Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

A Week In

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

A Week In

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Teachers have submitted more than 6,000 pupils' practice test results to a national database so they can find out how they compare with others' as they prepare for the new "tougher" Sats. The project is being run by Michael Tidd, deputy head of Edgewood primary in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, and allows teachers to input results and see how many children would pass depending on an arbitrary pass mark (see bit.ly/SatsPractice). Mr Tidd is also asking for estimates on how many Year 6 pupils are able to reach the three main standards in writing (bit.ly/WritingPredictions).

Primary teacher Hanan Al Hroub, from Samiha Khalil School in the West Bank, has been awarded the Global Teacher Prize worth $1 million (£705,989) for her work with children who have been exposed to violence. Ms Al Hroub, who grew up in a Bethlehem refugee camp, promotes the slogan "no to violence". She uses a specialist play-based approach with children that she developed herself to encourage respectful relationships (see bit. …

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