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Engaging Parents – by Dr Janet Goodall

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This article was first published by the Teacher Development Trust and is reproduced by kind permission of Dr Janet Goodall and the Teacher Development Trust. The piece has been updated since it first ran.   A few years ago, I was talking to a boy in year 7. He was already in a programme to prevent... Read more »

Doing IT on the cheap?

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4 Reasons why doing IT on the cheap is an error of judgement – by Terry Freedman I’ve read about schools beating the budget blues by building their own interactive whiteboards and computers. In my opinion these measures are a mistake, for the following reasons: Cheap, DIY equipment often looks cheap If one of your... Read more »

Free eye screening kit

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Because vision is so important for learning, children with reduced vision may be disadvantaged in the classroom because: They have difficulty seeing the board or screen at the front of the class They have difficulty reading close up – the words appear to be blurred or doubled. They experience eye strain or headaches. They struggle... Read more »


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We will soon celebrate our 15th birthday having established the Foundation as the e-Learning Foundation in 2000 but incorporating as a charity on April 26th 2001. April 2016 will see us evolve and become the Learning Foundation. Let me tell you a little about the thinking… Life has changed considerably since we launched and we... Read more »

Financing schemes

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The good, the bad and the ugly! There’s a lot of talk at the moment about financing schemes so I thought I’d add my pennyworth. There never seems enough money to do everything you want regardless of how much you have although there are a few people I can think of where I suspect that’s... Read more »