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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...

Evaporation and Condensation – Robinson Crusoe Makes Drinking Water

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KS2 science video: collect water by evaporation and condensation This short clip provides an imaginative context for investigating the purification of water, using evaporation and distillation. It is ideal for use as...

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Brain Basics

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Neurosurgeon Professor Hugh Coakham explains brain functioning The Brain - Brain Basics Leading neurosurgeon Professor Hugh Coakham explains how the functioning of the human brain. Although the brain is a single org...


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A debate over the synthetic phonics method of teaching reading Sheena McDonald tackles the controversy over using phonics to teach children to read. A re-drafting of the government's literary strategy in 2007 is expe...

Dealing with Malicious Allegations

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Learn how to address accusations with this real-life case study The nightmare of being the subject of a malicious allegation leading to long term suspension is dramatised with a panel of experts offering helpful advi...

Meg Rosoff

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Award-winning author Meg Rosoff talks about what inspires her 'Reading Aloud' features books that inspire teachers and their pupils, presented by author, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen. Students at one school pic...

Body Language when Ending the Lesson

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Using body language to keep pupils calm at the end of a lessson The programme shows how effective management at the end of the lesson, when concentration is reduced, can be helped by body language techniques. The clo...

Primary Assessment – Making Summative Assessment Work for You

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A look at making summative assessment work Since the recent changes in statutory testing and reporting arrangements the onus of assessment has been placed in the hands of teachers at KS1. So, how do you make sure it ...

Easy Dance Warm-Ups

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An expert guides a primary teacher through a dance warm-up

Sharing Expectations: In Brief

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Andy Bell demonstrates efficient handling of his new Year 6 class A former teacher of the year shows John Bayley how he starts the year off with his Year 6 class. In this short programme, John Bayley observes award-w...

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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...