The Guardian: School in Stockport to close early on Fridays for lack of funding

“Running a school in Stockport costs exactly the same in terms of teachers’ salaries and the cost of providing a good curriculum, and yet a comparable Manchester school half a mile away would receive £350,000 more per year in basic funding,” – Helen Hannah https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/feb/28/school-stockport-close-early-fridays-lack-funding Continue reading The Guardian: School in Stockport to close early on Fridays for lack of funding

Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

LEGO Education, which offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO system of bricks, now also offers resources designed for teachers and students to explore coding – including free lesson plans and online courses for teachers. “The job market for careers requiring coding skills is growing faster than nearly any other sector, … Continue reading Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

A significant area of concern, with respect to my role as a primary school class teacher, is literacy. I must be effective in delivering SPaG – spelling, punctuation and grammar. With respect to grammar, I must be clear about two other acronyms, which represent important areas for lesson planning, provision and progression. SOAP is similes, … Continue reading SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth