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    School Contacts List

    Use this handy form to keep a log of your main contacts at local schools. 

    What is Maths Mastery?

    It sounds so onerous doesn’t it - mastering something? It sounds as if you have to become a world expert to succeed and indeed this misconception has put off some schools from getting involved. Some teachers have also been put off by the fact that mastery originated in Shanghai, imagining rows of children rote learning facts. Good News – this is far from the truth...

    Have you been spellbound by the archives?

    “Wow, it’s just like Mr Ollivander’s Wand shop!” Having been in post as Dorset History Centre’s Archive Learning Officer for over a year now, I have heard my fair share of gasps and exclamations from pupils entering the archive repositories for the first time. But, for pure creativity, this one has to be my favourite.

    Session Plan Template

    Do you find yourself in a bit of a muddle when you deliver sessions to visiting schools? Do you feel disorganised and do you often run out of time? And are the session objectives as clear as mud in your head?

    School Visit Pupil Evaluation

    The best people to judge the effectiveness of your school visits programme are the children themselves. Honesty guaranteed!

    School Visit Audit Sheet

    Is your school visits programme well-organised, well-delivered and fresh? Are your facilities for schools up to scratch?  Are your procedures and processes in place? Don't forget to review your schools offer regularly to make sure it's the best it can possibly be!

    HSE Tackling the School Trips Health and Safety Myths

    Do you find that schools are increasingly reluctant to take pupils on school trips due to health and safety issues, excessive bureaucracy and the fear of prosecution?

    Pre-Visit Information Sheet

    School visit experiences begin from the moment the teacher contacts an organisation to research possible school trips. Make sure teachers are impressed by your learning programme by providing as much pre-visit information as possible.

    Science degrees not appealing to girls

    A new study has found that Stem subjects are still not as popular with girls when choosing university courses.

    How can it be that in 2018 pupils are having to pay to study music at GCSE?

    This article from www.tes.com 14.1.18 looks at the impact of the EBacc on GCSE music provision.

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