When making a decision about whether to stay at the sixth form in school or choose to move to a college, it is important that you know yourself, what environment you enjoy, how you learn best and what opportunities you would like to have to best equip yourself for the future. Most students who attend a sixth form college have taken the decision to study in a specialist environment that treats them like an adult and is able to provide them with a broad range of course options, as well as helping them to learn how to be successful learners. Olly Stevens, deputy principal at Godalming College, who leads on Teaching and Learning across the college, says "The philosophy at Godalming is to be at the forefront of educational pedagogy. The college runs regular workshops for teachers to discuss the latest research to inform their teaching of this age group. "Our central focus is to develop students, who not only master the content and knowledge in each of their subjects, but learn how to … [Read more...] about Leave college with confidence and a love of learning
Classroom environment and its impact on learning
PUBLISHED: 20:22 06 July 2019 | UPDATED: 20:22 06 July 2019 Bethany Wales Hingham Primary School open their new woodland and forest school area. Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018 ARCHANT EASTERN DAILY PRESS (01603) 772434 Plans have been submitted for a new woodland school in a Norfolk town, complete with outdoor classrooms, yurt accommodation and a herd of alpacas. Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School has begun Forest School lessons. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018The application, submitted to South Norfolk Council in December last year, requests permission to build the school in a 20 acre wooded area on Long Road, Silfield, near Wymondham. The applicant, Maurice Briggs of Hargham Road, Attleborough, said the school would provide educational courses for children and older adults with learning difficulties or at risk of social isolation. He said a total of 90 spaces would be available for students and added the school would: "enable cross … [Read more...] about New forest school could see yurts and alpacas in Norfolk village
Horizontal rain and the high probability of getting caked in mud very rarely inspires primary school children to go outside and play during intervals. So as the wet winter weather arrived in Port Chalmers this week, St Joseph's School opened its new indoor playground in the school's basement, so pupils can burn off all that extra energy without going outside. "Most schools are in an exposed environment, and the moment the weather turns, it's unpleasant for children to be outside playing," principal Tom Woodhouse said. The school building was built in the 1980s, and the intention at the time was to build an indoor playground in the basement, he said. "But it never eventuated because it got snaffled up as a storage area very quickly for spare desks and chairs and donations for school fairs and things like that." Earlier this year, Mr Woodhouse decided to clear out the space and during term 1, pupils started designing an indoor playground as part of a classroom technology unit. The result … [Read more...] about Too rainy to play? School has it covered
South Scotland By Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website 19 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-48185714 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel At first glance, it looks like a giant crown … [Read more...] about Does a ‘stunning school’ help learning?
“Why am I one of the only girls in my school studying A level maths?”I’m rarely stumped by questions from students, but this one — from a 17-year-old student who attended a recent talk I gave at London’s Royal Institution — really made me think.In the UK, all students have to study maths until the age of 16, with boys and girls achieving broadly similar GCSE results. However, the numbers who go on to study maths at A level reveal a striking gender split. Female students accounted for 39.3 per cent of A level maths entries in 2018. For further maths, this dropped even further to 28.3 per cent. While maths is the number one A level subject choice for boys, for girls it is fourth behind English, psychology and biology. What lies behind these numbers? As a maths teacher — and lover of puzzles — I have attempted to find out the answer, and explain how attitudes towards maths and numeracy have a direct bearing on our career aspirations and … [Read more...] about Women and maths — what’s not adding up?