You’re there at the start of a child’s learning journey – in fact, you’ve got one of the most important jobs there is. Here’s what everyone’s talking about in primary education right now.
Teaching for Mastery
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) is working with maths experts across the country to develop a consistent understanding of the key principles behind maths mastery. At its core, a mastery approach rejects the idea that some children can’t do maths. It recognises that by nurturing positive attitudes and building confidence in mathematics, all children can achieve. Concepts are built in small, logical steps and are explored through clear mathematical structures and representations. Children are taught together as a whole class and the focus is on depth - not acceleration - so that all children have a chance to embed learning.
Find out more about maths mastery
Closing the gap
The Government recently announced a package of support worth nearly £29 million to provide additional help for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This is part of a larger SEND spending package to continue transforming SEN provision and put families at the heart of the system. This is a much-needed boost and gives schools the means to prioritise SEND and support it with the right infrastructure.
Find out more about helping struggling learners to close the gap
Supporting Scottish schools to bridge the attainment gap
At Pearson we are ready and waiting to help you meet the Scottish Attainment Challenge and support your children to bridge the attainment gap. We have many resources in our portfolio that can support you with the key aims of the Pupil Equity Fund to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence in your school. Our teaching programmes and resources include literacy, mathematics, intervention, science and wellbeing and resilience programmes to help you boost your children’s progress and close the gap.
Find out more about resources that can help you to bridge the attainment gap
Working with parents
72% of teachers say that children who enjoy regular reading time with parents at home have more developed language skills and higher reading levels. So it couldn’t be more important to get mums and dads involved with their children’s education. Take a look at our free support for encouraging learning at home.
Find out how you can get parents involved