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Mar
01

EYITT tutor Mannie Burn shares some thoughts on the recent debate about the benefits of well qualified early years staff and the impact of Early Years Teachers on children’s learning and progress.

Feb
07

So it’s Safer Internet Day again and the theme is “Be the change: unite for a better internet”.

But what does this important annual event mean to you as an educationalist?

There are two ways that schools look at it generally. It is either a big tick in the box for ‘doing’ their online safety input for the year, or it is just one part of a whole organisation approach towards online safety and safeguarding in your school or MAT.

Jan
13

What first steps can primary heads take to set up a strategy that will help pupils develop the life skills they need for success? Colin McLean and Dr Andy Hodgkinson share some advice.

Jan
05

As we start the new year afresh having spent quality time with our families, we are very aware that there are many in need around the world. With the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen devastating families, we have responded to the DEC's appeal for donations to provide food, water and supplies. The £500 Best Practice Network generated was matched and gift-aided through the Big Give's Christmas Challenge to make a total of £1,125.

Dec
06

Best Practice Network’s use of online learning in its programmes for school leaders has been recognised at the internationally recognised Learning Technologies Awards.

BPN received the bronze award for its work on the National Professional Qualifications for School Leaders in the best blended learning project in the public and non-profit sector category at the awards evening, held in London last week.

BPN was recognised along with some of the leading international names in the learning technology world, including Barclays, Oxford University Press, Siemens and Tesco.

Dec
05

The DfE has released the feedback from the 2015-16 participants in the Leadership Equality and Diversity programmes. BPN led a programme in Newham with the Learning in Harmony Trust. Headteachers remarked on the success of the programme for their leaders:

Dec
05

Best Practice Network's regional winners joined other winners from around the country in London for a tour of the Houses of Parliament and a presentation of the awards by Chair of HNAP Professor Richard Rose. Joint presenter MP Andrew Mitchell, spoke eloquently about the dedication and commitment of the regional winners and the tremendous contribution that education makes towards a better the world.

Dec
01

At Best Practice Network we have used the Standard for teachers’ professional development (2016) to review how our professional development programmes and qualifications are planned, structured, delivered and evaluated.

Nov
25

The fourth annual Higher Level Teaching Assistant of the Year awards were crowned with a national ceremony in Westminster this week.

Lincolnshire Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Sue Brown - the East Midlands region winner - was awarded the Outstanding HLTA of the Year title. She was presented with a trophy and a framed certificate by MP Andrew Mitchell.

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