how do i make a school planner
Help & Guides

How To Make A School Planner

Getting your ideas together If you are ordering planners for the first time, or want to understand how to make the planner even more valuable to your school community, please take 15 minutes to read this guide. Identify the broad []

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News and Views

A Year 10 Student’s Point of View on SPC

Introduction My School Planner Company experience this week has been very different to what I generally get involved in, as I have never been in a workplace before and am usually based in a school. It’s been a new experience []

Learn how to organise your classroom for the new year
News and Views

Organising Yourself and Your School for the New Year

It’s a brand new year, and it’s time to start thinking about new year’s resolutions. Amongst the usual commitments to eat less chocolate, exercise more often, and to finally finish your long-term project, consider adding an organisational spring clean. Thanks []

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News and Views

What Makes the School Planner Company Different?

The School Planner Company We aren’t like other planner companies. Our school planners are made to order, with the process fully controlled by you from start to finish.   What is “SPC Customised”? If you’re looking for student planners for []

Fostering and nurturing the growth mindset

Growth Mindset Quotes for Every Week of the Year

However you may feel about it, there’s no denying that the growth mindset produces results. It’s impossible to swing a proverbial cat in education nowadays without bumping into the growth mindset and associated pedagogies (something that we’ve previously covered in []

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Resources for Teachers

Preparing and Planning for Sickness as a Teacher

As a teacher, it’s all too easy to get ill at work. Schools are a hotbed for illness, and, sooner or later, it’s going to be passed on to you. First things first: do away with that teacher guilt that []

School pupils recycle plastics together
News and Views

Creative Solutions to the Plastic-Free Classroom

Plastic. It’s the dirty word nobody wants to hear. Whatever we do in our day-to-day lives, from public transport to the very food we eat, plastic is everywhere. While we may not have been aware of the dangers of plastics []

A graph indicating the possible end of teacher funding austerity measures
News and Views

Is This the End of Teacher Pay Austerity?

Classroom teachers are set to enjoy a pay rise of up to 3.5%, in an exciting measure that means the end of real-terms pay cuts for teaching staff. However, this isn’t being awarded across the board. Headteachers and other senior []

A student looks upset and stressed at school
Special Needs Education

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 []

Young pupils completing a baseline assessment
News and Views

Does Primary Baseline Assessment Benefit Children?

Is it right to assess four- to five-year-olds? The proposed baseline assessment test will only be sat for a few minutes, but the impact of these tests could be more wide-reaching.

Secure additional pay with teacher learning responsibilities
News and Views

Securing Additional Teaching Pay with TLRs

Average classroom teaching wages have received a £2,500 pay cut in real terms over seven years. Annual pay reviews haven’t risen at the same rate as inflation, and it’s leaving a lot of teaching staff underpaid and overworked. It’s not []

Helping pupils to learn essential computer skills
News and Views

Closing the Digital Skills Gap

How many mobile phones have you confiscated this term alone? An annual computing education report from the University of Roehampton has found that only 12% of this year’s GCSE students have opted to study Computing to GCSE level; more worryingly, []