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CONTENT S In this issue... 4-8 FEATURE: SCHOOL SUPPLIERS


A selection of school suppliers to help make your school life easier


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focus on keeping the long summer


Reader,r,


Welcome to the latest issue of Education Today, the last before schools break up for


young minds engaged with holiday. This month we


summer learning gap, and also take a look at learning during the holidays and avoiding the


In our first feature on bridging the summer timber construction in a school context.


learning gap, we hear from the organisers of


part in the first year. Since then, the Summer instant success, with 440,000 children taking Summer Reading Challenge in 1999 was an the Summer Reading Challenge. The first


programmes: children have taken part in the UK’s biggest children’s reading for pleasure Reading Challenge has become one of the


garden or the local park more appealing by RebeccaWyatt, who suggests making the second, we speak to Forest School leader Challenge over 13 million times. In our


trying out some simple Forest School


Stable Company, discusses the reasons why construction, Gareth Barber,MD of The Meanwhile, in our feature on timber activities this summer.


timber construction is passing with flying


Elsewhere in the magazine we hear from colours in education.


authorMike Sharples, who explains how pedagogy can be applied in the classroom to improve outcomes for both teachers and learners; and in our ever-popular View from the classroom series we speak to Steven


school is doing to help children navigate their Avenue Primary, who explains just what the Pavey, Assistant Headteacher at Filton


way to success and support them in making


Remember, we love to hear from you, you their dreams become a reality.


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VIEWS


With authorMike Sharples, and Patrick Hayes, Director of BESA


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We hear from SENCo Julia Clouter on sensory boxes, and find out about Derventio’s SchooliP


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With Steven Pavey, Assistant Headteacher at Fi


Insight and advice from Graham Cooper and K


COLUMNISTS irsty Bertenshaw


19 SPOTLIGHT ON SEND With Joanne Gladders and Kate Sarginson


VIEWFROMTHE CLASSROOM lton Avenue Primary School


20-25 VIEWS & OPINION


Featuring comment and opinion from the UK education sector


FEATURE FOCUS: BRIDGING THE SUMMER LEARNING GAP


26-28


FEATURE FOCUS: BRIDGING THE SUMMER LEARNING GAP 36-37


With Forest School leader RebeccaWyatt


BUILDINGS,MAINTENANCE & REFURBISHMENT


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We hear about the Summer Reading Challenge 30-31


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