#Win a gardening kit for your school or nursery with Sudocrem’s Get Out and Grow campaign

Get out and grow

I am an early years teacher and one of the favourite activities the kids are enjoying in my setting is getting outside and growing our own fruit and vegetables. They love nothing more than planting seeds, watering them and then watching them grow, with our runner beans doing impressively well so far! Just in time for summer, Get Out and Grow, is launching an incentive encouraging students to head outside and get planting, growing and learning about just where fruit… Continue Reading “#Win a gardening kit for your school or nursery with Sudocrem’s Get Out and Grow campaign”

Parent View Matters!

Parent View

Did you know that Ofsted (the schools inspectorate) has an important online questionnaire called Parent View especially for parents? In the past, when Ofsted notified a school of an inspection visit, parents would receive a paper questionnaire to complete and return to inspectors during the two-day inspection period. Now, at the time of an inspection, all parents are invited to submit their views to inspectors by logging onto Parent View through laptops or mobiles. The good news for time-strapped parents… Continue Reading “Parent View Matters!”

Ranty Friday – The Pupil Premium


This week our Primary school sent out a letter asking us to advise them if we were on a number of government benefits to see if our children would qualify for the Pupil Premium.  Anyone who qualifies for free school meals is entitled register for Pupil Premium which includes those receiving: Income Support Income Based Job Seekers Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit… Continue Reading “Ranty Friday – The Pupil Premium”