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Primary Education

10 Things You Didn’t Learn On Your PGCE

If you are currently working as a teacher, you probably had to complete a PGCE. Whilst we’re not questioning the value of the qualification, there is little doubt that it doesn’t fully prepare you for the world of teaching. We polled some []

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Assessment and Tracking

Tackling Social and Educational Inequality (And Raising Attainment)

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Cambridge Primary Review and the Cambridge Primary Review Trust. If not, Google them. These guys are responsible for what we at SPC consider to be some of the most important research being undertaken in education []

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Planner Ideas and Inspiration

Teaching The Pixar Story Structure

The structure of stories are simple. They have a beginning, a middle, and an end, right? That’s how I was taught to structure stories when I was at school, and that’s how students today continue to be taught. While it []

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Planner Ideas and Inspiration

Why Include A Classroom Policy In Your Student Planners?

Do you have a classroom policy? A set of rules and expectations on classroom behaviour? If you do, what do you do with it? Is it sent home in the form of a letter? Printed and stuck on the wall of your []

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Planner Ideas and Inspiration

10 Points to Consider When Writing Creatively

We love creative writing. The skills learned 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 []