Category: Primary schools

Back to basics – what schools should focus on in September

Back to basics – what schools should focus on in September

Primary school children should be taught basic numeracy and literacy when schools resume in September. The lockdown inevitably means many children will be behind, and knowing these basic building blocks is vital. Even for those who are on top of the subjects, a refresher term is no bad thing because numeracy and literacy are so…

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Primary teachers need to learn SATs are essential for secondary education

Primary teachers need to learn SATs are essential for secondary education

Primary schools up and down the country would have received this year’s SATs results yesterday and spent all day digesting the figures to see where they stand. And with predictable great timing, a survey of primary school teachers was published yesterday morning just as headteachers were crunching the headline figures. Low and behold, 97% of…

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Feeding the future of success

Feeding the future of success

A grammar school in Gloucestershire has struck upon a potential – and exciting – solution to help boost the attainment of poorer children. The incredibly popular Crypt School in Gloucester, which receives three applications for every one place, is bidding to open a feeder primary school. Using Free School powers, it is applying for funding…

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