Top Resources For Parents To Help Develop Their Child’s Literacy

Let's not beat around the bush with this one: reading and literacy matters. From helping children to develop their vocabulary skills to giving them better opportunities in life, reading has been proven time and time again to have a huge impact on the life of a child. Statistics only help to solidify what education professionals already know; reading for pleasure can have a greater impact on a child's cognitive development than the educational background of their parents....

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5 Ways to Support Computing in Primary Schools

When it comes to ICT academia, we're being quickly overtaken by other countries. Computers are everywhere nowadays, but less than 2% of A-Level exams sat in 2016 were for Computing. Aside from the obvious pastoral and safeguarding benefits of computing education and digital literacy, the world of work is a fast-changing landscape, and education needs to keep up with the needs of the modern workplace. To keep up with tech-savvy super-nations like India and China, we need to involve British children in computing from a primary school age to develop a genuine interest in the subject....

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10 Points to Consider When Writing Creatively – SPC English Resources

We love creative writing. The skills learnt from writing creatively are, in our opinion, some of the most valuable skills students can acquire. Despite this, we know from speaking with our customers that teaching creative writing can be one of the more difficult English lessons to teach. So I thought I would put together some tips to consider when writing creatively....

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