BON VOYAGE ! A New performance from THE FLYING THEATRE COMPANY

what is BON VOYAGE !

An energetic and interactive French performance in your school

who will benefit from BON VOYAGE ?

Designed for students up to and including Year 8 (some schools inc. Year 9).

Key Stage 2 and 3

 

why will students learn from BON VOYAGE ?

It includes key vocabulary from Key Stage 2 and 3 including: holidays, travel, directions, the weather, family, food, numbers, hobbies and interests

Pitched to give students confidence in their ability to understand and speak French

 

A high quality production, developed after over 10 years experience in educational language theatre, which includes comedy, music and slick physical theatre to ensure the students are focused and interested throughout

 

The play makes French friendly and accessible and has been designed to engage todays young people.

 

It reinforces students learning and gives a truly memorable and positive experience of the French language.

 

what is BON VOYAGE about ?

Pierre flies into the sunny south of France for a surfing holiday with his cousin, Lola. All Pierre wants to do is surf but getting there seems to be a struggle for our simple soul!

 

Lola tries to keep Pierre on track as they try out local transport and follow directions to the beach. Finally they arrive at Surfers Cove – but whats happened to the weather, how can Pierre surf on an empty stomach and what happens if he is photographed riding a wave with his hair out of place ?!

 

Sun, sea and surf are all Pierre dreams about. Will he ever make it to the water to catch the ultimate wave?

when is BON VOYAGE touring ?

FROM APRIL 2013

www.flyingtheatre.com education@flyingtheatre.com

 

What do French teachers say about our performances?

 

The production was absolutely brilliant! The French was superb and the actors were clearly highly enthusiastic about what they were doing and engaged the audience superbly. I have seen several productions from travelling companies and this was the very best by a long way. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any school.
St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury.

 

We had a ball! We absolutely loved the performances. The children were ecstatic and totally inspired, thought Pierre was hilarious and were very giddy with joy!
The Academy at Shotton Hall , County Durham

 

A huge thank you for a truly wonderful performance at our school. Our students were not only thoroughly engaged and entertained, but they were also able to follow the production with ease since the vocabulary was pitched at exactly the right level.
In our follow-up session the students acted out short plays in French and it was a delight to witness the high levels of motivation and enthusiasm; clearly a result of having watched your production. I would recommend that all schools include a performance of Vive la France in their annual calendar; it’s an absolute must!
Conyers School Stockton-on-Tees

Taking the child’s love of the simple maze and using it to teach both co-operation and co-ordination

Everyone loves a maze – perhaps because mazes are infinitely variable and so suitable for all ages.

But perhaps mostly we love mazes because maze solving has a skill all of its own.

That’s a good start of course, but imagine also a maze in which the child not only has to find the way through a simple maze, but must also learn to balance at the same time!

The challenge is immense, but the solution is possible for older nursery children, and achieving the solution will help their physical co-ordination to develop, as well strengthening the cognitive skills involved in solving the maze and co-operation when two or more children are involved.

Such an impact comes with the Balancing Maze which can be used across different difficulty levels, and its companion the Twin Balancing Board.

At the simplest level the child holds the Balancing Maze and gently turns it one way and the next to guide the ball through the maze – thus developing arm co-ordination and strength.

At the next stage two children work together with the board, co-operating to get the ball to move in the desire direction.

Next we return to single use again with the child standing on the board with one foot on either side. Then eventually it is two children holding hands and co-ordinating their balance.

The Twin Balancing Board works in a similar way but has a higher weight maximum (taking 100kg as opposed to a maximum of 80kg for the Balancing Maze).

Additionally the Twin Balancing Board comes with three different maze patterns and allows up to six children to hold it while manipulating up to three different balls.

If ever there was a game that teaches three skills at once, this is it.

For more information on the Balancing Maze go to our website – www.edventure.co.uk/active-play/balancing-maze.

Alternatively if you would like to read more about the Twin Balancing Board click here.

Edventure Ltd
Hargreaves Business Park
Hargreaves Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN23 6QW

Tel: 01323 50 10 40

Email: sales@edventure.co.uk

The Little Box of BIG Questions

Philosophical and meaningful conversations with children and young people

Professor Irvine Gersch & Dr Anna Lipscomb

Children/young people need time, space and kindness to speak openly about the things most important to them and listening can help facilitators understand better the root of children’s thinking and behaviour, and can give an insight into how to better support them to reach their potential. Use these cards to provide prompts for a meaningful, stimulating and positive conversation about the ‘bigger picture’ in life. They will help children and young people understand their views about life, school and people important to them, which is enlightening for the facilitators too.

There are four areas for discussion:

Identity – allows the child to consider what is special about them as individuals & includes: How would you describe the person you are?

Important people – children are encouraged to consider who is important to them through questions such as: Who is special to you?

Meaning & Purpose – questions covering our mission and purpose in life, for example: Do you think that people’s lives are set out for them?

Thinking & Planning – the final set of questions allows individuals to think about how they reflect and make big decisions, for instance: How do you calm your mind, relax and think best? Have you ever experienced a big change in your life?

Contents: 17 A5-size cards, includes instruction booklet with ideas for use

LITTLE BOX OF BIG QUESTIONS ref. 400H £24.99

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Post: Small World, 9 Burnham Place, Syresham, Northants, NN13 5HT
Tel: 01280 850 305
Fax: 01280 850 718

Email: orders@smlworld.co.uk
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Fifty Health & Lifestyle-based Group Activities for PSHE Key Stages 3 & 4

Trying to convince teenagers of the need to engage in a healthy lifestyle can on occasion seem a difficult task.

Which is why one PSHE teacher thought about turning the issue into a series of “Life Games” – all based around the curriculum requirements for the health and lifestyle topics in PSHE Key Stages 3 and 4.

These games enable you to inform and engage your students on topics which are notoriously sensitive including relationships, reproduction, substance misuse, sunshine and travel, mental health and depression.

Each game is a stand-alone activity which can be delivered to a range of groups. Most of the games are accompanied by separate student notes. Clear learning objectives, based on the national curriculum, together with session plans, are provided.

The games can be used in any order and are suited to the classroom, although they could be used in other contexts. They are intended for groups of about eight to forty participants and are generally appropriate for teenagers and young adults. Each activity should last about thirty minutes, although they can be adapted for longer sessions. There are also suggestions for extending the activity and “talking points”, useful as fillers.

Life Games is available as a photocopiable book or on CD Rom, and individual activities can thus be readily copied and distributed to students as required. The copies can also be shared with colleagues or given to supply teachers, without any fear of the original book being misplaced.

An extract from Life Games, ISBN 978 1 86083 718 0, order code T1730EMN
is available at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/pshe/T1730.pdf

Prices

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report…

When ordering the book please quote the reference T1730EMN.

Not Parents’ Evenings again

A parent logs into our system (via a method of your choice)

Then :

1. Determines what time they wish to arrive at the school,

2. Which teachers they want to see

(PTO will create the shortest possible schedule),

3. Transfer the interview schedule to their diary or printed file.All they do then is arrive at the school.

Our system takes an average parent 3 minutes to use to schedule all their appointments

Want to know more. Well just click here NOW!

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Teaching Religious Ethics

Teaching Religious Ethics can involve students being introduced to a wide range of new topics all at once – which is why it can be helpful to have sets of copiable worksheets and/or a CD that can be put on the school’s learning platform so that the students can refer back to key points as the course continues.

This is what “Religious Ethics” by Francis Beswick aims to do. The volume examines ethical thinking in relation to various religious traditions and looks at how religious and secular ethics differ from each other.

Secular theories discussed include: Utilitarianism; Deontological Ethics; Virtue Ethics; and Free will and Determinism. The book also looks at environmental ethics, medical ethics (including abortion, euthanasia and embryo research) and business ethics and how they relate to religious ethics, and throughout the book includes a large number of questions for students to consider and answer.

The book commences with the phrase “I ought to …” and notes that from this kind of statement ethics, whether it be secular or religious ethics, begins.

The volume is a helpful support for students studying A.Q.A. syllabi RSS01, RSS02 and RST3A and OCR’s syllabus G572. While this is not a complete course book for these syllabi, it is intended to explain the issues in a clear way so that students can clarify key issues.

Religious Ethics is available as a copiable spiral bound book or on CD Rom. The book comes with an unlimited photocopiable licence for the school, and costs £21.99 plus £3.95 delivery for either the book or CD. If you wish to buy both together the price is £28.98 plus £3.95 delivery.

You can order in four different ways. In each case please quote our reference T1697emn. Sample pages and a contents list can be viewed prior to ordering on http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/re/T1697.pdf

  • By post to First and Best, Hamilton House Mailings plc, Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Rd., Corby, Northants NN17 4HH
  • By fax on 01536 399 012
  • By phone with a credit card or with an official school order number on 01536 399 011
  • On line with a credit card at http://bit.ly/8WNx8r

Minibuses are not just for solving problems. They are also there to create new opportunities.

There are two very different ways of deciding who should use the school minibus and for what.

For most of us, the use of the minibus is obvious. A school team has an away fixture, and has to get to the ground where the match is played. The obvious solution is to use the school minibus.

The school doesn’t have its own swimming pool, but there is one that can be hired for school use just three miles away. On Mondays half the class go for their swimming lesson, on Thursday’s the other half goes. In each case the minibus can take the group.

But there is another way of using the minibus – an approach that creates journeys because the minibus is there – and which ultimately enhances the quality of education and experience offered by the school.

Take for example the school that has a lunchtime chess club. The club takes place in one classroom, there’s never any trouble, and a small group of enthusiasts turn up and play their games on allocated days.

No one has ever thought of running a school chess team – since that would mean arranging events away from the school. And yet with the minibus and either a parent or a member of staff who is keen on the game, this could be arranged. Suddenly the school has one more activity on offer, and the opportunity to extend the skills of the best players in the school.

Or, to give a different example, one school had struggled with its end of term plays, Christmas carol service, and so on, because the hall and the staging that it had available were quite inadequate and inappropriate for the sort of events that were wanted.

Although it was possible to put on the final events at a neighbouring school, getting the students to the final rehearsals was always problematic, and so the arrangement of sharing the facilities of the local school was ultimately dropped.

It was not until two years after a minibus was brought into the school that the idea arose that this policy could be re-thought, that the sharing of the nearby school’s facilities could resume. Now the students could be taken to the neighbouring school for rehearsals in the minibus. As before parents and relatives could be used to get the pupils to the actual performance.

There are a lot of reasons to see the minibus not just as a way to solve obvious issues, but as a way to expand the range of activities the school takes on.

Once the bus is there, all sorts of previously unthought of possibilities arise.

Benchmark Leasing Ltd
11 High Street
Eton
Berkshire
SL4 6AS

www.minibusleasing.co.uk/school-minibus.php

minibus@benchmarkleasing.co.uk

Tel: 01753 859944

Enhance PSHE and support your SEAL objectives with free lesson plans and curriculum resources

Are you and your colleagues constantly looking for exciting ways to inspire your students without compromising on educational content?

We are currently offering free lesson plans and a free curriculum pack to all primary schools who book a show in our summer 2013 tour of Carlo Collodi’s Classic children’s story of ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’. In addition, there is a huge £40 discount and a free copy of the Puffins Classic version of Pinocchio if you book before the 15th March.

The performance, together with the free supporting resources, will enhance PSHE and support your SEAL objectives. With a strong moral storyline, which will teach students about the perils of succumbing to peer pressure and the consequences of being led astray, Pinocchio is the perfect classical story for all primary schools to explore.

Running between 15 April and 24 July, performances are available for as little as £1.80 a student (based on a full audience of 150 students).

Retaining much of Collodi’s original language and using soft toys and puppets, our 45-minute storytelling performance has a whole host of free resources to assist in the integration of the play into your everyday learning – after all, as a Theatre in Education company, we firmly believe that education should be at the heart of all our shows. To support the play, which is designed to inspire young minds in Foundation years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, we offer:

A free structured curriculum pack with ‘themed’ ideas

  • Free lesson plans linked to all compulsory subjects within the current national curriculum
  • A free copy of the Puffin version of Pinocchio for the first 20 schools who book
  • A free interactive Q&A session with the cast and characters
  • Optional add on workshops to further enhance the educational benefits (would most benefit the older pupils watching our performance).

Don’t worry, we don’t need a stage – just an empty space large enough to perform in. We will transform your hall into a magical theatre environment.

You will find plenty of information on our website www.jmscreativetheatre.co.uk, but if you would like to receive a leaflet, we’d be more than happy to send you one. Just send us an email at theatre@jmscreative.co.uk or give us a call on 01908 418804 and we will pop one in the post quicker than Pinocchio can say ‘I want to be a real boy!’.

We would love the opportunity to come to your school and inspire your young minds. If you have any queries at all, we would be only too happy to answer them.

Best wishes

Mark Stratfull
JMS Creative Theatre

Listening to Music Revision Activities

Listening to Music Revision Activities is one of those books that does what it says – it covers everything in the syllabus and does it in a way that starts from the premise that the lessons have already been taught but the memory has faded just a bit.

What is also nice is the way in which the sections follow a set pattern so that you know exactly what to find and where to find it. Being photocopiable means one can just find the page needed, run it off, and there it is, revision preparation done.

The main body of the book describes the history of western music from 1200 today, and world music, and for each category sets out the characteristics of the music and the instruments used. There is also a section on listening activities followed by page after page after page of revision quizzes – in fact over 100 pages of photocopiable worksheets in all.

Sample pages can be viewed at http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/music/T1656.pdf

ISBN: 978 1 86083 589 6; Order code: T1656emn

The volume is available as…

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £26.94 plus £3.95 delivery

Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the book or CD…

What is the simplest way to impress students and parents when you arrange the next overseas trip?

Think study trips, and the chances are you probably think of endless days (and nights) on coaches and ferries.

Yes, the school party will get there, but hardly in comfort, and much of the time allocated to the visit will be taken up in travelling.

But there is a way around this, and these days a growing number of schools choose to travel by air, rather than coach and ferry.

Not only does this ensure that the school party arrives much more rapidly and without all the discomfort of the coach and ferry trip, but the decision to go by air also impresses students and parents. Suddenly the whole event is seen as thoroughly up-market.

Indeed, given that it is normally possible to fly from an airport near to the school to an airport close to the final destination, such arrangements can add up to three more days spent in the desired destination rather than on the road and at sea.

Additionally the school has the option of choosing the hotel that is right for you and your students, rather than one selected by the tour operator.

At German Travel Centre we understand that each group is unique, and we know the importance of finding out the exact needs of your individual group.

Better still, our reservation technology enables us to give you the most up-to-date travel options, all the time. We book and issue our own tickets enabling us to keep full control of your booking and ensure your journey meets your needs.

Furthermore, we are ABTA and ATOL holders you can be assured that you and your students are fully protected should the airline fail (as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive for schools).

Because we have so many locations to and from which we can fly, the best way to explore the possibilities is to either call one of our specialist group reservation advisors on 020 8429 2900 or email us at groups@germantravelcentre.co.uk with the details of your requirements.

You can also go to our website – www.germantravelcentre.co.uk/info/school-groups for more information.

Either way we’ll come back to you with our suggestions and prices. You’ll be surprised how much time can be saved and how low group air fares can be.

Listening Exam Practice for AS French

Listening is a skill that is often difficult to find resources for. Many of the materials you find online are too simple for A Level, and real French videos or podcasts can be too advanced. ZigZag Education has designed three Listening Exam Practice packs to solve these problems. Firstly, the content is fully relevant to the AS French specifications, covering the right topics at the right level. Secondly, all texts have been recorded by native speakers who have been careful to speak clearly and not too fast. This means that students will get an ear for real French accents but, at the same time, be able to understand what is being said.

Give your students lots of practice before the AS French listening exams.

Each of the three resource packs contains 45 texts, each with three exercises: one requiring non-verbal responses, one requiring verbal answers and one extension exercise. This will give you plenty of material to use throughout the AS course, all the way up to exam season. With so many texts to practise on and full coverage of all the topics, your students will be well prepared for whatever comes up in the exam.

The texts come on CD and can be used in many ways:

On a CD player or computer in the classroom

  • On the VLE for students to access in private study time
  • On students’ MP3 players so they can practise on the go!

With so many ways to access the material, your students will have no excuse!

The exercises all come as photocopiable worksheets with space for students to write on the sheets, in the style of the exam.

Available for AQA, Edexcel and WJEC AS French. View inspection copies at http://zigzag.at/ASFrenchListening

ZigZag resources are available as ‘copy masters’ or in editable format and come with a site licence, allowing you to pay once and copy as often as you need, or put on your server for multiple use.

The Listening Exam Practice for AS French packs are available as photocopy masters with site licence (£99). The photocopiable exercises are also available in:

 Easy-printing PDF files (add 30%+VAT), or

  1. PDF with editable Word files (add 50%+VAT).

 Order now at http://zigzag.at/ASFrenchListening

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t: 0117 950 3199 | f: 0117 959 1695 | MFL-UR98@zigzageducation.co.uk

Give your promotional code UR98 to get free postage!

How one school has developed an interesting way to protect laptops, chargers, etc.

Four years ago Bryanston School in Dorset decided that something had to be done to allow the school to track and check its growing stock of IT equipment.

As a result they decided to label laptops on their site not just with the school’s postcode but also with the name of the student who owned the computer.

Over the subsequent period they have also labelled iPads, iPhones and hard drives, using ID SILVER MARK labels throughout.

Quite simply they order labels for the new September intakes each year, ordering enough labels for existing equipment plus two further labels per student in case the students get new laptops during the year.

A key issue, of course, was ensuring that no one simply removed the labels. ID SILVER MARK labels are ideal as if the label gets peeled off, the UV paint still show the schools postcode and pupil name. What’s more, it is also an ideal for tracking equipment if it goes missing.

In other words the ID SILVER MARK allows you to protect your valuable equipment with a permanent visual security marking.

Obviously it is nice for us when a school actively recommends our system of marking and tracking, but that’s not the only recommendation we get.

The Police and Insurance companies have noted that the ID MARK conforms to Home Office Guidelines – by using your school name and postcode as a way of identifying your property, this helps with item recovery in case of theft.

ID SILVER MARK is available in black or silver materials with permanent adhesive. All Dantech asset identification labels are personalised with your school name and logo as well as sequential numbering or bar codes.

There is more information on our website.

If you would like to know more please do get in touch – we are very happy to discuss your marking requirements throughout the school. Just call Dantech on 01354 688 488 or email us at sales@dantech.co.uk for free and unbiased help and advice.

Regular communication with parents can improve student performance dramatically. Now you can do it without any cost to the school.

If you want a parent to receive a message from you straightaway the best way to do it is to send them a text.

Unfortunately bulk messaging has been expensive – until now. Now you can communicate with parents instantly, and it won’t cost the school a penny.

This can have a major impact on your communication systems as well as your budget because until now you may well have restricted the number of messages you sent out to parents because of cost.

That is incredibly annoying if you want to remind parents of exam dates, special events and the like.

Now with a free system of communication to mobile phones you can even remind students of each and every assignment, with its due date.

Clearly, if both student and parent know the due date for a homework assignment and are reminded of it at the appropriate moment, then there is more chance that the assignment will be done… on time.

Likewise, information about absences, reminders of rehearsals, etc, can all be sent out. All free of charge.

To run this service all that is required is that the parents download a smartphone app. This then allows parents to download assessment dates, calendar events, etc. The system also sends the parent regular reminder alerts as and when required.

The great bonus of this system is that the sole cost is a charge to parents of £1.49 per year. (This is the price for family, irrespective of the number of people in the family receiving the alerts.)

Experience shows that most parents opt to sign up for the system which then makes existing text messaging systems redundant – thus saving you a considerable amount each year.

There is more information on the Assessment Alert website at www.assessmentalert.co.uk

Or you can email info@assessmentalert.com for more information or call us on 01536 509826.

From mass exercise in Greece, to a cure for heart attacks in Scotland, this remains the favourite playground resource for children.

It is probably not often that you might consider introducing into the playground a form of exercise prevalent in 5th century Greece.

And yet, this activity is one of the most popular activities in British school playgrounds today, although we no longer make the requisite item out of dried up willow, rattan, grapevines, and stiff grasses.

I write, as you may have guessed, of the Hula Hoop – a form of exercise and entertainment the history of which has been largely, and rather sadly, ignored.

Thus you may not know that in 13th century Scotland Hula Hoops were extremely popular within religious ceremonies, while doctors encouraged those who suffered a heart attack to exercise with the Hula Hoop as a form of recovery (a recommendation which has somewhat fallen out of fashion in the intervening centuries however).

The plastic version that we are now familiar with was introduced in the 1950s, and has been popular ever since. World Hoop Day was introduced on 7th July 2007 and continued each year until 12 December last year. I think the committee is still out on what happens in 2013.

The most Hula Hoops twirled at once is said to be 132, although that may be something of an exaggeration. But many children can get up to five or more. Keeping the Hula Hoop twirling around the body is an excellent form of exercise, which uses up a fairly small amount of space.

It is even possible to have Hula Hoop running races, and Hula Hoop dancing – but most children are perfectly happy with beating their own records for the time that they can keep one or more Hula Hoops in circulation.

Our strong Hula Hoops are specifically designed to withstand constant use in a school environment. The 75cm Infant Hoops are just £2.25 each when you buy a pack of 8, while the 85cm Junior Hoops are £2.75 each (again, when you buy a pack of 8).

Edventure Ltd
Hargreaves Business Park
Hargreaves Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN23 6QW

Tel: 01323 50 10 40

Email: sales@edventure.co.uk

The Bullying Intervention Toolkit

 

The Bullying Intervention Toolkit

Provides a range of effective bullying intervention strategies.

No one intervention for bullying works best in all circumstances. Effective intervention occurs when facilitators have a range of strategies, with the accompanying knowledge and skills to know when – and when not – to use them. These include Brief Interventions, Peer mediation, Coaching students, Method of shared concern, Peer support Group Method, No Blame classroom conference method

With this book you learn:

How and why people Bully
Different solution focused strategies to deal with different situations and where each is most effective
How to encourage individuals to make pro-social choices
How to avoid labelling and aim to educate and heal, rather than punish.
How to create a healthy School culture

The resource includes:

■ 60 page book
■ 4 scripts-A4 size on CD

The Bullying Intervention Toolkit Ref: 305H £45.00

TO ORDER:
Post: Small World, 9 Burnham Place, Syresham, Northants, NN13 5HT
Tel: 01280 850 305
Fax: 01280 850 718

Email: orders@smlworld.co.uk
www.smlworld.co.uk

Assertiveness For Young Adults

A course in assertiveness training for students, aged 15 plus

The ability to be assertive, to express themselves and their rights without violating the rights of others, will enhance your students confidence in themselves and their conduct in everyday situations, and improve their relationships with both peers and adults.

This course will give your students an understanding of assertion and the benefits it can bring. The skills they acquire will stand them in good stead in home, school, social and professional situations and will make them more likely to be successful candidates for jobs and/or university places.

The course consists of fourteen lessons each of which requires some class discussion and role play. Topics covered include: communicating feelings, resolving conflict, self-esteem, your rights, giving and receiving criticism, body language and saying ‘no’.

Sample pages are available here http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/pshe/T1294.pdf

Publisher’s reference: T1294EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 381 6

Prices

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £15.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £15.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £22.94 plus £3.95 delivery

Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1294EMN

Minibus heaven and minibus hell

The School Minibus: frustrating annoyance or brilliant solution

For some schools the minibus is little more than an annoyance.  Over five years old, often breaking down, never properly repaired, and always accompanied by pesky questions about annoying government regulations on who can and can’t drive, and endlessly the subject of tiresome maintenance issues.

For others, the minibus is new, there are no concerns about maintenance as it is automatically done by an outside agency, everything works, and there is no thought about trying to save up enough to get the next one when this vehicle gets too old.

But it can be difficult to see how one school can find such a vehicle so annoying while another finds it such a benefit.

Fortunately there is a blog now that keeps minibus owners, and those who would like to have a minibus, fully up to date with the latest thinking and helpful hints, in relation to school minibuses.

A run down on some of the recent articles on the blog show what is included…

You can click through to any of these stories of course – but if you want to see the whole list of articles it is probably best to go to the home page at http://www.minibusleasingblog.co.uk/

Solidworks Projects for KS3 and KS4

The new updated (November 2012) version of this resource will enable pupils to become familiar and competent at using ‘SolidWorks’ CAD software.

They will use CAD (Solidworks) to develop their designs solution and be aware of the many advantages and dis-advantages that such software has in the real world.

This book contains a number of projects suitable for Key Stage 3 and as a revision guide for pupils in Key stage 4. It allows pupils to quickly get up to speed with using such a complex piece of software and, most importantly, allows them to become competent in designing better products.

Pupils will become familiar with the range of sketch tools and features available. They will be shown step by step how to build a Frisbee, Lego Block, Memory pen, IPOD Nano and a Digital camera. They will also be shown how to assemble parts step-by-step.

The new version of this resource also includes two further projects to extend your pupils’ skills – building a Die and a Child’s Stacking Toy. After completing all seven projects they should be able to create something by themselves using the skills they have learnt from the book.

Solidworks Projects for KS3 and KS4 is published as a download so that you can receive immediately a copy onto your computer which you can print out for colleagues as often as you want. You can also put it on your school learning platform so all members of your department can access the document. YOu can view sample pages at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/authordownloadsamples/T1781samples.pdf

You can obtain Solidworks Projects for KS3 and KS4 by going to http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=76_114&products_id=754

The price is £10 plus VAT (the VAT can be reclaimed in most cases by the school).

Solidworks Projects for KS3 and KS4 is published by First and Best in Education, part of the Hamilton House group. If you have any enquiries you can call 01536 399 011, or email sales@firstandbest.co.uk or write to us at First and Best, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Rd., Corby, Northants NN17 4HH.

The full range of First and Best books can be seen at www.shop.firstandbest.co.uk

First and Best in Education
Earlstrees Road
Corby
UK
NN17 4HH

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Email: sales@firstandbest.co.uk

Ask the experts…

Two of the UK’s largest providers of tools and information to school leaders are joining together this Spring to offer a one-off series of free school business management workshops.

Our original morning sessions are almost fully booked, so we’ve added twilight sessions in some cities.

This is your chance to gather in a few hours the most up-to-date guidance, templates, tools and information that will make a difference to your ability to save money for your school.

We’ve also added an additional presentation on the future of school business management. We’ll be looking at the impact on the SBM role of the rise of the academies, the changing role of LAs, the role of technology, the rise of group buying and collaboration. What are the skills needed by the SBMs of the future and what help is there out there for professional development and support.

The Key is the UK’s fastest and most up-to-date support service for leaders of schools and colleges in England and Wales. It currently supports more than 26,000 school leaders nationwide.

Their presentation will cover routes to support.

TES Foundation work with over 1,000 schools, providing online tools, templates and guidance to helps schools manage premises, contracts, procurement, compliance and suppliers.

Their presentation will cover how to be more effective in role by tapping into best practice already present in the education system.

Delegates will receive comprehensive support packs covering time management, priority setting, as well as a host of operational management tools.

A buffet lunch / evening buffet is provided.

Workshops will be held at:

  • Bristol, February 26th
  • Manchester, February 28th
  • Sevenoaks, March 8th
  • Burton upon Trent, March 14th
  • London, March 19th

You can book your place here.

Routes into the Creative Industries

The Creative Industries – entertainment media, fashion and textiles, publishing and advertising and marketing communications – have a wide variety of career opportunities where there is a need for talented and committed young people.

Jobs in the Creative Industries are rewarding and motivating but getting in can be a competitive process, making it more essential than ever that young people are given the right advice on the best ways to start their creative careers and fulfil their aspirations.

Creative Skillset helps young people make informed choices about routes into the Creative Industries – whether that’s continuing into HE or taking an Apprenticeship. Whether the young person is interested in studying screenwriting, animation or graphics, or is inspired to take up an apprenticeship in photography, fashion design or web design (to name just a few options), there are many different pathways available.

There are also those who have a combination of creative and technical skills who may not have considered a career in the Creative Industries as a possibility but who could find that their future lies somewhere unexpected, such as a computer games programmer or as a TV production manager.

But how does a school leaver find their way into one of the dazzling aray of creative careers available?

It’s really important that any training or futher study that young people take is up-to-date and relevant. One of the ways learners can be assured of this is to look out for the Creative Skillset Tick – it is the quality mark for HE courses and apprenticeship programmes that have earned employer approval for providing the most industry-relevant education and training available.

The courses that have been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick teach the skills needed to work in the industry. They have tutors with strong industry connections and they use up-to-date equipment.

The Creative Skillset Tick also kitemarks the best apprenticeship programmes in the Creative Industries. Apprenticeships that carry the Tick have been evaluated by panels of experts who ensure that each programme meets the requirements of the industry and provides clear progression routes for new entrants.

So for the courses and apprenticeships that are best suited to provide  young people with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to get into the Creative Industries, Pick the Tick. View the full list of courses and apprenticeships that have received the Creative Skillset Tick on our website.

Some young people may have their heart set on going to university but for those who don’t feel that higher education is the right route for them, doing an apprenticeship could be the key  to open doors into the industry and gain the skills and experience to put them ahead of the competition.

With National Apprenticeship Week taking place on 11-15 March (#NAW2013), now is a great time to engage your learners about apprenticeships and to help them to make decisions about their career options. Apprenticeships are a unique way for learners to have a real experience of employment and invaluable access to industry networks whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Creative Skillset has worked closely with industry and major trade associations to develop apprenticeships in creative and digital media, fashion and textiles, advertising and marketing communications, photo imaging and set crafts.  These will meet the current and future needs of the Creative Industries and  equip learners with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to work in the industry.

Creative Skillset has launched the first Higher Level Apprenticeships (HLAs) in the Creative Industries covering areas in advertising and marketing communications, creative and digital media and fashion and textiles. These apprenticeships will provide training at a level equivalent to the first year of university, opening up a new pathway into previously graduate-entry job roles, and will build the skills identified by creative employers as being critical to driving growth in the industry.

You can find the latest apprenticeship vacancies and job roles on Creative Skillset’s Apprenticeship Facebook pages:

For Apprenticeships in the Fashion and Textiles sector www.facebook.com/skillset.apprenticeshipFT  

To find out more about the Advertising and Marketing Communications Apprenticeship www.facebook.com/apprenticeship.advertisingmarketing

For Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeships

www.facebook.com/skillset.apprenticeshipCDM

Or visit the Creative Skillset website for information about the different creative apprenticeship routes and to read more about the new higher level apprenticeships in creative and digital media, fashion and textile and advertising and marketing communications.

Creative Skillset has produced a series of short video clips about apprenticeships and why employers recommend this route into the industry. You can view the videos on our YouTube channel. The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has also launched a new film as part of a ‘Spotlight on sectors’ to encourage young people to take up an apprenticeship in the creative sector. Take a look at the video and share it with your young people.

Creative Skillset provides specialist careers information for the Creative Industries. On our website you will find a library of over 400 job profiles, and up-to-date research and Labour Market Information (LMI). Keep in touch with Creative Skillset by following us on Twitter @SkillsetSSC or to receive news and information by email, sign up to our careers e-newsletter

What is the most effective way of tackling Sexual Imagery on Social Media, Sexting and Sexual Identities?

81% of secondary school pupils aged 14-18 claim that most of their understanding about sex comes from the internet, television and friends.

Worse, in studies by the young person’s sexual advice service, Brook, almost half of the country’s secondary pupils stated that they felt the sex education provided at school was poor with a lack of relevant information. Shockingly, 5% citied pornography as their main source of information.

The key point here of course is not whether the approach being used in the schools is “poor” or not – but rather that the youngsters perceive it as poor.

In such a situation it is often helpful to have a complete re-think as to how the subject can be taught, and this is what we have done with a series of four lessons that tackle questions related to young people, the media and sexual identities.

Of course all approaches must teach reproduction in the biological sense and provide sex education as part of sex and relationship education.

But as you will know, there is no set SRE policy and this can make things incredibly difficult in the classroom as you are placed in the invidious position of having to provide better sex education without the support to do so.

One way to face the findings of the Brook study is to place a greater emphasis placed on real life situations, emotions and the impact of media such as Facebook, Twitter and ‘sexting’.

iTeachingResources have worked with Dawn Clark, a practicing trainee psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher with special interest in young people and sexually risky or harmful behaviours to produce just such materials.

The new package of sex education lesson plans from iTeachingResources priced at £49.95 is split into a series of four sessions and full details of the lessons can be found at http://www.iteachingresources.com/lessons/secondary-school/pshe-resources/sre-resources where they can be purchases and downloaded straight away. If you quote reference HH12SRE when you buy you will gain a 5% discount on the order.

For further information, contact info@iteachingresources.com or telephone 0113 2660880

Football: the perfect way to encourage minimal supervision free play. But it wasn’t always so.

It may seem obvious that playing with footballs is a wonderful way to encourage minimal supervision free play.

And yet for most of our country’s history attempts have been made to ban football games.

Indeed between 1314 and 1667 for example, football was officially banned in over 30 royal and local laws. Edward II was so troubled that he issued a proclamation banning the game because it stopped citizens from practicing archery.

And it wasn’t just England. Phillippe V banned it in France in 1319. In Scotland James I banned it in 1424. Henry VIII issued several banning orders, not least because some of the matches were played with around 500 men and women aside.

Surprisingly the tradition of trying to stop football continued well into the 20th century with many parks containing “No ball games” notices.

Fortunately in these more enlightened times we do see the enormous benefit of letting children play with footballs. Doing so enhances fitness, encourages team play, develops physical skills, and brings huge enjoyment.

Thus it is indeed not surprising that the number of people who play five-a-side and other variations of the game as a way of having enjoyment and staying fit, can now be measured in the hundreds of thousands.

The average school child spends, during his/her primary school years, the equivalent of 260 full school days in the playground. So it is not surprising that the best selling item of play equipment across the UK is… the football.

 And that’s why we sell everyday footballs from £3.58, training footballs from £4.58 and match footballs from £4.75. We also have felt balls (suitable for indoor training), mini footballs (for the busy playground), and lightweight inflatable balls.

If you would like help in choosing the right footballs for your pupils in various situations you can call us today on 01323 501040 or email sales@edventure.co.uk for more information.

Edventure Ltd
Hargreaves Business Park
Hargreaves Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN23 6QW

Tel: 01323 50 10 40

Email: sales@edventure.co.uk

What is it that every drama course needs, but which is so hard to find?

The answer that many drama teachers have given us, when we have posed this question is, “short plays for the students to perform”.

And so that is what we have produced under the (rather precise) title: “Short Scripts for the Stage”. This copiable volume contains eight “Modern Fairy Tales”, six “Shorts with a Twist” and three “Stand Alones”.

Each of these plays is written specifically for school performance and are all designed to appeal and be used all the way from Year 7 through to Year 11. Of course in each case the outcome will be different depending on the age and experience of the students, but all are accessible and usable by all Key Stage 3 and 4 students.

All the plays are short, and together they allow a number of plays to be put on as a production in one night, as well as giving the students something which they can attempt and get a feeling of completion once the play is completed.

Throughout, the characters are a little larger than life, and there is a sense of humour in every play. But at the same time, some of the topics are very serious, including war, violence, family break up and death. Thus within the complete selection of 17 plays, there is great variety not only of subject matter but also underlying emotion.

As a result self-esteem, confidence, collaboration and team work, movement and spatial awareness are all incorporated in the range of advantages offer by rehearsing these plays within the school and then (if desired) acting the plays out in public.

The volume is available in photocopiable form or on CD, so that only one copy is needed by the school. Each student will thus be able to have his/her own copy of the script of the play that is being developed.

There are sample pages from the photocopiable book at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/drama/T1802.pdf

Publisher’s reference: T1802EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 806 4

Prices

  • Photocopiable book: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the book and the CD: £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery

Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1802EMN

 

BUSS4: How will you handle Organisational Culture?

This year’s BUSS4 research theme has just been released – and it’s Organisational Culture! Teachers I’ve talked to so far think this will be a tricky one for students – in terms of finding good case studies and relevant information. So, how are you going to handle it?

Luckily, to help your students prepare for the exam, two unique resources are being written now, specifically for the 2013 research theme!

  • The Resource Pack will guide your students through the research theme from the start, supporting their independent research of each of the five bullet points. Three practice exam papers are included.
  • The Comparative Case Studies provide a wealth of information for students to analyse. Plenty of comprehension and discussion questions ensure students get the most out of the case studies. Model A-Grade Essays show students how to compete in the exam!

We will be working hard to dispatch these resources to you by 28th February and 8th March respectively, giving you time to fully prepare your students for the exam.

Here’s what teachers have said about ZigZag Education’s previous resources:

  • ‘Our results exceeded expectations: one-third of our students achieved A* grades!’ Gill Kenny, Head of Business Studies & Very Satisfied Customer (2010 Resource Pack)
  • ‘Brilliant. I purchased two others but ZigZag’s was the best – it was much more manageable and not too detailed… Worth every penny!’ Elaine Parfitt, Head of Business Studies & Customer (2010 & 2011 Resource Packs)
  • ‘An extremely thorough group of case studies, with excellent coverage of the Research Theme… asked questions that allow students to carry out thorough research… the material is so relevant.’ Gerard Nocher, Head of Business & Independent Reviewer (2012 Case Studies)

ZigZag resources are available as ‘copy masters’ or in editable format and come with a site licence, allowing you to pay once and copy as often as you need, or put on your server for multiple use.

  • BUSS4 Research Theme Resource Pack (UR43/5000,£49)
  • BUSS4 Comparative Case Studies (UR43/5068, £59)

Both are available as photocopy masters with site licences:

  1. Easy-printing PDF files (add 30%+VAT), or
  2. PDF with editable Word files (add 50%+VAT).

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Communicating with parents by mobile phones is the most efficient way to get messages across. Now it is free.

If you want someone to receive a message from you straight away, the best way to do it is to send them a text.

Unfortunately bulk messaging has been expensive – until now. Now you can communicate with parents, and it won’t cost the school a penny.

This can have a major impact on your communication systems as well as your budget, because until now you may well have restricted the number of messages you send out because of cost.

Although obviously you would never want to overdo the number of messages you can send out, you can despatch any message to any group of parents without judging the message financially. A reminder of exam dates, assignment due dates as well as school closures can all be accommodated.

Clearly, if both student and parent know the due date for a homework assignment and are reminded of it at the appropriate moment, then there is more chance that the homework will be done.

Likewise, information about absences, reminders of rehearsals, etc, can all be sent out. That’s why so many schools pay for the service.

To run this service, all that is required is that the parents download a smartphone app. This then allows parents to download assessment dates, calendar events, etc. The system also sends the parent regular reminder alerts as and when required.

The great bonus of this system is that the sole cost is a charge to parents of £1.49 per year. (This is the price for family, irrespective of the number of people in the family receiving the alerts.)

Experience shows that most parents opt to sign up for the system, which then makes existing text messaging systems redundant – thus saving you a considerable amount each year.

There is more information on the Assessment Alert website at www.assessmentalert.co.uk

Or you can email info@assessmentalert.com for more information or call us on 01536 509826.

How can you improve on a free service?

Imagine a company that goes into schools and removes unwanted IT equipment free of charge.

Now imagine a company that does more, such as data wiping and making sure the disposal is environmentally friendly.

And finally imagine a company that will pick up virtually everything unwanted in IT, from computers to telecoms, from monitors to cables.

First, to make it clear, PRM really does offer a free service. There are no charges.

Second, we treat everything in the most environmentally friendly way possible in keeping with school sustainable education programmes.

Third, all the data on the drives is wiped to the highest standards possible. In fact, on this issue we go further, for we clean out all the data from the drives, and then all the equipment is then recycled within the UK – all without any charge.

The only requirement we have is that you have at least 30 items for collection and that they are all gathered together in one easily accessible place for our driver to pick up.

We can take PC base units, CRT monitors, TFT monitors, servers, laptops, server racks, switches, telecom switches and printers. Indeed as long as you have 30 of these items we will take away other IT equipment at the same time, such as keyboards, cabling and telecoms.

At the end of the process we issue you with free certification evidence so you can see that the correct procedures were complied with.

For more information please call our freephone number: 0800 840 9195 or fill in the form by clicking here www.prmgreentech.com/contact.htm

Teaching Radio News

Radio is an exciting and accessible area of Media Studies which is now receiving greater attention in the educational field. Radio production can be more attainable for students than video or film production as most students can construct some type of script and the equipment can be easier and cheaper to assemble. Higher education institutions are increasingly offering options in radio and there is increased interest with the take-up of digital technology in sound editing and production. Radio can be an exciting and useful learning process where all abilities can achieve, often drawing on areas of media consumption which are taken for granted.

This textbook covers the construction of four areas of radio production: bulletins, programmes, phone-ins and documentaries. It is a guide to teachers working in the field of media studies at sixth-form level who have considered developing a radio strand because of the medium’s flexibility and accessibility . It looks at the make up of radio audiences, some legal issues, the use of jingles and the construction of the various types of news programmes. A number of worksheets and a glossary are included.

Teaching Radio News comes with a photocopiable license so that you can copy sections to give to your students as required. It is also available as a Word document on CD Rom allowing you to amend and personalise the text to suit your students.

You can see some sample pages at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/media/T1720.pdf

Publisher’s reference: T1720EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 732 6

Prices

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery

Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the book… please quote the order ref: T1720EMN

Thomas Wolsey – The King’s Cardinal

Examination questions on Thomas Wolsey and his ministry are set by OCR, Edexcel and AQA. The questions set by the examination boards require students to explain events and attitudes relating to Wolsey’s rise and ministry or to give their own view on a historical debate or interpretation.

This 40 page study guide provides a synthesis of the historical writing on Wolsey and his ministry suitable for GCE students, along with guidance on how to approach key questions. It gives a comprehensive description and explanation of events as well as introducing the various interpretations of Wolsey and his career given by both contemporaries and modern historians. Questions are posed to the students throughout the book to help them to focus on the underlying motives and reasons and draw their own conclusions rather than just memorise the bare facts.

Thomas Wolsey – The King’s Cardinal by John Goode. Sample pages can be viewed at http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/history/T1636.pdf

Publisher’s reference: T1636EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 707 4

Prices

  • Photocopiable report: £15.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £15.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £22.94 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1636emn

Key issues in energy for Geography – Key Stages 4-5

DVD Pack: 6 Units + Activity Sheets

Energy Crisis
Nuclear or Not
Clean Coal
Renewables
Zero Carbon
Energy Efficiency

This is the energy debate in its geographical context. It features UK nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and oil fired power station, hydro, CHP, the BedZED zero carbon project and the Centre for Alternative Energy. The people that work in energy and industry experts spell out the facts and the options clearly and succinctly. How will the UK meet its energy needs?

Short video units
Easy to use click and go menus

Sample: click here

Linked activity sheets

More info: click here

DVD Pack £29.99 ex Vat, £35.99 inc Vat

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By post Team Video PO Box 38194 London W10 5WZ

 

Holiday Discounts for D&T teachers

Oh to work in a profession where one can take one’s holiday at any time – and thus avoid paying top prices because you have to take your break during the school holidays.

Fortunately this problem can now be resolved. Not by taking your holidays any time you want, of course, but because there is a way of getting a discount during the school holidays.

We offer a range of tours and excursions during the school breaks which are specially designed for teachers.

And because of the success of our recent promotions we are now able to offer a further 10% discount for teachers on all our holidays.

You can see all the holidays that we offer on the link given below. Then, to claim a 10% saving, you will need to call us on 0844 324 8557, quoting the reference ‘TEACH’.

All you will need to do is provide us with the name and address of the school that you work for and your position within it.

So should you fancy Austria at Easter, Bruges during half-term, Rome in July or Christmas on Lake Como, these are all available, and all without any price hikes because you are going during the school holidays.

Our luxury coaches (with extra legroom and rear lounge) run from almost 500 regional pick up points and include all the extras that you could desire.

To see all the holiday options please visit our website – www.leger.co.uk/SchoolHolidays.aspx#holiday

Advertising Layout

Creating a successful print ad involves a dynamic mix of visual theory, consumer psychology, and nuts-and-bolts tinkering.

“Advertising Layout” is a new two-part DVD resource which provides a thorough grounding in all of the above, familiarising students with the terminology and working concepts that successful graphic designers and advertising creatives make use of on a daily basis.

Advertising Layout Part I: Space Allocations

This programme helps students understand the proper space allocation for the main elements of a two-dimensional advertisement, including the illustration, headline, copy, and logo. [more…]

Advertising Layout Part II: Visual Direction

This programme shows how to attract a reader’s attention with the layout concepts commonly known as picture window, silhouette, square zero, Mondrian, closure, over-sizing, juxtaposition, surrealism, and shock. [more…]

Although both episodes are rich in detailed guidance, their class-friendly run times make them ideal for coursework in marketing, advertising, design, and commercial art.

Available on approval from Viewtech Educational Media. To order online click on the title links above and then add to order – quote promotional discount code: HHM110 at the checkout for a 10% discount!

If you’d like any further information or assistance please contact:

Viewtech Educational Media
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What is the most effective and stress-free way of organising a parents evening?

Parents’ evenings are parents’ evenings. Most schools organise them each year exactly as they organised them last year.

And the year before.

But… there can be queues, delays, no-shows… It is indeed rare to hear of a parents’ evening in which everything has run as smoothly as we would all like and actually finished on time, with no parent being delayed beyond his/her appointment time.

However, there is a way around this.

And that is to use a system whereby parents log in from any computer and make their appointments. The system then keeps a record of the appointments, to which parents can refer at any time.

In using this system schools normally find that parent participation can increase by at least 20%.

Such an improvement comes from using Parent Teacher Online: a versatile program that isn’t just limited to parents’ evenings but can be used for any activity that involves bringing people into the school.

Thus Parent Teacher Online can also be used for admission interviews, form tutor evenings, parents’ consultation meetings and the booking of after school activities.

You can read more, see how the program works, and book a free trial or demonstration at www.parentteacheronline.co.uk

Alternatively for more information please either email us at enquiries@parentteacheronline.co.uk or call us on 01524 22 00 66.

Parent Teacher Online Ltd
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Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4WA

How the audio book has revolutionised literature for young people with reading difficulties

Imagine a world in which you could not read books. Not because there were no books but because you had such a disability that reading was impossible.

Chances are that this would mean a major part of your life would be lost to you forever – unless you found an alternative way of accessing books.

The most obvious way around the problem would be for you to think about books in audio formats such as MP3s and CDs. Given that huge numbers of books are now available in these formats you would now have a solution to the problem.

Many of these books are read by top actors, covering much of the National Curriculum and many areas beyond.

Thus audio books can be used to give students an alternative means of accessing information. And experience shows that many such people then go on to choose audio books as part of their preferred leisure activities.

In short, audio books provide an entry into the world of books that might otherwise never be found by many individuals. In fact, such books have become one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of the book world.

The cost of downloading and streaming audio books is incredibly low. Indeed, for as little as £50 per year you can have access to a choice of thousands of titles.

The Listening Books library ranges from best-selling fiction to titles related to the National Curriculum – and, of course, they can be accessed at any time, day or night.

I do hope you will give it a try.

For more information…

Nelson Mandela Day (18th July)

 

Nelson Mandela Day (18th July)

In 1912, the black people of South Africa formed the African National Congress (ANC) to oppose the form of racial segregation known as apartheid. By 1950, Nelson Mandela believed the time for organisation had arrived. In “Nelson Mandela And The Struggle To End Apartheid” video interviews and archival footage of Nelson Mandela, ANC leaders, and white South African politicians trace events from 1950 through Mandela’s release from political incarceration in 1990. Topics covered include: the Native Resettlement Act, in which the government wanted to remove thousands of Africans from an area where they lived in freedom; and the formation of the Congress of the People. Government efforts to suppress the Congress resulted in the arrest and acquittal of Congress leaders. Mandela and others were later arrested for conspiracy, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. After nearly 30 years, through efforts of an in ternational lobby to free political prisoners in South Africa, Mandela was finally released in 1990. (27 mins) Afrivision ©1995. Available on DVD for classroom presentation and library reference from Viewtech Educational Media – http://www.viewtech.co.uk/detail.html?pgcode=08412

Also available:

The South African Anti-Apartheid Movement (World Revolutions For Students Series)

Rare footage, detailed primary accounts and expert commentary provides students with a comprehensive look at the colonial history of South Africa, the devastating social, political and economic effects of apartheid, and the difficult, sometimes violent struggle of Mandela and the African National Congress to eliminate apartheid and create a free, democratic society. (23 minute chaptered DVD and PDF Teacher’s Guide) A Schlessinger Media Production ©2005 Available from Viewtech Educational Media – http://www.viewtech.co.uk/detail.html?pgcode=21930

Global Human Rights: South Africa – A Case Study

Travel to South Africa as Apartheid is being dismantled and hear from Bishop Desmond Tutu, President P. W. Botha, and other national leaders. Investigate the impasse of the Soweto uprisings, economic boycotts, and governmental reforms. Examine Nelson Mandela’s vital role as both an opposition leader and President. (25 minute Classroom Edition DVD and PDF Teacher’s Guide / Student’s Activity Worksheets) ABC News ©2002 – Available from Viewtech Educational Media – http://www.viewtech.co.uk/detail.html?pgcode=21773

To order online click on the links above and then add to order – quote promotional discount code: HHM110 at the checkout for a 10% discount!

If you’d like any further information or assistance please contact:

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5th February 2013 is “Safer Internet Day”… make sure your pupils are safe surfing the web.

Surf Safe Posters

A vital resource for today’s internet society, this set of posters outlines and reinforce 8 basic rules for the safe use of chat rooms and social networking sites.

The pack includes 5 copies of the Surf Safe poster in A3 size.

Post them around the school in classrooms and strategic spots.

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Changing the way students think

It has become commonplace to point out that the students in class today will spend their working lives undertaking tasks that do not yet exist using technology that has not yet been imagined.

But meanwhile they need to pass exams – and so our exam-focussed secondary curriculum continues.

And it is clear that, no matter what subject is to be studied, the ability to respond to any question with rational argument and the ability to see through false arguments is fundamental.

“Critical Thinking” by Roy van den Brink-Budgen looks at arguments and analyses what arguments are, which types of argument are valid, and which not.

It analyses, in a manner that every sixth former can fully grasp, the way in which arguments are structured and the assumptions that are made in putting forward arguments. Evidence and the truth, facts and judgements all come under the microscope, followed by an analysis of the limits of persuasiveness.

But Critical Thinking is more than just dismantling and evaluating other people’s arguments. It is also involved in the production of the student’s own arguments. It encourages students to develop their arguments in essays, reports, debates, etc, and helps them be prepared to stand back and assess their own reasoning.

Working through this book students will grasp that point, they will look at arguments afresh and understand the way in which arguments can be erected and dismantled.

In short this is a book that is essential in the classroom; it will change the way students think, change the way they study, and change the way in which they approach their exams.

The volume can be bought as a photocopiable book or on CD Rom.

You can see some sample pages at http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/english/T1792.pdf

Publisher’s reference: T1792EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 875 0

Prices

  • Photocopiable report in a book, £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the book and the CD £26.94 plus £3.95 delivery

Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1792EMN

Which is the easier to teach – the curious and inquisitive child or the indifferent child?

Clearly there is no need to answer the question posed in the headline above – but I still pose it because it sometimes seems to me that curiosity is one of those personality traits which we don’t do enough to promote.

Yet stimulating curiosity among those children who, for whatever reason, have lost their curiosity quotient (if I may invent such a measure) can prove a most invaluable exercise.

As a result, when I was designing the Literacy Box (a collection of over 200 homework ideas to support literacy outcomes at Key Stage 2) I insisted that the box should be designed in such a way as to be visible to everyone in the classroom and to parents who decide to choose alongside their child.

The box contains 232 A5 cards, is proven to be motivating for children and parents, and leads to successful literacy outcomes – as well as directing children’s natural curiosity towards meaningful activity and outcomes

All of these cards are divided into four sections – reading, writing, words and sentences, and spelling.

They have been written with year groups 2 – 4 in mind – depending on the developmental stage of individual children.

The point about the approach is that any card can be used from any section – for as long as the child wants to work with it at home. Over a period of time – using the cards little and often – children will build up skills, knowledge and abilities to think about language and literacy in different and more thoughtful ways.

You can download a free sample, supporting documents and our information leaflet from our website at www.thinkingchild.org.uk/literacy-box/.

What’s more, you can also view a video showing the product being used and comments from both parents and staff. You can also call us on 0844 332 0123 or email us at info@thinkingchild.org.uk for more information.

But that is not all. If you are looking for even more varied approaches to literacy work at KS2, you might like to take a peek at my blog (www.thinkingchild.org.uk/blog/) which contains an ever growing number of ideas and thoughts relating to using curiosity as a way of stimulating literacy.

Sue Dixon

How can assembly songs provide a positive and hugely creative experience for young children?

SEALSONGS is a collection of assembly songs which aims to get children engaged through the experience of making and creating music. The lyrics were written with considerable input from Year 4 and 5 pupils, so speak from children to children, and the musical backing tracks were professionally recorded.

But the resource goes further and offers teachers detailed advice on writing new lyrics, leading singing and other ways that SEALSONGS may be used in the classroom. Thus it enables teachers to give young children the positive experience of working with others in creating new songs within the SEAL framework. There is also guidance for non-specialists in how to teach songs.

The SEAL themes are:

Song 1: New beginnings
Song 2: Getting on and falling out
Song 3: Say no to bullying
Song 4: Going for goals!
Song 5: Good to be me
Song 6: Relationships
Song 7: Changes

Two further general songs – one about writing songs and one providing a Rhyme Game – are also included in the pack.

JENNY MOSLEY (Founder of Quality Circle Time) said “SEALSONGS is a wonderful gift to any adult who wants to truly help their class or school embed SEAL as a way of ‘being’ with ourselves and others. We all know that song can lift you to a different spiritual dimension – David Stoll has given us the perfect package to help even the most music-shy amongst us to engage young people in the process of creating heart-warming songs as part of a creative team….. This is an excellent resource.”

HOWARD GOODALL (National Ambassador for Singing) said “These SEALSONGS have the authentic ring of children’s ideas and feelings in every line. This, for me, makes it a valuable and empowering set of musical tools….. with excellent supporting materials and explanations.”

The SEALSONGS book and CD are now available as a download for £10 plus VAT. This price includes a licence for full use of all the material within the school, including recording new versions of the songs. The complete package is split into different files so that schools may choose which elements they wish to record or print.

Sample music can be downloaded from www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/music/SEALSONGSSamples.zip and you can purchase the book and CD on-line with a credit card at http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=739

Holiday Discounts for MFL teachers

Oh to work in a profession where one can take one’s holiday at any time – and thus avoid paying top prices because you have to take your break during the school holidays.

Fortunately this problem can now be resolved. Not by taking your holidays any time you want, of course, but because there is a way of getting a discount during the school holidays.

We offer a range of tours and excursions during the school breaks which are specially designed for teachers.

And because of the success of our recent promotions we are now able to offer a further 10% discount for teachers on all our holidays.

You can see all the holidays that we offer on the link given below. Then, to claim a 10% saving, you will need to call us on 0844 324 8557, quoting the reference ‘TEACH’.

All you will need to do is provide us with the name and address of the school that you work for and your position within it.

So should you fancy Austria at Easter, Bruges during half-term, Rome in July or Christmas on Lake Como, these are all available, and all without any price hikes because you are going during the school holidays.

Our luxury coaches (with extra legroom and rear lounge) run from almost 500 regional pick up points and include all the extras that you could desire.

To see all the holiday options please visit our website – www.leger.co.uk/SchoolHolidays.aspx#holiday

How to help your school maximise its potential exam results

Practical tips on improving test preparation, causes of anxiety and guidelines on how to achieve calm in test-taking situations are just a few of the important facts covered in the Test-Taking Strategies for Students DVD series.

This series of 7 DVD resources for schools and colleges can be used for classroom presentation and library reference to show students how to navigate through both standardised and teacher-made tests by helping them recognise the variety of test questions they’ll encounter and then modelling different strategies that they can use to help them become confident, effective test-takers. Please click on the links below for more information:

Answering Test Questions

Test Anxiety

Taking Essay Tests

Taking Reading Comprehension Tests

Taking Maths Tests

Effective Note-Taking

Study Skills

Using humorous scenarios and a whole lot of fun, this series of DVDs engages students and provides them with a full complement of test-taking tools that can be used in any test-taking situation.

“…a savvy on-screen host and a trio of teens use tongue-in-cheek humour to present clear-cut strategies for taking both standardised and classroom tests…” Booklist

…will keep students engaged and positive. Suitable for study skills curriculum or general test preparation.– School Library Journal

Available on approval from Viewtech Educational Media. To order online click on the title links above and then add to order or click here to order the complete set of 7 Test-Taking Strategies for Students DVDs for less than £22 each (excl. p&p and VAT) – quote promotional discount code: HHM110 at the checkout for a 10% discount!

If you’d like any further information or assistance please contact:

Viewtech Educational Media
7-8 Falcons Gate
Dean Road
Yate
Bristol
BS37 5NH

tel: 01454 858055
fax: 01454 858056
email: info@viewtech.co.uk
http://www.viewtech.co.uk

Viewtech Educational Media is the trading name of Viewtech Audio Visual Media Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under number 4205240. A member of the British Educational Suppliers Association. E.&O.E.

In the Training Room there is a body lying in a pool of blood.

The students need to grab their evidence gathering tools, don protection suits and head for the training room..

Having seen the body, the students gather the evidence which is spread around them, but of course without in any way contaminating the crime scene.

Instructions and updates are given aurally as well as appearing on in-game plasma TVs. As the investigation progresses students are taken around the Store Room, the Locker Room, the Scene of the Crime, and the Crime Lab itself, finally ending up at the Crown Prosecution Service.

The students use the equipment in the Crime Lab to examine fingerprints, fibres and blood samples taken from the crime scene.

A computer with a scanner within the program can be used to identify the owners of fingerprints. A microscope allows the examination of fibres. The blood is processed using electrophoresis which is represented by a comprehensive animation of the process.

Once the evidence has been gathered and processed the student can forward the findings to the Crown Prosecution Service office where a further task involving the use of gas chromatography can be attempted by students who have the completed the initial processes successfully.

If you would like to see how it works we have a free trial CD available. Simply email sales@keylinkcomputers.co.uk and request a copy of the Crime Scene Investigation CD, and we’ll get it to you.

You can also see the resource in much more detail, which includes a video at www.keylinkcomputers.co.uk/csi/csi.htm

Alternately, for more information call us on 01926 850909 or email us at sales@keylinkcomputers.co.uk.

?this is’, not a question!

In order to help prepare children for the 2013 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test, we have devised a photocopiable revision book which contains a variety of different activities and approaches to help pupils gain a thorough understanding of the various aspects of the English language covered.

The photocopiable pages revisit everything from punctuation to grammar that the pupils have learned through their time at primary school and can be used with whole classes, small groups and individuals.

There are sections on personal and impersonal forms, definite and indefinite articles, verb forms, and apostrophes, to name a few.

What’s more, practice test papers will be available from February 2013 to compliment this book.

Free sample pages and a full list of the 50+ topics incorporated into the volume are available on our website at www.topical-resources.co.uk/literacy

If you would like to know more please call 01772 863158 or email enquiries@topical-resources.co.uk

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Knowing about every condition

Although memory often plays tricks it does seem that once upon a time it was the case that the number of special needs that we had to deal with was much smaller than is the case today.

Dyslexia and other reading difficulties, hearing impairment, visual impairment… we have all been familiar with these for a long time.

But then other conditions emerged and quite often there was some controversy attached to both the condition and its diagnosis. Indeed I well remember ADHD being greeted with disdain and disbelief in the early days with some colleagues outside the special needs department calling it an excuse for poor behaviour.

However, the fact is that these conditions are real, that they do affect some of the young people whom we teach, and it is vital that as SENCos we need to have a full working knowledge of each condition.

That doesn’t mean that when a parent comes in and claims that his/her child has attachment disorder we have to accept the parent’s word – but if it is the first case of attachment disorder that we have been faced with, we really do need to read up on it quickly before meeting with the parent and discussing the child’s condition with colleagues.

Likewise when we are having pupils and students referred to us by colleagues, there is a further need to be able to consider and come to terms with an issue that may be quite new to us.

It is for this reason that we have produced the two volumes of Behaviour Solutions: A guide to syndromes and conditions.

Each volume gives an introductory guide to a wide range of conditions. Volume 1 focuses on a range of conditions that relate to learning difficulties, interaction and communication problems, emotional and behavioural issues and sensory and physical difficulties.

Volume two moves on to 25 conditions and issues not covered in the first volume, from Angelman Syndrome to colour blindness, self-harm to spina bifida.

One particular benefit is that the books come in a photocopiable format so that if you wish to circulate details of a condition to several colleagues, or indeed to provide information to concerned parents, this is easily achieved.

Full details of the volumes and their contents are to be found on www.behaviourmatters.com/syndromesoffer

Cost of these resources:

  • £25 plus £2 postage and packaging (if one book purchased)
  • £40 plus £4 postage and packaging (if two books purchased)

To order please contact us at:

Behaviour Solutions Limited
15 St. Mary’s Close
Abbotskerswell
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 5QF

Phone / Fax: 01626 366161
Email: dave@behaviourmatters.com

Improving literacy by going outside

Learning outside the classroom is said to improve the speed of learning. But does that apply to literacy?

Recently the point was made that children learn twice as fast and cover four times as much ground when learning outside the classroom compared to what they achieve inside.

Clear evidence to support this claim is hard to come by, but there does seem to be a strong feeling that learning outside the classroom can result in longer retention of what is being taught.

The reason is probably that activities outside the classroom are by their very nature more varied and more unusual than lessons inside the classroom. Perhaps also, because beyond the classroom we deal with the real world rather than representations of the real world through books and film, children retain the information they gain and develop their enthusiasm for the work more rapidly.

All of these factors were taken into account when we put together our “Outdoor Learning Pack”.

The pack contains over 100 outdoor activities that each seek to motivate and engage children. These activities cover text, word and sentence level objectives, and are based on games which offer a playful attitude to learning.

The activities can be undertaken with small groups, pairs, whole class – and they most certainly encourage independent thinking.

Better still The Outdoor Learning Pack costs only £49.99+VAT and the materials can be used over and over again.

There is more information on www.thinkingchild.org.uk/outdoor-literacy-pack/ or you can call 0844 332 0123 for a chat.

 

Enterprise Soapbox – A versatile Cross-Curricular Resource

Innovative Enterprise has been delivering enrichment workshops and supplying enterprise resources to schools since 2006.

Enterprise Soapbox is our most popular resource to date having sold over 500 kits into more than 300 schools nationwide. We’ve even sent kits to Malawi!

Enterprise Soapbox is a self contained Business, Science & Enterprise kit which comes complete with a 70-page teacher pack full of ideas, curriculum links, G&T projects and more.

There’s enough material in the kit to make up to 700 novelty-sized soaps or approximately 140 bars of ‘regular’ sized soaps or. Pack two of the novelty ones together, sell for £1 and you’ve made more than enough money to buy a refill kit and do it all again!

Use it as a Social Enterprise or try it as a cross-curricular activity – it’s amazingly flexible!

Each kit contains:

  • 1 x 70-page teacher manual
  • 1 x Cold process demonstration kit
  • 1 x 11kg tub of soapbase
  • 2 x silicone novelty moulds (10-12 moulds per sheet)
  • 2 x large sheet moulds (4 moulds per sheet)
  • 3 x different colours
  • 3 x different perfumes with applicators
  • 1 x jug & spatula
  • 1 x CD-Rom instructional video and DVD.
 

E-mail: info@innovativeenterprise.co.uk
Website: www.innovativeenterprise.co.uk
Phone: 0845 326 4818

PSHE Information and Services


Think b4 u Post – Your Reputation and Privacy on Social Networking Sites

www.viewtech.co.uk
Viewtech Educational Media, 7-8 Falcons Gate, Dean Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5NH

Email: mail@viewtech.co.uk
Tel:
01454 858055
Fax:
01454 858056

Think b4 u Post is an educational DVD resource for class presentation and library reference that uses a light touch to deliver some very serious information on how users can protect their reputation and guard their privacy online while still having a good time using social networking sites. Appealing to teenagers, the message doesn’t try to limit the fun and practicality of online interaction and social networking sites; conversely, it provides insight to enhance online experiences and keep users texting, posting, and emailing safely for years to come. “…a valuable contribution to PSHE provision and it certainly conveys relevant and important information about keeping yourself, and your friends, safe on line.” – Reviewed at pshe-association.org.uk

 


Tackling bullying: where to start?

www.allresources.co.uk
All Resources, PO Box 4526, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 0TJ

Email: sales@allresources.co.uk
Fax:
0872 115 3933

Our Bullying – A Complete Approach resource has been produced to complement your school’s current resources.

The pack contains sections on verbal and physical bullying, peer pressure, cyberbullying, assertiveness and building self-esteem.

A short play is also included to help initiate class discussion as well as a section for teachers and parents with hints on how to identify bullying.

A workbook and photocopiable worksheets are also included which provide helpful tips on drawing up an anti-bullying policy for your school.

This resource is available as a hard copy or an ebook and free sample pages are available on our website.


Helping teenagers understand difficult topics?

www.egar.co.uk/choice-discussion-cards-HH1
Canonbury Business Centre, Unit 10B, Shepperton House, 89 Shepperton Road
Islington, London, N1 3DF

Email:egar@egar.co.uk
Tel: 0844 800 3056

There are all sorts of “difficult” topics that beset teenage lives: depression, alcohol abuse, personal hygiene, sex, bereavement, STDs, being overweight…

Talking to students about these issues can result in an increased awareness of the subject. But how do we motivate the silent student to speak and ensure the debate continues in a controlled way

The Egar Choice Discussion Cards cover a wide range of topics incorporating not just the topics above, but also such issues as gun culture, anger, crime, vandalism, love, bullying etc

If you wish to place an order please you can use the check out on the above link (schools can be invoiced on account) or by contacting us via the following methods. Please quote HH1 on all correspondence.


Helping your students manage anger?

Loggerhead Publishing, PO Box 928, Northampton, NN7 9AP

Phone: 0845 605 0230
Fax:
0844 3350776

E-mail Belinda@loggerheadfilms.co.uk

This step-by-step programme of ten lesson plans provides all the information you need to run a successful Anger Management programme with your students. It will enable them to gain the essential skills they need to develop their emotional literacy, using real-life examples with which they will identify.

The aim, required resources and methods are outlined at the beginning of each lesson and are all accompanied by user-friendly, reproducible student and teacher worksheets. The programme is available for either primary or secondary students and in each case is priced at £39.95 + VAT plus £3.50 Post and packing.

  • Anger Management – Secondary, Order code: 036HH
  • Anger Management – Primary, Order code: 043HH

Please quote the order code when ordering.

Raising Money for Secondary Schools

There are four ways in which secondary schools can increase the amount of money that they have to spend each year: by gaining additional support from parents, through donations from businesses, through income from sponsorship projects, and through efficiency savings.

Raising Money for Secondary Schools considers each of these approaches in turn and considers not only approaches that work, but also popular fund-raising methodologies that are often witnessed but are rarely successful.

Indeed, one of the big problems that schools can have with fund-raising is that many of the time-honoured methods of raising or saving money no longer work at all effectively.

When a school comes up against this issue and sees that the amount of money being raised or saved is in decline, there is sometimes a tendency simply to say, “fund-raising doesn’t work any more”. However, this explanation is generally not correct. Rather it is the case that the ways in which businesses and individuals respond to appeals for support have changed.

Further it is also true that what appears to be the common sense approach to gaining efficiency savings simply don’t work. Efficiency savings are possible, but for most schools this is only true when the school follows a particular approach.

This volume also asks the reader to focus on the position of the donor, and consider what sort of appeal will work. The reader is also encouraged to approach different types of organisations in different ways, rather than sending out identical emails and letters to all local companies, large and small.

There are also details of how the school should point out the benefits that will accrue to the donor, as well as to the school.

The volume concludes with a review of 22 separate sponsorship plans and a review of how efficiency savings can be made – often with savings that can be in excess of the amount of money that can be brought in through fund-raising.

Raising Money for Secondary School by Tony Attwoodis available as a photocopiable book or on CD Rom which can itself be copied or loaded onto the school’s learning platform or intranet.

ISBN: 978 1 86083 801 9 Order code: T1801emn – please quote with order.

Sample pages can be viewed at http://pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/education/T1801.pdf

  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £26.94 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report…

 

AS Geography Student Workbook: Unit 1 World at Risk for just £10 plus VAT

This workbook aims to provide students with a revision aid for the ‘World at Risk’ element of Unit 1: Global Challenges paper for Edexcel A-level.

The first part of the workbook provides students with focused questions closely linked to the specification content to test their knowledge.

Section 2 allows students to practise the application of this knowledge against past exam questions.

The final section allows students to compare their answers against not only the mark scheme but an exam answer.

The volume is only available as a download – not as a printed book.

There are sample pages at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/authordownloadsamples/T1797samples.pdf

The workbookis published as a download so that you can receive immediately a copy onto your computer which you can print out for your students as often as you want. You can also put it on your school learning platform so all staff can access it.

You can obtainAS Geography Student Workbook: Unit 1 World at Risk by going to http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=76_112&products_id=768

The price is £10 plus VAT (the VAT can be reclaimed in most cases by the school).

AS Geography Student Workbook: Unit 1 World at Risk is published by First and Best in Education, part of the Hamilton House group. If you have any enquiries you can call 01536 399 011, or email sales@firstandbest.co.uk or write to us at First and Best, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Rd., Corby, Northants NN17 4HH.

The full range of First and Best books can be seen at www.shop.firstandbest.co.uk

To see other downloads by the same author please go to http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/index.php?cPath=76_112

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What is the one thing on which every visitor to your school invariably comments?

This isn’t a question that most of us ever ask – and yet it’s something that perhaps ought to be considered, because it undoubtedly has a major impact on whether parents apply for their children to go to your school – or to another.

Of course if you are lucky enough to have a 50 metre swimming pool in the grounds, a set of five-a-side pitches, or a computer suite with recently purchased machines that stretches as far as the eye can see, and then you really don’t have to worry too much.

But if not, then it might be worth thinking: what is it that parents remember when they walk around the school for the first time?

Because if you can get a positive answer to that question, you will be influencing whether or not parents choose your school.

For this is a question that applies to schools no matter what their inspectors’ report or the exam grades that have been achieved. For important though the report and the grades are, they can’t actually be seen.

As a result of asking this question, one primary school in Bolton tried an experiment.

They wanted to have a focal point for all their pupils and visitors – something that all their pupils and students as well as visitors would be impressed by and would always recall.

It’s also something that would gain publicity in the local press.

Something that could be on the front of the prospectus and the home page of the school’s web site.

Something that would interest both parents and pupils.

And something that would have an impact on teaching and learning too.

To see what they came up with click here. We think you’ll be surprised.

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