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What We Really Missed Out On

We asked Jessica Creasy, daughter of our Associate Mark, what being one of the Covid generations Year 11 students has been like since exam were taken off the table.

Three-minute read

The Five Saids

It's a world of fake news, deep fake technology and well, politicians from over there. So, here's is our quick and easy student guide to critical thinking.

One-minute read

Mark Anderson on Educational Technology - Highlights

Highlights of a conversation with Associate Mark Anderson on educational technology and blended learning.

Six-minute watch

Mark Finnis on Restorative Practice - Highlights

Associate Mark Finnis with highlights from a CPD webinar conversation all about restorative practice in schools.

Ten-minute watch

Ruth Swailes on EYFS

Associate Ruth Swailes with CPD highlights on great practice in EYFS/Early Years and Foundations Stage teaching and learning.

Dave Harris on Brave Leadership

Independent Thinking Associate Dave Harris on the benefits of brave leadership in schools.

Six-minute watch

A Message to NQTs Everywhere

Associate Martin Illingworth is a senior lecturer on the Sheffield Hallam University PGCE programme. Here is his message to the NQT class of 2020.

Three-minute read

A Conversation About Coaching, Coping and Better Conversations

A conversation about coaching, coping and better conversations in challenging times with Associates Gill KellyAndy Vass and Jackie Beere.

53-minute watch

A Conversation About the Power of Curiosity and Wonder

A conversation about the power of curiosity and wonder to promote motivation, engagement and learning with Associates Dr Matthew McFall and Dave Harris (includes magic).

53-minute watch

Guest Blog - Beth Dawes on the Object Permanence of Friendship

We asked Year One teacher and SENCo Beth Dawes for her views about relationships, friendship and helping some of our most vulnerable young learners. 

Five-minute read

A Conversation About the Future of Schools and Schooling

A conversation about the future of schools and schooling with Independent Thinking Associate Martin Illingworth, author of Forget School, and education speaker, writer and thinker, Graham Brown-Martin.

55-minute watch