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Toby Dalton looks at ways to model creative writing The writing element of the 11+ and other entrance exams can often be the one that students really struggle with. They’re asked to invent, plan and then write an engaging piece in as little …

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Boredom and creativity

Liz Monro-Davies considers the positive side of boredom The Easter holidays are over and we are getting back into the routine of the school term. After a long spring term children are ready for a good break by Easter. This …

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Why watch the A word?

 Abigail Gray of Senworks discusses the issues highlighted in the BBC’s “The A Word” Like many of you I am currently watching The A Word on the BBC. As an SEN consultant and former special school Head it’s the first …

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What’s on

Some ideas for child friendly activities over the Easter holidays WWT London Wetland Centre – Easter GIANT Duck Hunt The London Wetland Centre in Barnes is running an Easter duck hunt around the nature reserve from Friday 25th March to …

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Fiction Friction: Reading and Teenagers

Liz Monro-Davies considers how to keep children reading and whether it can have knock-on benefits… At what age do parents and teachers stop reading aloud to children at home and in a class environment? Many teachers continue reading out loud …

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The Art of Good Writing

Toby Dalton discovers the solution to writer’s block at the local gallery. We all know what it can be like to sit with an empty page stretching out on the desk in front of you and searching for the perfect …

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So You Want To… Work in a Museum?


This month, in our regular careers column ‘So You Want To…’, we talk museums, education and the joys of being geeky with Menaka Munro, the Learning Manager at Manchester Museum. . . Could you tell me your job title and …

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