In this issue... 4-12 NEWS

Highlights from the UK education sector 13 VIEWS

With author David Gumbrell, and Patrick Hayes, Director of BESA

14 BESA CORNER Dear Reader,

Welcome to the latest issue of Education Today. This month, we look at two topics which in their own way are fraught with challenges – tackling student obesity; and homework.

In our first feature on tackling student obesity, we hear from Dan Newton at Rounders England, who talks us through his organisation’s approach to helping pupils stay active, engaged and healthy. In our second, we speak to Stephen Newey, from Goalball UK’s National School Programme, who discusses the importance of offering inclusive access to exercise to all pupils, and explains how goalball allows the visually impaired in our schools to enjoy the benefits of exercise and team sport. Meanwhile, in our homework feature, education journalist Sal McKeown travels to a primary school in Exeter to see how the school is helping its pupils develop confidence and ability in maths. Elsewhere in the magazine we hear from author David Gumbrell, who tells us about his book “LIFT!”, a primer for teachers looking to boost their own self- confidence and resilience; Graham Cooper and Kirsty Bertenshaw are on hand as always with insight and advice; our ever- popular View from the classroom series continues with a look behind the gates of the Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School in Coventry; and we have all the usual news and comment to help inform and entertain you.

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Enjoy the issue! Jonathan Swift - Managing Editor

With BESA members Tassomai and Third Space Learning


With Matthew Everett, senior assistant principal at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School 18 COLUMNISTS

Insight and advice from Graham Cooper and Kirsty Bertenshaw

19 SPOTLIGHT ON SEND With Dr Asha Patel and Kate Sarginson 20-25 VIEWS & OPINION

Featuring comment and opinion from the UK education sector

26-28 FEATURE: STUDENT OBESITY With Dan Newton from Rounders England 30-31 FEATURE: STUDENT OBESITY

With Stephen Newey from Goalball UK’s National School Programme 32-34 FEATURE: HOMEWORK

Education journalist Sal McKeown reports from Exeter

36-39 BUILDINGS, MAINTENANCE & REFURBISHMENT Including news from Jacksons Fencing and Gerflor 40-41 COMPUTING & I.T. RESOURCES

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Including news from Gratnells and The Institute of Physics


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