SAM Schools: Kingsmead School

Kingsmead School in Enfield, is a mixed, multi-cultural, comprehensive school for students aged 11-18. The school is a ‘National Leadership School’ whose senior staff and lead practitioners share expertise and developments in teaching and learning with other schools across the UK. With approximately 1,500 students, Kingsmead strives to maintain a personal and supportive environment, while…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a cause that has an important impact on the education sector: on the one hand, an increasing number of young people are suffering from mental illness, making good mental health education a vital issue, on the other, the teaching profession has a higher than average prevalence of workers…

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SAM Schools: The Newark Academy

The Newark Academy in Nottinghamshire, is a mixed, fully comprehensive school that caters for students aged 11-18. Staff and students at the Academy strive to be the very best they can be, and to embed themselves in the heart of the community they serve. The Newark Academy aims to become renowned for delivering excellence and…

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#EducatEd2016

Sponsored by SAM Learning and taking place on July 1st 2016, The #EducatEd2016 Conference is set to be a day of interesting and inspiring keynote lectures and workshops, lead by the likes of Professor Rebecca Allen, Professor Becky Taylor, Professor Pete Dudley, Xavier Eloquin and Alex Kelly. The theme for the day is “Towards a…

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Fighting through the red tape: why teachers are increasingly concerned about bureaucracy

Bureaucracy. Once the Conservatives positioned themselves as its fiercest opponent, accusing those on the left of forcing more and more of it on an unwilling population, every reform presented as a means to reduce ‘red tape’ and ‘interference’. Yet for those working in education today, bureaucracy seems to be the main result of the Conservatives’…

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