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BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM: DISCOVERY EDUCATION LAUNCHES NEW PROFESSIONAL LEARNING INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT TODAY’S TEACHERS

Special no-cost virtual events will explore current topics including inclusive learning, delivering an enriched curriculum and meeting new RSHE requirements. Guests include TV presenter Diane Louise Jordan.

 

Discovery Education – the leader in curriculum-aligned digital resources, engaging content and professional learning for classrooms worldwide – is launching a series of no-cost virtual events aimed at helping educators across the UK address some of the most important topics in education.

 

As the new term gets underway, this dynamic new professional learning programme will inspire teachers to re-imagine learning while equipping them to deal with the challenges of today’s classrooms. With over 20 events on offer between April and July, educators can choose from a wide range of sessions which can be joined live or viewed on demand at a time that suits them best.

 

Exploring important current issues such as building an inclusive culturedelivering an enriched curriculum and meeting new RSHE requirements, the expansive programme covers both leadership and in-classroom teaching. A series of powerful thought leadership interviews, peer 2 peer learning and discussions on classroom practice will give educators the tools and knowledge to navigate the summer term with confidence. 

 

Free to educators, the Discovery Education programme includes:

 

Learning for Now Festival – a 3 day twilight event 

o   Building an Inclusive Culture (13th May) – will explore how teachers can root out unconscious bias and ensure that inclusion, equality and diversity are championed in schools.  With special guest TV presenter Diane Louise Jordan.

o   Enriching the Curriculum (20th May) – will show how schools can build a broad and balanced curriculum that delivers real cultural capital and qualities for life. Presented by experienced teacher and author Debra Kidd.

o   Teacher as a Storyteller (27th May) – will equip and inspire teachers to create memorable learning experiences. Presented by author and experienced teacher Hywel Roberts. 

 

Day of Discovery: Impossible Fieldtrips – an afternoon of sessions sharing digital tools and strategies to create amazing lessons for literacy and beyond

 

Discovery Education NAHT Pathway – a series of events with leading teaching union NAHT, designed to empower teachers and leaders to flourish in their careers 

 

Tuesday Tutorials – a series of after-school, 30 minute sessions looking at how to use digital media to inspire curiosity, engagement and improve learning outcomes.

 

Teachers can register to attend all of the sessions for free at https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/events

 

Andrew Hammond, Senior Director of Learning and Community at Discovery Education said,

 

“It’s never been more important for educators to feel supported, motivated and encouraged in their profession. Our new learning events are designed to help teachers navigate today’s challenges and opportunities while enhancing their professional development, classroom practice and wellbeing. We’re looking forward to connecting with teachers everywhere and hope that as many as possible will join us online this term.” 

 

Discovery Education’s Professional Learning programme is enjoyed by teachers and school leaders across the UK and around the world.

 

Speaking after a recent event, Haneen Al Jaaf, a teacher at London’s King Fahad Academy said, “The sessions are brilliant, to the point, easy to follow!”  

 

Lorraine, a primary school headteacher from Kent said, “The virtual meeting last week was one of the most useful and relevant things I have listened to for a long time!”

 

Explore Discovery Education’s Professional Learning Events and book online at https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/events

Classroom space: how to maximise its potential

New research into the rising levels of pupil numbers in England suggests that nearly 13,000 more school classrooms will be needed in the coming academic year.

 

With September fast approaching, it’s time to consider how to maximise your school’s space so that you can accommodate the next generation of young learners.

 

Another point to consider is that excessive class numbers can lead to a negative learning environment with students finding it easier to disengage and harder to be heard.

 

So, what is the solution for conquering cramped classrooms? Ultimately, it’s in the way you use your available space. Your need to maximise your rooms capacity in a creative and tailored way that complements your subject and students.

 

I know what you’re thinking, where’s the money going to come from to help the school innovate its space and improve the student learning experience?

 

Don’t worry, with the Crown Commercial Services Framework for Furniture and Associated Services (RM6119, Lot 5) you can source a range of storage solutions that are both high quality and at a reasonable budget.

 

With leading British manufacturers such as Rackline on the approved list for quality, cost-effective storage solutions across the public sector, you can easily access its diverse range of products which can be tailored to suit your unique space.

 

Maximise your classroom’s potential and create a productive learning environment, with Rackline’s top five suggestions for the best school storage solutions:

 

Mobile shelving

An efficient storage system, mobile shelving is a stylish product that is perfectly suited to the learning environment. Optimise your school’s floor space with this convenient and movable solution that’s great for storing heavy loads while reducing the amount of room taken up by 50%.

 

Static shelving

Offering a wide range of static shelving options, Rackline can boost your storage capacity with a fully tailored product that meets your school’s specific needs. While it’s made from solid steel, the shelving is free from sharp edges which ensures you can safely store your items in a busy educational setting.

 

Tray shelving

Shelving systems are very versatile and can be fitted with tray support brackets to maximise storage capacity. Rackline can design and manufacture storage bays to accommodate any size of tray, from gratnells trays for the classroom to larger collection trays that are better suited to storing subject resources for art or science prep labs.

 

Lockers

One of the most commonly seen storage examples in the education sector, lockers are popular for a reason. High quality, durable and secure, Rackline’s lockers deliver a functional personal storage system for both students and staff. Steel welded and riveted, the powder coated lockers come in a range of colours, you can even match them to your school branding.

 

Archive shelving

Ideal for heavy or bulky items, archive storage systems can help you to store items efficiently and neatly. Rackline’s archive shelving is great for organising gym equipment and storage cupboards allowing you to easily access and find what you’re looking for.

 

If you’re ready to maximise the potential of your students and classroom space, contact Rackline on 01782 770 144 or head to www.rackline.com to transform your school’s learning environment.