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Let's talk about data for leadership

What challenges do international schools face when it comes to data for leadership? Our international director, James Neill, writes about the findings from our survey with CIS and COBIS schools.

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NGRT and the Year of Reading

In this blog, The English International College in Marbella explains how and why they are using NGRT to demonstrate the impact of their Year of Reading.

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Teaching vocabulary

Remember the episode of Friends when Joey discovers a thesaurus and signs his name as 'baby kangaroo'? Our Commissioning Editor, Lucy Hadfield, explains the importance of children having a wide, varied (and accurate) vocabulary.

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Demystifying standardised scores

So you’ve bought the assessments and planned how to deliver them, but what are the results going to show you and what does it mean? Mark Loveday from Chadsgrove Teaching School Alliance offers some useful guidance.

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In a world of workload woes, how smart is your intervention data?

In the classroom, the main driver to gather pupil data must be to understand strengths and weaknesses of our pupils and adapt teaching and learning to match

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Using standardised assessment data to support IB programmes

Using standardised assessment data to support IB programmes

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The middle child: Analysing data in an EAL context

The importance of maintaining a focus on literacy within the curriculum has never been far away from the government’s agenda and anyone working within education would agree that developing strong literacy skills are key to a student’s success, particularly as external examinations consist of written papers.

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New Global Perspectives report on international student wellbeing

Student wellbeing underpins all educational outcomes. From attendance and attainment to progress and employability skills, students who are supported to be mentally healthy and have a positive outlook towards education are more likely to succeed.

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The relationship between word reading and word spelling in English

As encapsulated by the Simple View of Reading, skilled reading involves the ability to read words accurately and efficiently and the ability to understand language.

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Why do we all need to spell the same way?

While some may question such a strong focus on spelling in the National Curriculum, a child who is a good speller will be a more confident writer and will be able to express themselves better in all of their subjects.

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