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Teach or Cheat

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Responding to dilemmas posed by league tables Ted Wragg directs teachers and managers using role play to provide solutions to challenging problems. Led by Professor Ted Wragg, our panel of educational experts explore...

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Springboard Maths

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A scheme designed to support KS2 children with numeracy problems We follow a teaching assistant at the Prince Albert School in Birmingham using a range of support methods with a small withdrawal group of Year 5 stude...

KS1/2 Drama – A Workshop with Cecily O’Neill

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An expert drama teacher offers practical tips for teachers Dr. Cecily O'Neill, an internationally-renowned expert on the use of drama in education, runs a workshop with Year 4 children, holds a discussion group with ...

Attendance and Punctuality: Carrots and Sticks

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Using the carrot and stick approach to improve attendance When Jill Hislop arrived at Haywood school in Nottingham as the new head teacher, attendance and punctuality were poor and many children felt school was not f...

Outward Bound

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A group of students experience a week of outdoor activities A mixed-age group from Rhodesway School in inner-city Bradford spends a week at the Outward Bound Centre at Ullswater in the Lake District. The Outward Bou...

Monitoring Early Progress

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Discover various assessment methods at three Early Years centres Clapham Manor Children's Centre understands the importance of assessing the children to ensure that they are developing and progressing to their full p...

Storytelling: Miserly Farmer

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A Punjabi story for KS1 creative writing and storytelling This Punjabi story offers the first couple of minutes of a traditional story performed with shadow puppets. The story sets up the basic plot, introduces the m...

KS2 Science – Making Shadows

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KS2 science ideas using shadowgraph theatre to explain light A little shadowgraph theatre provides a good way to show how shadows are formed by blocking a light source. The light source in this instance is a simple a...

Numeracy: Decimals and Rotational Symmetry

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Using ICT to teach abstract concepts in numeracy ICT can be a really useful tool for helping pupils develop mental images of abstract topics in numeracy, as primary maths consultant Darren Ellsum tells us in introduc...

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Techniques for Success

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Boys' learning at schools in Surrey and North London What can schools actually do to help reduce the gender attainment gap? In this second programme, we continue are exploration of how The Matthew Arnold School, a mi...

Secondary MFL – Modernising Urdu

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Inspiring ideas to help improve the teaching of Urdu Urdu is rapidly gaining popularity as a MFL choice and has now risen to number four behind the big three. However, many Urdu teachers find serious difficulty in ge...

Primary Literacy

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A teacher's video looks at motivating children outdoors Wouldn't it be great if teachers had the opportunity to produce their own videos and have them broadcast on Teachers' TV? Well, that's what Action! Teacher Vid...

Chris Woodhead

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Late night entertainment and chat show hosted by Peter Curran The Bell. Late night entertainment for teachers presented by the mischievously witty Peter Curran. Studio guests this week include the controversial fo...

Extended Services

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The role of support staff in the extended schools initiative The wider workforce are critical to the success of extended services in schools. This programme examines how the wider workforce have been managing the cha...

Sound: Materials – Brick and Foam

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For KS3/4 physics show the different impact of materials on sound This clip features a demonstration of how musical instruments sound different when they are played in different environments. It is ideal for use as a...

Ofsted: Secondary History

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A group of history teachers pay Ofsted a visit For more than a decade everyone in education has had to face inspection. Now its time to turn the table as three determined secondary history teachers head for Ofsted to...

Exploring Thinking Processes

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Exploring pupils’ thinking processes in maths using APP

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Primary Gifted and Talented – Classroom Practice

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Helping gifted and talented pupils reach their full potential Gifted pupils are those with a particular or potential ability in one or more academic subjects, while the term talented is used for pupils with an aptitu...

Emma Penzer

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Jo Owen helps Emma Penzer determine if she is ready for headship In this programme, Jo Owen visits an experienced deputy head to find out if she has the skills and the motivation to take on headship. Emma Penzer, Dep...


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An insight into the effects of extreme bullying on one teenager Not every school will have experience of violent bullying, but this shocking account by a 15-year-old boy demonstrates how far bullying can go if left u...


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How differences in appearance can trigger bullying episodes Bullying can affect children at any age, but the transition from primary to secondary school is a particularly delicate one. Bullied is a series of assemb...


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How differences in appearance can trigger bullying episodes Bullying can affect children at any age, but the transition from primary to secondary school is a particularly delicate one. Bullied is a series of assembl...