23
OCT
2015

Safeguarding in Schools – A guest post by Adrienne Katz

Safeguarding in schools is entering a new phase and territory. The spotlight is on it. The term ‘safeguarding’ has broadened out from ‘protecting children, learners and vulnerable adults from deliberate harm, neglect and failure to act’. It now relates to broader aspects of care and e
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13
SEP
2013

New Cognitive Curriculum for Early Years – the Vygotsky Way

New Cognitive Curriculum for Early Years – the Vygotsky Way By Galina Dolya – August 2013 Almost eight decades after his transformational study of developmental psychology was suppressed in Stalin’s Russia, Lev Vygotsky’s ideas are about to be re-established in his native land to a gr
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05
AUG
2013

Anger, inclusion, support

We will all know the scene. A busy class, with students at different levels of engagement. Suddenly an outburst. Chairs pushed back. Swearing. Door slamming. The poor teacher struggles to wrestle control back, as all the attention has been on the explosion that has just occurred. Mutt
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19
JUL
2013

Social Harm of Poor Education

Professor Denis Mongon Visiting Professorial Fellow at London University’s Institute of Education Senior Associate at the Innovation Unit  Presenter of Osiris Educational course “Close the FSM Gap” The social harm of poor educational attainment became starkly evident once our national
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01
MAR
2013

Welsh Literacy & Numeracy Framework

  All teachers in Wales are to become teachers of literacy with the introduction of the government’s National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) later this year. The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews, launched the LNF last month as part of a £7 million national su
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15
NOV
2012
Osiris Educational Blog

Guest Post – The Strength of Creativity

This is such a time of optimism. We depend on each other’s loyalty, professionalism and utterly selfless commitment to each child and adult in our care. No dream is too large. No aspiration too outrageous. Nelson Mandela’s inspiration is; ‘Ubuntu’- that is: ‘A traveller through a coun
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08
NOV
2012
John Hattie Visible Learning

John Hattie’s Visible Learning: 5 Surprising Findings

John Hattie’s work has been circulating around the UK since 2008 and the country’s schools are on the edge of a revolution.  Visible Learning, is the largest ever collection of evidence-based research into what makes a difference to learning in schools. So, you may ask, what does it m
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30
OCT
2012

Unlocking challenge for all learners with the new Teachers’ Standards

In my earlier Blog, I offered some thoughts about effective use of the new Teachers’ Standards through changing the Standards’ statements into questions.
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25
OCT
2012

Everybody Writes Day- Writing Dreams

Everybody was inspired when Felix Baumgartner achieved his dream by completing the highest ever free-fall. We all have dreams: here at Osiris we wish to be at the forefront of innovation in education, and we believe that every child should have the chance to pursue their dream.
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24
OCT
2012
Everybody Writes Day Secondary Resources

Everybody Writes Day 2- Personifications Resource for Secondary Schools #teaching

Day 2: Let’s get ready to inspire all children to write! According to the National Literacy Trust only half of young people relish writing. Everybody Writes Day is the perfect opportunity to encourage the remaining 50% of pupils to truly enjoy writing.
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22
OCT
2012
Primary Teacher Resources - Everybody Writes Day

Everybody Writes Day for Primary School Resource – EBWD_UK

Writing is a skill that individuals will use throughout their lives. Primary school teachers have the responsibility of developing children’s writing skills, but they also have the unique chance to help create a child’s passion for writing, right from the very start!
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19
OCT
2012

Celebrate Everybody Writes Day 2012- Resources #EBWD_UK

“I just write what I want to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity” J K Rowling
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