Win a Personalised Nursery Rhymes Book with In The Book!

My personalised nursery rhyme book

Education for everybody have teamed up with In The Book to give you a chance to win your very own personalised Nursery Rhymes book. In The Book specialise in personalised books starring your child. Written directly into the book, your child’s name appears on the cover and is featured throughout the hand drawn illustrations. They’ll be starring in their very own personalised story alongside their favourite storybook characters.

They cover a huge range of books for babies, toddlers, young adults and adults, offering a unique collection of books made just for the individual. Working with big brands, there’s hundreds of books to choose from and to personalise such as Disney favourites like Moana, Cars, Toy Story, Tinkerbell and so many more.

‘Slanglish’ - the main culprit for students failing English GCSE

English GCSE Teacher at chalk board

The UK’s leading online tutoring agency has revealed that the use of ‘Slanglish’ is now the number one reason why students are failing their English GCSE. The site surveyed more than 2,000 tutors, and discovered that students using slang terminology in exams is the most commonly cited reason for students failing the subject, a 282% increase compared to data from 2015.

Students in the UK are failing their English GCSE because they’re using slang terminology in exams, according to the UK’s leading online tutoring agency.

TutorHouse.co.uk surveyed 2,103 of its tutors and found that the number of tutors citing ‘Slanglish’ as the main reason students are failing the subject has increased by 282% since 2015.

New children's book out July 2019 with themes of diversity, STEM & friendship

New children's book - Stars Of Paradise

New children's book out July 2019 with themes of diversity, STEM & friendship - Stars of Paradise By Mary Obozua

The Wonderful Life of Daisy & Ewe (The WLDE) series is off to a colourful flying start…

What do you get when you mix an incredible flying machine that travels at the same speed of light, with exotic birds of paradise, and a singing contest? It's carnival time in Marshill and the stars of the new WLDE series for six to nine year olds springs into action from July 18th 2019!

Long-term literacy difficulties – what works?

Little boy with literacy difficulties reading in the library

Dr Susan Bodman is National Lead for Reading Recovery. Here, she discusses the 20-minute interventions and their impact on children with long-term literacy difficulties...

Every SENDCo is familiar with the impact of long-term literacy difficulties, both on attainment and social and emotional wellbeing of individual pupils and on the school responsible for meeting those educational needs. Literacy difficulties tend to be resistant to remediation without specific targeted response. This presents schools with a dilemma.

How classical music, movement and water bottles can improve maths and literacy

Water bottles on school desks

The authors of a new white paper have explained how their primary school intervention MiMo – Minimum Input Maximum Output – can improve maths, literacy and personal skills in short six-minute sessions.

Tamara Nathan & Myrom Kahaner published the white paper to outline their research and confirm that in just six minutes a day following the unique combination of activities of the MiMo Programme, skills in maths and literacy and many developmental areas can be enhanced.

The white paper states: “In 2007 England had plummeted from third to nineteenth in an international league table of children’s literacy levels and 2018 saw a slide to 49th.

One Year On: Five-Point Checklist

GDPR - One Year On: Five-Point Checklist

Dr Richard Harrold (Data Protection Officer at ACS International Schools) outlines the most effective methods to meet GDPR regulations

One year on from the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), compliance remains one of the greatest challenges for schools in the UK. An ongoing task at ACS International Schools, data protection brings its own set of challenges for international school administrators. 

MakerHub joins the Gratnells family

MakerHub from Gratnells

Gratnells has launched the brand new MakerHub, the newest member of the Gratnells Maker family and the perfect addition to any science preproom, lab, maker space or STEM club.

Designed to be a double-sided, multi-functional resource trolley that promotes collaborative working in the classroom, the MakerHub is ideal for teachers, technicians and STEM coordinators preparing practical activities for their lessons. 

New Horizons Children’s Academy receive SEND Inclusion Award

New Horizons Children's Academy students with SEND Inclusion Award

New Horizons Children’s Academy is celebrating after being the first school in the Kent local authority area to achieve the SEND Inclusion Award.

The SEND Inclusion Award offers mainstream schools the opportunity to review, develop and gain accreditation for their provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Specifically, the award concentrates on ‘outcomes’ for pupils and how schools can demonstrate the impact of their SEND provision.

Lexonik improves reading age by average of 31 months

Students and teacher using Lexonik

Internationally recognised literacy programme Lexonik has been praised by head teachers for its work with children from areas of high deprivation in the North West. A special education event was held at South Shore Academy to showcase Lexonik’s work in the region, with more than 700 students across nine Blackpool schools, as part of the Government’s Opportunities Areas project, which is supported by the Blackpool Headteacher’s Group and the charity Right to Succeed.

Lexonik aims to improve reading ages following six separate hour-long sessions.