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EES for Schools is an education organisation dedicated to the supply of products and services designed for successful school management and the enhancement of the national curriculum.

Working with 4,500 schools in 21 countries, we have a wealth of experience and years of helpful advice to share. Through a series of blog posts, our education experts reveal tips, advice and, often, relatable rants on topics that matter to you.


Should School Children Take Holidays During Term Time?

- Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cathryn Howes is the lead adviser for commissioned programmes and partnerships for EES for Schools. Cathryn has over 16 years’ experience in education, she is a nationally accredited school improvement consultant; affiliated with the Institute of Education and is trained as an assessor of the Basic Quality Mark. Her expertise is in English, especially the implementation of the 'Talk for Writing programme'.  
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Measuring Pupil Achievement Through Summative Assessment

- Tuesday, October 03, 2017

 Stephen Leatherdale is a Target Tracker helpline and support officer for EES for Schools. Stephen has worked in the education industry for 25 years and has experience in teaching and leadership in primary schools. Stephen addresses how measuring pupil achievement through allocating a numerical standard is a vital process for schools.  
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Lesson Study in Beijing

- Thursday, September 21, 2017

Louise Colledge is an education adviser in the field of teaching and learning, formerly a subject leader and member of a senior leadership team in schools. Louise is nationally accredited as a local consultant for Improvement and a Basic Skills Quality Mark Assessor. Here, Louise tells us about her experience observing Lesson Study practice in to Beijing, China…  
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Dialogue in Beijing

- Thursday, September 21, 2017

Kate Magill is an education adviser for our teaching and learning team. Kate is a NCETM accredited lead professional, an affiliate Numicon Trainer and has specialist mathematical knowledge. During a recent exploratory trip to Beijing, China, Kate observed Lesson Study practice. Here, Kate tells us about her trip and impact of dialogue in the Haidian District, Beijing…  
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Engaging Pupils’ Learning by Using Statement Groups

- Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Stephen Leatherdale is a Target Tracker helpline and support officer for EES for Schools. Stephen has worked in the education industry for 25 years and has experience in teaching and leadership in primary schools. Here, Stephen talks about how Target Tracker can be used to empower pupils in their learning.  
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EES for Schools Supports Award that Recognises Pupil Library Assistants

- Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sally is the School Library Service manager for EES for Schools. She has worked in primary school and public libraries for 17 years and as a children’s book reviewer. She is a chartered librarian, a member of the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians and has been a board member of the School Library Association. Here Sally celebrates the value of the pupil library assistant.  
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The Recurring Cycle of Teaching Trends

- Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Cathryn Howes is the lead adviser for commissioned programmes and partnerships for EES for Schools. Cathryn has over 16 years’ experience in education, she is a nationally accredited school improvement consultant; affiliated with the Institute of Education and is trained as an assessor of the Basic Quality Mark. Her expertise is in English, especially the implementation of the 'Talk for Writing programme'.
 
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Target Tracker Link: Synchronising Assessments and Learning Journeys

- Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Kelly Gleed is a business development manager for EES for Schools. Kelly has worked across education and childcare for nine years as a nursery nurse, class teacher and a foundation stage leader. With a wealth of knowledge behind her, Kelly has numerous insights into the wonderful (but often confusing!) world of teaching. Here, Kelly talks about how Target Tracker can now be used to synchronise assessments and learning journeys…  
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Influence the Inference

- Thursday, December 01, 2016

Stephen Leatherdale is a Target Tracker helpline and support officer for EES for Schools. Stephen has worked in the education industry for 25 years and has experience in teaching and leadership in primary schools, where he was also responsible for staff wellbeing. Stephen shares his experiences of teaching inference, and some tips on how to make the process easier.  
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25 Years of School Support

- Thursday, October 06, 2016

Stephen Nunn is the Interim Head of School Services at EES for Schools. Stephen has 38 years’ experience in providing services to schools, particularly in the field of people management. He chairs various strategic educational groups and is a guest speaker on school leadership training and development sessions.
 
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