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EAL Learners and the New Curriculum

EAL Learners in primary schools The group of children that we “name” EAL learners, is not a homogeneous group. These children come from many different ethnicities, different cultural experiences, different life experiences (some of them challenging and traumatic), and different educational experiences and expectations. What they all have in common... View Article

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Developing Middle Leaders

Developing Middle Leaders in primary schools I’ve been working in and around Sunderland recently and a lot of the work has been around middle leadership in primary schools, speaking at conferences and also working with a couple of my ‘package’ schools. We call them package schools because they have bought... View Article

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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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Discussing Reading with Children in Key Stage 1

Discussing Reading with Children The starting point for evaluating reading in primary schools is to look at the standards and progress within reading. One of the main ways to address the whole-school approach and progression within reading, is to speak directly to pupils and get an in-depth understanding of the... View Article

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