Using AI to support teaching and learning in Alternative Provision settings


Fleur Sexton, Deputy Lieutenant West Midlands and CEO of dynamic training provider, PET-Xi, with a reputation for success with the hardest to reach, discusses harnessing the power of AI to support teaching and re-engaging learners in alternative provision (AP) settings  According to Government statistics, in the last school year the permanent exclusion rate (as a […]

Schools stalling on sustainability despite it being ‘a top priority’

Amidst ongoing challenges, research from school transport specialist Kura reveals that sustainability is taking a backseat for school leaders, highlighting a disconnect between targets and action.  Despite carbon footprint reduction being a top priority for 42% of school leaders, there is little action being taken, particularly when it comes to the carbon-emitting school run. Just 9% plan […]

Tadpole Press launches editorial services in the UK

Amber Byers

An award winning American author is offering her editing and coaching skills to aspiring writers and editorial professionals in the UK. Amber Byers, whose book ‘Sophie and Spot’ won a Gold Medal for Best First Book at the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in 2019, is the founder and CEO of Tadpole Press. Amber delights in […]

Health Anxieties in Children – How to Spot Early Signs

A distressed girl

By Kate Sheppard As human beings, it is normal for us to feel an amount of anxiety. This is also true for children. Many children are afraid of the dark or nervous about meeting new people and making new friends. This is normal.  However, sometimes, what begins as normal anxiety levels in children can increase […]

How educational technology can transform reading for pleasure

Reading Plus image of children in a classroom reading on tablet computers

Reading for pleasure has many benefits to a child’s education, but how has educational technology transformed how we approach it? Reading development consultant and former Deputy Headteacher and Director of English, Ian Turner, discusses. Why reading for pleasure is so important. Teachers know that reading for pleasure can significantly impact a child’s education in terms […]

Go Sketch art teacher asks ‘Is talent a myth?’

Go Sketch Club art teacher Emma

Emma Shannon from Go Sketch Club teaches art to children and adults and aims to develop young artists into self confident, imaginative and creative thinking adults of tomorrow.  In this guest blog she explores the notion of talent and why many children are unfairly turned off art at a young age. Is talent a myth? […]

Arts On The Move loves making a drama out of practically anything

Boys doing a drama class

Why Drama?
 A recent article in the Guardian newspaper supported the brilliant actor, Mark Rylance, in his assertion that there needs to be better drama and theatre provision in state schools. Timetables don’t always allow for discrete drama lessons but simple process drama sessions, activities, games and methods can be effective in even the smallest […]

Aquaswitch providing Green water supplies for schools

Aquaswitch branding featuring a waterfall

The government recognises the education sector has a massive role in driving the country toward a net-zero future. Decarbonisation activities in schools and colleges can provide powerful learning opportunities. Adopting green energy initiatives is a common way schools are helping to improve the environment.  Let’s look at another step schools can take in adopting a […]

Why use outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic?

A picnic bench

The key reasons why plastic waste is so bad for wildlife and the environment are also some of the key reasons why recycled plastic is increasingly becoming the manufacturing material of choice for so many organisations who need to provide outdoor furniture. It’s perfect – the products last longer, do not rot, are resistant to […]