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Growing the culture of apprenticeships in schools 

Apprenticeships provide many benefits to school leavers and employers but are often seen as the ‘poor cousin’ to full-time higher education. In his guest blog, Richard Kirk of Workplus challenges this perception and outlines the opportunities apprenticeships offer. 

Posted: 18/11/2021 15:08:57
  • Jobs
  • Post-16
  • Careers
  • Northern Ireland
  • Post-18
  • Apprenticeships
  • FE
  • Qualifications
  • Training

Modern Foreign Languages: Transition from primary to secondary

What effect does the lack of effective transition have on pupils’ language learning at secondary level? ASCL MFL Consultant Suzanne O’Farrell looks at some of the research and rounds up a pilot project with new ASCL Premier Partner SixIntoSeven and the Primary Languages Network.

Posted: 15/11/2021 12:20:56
  • Learning
  • Curriculum
  • Primary
  • MFL
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Transitions
  • Key Stage 3
  • Secondary

The Upcoming ‘Cost of School Uniform’ Guidance: What will it mean for schools?

Ahead of the publication of the government’s Cost of School Uniform guidance, the Schoolwear Association provides practical advice on how best to prepare for it. 

Posted: 10/11/2021 09:58:00
  • Business Leadership
  • Resources
  • School uniforms

Celebrating British and Irish Authors of African and Caribbean Heritage – free resources 

Research has revealed that fewer than 1% of GCSE students study literature by a writer of colour. ASCL Premier Partner GCSEPod has considered this issue and worked with writers to develop free resources for leaders and teachers.   

Posted: 09/11/2021 11:15:27
  • Premier Partner
  • Equalities
  • Inclusion
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum
  • Diversity