SAM Schools: Chadwell Heath Academy

Welcome to the first of our SAM Schools blog articles, where we speak to our subscribers and find out how they use SAM in their schools. — This time, we speak to Jamie Henderson, the e-Learning Coordinator for Chadwell Heath Academy, who’ve already used SAM Learning for nearly 14,000 hours since August 2015! Over the…

The SAM 60 Second Survey: Resources

Is it possible to be a great teacher without good resources? Teaching requires many skills – the ability to hold attention, to inspire, to patiently explain, to discipline if necessary, to be compassionate and understanding, the list could go on for a while – yet these skills have to be combined with knowledge, and knowledge…

Troops, teachers and time

Troops to Teachers was one of former education secretary Michael Gove’s flagship policies. A populist proposal based on similar schemes in the United States, the programme was meant to get out-of-work veterans into the classroom to instill discipline, a job Gove implied trained teachers alone weren’t getting right. Since the launch of the scheme in…

Progress 8: Paranoid or Prepared?

As we suggested in our last blog, in the world of educational policy things are in a constant state of flux, and uncertainty is unfortunately to be expected. With the introduction of Attainment and Progress 8, the trusty, familiar system of student assessment and school accountability will be swept away entirely. Yet what’s replacing it…