Endsleigh signs exclusive partnership with Bookmark Reading Charity

Independent schools can now provide further support to children struggling with their reading skills, thanks to an exclusive partnership between Endsleigh Insurance Services and Bookmark Reading.

A literacy charity dedicated to helping primary school children develop the skills they need to succeed, Bookmark volunteers provide dedicated support to children to help them read to the expected standard. According to the charity, poor literacy can lead to limited job prospects, poor health, and low self-esteem. Low literacy levels cost the UK economy approximately £36 billion each year, and with more than one in four children in England unable to read well when leaving primary school, its work is of utmost importance.

Endsleigh’s partnership with the charity will see the insurance provider make a donation equal to 1% of any premium paid by an independent school, in respect of fees protection, pupils’ personal possessions and pupils’ personal accident, to the charity.

Every £10 donated to Bookmark will gift a child in the UK with dedicated reading support for a week. As the exclusive general insurance provider to partner with Bookmark, working with Endsleigh means independent schools can further their commitment and provide additional support to hundreds of children.

Will Brunwin, Head of Travel and Schools, said: “Supporting small charities and the education sector is extremely important to Endsleigh, and we are looking forward to partnering with Bookmark and watching it grow as a charity. The help it provides children, families and schools is invaluable and we hope our relationship will help continue this success story.”

Kitty Higgins, CEO of   Bookmark, added:  “We have ambitious plans to provide reading support to the children who need us – but can only achieve this with generous support from partners, volunteers, and donors. We are thrilled to have entered this partnership with Endsleigh, whose donations will allow us to help more children, in more communities.”

Endsleigh has anticipated that it will have helped more than 90 children with poor literacy to learn to read well within its first year of the partnership.

For more information, please visit www.endsleigheducation.co.uk/bookmark/

Prowise launches a unique free software package for all schools in the UK

Presenter 10 enables access to the latest education possibilities for free

Birmingham – Prowise proudly presents a completely new version of Prowise Presenter. The popular education software has been entirely renewed and contains more education possibilities than ever before. With Presenter 10 schools gain access to the latest education possibilities for free.

The highlights:

  • Specially made for the education sector: 3D models and hundreds of educational tools.
  • Innovative new possibilities for collaboration in the classroom.
  • Entirely free: schools and trusts save thousands of pounds every year.
  • Presenter 10 runs on a stable, safe and future-oriented online platform.

In 2019 Prowise celebrates its 10-year anniversary and during that time Prowise Presenter has become a classroom favourite. Over 450.000 teachers, lecturers, pupils and students benefit from the educational software every day. Together, users have created over 3.5 million lessons that have been stored in the online community in Presenter.

Specially made for education

Presenter 10 is designed for teachers, lecturers, pupils and students. The media library, which is packed with media content, enables anyone to create incredible lessons, essays, presentations and quizzes. Add brand-new 3D models, images, videos, backgrounds, sounds and building blocks to make lessons or presentations more engaging than ever. Over 300 educational mini apps (so-called tools and touch table tools) have undergone an educational update and are now more user friendly. The possibilities for collaboration in Presenter make learning even easier, more fun and more efficient. It allows users to create interactive lessons easily and quickly.

Old lessons easily accessible

By using the full potential of all technological possibilities and thanks to the creativity of the Prowise team, lessons that were created in previous versions of Presenter can also be accessed and used in Presenter 10. Previously-created lessons are automatically converted to the latest version once you open them. Even the tools are automatically converted.

New possibilities for collaboration

Presenter 10 now offers real-time collaboration. This allows teachers and pupils to work together in the same lesson, presentation or essay simultaneously or in their own time. Similar to, for instance, Google Docs in G Suite. Changes can be tracked directly and there is no longer need for sending large files by email. In addition, all relevant persons have the latest version of the lesson or presentation and also tedious version management is a thing of the past.

Schools save thousands of Euros every year

“Compared to other software packages, Presenter saves schools and foundations thousands of pounds per year. Our package is and will remain entirely free. The Presenter software is easy to manage. No maintenance, intricate installations, additional licences or hidden costs. Presenter is future oriented, entirely safe, reliable, stable and specially designed for the education sector”, according to Luuk Loeff, Development Director at Prowise.

Stable, safe and future oriented

Presenter was developed to make learning easier, more effective and more fun. The software is prepared for the latest possibilities such as 3D, real-time collaboration, learning through play and when looking into the future, even virtual and augmented reality. Presenter 10 is the result of ten years of education experience, countless discussions with teachers and the full-time commitment of the Prowise development team. The development of numerous 3D models, educational tools and collaboration possibilities took almost two years.

“Presenter 10 is based on a gaming platform. This is unique for education software. We can therefore facilitate more collaboration and interaction in the classroom. This new system is stable, secure, and future-oriented. The online software programme is more sophisticated, organised and user friendly. Moreover, Prowise was recently awarded the ISO 9001 and 27001 certifications and is therefore well and truly capable of safeguarding the privacy and security of its users”, says Luuk Loeff.

Presenter 10 can be used in the browser and via apps for iOS and Android. Those interested can get started with the software package directly via the Prowise website.

www.prowise.com

Revealed: The office habits teachers find most annoying

●     4Com research reveals the pet peeves that annoy UK teachers the most

Eating smelly food such as tuna/eggs is the most annoying thing you can do in the office, according to new research1 conducted by business telecommunications provider, 4Com. With insight gathered from teachers across the nation, the study aimed to discover which habits most get under their skin in the work environment.

According to respondents, the top five behaviours that teachers find most irritating are:

  1. Colleagues eating smelly food e.g. tuna/eggs (52%)
  2. Colleagues eating their food out of the fridge (32%)
  3. Colleagues eating loud (31%)
  4. Colleagues speaking loudly (28%)
  5. Colleagues taking their shoes off (27%)

When it comes to the habits teachers admit to having themselves, notably, 34% say they have no irritating habits at all, which is probably news to their colleagues! On the other hand, 22% are aware they eat smelly food, and 16% know they have a tendency to whistle. 

The research also looked at the way teachers react to workplace irritations. 31% say they’ll tell the culprit face-to-face that their habits are irritating, while 19% would rather drop an email to express their annoyance. What’s more, 23% will just leave a passive-aggressive note. But, proving that British politeness is going nowhere, 36% will just ignore the problem altogether.

Commenting on the research, Mark Pearcy, Head of Marketing at 4Com, says: “If you work full time, you probably spend more time with your colleagues than anyone else, so it’s no surprise that certain habits can start to rub you up the wrong way!

“In those situations, we’d recommend letting the person know what’s bothering you in a clear, friendly and polite way, as well as being as patient as possible. After all, who knows, there are probably some things you do that make your colleagues grit their teeth!”

Have you ever come across, or even left, a passive-aggressive sign aimed at co-workers? If so, why not take part in 4Com’s competition to win a £50 Amazon voucher? To take part, head to https://www.4com.co.uk/blog/business-advice/office-pet-peeves/ 

The Social Enterprise with an innovative approach to  tackling two of the biggest global challenges in  teaching. 

Founded by teachers, LRTT is using cross-border teaching partnerships to make an impact in  global education. This innovative approach uses two of education’s biggest challenges to  solve each other.   

Challenge 1: The Global Learning Crisis 

Quality education propels people and communities forward and good teaching is the cornerstone of  quality education. But across the world millions of teachers get no ongoing professional development  and an estimated 387 million children are in school but on track to leave unable to read this sentence.  Failure to provide high-quality education is a global learning crisis that is costing $129 billion a year.    “There is a desperate need for innovative approaches to train large numbers of  teachers”. – UNESCO   

Challenge 2: Teacher Retention 

Over a third of teachers in England leave the profession within 5 years. Research shows the main reason  teachers leave is not to workload or compensation, but teacher experience; a lack of opportunities for  teacher agency and professional development. As well as affecting the quality of teaching, it’s costing a  fortune. In 2014, the UK spent more than £555m training new teachers.    The economic and educational need for solutions that retain UK teachers is clear. Supporting and  retaining teachers creates an experienced workforce that delivers better learning outcomes for young  people. Teacher retention should be a national priority.    “Closing the teacher gap means creating a teaching profession that supports teachers  with the agency and environment to grow and thrive.” – Dr Sam Sims   

LRTT’s Innovative Approach 

Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) mobilizes teachers from the UK, US, Australia and New  Zealand to become LRTT Fellows, who then deliver face-to-face teacher development programmes in  Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.    LRTT is bringing teachers together, connecting a disconnected world and building a global movement  that upskills and empowers teachers to employ evidence-based teaching in their classrooms. What’s more, LRTT Fellows go back into their own classrooms re-energised with new skills and a replenished  sense of purpose.   

LRTT is built on the core beliefs that every child has a right to a high-quality education, regardless of the  context they are born into, and that the quality of teaching is the single biggest factor influencing  learning in schools.    Every child has a right to a high-quality education, regardless of the   context they are born into.    The most effective way to improve the quality of teaching is to equip and empower teachers to upskill  each other through instructional coaching on evidence-based pedagogy. LRTT runs two interconnected  programmes that leverage the two challenges in teaching to solve each other.    1. The LRTT Teaching Transformation Programme ​improves teaching in low resource environments  by shifting schools towards a culture of teaching mastery and continuous professional development.  This programme comprises three mutually reinforcing components:    ● Headteacher networks​ and planning whereby each headteacher sets a school vision and  teaching and learning development plan.  ● Lead teacher networks​, whereby each school has a teacher who assumes leadership  responsibility for teaching quality (all year round).  ● Teaching development institute ​made up of intensive workshops, classroom practice and peer  coaching (10% of the teaching year). 
“As teachers, we have exchanged knowledge and skills with teachers from around the  world and have helped one another move forward. Importantly, we have built a  teachers network.” – Phetmany Philasouk, English Teacher, Laos    2. The LRTT Fellowship​ is a leadership development programme that upskills and contributes to  retention of the best teachers from the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Teachers who are  successful in their application to the programme go on to:    ● Become trained and equipped to facilitate evidence-based professional development.  ● Facilitate the ​LRTT Teaching Transformation Programme
​ ‘​in-country’ by spending a month over  the summer working alongside partner staff, lead teachers and classroom teachers to deliver  intensive workshops and instructional coaching. 
“I learnt more about myself as an educator on my Fellowship than in all my years of  college.” – Jessica, LRTT Fellow   

LRTT’s Impact 

LRTT programmes have had a powerful impact. 93% of teachers reported the training made them more  confident and effective in the classroom. This is substantiated by lesson observations which have  consistently demonstrated that teachers are able to apply their new skills in their classrooms.    88% of Fellows say they returned to their school more passionate about education, and 90% of Fellows  say they feel more connected to global education. LRTT’s alumni are so bought-in to the organization’s  mission, they are helping LRTT build a movement. 35% of Fellows continue their involvement with LRTT  on their return to develop their leadership skills further by taking on roles as Team Leaders or Senior  Fellows.    “Taking part in a second fellowship I feel I was able to offer a lot more knowledge  about what successful training sessions looked like and I was able to guide others to  think about how. ” – Gemma, LRTT Ghana   

What’s Next? 

By 2022, LRTT aims to mobilise 6,600 teachers as LRTT Fellows each year, training 11,000 local  teachers who provide higher quality education for more than 980,000 school children, as well as  tracking its impact on teacher practice, teacher retention and student outcomes using an enhanced  monitoring framework.    After establishing that LRTT’s Fellowships have an impact on teacher retention in the UK and the USA,  the next step for LRTT is to build partnerships with governments and schools to subsidise the cost of an  LRTT Fellowship and make it easier for more teachers to join. Schools already onboard have seen how  developing teachers during their summer break can have multiple benefits to the school, at no  disruption to students’ learning.    “LRTT has played a key part in the development of our teachers and a creative route  to making sure our best teachers want to stay.” – Sophie McGeoch, Head Teacher,  Meadlands Primary School   

Getting Involved 

Joining an LRTT Fellowship provides teachers with a unique opportunity to grow as educators, be part  of a team of like-minded teachers, experience education in a new context and make an impact, all during  their summer break.     Are you a teacher? Whether you’re early in your career or highly experienced, all teachers are welcome  to apply. Having teams of Fellows with diverse skills and experience contributes to making the  Fellowship experience such a valuable one for all teachers.     If you are interested in teacher training abroad on an LRTT Summer Fellowship, please visit LRTT’s  website atwww.lrtt.org/fellowships​.      Instagram: ​@LRTT_Fellowships  Twitter:​ @LRTT_Training 

New teacher training programme gets under way

PGDE first ever teaching cohort. Day 1. Andrew Gallacher Head of Teaching introduces the students to the University

EDINBURGH Napier University has welcomed the first intake of students on to its newly-launched Professional Graduate Diploma in Education programme.

The university will provide training in key science and technology subjects, supported by the Scottish Government as it looks to address teacher shortages in priority areas.

The first cohort of 46 students to arrive at the Sighthill-based School of Applied Sciences will follow new secondary teacher education courses in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.

The curriculum has been developed in consultation with practicing STEM teachers and will use the latest teaching tools, including video analysis of body language, verbal communication and practical skills.

The students will also develop an understanding of how issues like dyslexia, inclusion and mental health impact on life in the classroom.

The year-long programme – which has attracted recent graduates and mature students looking for a career change – will also include school-based placements to help develop core teaching and classroom management skills.

Andrew Gallacher, the university’s Head of Teacher Education, said: “We are hugely excited about getting this postgraduate programme under way, and look forward to producing people who will be a real asset to Scotland’s local authorities.

“We will help students develop their confidence and communication skills so that in time they will be ready to embrace the diverse demands of the job and inspire children to thrive in the classroom.” 

The university plans to expand the General Teaching Council for Scotland-accredited programme by offering courses in Computing, English and Modern Languages over the next three years.

Eco-friendly gloves provide additional benefits to eczema sufferers

Bamboo is one of nature’s most sustainable resources with plants growing around 15 metres tall in only 6 months. It’s ability to be processed into fibres allows it to be used in the production of gloves that provide various benefits in comparison to cotton, nylon or polyester alternatives.

Glove usage for eczema

Eczema is a frustrating and sometimes debilitating form of dermatitis. Sufferers face an ongoing battle with itching and inflammation of the skin that can occur anywhere on the body. Eczema is very common and persistent scratching causing the skin to break can lead to bacteria entering the wound, resulting in infection. A common solution to prevent harsh scratching is to apply a pair of soft gloves. By wearing gloves, the skin is less likely to break when scratching occurs as the fingernails are covered. Those with eczema on hands will often apply cream and use gloves as a way of keeping the cream in place on the affected areas of the hands.

The most common gloves purchased by eczema sufferers are made from cotton. Although cotton is a biodegradable natural substance, it is a difficult crop to farm and is particularly vulnerable to pest attacks. Because of this, farmers will use pesticides on a large scale with smallholder cotton farmers spending up to 60% of their annual income on pesticides. Although cotton crop covers just 2.4% of the world’s cultivated land, it uses 6% of the world’s pesticides and 16% of insecticides, more than any other single major crop.1 The use of pesticides has a devastating effect on the health of those around it and it is estimated that almost 1000 people die every day from acute pesticide poisoning. Cancer, neurological diseases and birth defects are also linked to cotton farm pesticides.

The natural and health-friendly alternative

As opposed to cotton, bamboo is grown without any pesticides or chemicals and is a naturally regenerative resource. Gloves made with bamboo offer substantial benefits to eczema sufferers compared to their cotton, nylon or polyester counterparts. Bamboo gloves are lighter and softer than cotton making them easy to don and extremely comfortable to wear. They are 2-3 degrees cooler than cotton or synthetic gloves and breathable. Bamboo is four times more absorbent as cotton. Small micro-holes help prevent build-up of moisture and improve ventilation to the hands. Unlike cotton, bamboo fibres will not generate bad odours or contribute to the growth of fungi, even in moist conditions.

Sian Gomersall, Head of Business Development at JustGloves, a major online retailer of gloves in the UK, states: “We are seeing a rise in the sales of eco-friendly gloves due to the increased awareness of the devastating effects that chemical usage and pollution is having on our environment. Our customers are looking for gloves that perform just as well, or better than their current glove choices, but cause less damage to the environment. Because of this, we are constantly sourcing environmentally friendly gloves and looking at the latest advancements to add to our extensive product range. This ensures we can meet the needs of our customers and assist the efforts being made to save our planet.

“Bamboo gloves are just one of the eco-friendly glove options available on our website. The gloves offer superior comfort to wearers and can be machine washed at 60 degrees without any reduction in quality or fit.”

To find out more about the range of environmentally friendly gloves currently available, visit www.justgloves.co.uk/biodegradable.

1 Pesticide Action Network UK – Pesticide Concerns in Cotton. 234

Back-to-School Season: This Year, Hackers Can Get Inside Your Kids Classroom

Many Schools Have Unsecure Wi-Fi Networks That Can be Easily Hacked

August 6, 2019. Internet-connected classrooms have transformed the learning process in schools all over the United Kingdom. But it’s also given rise to new dangerous online threats. Much like other public Wi-Fi networks, school Wi-Fi might be vulnerable to hackers.

There are a few recorded cases of hackers and other shady internet personas getting into a school’s Wi-Fi network. In such a case, hackers may be able to access student devices and get hold of their photos, documents, and other sensitive data. They may also get in contact with the students.

“The truth is that public Wi-Fi networks are usually so unsecure that even a seven-year-old kid with an interest in tech can hack them,” says Daniel Markuson, digital privacy expert at NordVPN. “School Wi-Fi networks are no exception. Loads of online tutorials provide tips on how to do that.”

In 2015, ago a 7-year-old girl from London showed how easy it is to break into a public Wi-Fi network. It took her less than 11 minutes to infiltrate the hotspot by setting up a rogue access point. Hackers frequently use this technique to activate a ‘man in the middle’ attack and begin eavesdropping on the traffic.

There are approximately 32,000 in the United Kingdom, and almost all of them have Wi-Fi networks. The problem is that the authorities usually have very few ways of knowing if and who is hacking them. That’s unless the cyber criminals are caught using student data or other information.

According to NordVPN’s expert, it might be a good idea to bring up the question of Wi-Fi security at school. Another step is getting a virtual private network (VPN) for your kid. A VPN, like NordVPN, is an encrypted tunnel between the Wi-Fi network and a child’s device. Most importantly, you should talk to kids and help them understand online security threats and the importance of digital privacy.

ABOUT NORDVPN NordVPN is the world’s most advanced VPN service provider that is more security oriented than most VPN services. It offers double VPN encryption, malware blocking & Onion Over VPN. The product is very user-friendly, offers one of the best prices on the market, has over 5,000 servers worldwide and is P2P-friendly. One of the key features of NordVPN is zero log policy. For more information: nordvpn.com.

Thousands of sexual offences against young children recorded by police as NSPCC re-launches safety campaign

  • Figures highlight the importance of NSPCC Talk PANTS campaign and  equipping parents to talk to young children about how to stay safe from sexual abuse

Police across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are dealing with thousands of sexual offences against young children, according to research by the NSPCC.

A Freedom of Information request to police forces shows that in 2018/19 there were at least 7,618 recorded sexual offences against children aged four to eight.

The NSPCC has also revealed that last year hundreds of children under the age of 11 living across the UK contacted Childline about sexual abuse.

A young girl who contacted Childline said:

“I want to know if something that happened to me was wrong. The other day my older brother’s friend kissed me and touched me. He asked me to do other things but I said no and he got angry with me.

“I feel awful and like what happened was all my fault. My friends have all told me that it’s fine but I’m so confused. Is this normal?”

In response, the NSPCC is this week relaunching its Talk PANTS campaign, which helps parents with children aged eight and under to have vital conversations about staying safe from sexual abuse.

The charity’s PANTS rules, catchy Pantosaurus song and activity pack help parents find the right words to talk to their children about staying safe. They don’t mention the words sex or abuse so it is easier for parents to tackle the sensitive subject.

The NSPCC is encouraging parents to donate to the charity to get the PANTS activity pack and help protect a generation of children from abuse.

The charity has also produced new videos which show children using the PANTS activities.

Donna-Marie Wright, a mum to seven children, is a passionate supporter of the NSPCC’s Talk PANTS campaign.

She said: “I think Talk PANTS is brilliant. Having been abused myself between the ages of seven and 18, I believe it’s essential that all parents talk to their children about staying safe from sexual abuse.

“Many parents may worry that talking to their children about this sensitive subject will be scary and confusing but the PANTS activities help you find the right words. There is no mention of sex or abuse and when I’ve used them with my own young children, I’ve found the resources to be incredibly useful.”

Parents and children can sing along with Pantosaurus (www.nspcc.org.uk/pants) who explains each letter of PANTS. The acronym provides a simple but valuable rule that keeps children safe: that their body belongs to them, they have a right to say no, and that they should tell an adult they trust if they’re worried or upset.

Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC, said: “It is very concerning that the number of recorded sexual offences against young children is at such a high level and it is vital we do more to help them stay safe from sexual abuse. That is why Talk PANTS is such an important tool for parents as it enables them to have vital conversations with their child in an age appropriate way.”

Endsleigh signs exclusive partnership with Bookmark Reading Charity

Independent schools can now provide further support to children struggling with their reading skills, thanks to an exclusive partnership between Endsleigh Insurance Services and Bookmark Reading.

A literacy charity dedicated to helping primary school children develop the skills they need to succeed, Bookmark volunteers provide dedicated support to children to help them read to the expected standard. According to the charity, poor literacy can lead to limited job prospects, poor health, and low self-esteem. Low literacy levels cost the UK economy approximately £36 billion each year, and with more than one in four children in England unable to read well when leaving primary school, its work is of utmost importance.

Endsleigh’s partnership with the charity will see the insurance provider make a donation equal to 1% of any premium paid by an independent school, in respect of fees protection, pupils’ personal possessions and pupils’ personal accident, to the charity.

Every £10 donated to Bookmark will gift a child in the UK with dedicated reading support for a week. As the exclusive general insurance provider to partner with Bookmark, working with Endsleigh means independent schools can further their commitment and provide additional support to hundreds of children.

Will Brunwin, Head of Travel and Schools, said: “Supporting small charities and the education sector is extremely important to Endsleigh, and we are looking forward to partnering with Bookmark and watching it grow as a charity. The help it provides children, families and schools is invaluable and we hope our relationship will help continue this success story.”

Kitty Higgins, CEO of   Bookmark, added:  “We have ambitious plans to provide reading support to the children who need us – but can only achieve this with generous support from partners, volunteers, and donors. We are thrilled to have entered this partnership with Endsleigh, whose donations will allow us to help more children, in more communities.”

Endsleigh has anticipated that it will have helped more than 90 children with poor literacy to learn to read well within its first year of the partnership.

For more information, please visit www.endsleigheducation.co.uk/bookmark/

1decision awarded PSHE Association Quality Mark

1decision, part of Headway learning resources, has been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark for its Key Stage 2 classroom materials.

With Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) reaching a pivotal point in UK schooling, and Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education becoming statutory from September 2020, this national recognition for 1decision could not be better timed.

The programme, which already held the PSHE Association Quality Mark for its Key Stage 1 resources, launched its offering to help primary school teachers deliver PSHE lessons for 8-11 year olds in December 2017. This resource aims to help all primary-aged pupils develop the essential knowledge and skills to manage different influences and pressures in their lives and to make safe, healthy and informed choices.

Now, after a rigorous accreditation process, 1decision has been awarded the Quality Mark of the PSHE Association for its full primary programme, which includes modules such as staying safe, staying healthy, growing and changing, feelings and emotions, being responsible, online safety and the working world. These subject areas also help to fulfil the requirements for SMSC development and are in line with the latest safeguarding and Ofsted guidance.

Confirming the Quality Mark, PSHE Association Subject Specialist Sally Martin said: “1decision can form an important part of a planned PSHE education programme across the primary phase, and will support planning of effective and engaging lessons for pupils. Pupils are encouraged to help characters make the right decision in a variety of situations and consolidate their learning through a variety of teaching activities. Video clips, pupil activity sheets, workbooks and interactive materials are provided for each module and clearly written teacher guidance supports high-quality delivery.”

1decision is unique in that the programme offers over 65 videos with alternative endings and documentaries to support effective lessons which promote children’s personal development, safeguarding and wellbeing. The programme empowers primary school pupils to make choices to keep the featured characters safe and healthy. PSHE often touches on sensitive subjects but the use of characters makes these topics less personal for the children. Pupils explore situations in a safe environment and work together to make positive choices for the characters. This enables children to feel empowered whilst gaining the knowledge, vocabulary and skills to manage their own lives now and in the future. 

“To receive the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark for our Key Stage 2 resources is a significant milestone in our journey,” said Hayley Sherwood, Founder of 1decision. “Schools will benefit from the fact that both our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 programmes of study now have the full endorsement of our professional subject body. As we move towards statutory Relationships Education and Health Education in primary schools next year, the timing could not be better as schools really need to think about how they are going to deliver these subject requirements. We are continuing to develop our high-quality 1decision teaching resources and will be able to help schools further prepare learners for life.”

Research by Headway Education, of which 1decision is its PSHE partner, earlier this year found that 60% of headteachers, other senior leaders and class teachers were “concerned or very concerned” about the need for high-quality resources to support the new curriculum. 54% reported being concerned or very concerned about finding time to teach these subjects, teacher training (52%) and parental support (39%).

To find out more about the 1decision resource, please visit www.1decision.co.uk