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  • How to prepare your GCSE Maths students for their first summer exams in two years

    Chris Seager and Melanie Muldowney are Co-founders of Just Maths and Maths Teachers who have previously worked at the "most improved school in England”. They were also part of the team that won "TES Maths Team of the 2016".

    Launched in 2012, Just Maths is an online community and network of resources - born from the passion and spirit of three full-time teachers who have a genuine belief in the power of collaboration and sharing ideas and best practice.

    After their recent appearance on The Right Angle podcast, Chris and Mel talk about how to prepare your GCSE Maths students as we approach the first summer exams series in two years.

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  • Teaching diversity in English

    David Lowbridge-Ellis, leader of school improvement for Matrix Academy Trust, looks at how diversity and inclusion can form a key part of our English Literature lessons using the existing classroom resources.

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  • Drama: Variety is the Spice of Life!

    Amy Liptrott, Associate Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre in Scotland explores the importance of diversity – not just on the stage but front and back of house too!

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  • Top 10 tips on how to usualise diversity in the English curriculum

    Plotting Ahead... Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

    In Pearson’s recent Plotting Ahead series, Deputy Headteacher, author and coach, Bennie Kara discussed the term “usualising”, a concept that was coined by the prominent LGBT+ activist Dr Sue Sanders – founder of Schools OUT and LGBT+ History Month – as a replacement for the word “normalising.” After all, to normalise something implies that any alternatives to this are somehow abnormal – sustaining a sense of irreconcilable difference, otherness and exclusivity.

    In this blog, we take a look at how diversity can be usualised in the teaching of English specifically, to help create inclusive learning environments that feel relatable to all learners. These tips have been brought together from expert speakers in Pearson’s Plotting Ahead series, which was first broadcast in December 2021. Watch the events and discover more on our YouTube channel.

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