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Melissa McBride and David McCarthy

Safeguarding and the growing concern of the unregulated tutoring and online school industry

Safeguarding and the growing concern of the unregulated tutoring and online school industry

As reported recently in the ITV and BBC news, there is a growing concern in the education industry about how unregulated tutoring/teaching is in the United Kingdom, both with tutoring agencies and online schools. In recent weeks, with the rise of private tuition accelerating during a third lockdown and school closure in the U.K., this hugely important issue regarding a lack of regulation in the sector has been raised again.

Guide to Surviving Home Schooling Nappy Valley Net

A Guide to Surviving Home Schooling

NappyValleyNet has released a “Guide to Surviving Home Schooling” today, in the hopes of helping parents navigate remote learning during school closures. The guide, which was written with insights from experts in education, provides the following key tips: Keep in touch with your teachers Find out what motivates your child Establish a routine Ask your …

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Ofsted Gov.UK What's working well in remote education

Guidance: What is Working in Remote Education

Following the announcement of a return to remote learning for schools across England during what continues to be an unprecedented time, The Department for Education and Ofsted have recently released a short guide on ‘What’s working well in Remote Education.’ This guide recognises the heroic efforts of leaders, teachers, staff and indeed parents in the …

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Creativity at Sophia High Durham University

Creativity at Sophia High School

The world appears to be changing faster than ever. However, the current knowledge-based education system only goes so far in giving young people the vital skills, resilience and confidence to shape their lives. The role of creativity in and out of the classroom is getting increasingly more recognised, as one of the key benefactors to help children succeed in the future. Indeed, Sir Ken Robinson once stated that: “Creativity is as important as literacy.”