The Development of #WomenEd |

In the spring of 2015, Deputy Principal Helena Marsh attended a conference called Empowering Women in Education Leadership, which brought together serving and aspiring women leaders from both the state and independent sectors at Newton Prep School.  The event explored the issues facing women in educational leadership and how they can be addressed.  Inspired by the day, Helena wrote a post for the blogging platform @staffrm, entitled What glass ceiling?, which concluded:

“I left the event with a bounce in my trademark red-heeled step, ready to combat everyday leadership sexism and hold…

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Step Up to the Mic – The great education debate 2018 | theoldprimaryhead

‘Are there enough opportunities for all sides of the education spectrum to come together to discuss education in the spirit of learning rather than opposition?’

Recently, I have found myself questioning my purpose within our education system. There is nothing unusual about this, it is something that I have always done. It’s especially true after I have had an Ofsted, or a Vindaloo. The more successful the harder the questioning… Either as a teacher, school leader or head teacher I have always tried to place myself within the system I know and ask some seemingly simple questions – What am I…

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How This University Fellow Makes Learning Meaningful by Connecting It To Real Life | Suzanne Fergus

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. —Marcel Proust

In higher education today, learning activities focus on challenging students throughout their studies—enabling them to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes that will equip them for a rapidly changing and complex world and ensure they have the confidence to thrive as global citizens in the 21st century. The role of educators is to create the environment that best supports this learning process. And because the most significant learning environment is inside the head of any…

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How to teach a child to say “g” | Helen Coleman

This is the next in our series of posts about how to teach specific speech sounds.  We already have posts about how to teach “f”, how to teach “s” and “how to teach “k”.  This post is about the “g” sound.  Along with “k”, this is one of the sounds I work on most frequently.

When should a child be able to say g?

It is very common for young children to pronounce both k and g sounds wrongly.  The usual error is to say “d” in place of “g” (and either “t” or “d” in place of “k”).  So for example, the child will say “date” for “gate” or “pid” for “pig”.  This post assumes that this is the error…

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Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough | 3D Eye

“The aim of education policy should be to ‘provide the right education for every child’. That ‘for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an education based on academic excellence.’ A lot has changed in the last 20 years, but … Continue reading “Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough”

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Elemental: finding out where an element’s name comes from | pensiveaboutchem

Where did you get that symbol?


You need a periodic table

Look carefully at the element names and symbols then answer the following questions
Why do some elements have a one letter symbol and others a two letter symbol?
Find C, O and Co what are these elements?
Consider CO and Co what is the difference? Can you suggest a rule for element symbols?
Can you name the letter that does not appear as an element symbol?
Some elements have symbols that do not seem to match their English name. Find as many of these as you can and write down their name and symbol.

Discuss your answers with…

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