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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 focus-education.co.uk 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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Focus News Summer Term 2017

The Latest News from Focus Education We’ve had another jam-packed term at Focus Education and we are all ready and excited for the summer break. Here is a short but sweet round up of the Focus Education news from the Summer Term. Focus Education Technology  Our new website is now... View Article

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Focus News – Spring Term

The Latest News from Focus It’s been another busy term at Focus Education and we are ready for the Easter break. we have produced a quick round up of the Focus Education news from the Spring Term. Exciting Tech and Product Developments  We are in the process of developing our... View Article

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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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