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Several years ago, Richard Bailey, Professor of Pedagogy at Roehampton University undertook a review of benefits of physical education and sport in schools (2006). His study included data from a Council of Europe report that suggested that sport enables children to meet and communicate, take on different roles, learn social skills, tolerance, respect, cohesion and cooperation. These are a whole range of essential emotions not available in the rest of their life experiences and are certainly not learned effectively in a classroom. That still holds true. Sport can have a huge impact on children in their early years. This can...

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What matters in education, is what works - and Tech for Teachers is an awards scheme launched in 2017 by the publishers of Technology & Innovation and Teach Secondary magazines, aimed at identifying the very best classroom innovations in seven, curriculum-linked categories. Only resources with the potential to have real, measurable impact on teaching and learning - as well as boosting engagement and easing the pressure of workload for educators - are recognised. We are delighted that Oaka Digital, our online SEN resource library, has won a 4 Star Science Award! Following rigorous assessment of shortlisted entries by a panel...

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We are delighted to let you know that our resources are now being recommended by Tutorful, the UK's leading tuition marketplace. 

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Last week I went to a fantastic talk by Dr Susie Nyman organised by the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre. What an inspirational teacher! If all our children had teachers like Susie they would be flying.

Her hugely motivating talk was about using multi-sensory learning in the classroom and she has some great ideas. The teachers and parents in the audience were hanging on her every word. If you ever have a chance to hear Dr Nyman speak, go.

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Parents hand over a good amount of their child’s education to school and teachers at this point, to specialists and professionals. But even at school age, most of a child’s time is spent at home and learning is done at home too. No matter how dedicated your teachers, the person most interested in your child's success at school will be you.

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