Learning environments in the 21st Century

It has to be said that there are a number of correlations between a cemetery and a classroom, as many have previously noted; endless rows all perfectly aligned, in a rectangular plot of space, with the surrounding environment itself rarely being altered or updated. Over the years, the classroom has remained a traditional space for

World Book Day 2017

Today is World Book Day, a day that celebrates everything and anything to do with reading, including the authors, books, illustrators and, of course, readers – those people (like me!) who love to read – and this year is quite a special one as it’s the 20th anniversary of World Book Day! Whether you’re a

Pokémon GO: an educational resource?

The Huffington Post recently reported that a man had fallen into a lake while playing Pokémon Go. As unbelievable as this sounds, The Guardian has since reported that another man, Tom Currie, has quit his job to spend two months travelling around New Zealand to capture all the Pokémon released for the game. I’ve even

Schools’ PR: Why you can (and should) promote your school

What is it that makes your school special? Is it your superb work ethic? Is it the amazing extra-curricular activities you give your students access to? The standards of your curriculum and attainment? Whatever it is, you’re bound to have something to shout about: you want everyone to know, and that’s where schools PR comes

International Women’s Day: In praise of women (part two)

In honour of International Women’s Day, here’s part two of our ‘in praise of women’ blog. Picking your inspirational woman isn’t easy. There have been so many amazing women throughout history but often it’s those closest to us that prove to be the biggest inspirations. So this one’s for our families and our friends. Mango

Progress 8 and closing the gap

Getting to grips with the Progress 8 framework Gareth Mellor, marketing manager at SAM Learning’s article for Teach Secondary discusses what the ‘Progress 8’ measure of student’s relative attainment between primary and secondary school really means, and what can be done to help close the attainment gap. Ensuring that all students achieve is the ultimate