Plan Education® Mathematic Set
Supplier: DACTA Ltd Tel: 01978 664 966 Web: www.dacta.eu.com
Price: £231.00 Age range: 3 years +
Description: A vibrantly coloured, classic mathematical set combines fractions, sorting, stacking and lacing beads with accompanying activity cards. This complete chunky wooden set with moveable shelves is ideal for helping children develop their understanding of geometric shapes, fractions, sequencing and symmetry. It is carefully crafted using non-chemical treated rubberwood and accentuated with appealing non-toxic water based ink colour.
What the testers said: “Children were immediately impressed by this product, the most popular activity being threading. The large, good quality beads meant small children could start to develop fine motor skills. Improves knowledge of shape, space and measurement, as the children explore the range of activities that were often challenging. The CD was very useful as it helped us to get the full potential out of this product.”
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Description: Lots of children need to link hands to play the Ring of Roses Game. To match up the children you need to match up the colour of their mittens, but it’s not as simple as that; the children all have their arms at different heights, so you also have to match up the positions of their arms as well. The first to correctly link their children is the winner.
What the testers said: “A very nice idea for a game. We found the suggestions on how to make the game more challenging for older children very useful. However, the younger children found it difficult to differentiate between the two hand heights.”
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Two community schools have been awarded over £1 million in funding as part of the Government’s National Challenge programme to ensure that no secondary school has fewer than 30 per cent of its pupils achieving five A*-C grade GCSEs by 2011.
The two schools – one in Derby, the other in Dewsbury – will receive £369,000 and £674,000 respectively.
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‘With extra funding, the Government is helping to secure and sustain improvement at National Challenge Trust Schools, with extra resources to support and develop leadership teams, focus on maths and English and help track pupils to ensure they achieve their full potential.
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Fundraising for Schools March 2010 1 SecEd The ONLY weekly voice for secondary education Inside this issue
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SecEd has once again teamed up with the NASUWT to bring you a dedicated eight- page NQT special offering an array of advice and support to help you survive and thrive in your first year at the chalkface Pages 16 to 23
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Inspiring: Winning PA Julia Marks with her head, Tim Mitchell. All 30 finalists are also pictured (inset)
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When the local authority began consulting on the closure of Dayncourt School in Nottinghamshire, it was Julia Marks – PA to headteacher Tim Mitchell – who stood strong, rallied the school’s staff, and staunchly refused to let her colleagues throw in the towel.
In July, the school’s future was secured after the council withdrew the threat of closure. According to Mr Mitchell, this was more to do with Julia than with any other individual within the school establishment. He told us: “Julia kept the faith – even when my own was on the wane. She poked, prodded, chivvied and chided. She kept me focused and on track. She believed.” Julia’s
to the future of her school has earned her the top prize at the 2009 SecEd Headteacher’s PA of the Year Awards, which took place at the prestigious Landmark Hotel in London on Friday (November 20). Thirty finalists gathered with their headteachers, where they were treated to a gala dinner before being presented with their awards by last year’s champion, Pam Waters, and John Rolfe, manager of the DCSF
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SecEd editor, Pete Henshaw, said that Julia was “person of tremen- dous drive, passion and vision”. He continued: “The standard of entries was unbelievably high, but Julia’s commitment to her school’s cause under such immense pressure was what made her stand out from the crowd.
this year’s gold award, and a fine ambassador for PAs up and down the country.”
The silver award went to Elisabeth Collard from Kingsbridge Community College in Devon, while the bronze award was taken by Kim Annison from Alderman Peel High School in Norfolk.
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