How to deliver an exceptional PE curriculum for all abilities

PE curriculum - a screenshot from the Youtube video of children in a PE lesson

Ronnie Heath is Managing Director of Create Development. Here, he discusses the benefits of delivering an excellent PE curriculum for children of all abilities…

Why do we want children to do PE? To encourage and enable lifelong participation; to help young people maximise their potential; to develop a range of life and learning skills that can also support whole school aims.

So what are the skills and abilities children need to achieve these outcomes? Physical skills of course, but also their confidence to move and be active, how they cope when things get difficult, how they engage with, support and learn from others, whether they can solve problems, come up with their own ideas, evaluate their own and others’ performance to name a few.

Case study: how St Giles School won SEN School of the Year at Shine a Light Awards

Shine a Light St Giles staff receive award from judge Malcolm Reeves and Sally Phillips

St Giles School in Derby is dedicated to supporting children with complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The school has won the SEN School of the Year Award for its work supporting pupils' communication and independence skills at the 2019 Shine a Light Awards, organised by Pearson in partnership with The Communication Trust. The awards were hosted by Sally Phillips, with a performance from Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy.

St Giles School’s motto is to ‘inspire and achieve through creativity’ with their mission being to ‘provide pupils with effective strategies to communicate, promote independence and prepare pupils for life in the local and wider community’. Staff at St Giles definitely do that!

Parents' Guide to Autism released

Parents' Guide to Autism – mother and boy

As World Autism Awareness Week takes place, Smart Cells have issued a Parents’ Guide to Autism. The guide contains stats and facts on autism as well as information on where parents can find treatment for their children and support for themselves. This is a great resource to spread awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder, more commonly known as “autism”, which is a group of developmental brain disorders that affects around 700,000 people in the UK.

Smart Cells, a private cord blood company, released their 20th sample of stem cells collected from cord blood and tissue to a patient to treat autism last year.

Create a memorable image at an affordable price by personalising your school signage

Create a memorable image at an affordable price by personalising your school signage

BSGA accredited PCMI Signs are in an excellent position to provide free guidance and advice on all your school signage essentials.

A leading signage provider specialising in supplying unified products to the Education Sector. Signs ranging from corporate branded exterior signage to personalised door plates and acrylic wall plaques. All produced in-house and installed by their dedicated signage team.

External signage

Make your business stand out with eye catching, custom made entrance signs. Available as wall, post or fence mounted, in a range of materials including Perspex and aluminum. Car parking, guidance and informational signposts made to order.

Internal Signage 

Introducing Visual Stress Help by Claremon…

Introducing Visual Stress Help by Claremon…

We specialise in working with schools by providing tinted exercise books for children who struggle with writing and reading. We now also have a new line of 80-page, tinted books offering the best quality and value for our customers.

Approximately 20% of the population suffer from varying degrees of visual distortion.Colour has been proven to help in the perception of text. Our books help students who suffer visual stress alone or alongside dyslexia and other conditions.They allow your students to write on and read their own work on a tinted background with improved concentration and confidence by reducing the glare of the bright white paper. 

Raise Awareness of Autism by wearing Silly Socks

Men Raise Awareness of Autism by wearing Silly Socks

1 in 100 people in the UK have a diagnosis of autism and there will be thousands more individuals across the country living without a diagnosis. Autism Awareness Week, which runs from the 1st-7th April is a world recognised week that provides a platform for everyone to talk about this complex, life-long condition which affects the development of communication, social and life skills, affecting how individuals perceive the world and interact with others. 

FutureLearn offers new Unlimited model in response to learner demand

FutureLearn offers new Unlimited model in response to learner demand

FutureLearn, the online social learning platform committed to transforming access to education on a global scale, is offering learners a new way to engage with the platform. Unlimited is a one-off annual payment model that will give learners unlimited access to all FutureLearn short courses that offer a Certificate of Achievement, except premium courses.

Year 6 students at Nook Lane Junior School ‘take on the Dragons’ in entrepreneurial competition

Year 6 students at Nook Lane Junior School ‘take on the Dragons’ in entrepreneurial competition

Sixty Year 6 students from Nook Lane Junior School, Sheffield have completed a business enterprise challenge that saw them work in teams to form a company, design a uniform and build a model car before pitching to a panel of business owners in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style finale earlier this week. 

The programme, which has been offered to the school’s Year 6 students for the past four years, encompasses problem solving, cross curricular learning and provides an insight into running a business.

Proving a great hit with the students, the last three months has seen them perfecting every aspect of their business ready for their pitch to ‘The Dragons’ – a panel of judges comprised of parents, governors and local businesses including UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE). 

LGfL scoops Education Resources Award for ‘Not for Profit Supplier of the Year’!

LGfL scoops Education Resources Award for ‘Not for Profit Supplier of the Year’!

Educational technology charity - LGfL - wins top award in ‘Supplier of the Year: Not-for-profit’ category as well as coming ‘highly commended’ for its Key Stage 2 – 3 resource ‘Space Adventures - Mission to the Moon’

Edtech charity LGfL is delighted to be celebrating its latest success in the 2019 Education Resources Awards, having been announced as the winners in the category Supplier of the Year: Not-for-profit. LGfL scooped the top prize after impressing judges with its inspiring approach to meeting the needs of schools today as well as demonstrating outstanding customer care and an exceptional standard of service to education.