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Month: May 2021

  • The PTE Newletter – Friday 28 May

    The time since Easter has been pretty hard going for everyone, especially school staff. Whether it’s preparing for teacher-assessed grades or primary-secondary transition, mass COVID testing or dealing with pupil…

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  • The PTE Newsletter – Tuesday 25 May

    It’s nearly the half term break, and most of the school news and comment pieces since last week are COVID-related. However, it’s notable that they now tend to be forward-looking…

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  • The PTE Philosophy – High Ambition

    We believe that children are capable of extraordinary things – they just need the right environment to flourish in. Schools have a major part to play in this, and parents…

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  • The PTE Newsletter – Friday 21 May

    Well, that’s another week supporting children nearly done, and another week closer to half term. There is still lots of school-related news, but not so much of it making the…

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  • “Making Kids Cleverer” – David Didau

    David Didau is an extremely charismatic and compelling teacher, trainer, and writer. In the early stages of the post-2010 school reforms in England his “The Learning Spy” blog was one…

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  • The PTE Newsletter – Tuesday 18 May

    With the easing of COVID restrictions, including at secondary schools, hopefully we’re getting that bit closer to a more ‘normal’ time. With the half term break round the corner, here’s…

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  • The PTE Philosophy – Wide Curriculum

    We believe that children are capable of extraordinary things – they just need the right environment to flourish in. Schools have a major part to play in this, and parents…

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  • The PTE Newsletter – Friday 14 May

    Well, that’s another week of teaching & learning done, and another week closer to a vital half-term “break”. Here’s to a quiet weekend…   Latest news & views The think-tank…

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  • The PTE Newsletter – Tuesday 11 May

    In normal times it would have been SATs week in primary schools and secondary pupils would have been about to start GCSE and A-level exams. However, it was not to…

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