Sept. 28, 2021
To make your lives as subject leaders as painless as possible, we’ve created a series of toolkits that are packed full of documents you’re sure to find useful, whether new to the role or a seasoned veteran.
There are toolkits for Maths, English, Science, Computing and Foundation, and they're all completely free!
Sept. 2, 2021
As schools start back, we are delighted to share with you some exciting updates and new features that have been added to our Computing Scheme of work. To further support the delivery in school, enhance the impact of lessons and reduce teacher workload, we have updated all lesson plans, included editable downloadable slideshows for every unit, included supporting videos for teachers, updated our knowledge organisers and included 21 brand new short videos explaining key computing terminology, all to ensure that you can teach computing with confidence.
Sept. 10, 2020
National Coding week is a volunteer-led organisation founded in 2014. It aims to help build people’s confidence and skills by encouraging volunteers to run fun and engaging digital events. If you are joining in with #NationalCodingWeek we have picked our top three ways that you can support coding in school.
Nov. 28, 2019
Computer Science education week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hooper; this year the week runs from December 9-15. The annual program is dedicated to inspiring students to take an interest in computer science and develop and nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities, you can find out more about the hour of code and the activities for this year here.
Purple Mash has a whole range of applications and activities that you can make use of either for an hour of code, the whole week and even throughout the year. We have highlighted our top three.
Oct. 29, 2019
Ofsted have recently released their new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) with several changes that replace the current Common Inspection Framework (CIF). Concerns were raised that the curriculum became second place to performance measures and preparation for tests, meaning many, especially in disadvantaged and SEND schools, were not getting access to a rich, broad and deep curriculum. The new framework includes 4 key judgements; the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management. One thing we know several teachers are worried about is the Ofsted Deep Dive.