Bloomsbury Education have very kindly provided QA Education magazine with a collection of four fabulous new titles, which we are giving away to one lucky reader!

The collection spans a primary school’s needs are aimed at heads as well as trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers. The titles cover the following in-depth: planning interventions, differentiation and CPD on both independent learning and technology in the classroom. 

The four titles in the collection are: 

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Interventions, by Stephen Lockyer (£14.99)


New research has unveiled the shocking truth about literacy and young children. A study undertaken by Ebookadabra in partnership with Censuswide has shown that one in 20 British parents with children between the ages of three and seven have reported that their child has never read a picture book.

That's about 200,000 children who never been exposed to a picture book. 

The study looks at individual areas around the UK and has discovered that Britain's UNESCO City of Literature, Norwich, is a particular literacy black spot, in addition to Brighton. 


rsz_bbc_500_words.jpgChildren across the UK are being called to tap into their imagination and put pen to paper as a celebrated writing competition is launched once again. 

The BBC has announced the opening date for its popular storytelling competition 500 words. 


Schools, colleges and universities are being urged to take advantage of a free offer to supply them with £300 worth of careers books from a company which specialises in helping job-seekers. has helped thousands of people get into their dream profession over the last decade through its various career guides and training courses.

And the company now wants to help students at a time of the year when they are preparing for exams and beginning to think earnestly about the job they want to get when they finish their education.


Viking is offering the chance to win a £100 voucher to spend on supplies for your school, to give one school or college in the country a boost this term.

The Viking School Shop has all your every day school essentials with over 17,000 quality UK manufactured products. You'll enjoy fast, reliable delivery and supreme service on thousands of products; from pens and paper to office machines, printer cartridges, janitorial supplies, exercise books, furniture and more.

Being able to monitor progression throughout pupils’ academic career is essential in ensuring that all gaps in learning are addressed, but I’ve often been asked ‘how can schools achieve this without being overwhelmed by tests?’