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Our 25th Year in Business

I started working for Focus 25 years ago, okay perhaps I wasn’t officially working as I would have been about 15 years old and still at school, but I remember my parents setting up an inspection company and they wanted a logo designing and some ideas for names. My naïve... View Article

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Focus News Christmas 2018

Focus News 2018 is coming to a close and it has been another busy year for Focus. We have released 9 publications, ran 50 courses with 793 delegates attending throughout the year and delivered 403 inset days in schools. We launched Inspection Coach with 2Eskimos which is an exciting website... View Article

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Christmas Advent Calendar

Happy Christmas from Focus Education To say thank you for supporting us through 25 years we have an advent calendar with different daily freebies, offers and rewards. Terms and conditions: Offers are only available on the date shown. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers/discounts/vouchers. 01/12/18 Buy Focus... View Article

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Our Offers

Black Friday 2018 30% off publication orders over £35 Terms and Conditions: Focus Minis, pupil books and 2Eskimo / Teacher Profile software not included. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer / voucher. Discounts are applied to the full price of a product. Quote BLK18 Call 01457 821... View Article

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GDPR – Your Data with Focus Education

GDPR Here at Focus Education, we’ve been super busy ensuring everything we do at complies with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when they come into force on Friday 25th May 2018. The changes to how we handle data to comply with the highest EU data protection standards... View Article

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Focus News Christmas Term

Focus News – Christmas Term 2017 … And 2017 is coming to a close… what a whirlwind of a year it’s been! Take a look at the highlights of the Autumn Term. Charity Fundraising It is important to us that we get involved in charity events and fundraising. This term... View Article

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Children’s Mental Health

The 4th-10th February 2019 marks the fifth Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK. The week was set up by children’s mental health charity Place2Be to highlight the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Place2Be have found that children in every class have diagnosable mental health conditions and... View Article

High Expectations – What is it?

This blog is an extract taken from Defining High Expectations in Your School by Tim Nelson. To find out more click here.     As you may expect, many schools use the phrase ‘high expectations’ in their mission statement, prospectus, website and other similar material when describing outcomes for their... View Article

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Learning Challenge Curriculum Earth and Space Plan

Free Science Curriculum Template based on the Learning Challenge Curriculum Our science curriculum sample plan will help primary school science teachers provide pupils with fun and engaging science lessons whilst still covering the science curriculum. The plan covers Earth and space whilst also integrating the learning of other subjects such... View Article

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Wellbeing in schools

Wellbeing in schools Thank goodness you’re a people person he said as he strolled out the office. I sat in surprise and rolled the phrase around my head … A people person. It continued to float there for some time, I had never thought of myself as a people person,... View Article

Rethinking the Curriculum

Rethinking the Curriculum, the Learning Challenge Curriculum  How introducing pre-learning activities can spark life into stale lesson plans Anfield Road Primary School in Liverpool is a recently amalgamated school, combined in September 2014 from the infant and junior schools of the same name. Eighteen months ago, Anfield Road Primary saw... View Article

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From Special Measures to Outstanding

How external advice, a curriculum revamp, and becoming an academy helped one school dramatically improve its Ofsted rating from special measures to outstanding. A school from Sheffield has revealed how a total rework of its curriculum has enabled it to move from ‘Special Measures’ to receiving an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating... View Article

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Hopwood Primary School Case Study

Hopwood Primary School is in Rochdale. The school was judged outstanding by Ofsted. How the school has used Focus Education Over the last few years our use of Focus Education has grown from attending courses and purchasing publications to online updates, Finger Tips and consultancy. This year we have used... View Article

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Westwood Primary School Case Study

Westwood is in Oldham. All pupils live in a ward which is in the bottom 1% in the country in terms of multiple deprivation. All pupils are EAL learners and approx half the school is eligible for FSM. 98% of pupils enter the school well below expectations. Ofsted judged the... View Article

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Sheffield LA Case Study

As part of Sheffield’s overall school improvement strategy the Good to Great programme was designed to lead school transformation and facilitate school – to – school partnership work leading to improvement for pupils. How the school has used Focus Education Focus Education has provided consultancy to develop the Good to Great... View Article

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