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Bee-Bots Basics

This introduction to using the small programmable robot, the BeeBot, introduces children to creating simple programs. They learn the importance of sequences of accurate instructions, and test their sequences out using a 'fakebot' or paper-robot. Children are encouraged to debug and develop their sequences before...

Life in a Can

A cross-curricular resource for primary and lower secondary schools that investigates life and how it can be maintained in the harsh atmosphere of space.

The engineers and scientists who built the International Space Station are faced with huge challenges - everything needed to keep astronauts alive must be...

Squishy circuits classroom guide

Squishy Circuits are a great way to take modelling further by introducing batteries and components. Use Squishy circuits (conductive and insulative play dough) to create the circuits and realise part of a design. Comprehensive classroom guidance for ideas in using this in fun and inspiring ways.

Whole School Approach: Managing Poor Behaviour - Case Study

This document from the Department of Education looks at approaches to managing behaviour throughout the whole school at both a primary and secondary school. As part of the managing behaviour and bullying in schools case studies the resource explores: *Staff response to misbehaviour *'Golden Rules' and tickets *...

The Visible Classroom: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary - February 2015

This report, published in February 2015, discusses the findings of ‘The Visible Classroom’ project, which aimed to use lesson transcripts to promote effective teaching practice and improve the attainment of pupils in primary school. This pilot evaluation involved ten primary schools in London and...

The Exclusion from School of Children Aged Four to Seven

The number of children aged seven and under who are excluded from primary schools is very small and comprises a tiny proportion of children of this age from a very small proportion of schools. Nevertheless, some children of this age group are receiving fixed-period exclusions, occasionally leading to permanent...

Children Missing from Education

The aim of this survey was to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken by local authorities in relation to children and young people who are missing from education or in danger of becoming so. It considers whether legislation and guidance support the local authorities effectively in protecting and educating them...

Ensuring Good Behaviour Summary

This summary was produced by the Department for Education in 2012 to support schools with their behaviour policy. This document summarises the legal powers and duties that govern behaviour and attendance in school at the time of writing, and explains how they apply to teachers, governing bodies, pupils and parents...

Working With Parents: Encouraging Good Behaviour - Case Study

This document from the Department of Education looks at how the White Horse Federation engages parents to discuss and improve pupil behaviour. The resource explores how the school talks with parents, develops language skills and online safety and its mobile phone policy, as part of the managing behaviour and...

Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones

This resource by Pedagogics explores subtle adjustments to teacher's language in order to be less emotive, more objective-led and promote progress.

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