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Monthly Archives: June 2018

sports day

As we near the end of school term, this can only mean one important thing. It is that time of the year again, where teachers put on their thinking caps to organise activities for their school’s sports day. It is a cheerful afternoon where kids can indulge in a day of sports festivity, and a… Read More

June 29, 2018


Every year five and six-year-olds in Primary school take the Phonics Screening test generally at the beginning June. Schools are unaware of the pass mark until after the test has taken place.   Today, the Department of Education has announced the phonics check pass mark is 32 out of 40.   It is the seventh… Read More

June 25, 2018

Fake news

A startling new report finds just 2 per cent of children and young people have the right skills to identify if a news story is real or fake. On top of that two thirds of teachers see fake news harming children’s self-esteem and confidence, damaging their perception of the world.   The BBC is reporting… Read More

June 13, 2018

stressed primary school child

The chief inspector of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman has highlighted concerns over the rising number of children starting school who lack basic hygiene and communication skills. As a result, these children are starting school at a disadvantage and more than a million hours per year of valuable teaching time is lost as teachers have to spend… Read More

June 5, 2018