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EES for Schools is an education organisation dedicated to the supply of products and services designed for school effectiveness.

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.


​Setting School Protocols

- Tuesday, January 09, 2018

  
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What's The Point of Reading?

- Tuesday, December 12, 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.   
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Assessing with Certainty

- Tuesday, November 28, 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. Look out for Stephen’s posts in the upcoming months looking at how grading summative assessment judgements can enhance teaching and learning in schools.

Providing evidence for a summative assessment using Levels was deceptively easy. A lesson was taught with a particular statement in mind. The work resulting from that lesson was marked. If that statement had been achieved, then it was highlighted on a spreadsheet and the judgement was used to set a Level. 
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The Perils of Working From Home

- Tuesday, November 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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Interpreting Pupil Progress

- Tuesday, October 31, 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. Look out for Stephen’s posts in the upcoming months looking at how grading summative assessment judgements can enhance teaching and learning in schools.  
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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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