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CONTENTS In this issue...


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1 VIEWS Dear Re de Reader,r,


Welcome to the latest issue of Education Today. This month, given we’re now right in the middle of exam season, we take a close- up look at the UK exam system, and also, with better weather (I hope) just around the corner, we examine the benefits of outdoor


from Darryl Keane at Learning by Questions, In our first feature on exams, we hear learning for pupils and teachers alike.


SeniorManager Assessment Development second, we speak to Eleonore Kromhout, mistakes pupils make in their SATs. In our who tells us about the most common


Baccalaureate Organization, to find out how and Delivery at the International


technology can add value for students and assessment, and to hear how using the organisation is implementing e-


feature, Steve Anderson, head of activities Meanwhile, in our outdoor learning teachers alike.


children experience when they get outside Kingswood, explains the benefits that at educational adventure providers


teacher and debut novelist Andy Donaldson Elsewhere in the magazine we hear from and learn through adventure.


about the spark that led him to create his children’s book “Rain Town”; Graham Cooper and Kirsty Bertenshaw are on hand as always with insight and advice; our ever-


Beech Hall School inMacclesfield; and we continues with a look behind the gates of popular View from the classroom series


have all the usual news and comment to


Remember, we love to hear from you, help inform and entertain you.


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With author Andy Donaldson, and Patrick Hayes, Director of BESA


14 BESA CORNER


With BESA members OUP and SchoolBooking 16-17 VIEWFROMTHE CLASSROOM With James Allen, Headmaster at Beech Hall


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Insight and advice from Graham Cooper and


COLUMNISTS irsty Bertenshaw


19 SPOTLIGHT ON SEND


With Joanne Gladders and Kate Sarginson 20-25 VIEWS & OPINION


Featuring comment and opinion from the UK education sector


26-28 FEATURE FOCUS: EXAMS


With Darryl Keane from Learning by Questions 30-31


FEATURE FOCUS: EXAMS


Assessment Development and Delivery at the IBO With Eleonore Kromhout, SeniorManager


32-33 FEATURE: OUTDOOR LEARNING


educational adventure providers Kingswood With Steve Anderson, head of activities at


34-37


BUILDINGS,MAINTENANCE & REFURBISHMENT


Including news from Gerflor 38-39


40 RESOURCES


With news from Pentel and Gopak 41-45 ROUND UP


Including news from Gratnells 46-47 RECRUITMENT


Selected job opportunities from talentedteacherj


rjobs.co.uk COMPUTING & I.T. RESOURCES


Including products and services from Pupil Asset and Frontier Software


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