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10.12.2012
How beneficial are School Textbooks?

School Textbooks are usually overlooked when considering the benefits of education in schools. Focus is placed on the newest government curriculum being introduced in schools or the teachers themselves and how they are impacting on the education of young people. But what do we actually...

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3.12.2012
Are School Trips as beneficial as they appear to be?

Its common practice for schools to organise trips and days out for classes when there is something relevant to what they are learning about for their exams, and despite the questions as to how much learning and education actually goes on during these excursions they...

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26.11.2012
What do we really know about the supply teachers in schools?

  There are obvious benefits to having supply teachers available for when teachers in schools are unable to come into school. But what do we actually know about the supply teachers that schools provide in these situations? And how are these supply teachers impacting on...

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19.11.2012
Do Schools need to focus on the bigger picture and not concern themselves with irrelevant issues?

There is always emphasis placed on schools regarding the methods of teaching, education and how students benefit but even with these endless debates, the government and schools spend the majority of their time focusing on problems that are really of minimum significance. When looking at...

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12.11.2012
How are students assessed in schools?

Parents often question schools and teachers how their children are being assessed and the progress they are making in their lessons, and it is common practice in many schools in England and Wales for classes to divide the students into groups based on their level...

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5.11.2012
What Influences students and their attitudes towards school and education?

Entertainment, and enjoyment during free social time from work or school is essential for everyone to live a healthy lifestyle. The saying, “work hard, play hard” is a good way to remind people and students the importance of getting the balance between the two right....

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29.10.2012
Primary Workshops to help students?

Primary Workshops serve as an intervention in schools and are intended to help those students that are working on the borderline of a C/D grade when they sit their GCSE’s to help them achieve the best they can. These are becoming more common across the...

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22.10.2012
How Relevant are Staff Training Days?

There are many ideas and opinions on what and how teachers of both primary and secondary schools should be trained before they teach in schools. Staff Training days are argued as being necessary for teachers to stay current and up to date with the changing...

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15.10.2012
How Qualified are our Teachers?

A question that is never really asked, or even brought to public attention, is how many members of teaching staff in both primary and secondary schools have actually achieved any more than the bare minimum requirements of when they sat their GCSEs? What do we...

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10.10.2012
Free Tuition Resources

Maths Resources Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers Times Table Square Interactive Time Table Practice (Excel XLS Spreadsheet) Blockbusters Game – printable version to practise Times Tables Blockbusters Game – interactive version to practise Times Tables online (You must enable Macros) Fractions and Percentages Powerpoint ……...

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