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The School Staffroom Biscuit League

In staff rooms from Plymouth to Orkney, breaktime equals biscuit time. But which do teachers love most? In a survey of over 500 UK teachers, biscuits were ranked on dunkability, crunch, flavour and texture. The results are in, and our...

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What does OFSTED's new 'personal development' measure mean for schools?

The first batch of reports published under OFSTED’s revamped inspection framework ca...

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Accelerating progress at The Ravensbourne School

Case study from Marc Naylor, Deputy Headteacher, The Ravensbourne School This year, we...

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Personalised, individual development at The King’s Church of England School

Case study from Will Wilson, Deputy Headteacher, The King’s Church of England Sc...

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Promoting resilience at The Urswick School

Case study from Naomi Dews, Assistant Head Teacher, The Urswick School This year, MyTu...

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Securing pass grades at New Rickstones Academy

Case study from Simon Gibbs, Deputy Headteacher, New Rickstones Academy New Rickstones...

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Intervention strategy: 4 tips for boosting parental engagement

In a survey of 3,000 teachers across the UK, we found that 55% agreed that ‘low pare...

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Raising aspirations for disadvantaged students: 6 inspiring examples from around the UK

We recently surveyed just over 3,000 teachers across the UK to understand the biggest ...

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Exam results 2019 - the numbers, the tweets and the proud teachers

The results are in. After Scotland kicked things off with their Higher results in mid-...

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The Early Bird Gets the Worm - Boosting your Pupils’ Confidence from the Get-Go

Here at MyTutor we work with schools up and down the country, supporting teachers by g...

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The challenges facing UK schools, and how online tuition can help

As a teacher, you live the challenges facing our schools every day. The pressure packe...

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4 Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss in your Students

The last school bell has rung, and your students have piled out of class for the long ...

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Can EdTech really save teachers time?

Exams are finally over, and just before you let loose for the Summer, you might be thi...

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Why Summer Learning Loss doesn’t have to be inevitable

As we approach the end of a hectic exam season, everyone has one eye on the finish lin...

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Boosting confidence at scale at Clacton Coastal Academy

Case study from Richard Kerr, Study Hub Coordinator, Clacton Coastal Academy (AET) MyT...

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The impact of a “different voice” for students at Selston High School

Case study from Steve Taylor, Assistant Head at Selston High School MyTutor has been p...

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Reinforcing learning at home for students at Sharnbrook Academy

Case Study from Peter Rattu, Academy Principal at Sharnbrook Academy Sharnbrook Academ...

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How to plan for a restful (and enjoyable) summer holiday

Is there such a thing as a restful summer holiday? Thanks to Jo Loucas, AimHigher Coor...

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“Distraction-free” one-to-one learning at St Benedict’s High

Case Study from Tessa Bishop, Assistant Headteacher, St Benedict’s Catholic High Sch...

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How to prevent "summer learning loss" - webinar recording

We recently ran a webinar in partnership with Opogo and Jo Lane on “How to preve...

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Top 10 revision tips for teachers and pupils

Thanks to Charlie Anderson, Deputy Headteacher at The John Henry Newman School I have...

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Pupil premium: how it works and the best ways to spend it

Pupil premium is a fund introduced by the Department for Education in 2011 with the ai...

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Top 10 GCSE maths topics that students struggle with

At MyTutor we work with 300+ schools to reinforce classroom learning through one-to-on...

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5 tips on working smarter (not harder)

Is there such a thing as “work-life balance” in teaching? As teachers, we ...

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Raise confidence, raise results: confidence-boosting strategies for schools

About our student confidence research Student confidence is an issue that we often hea...

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MyTutor announced as finalist for ERA awards 2019

ERA awards 2019 shortlist The Education Resources Awards (ERA awards) are now in their...

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New Ofsted framework: how will it support disadvantaged pupils?

Thanks to Oftsed for the following article As any researcher knows, looking at somethi...

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Revision tips: how to reinforce learning in the run up to exams

Thanks to Marc Naylor, Deputy Head at The Ravensbourne School in Bromley How do you kn...

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Top tips for middle leaders to reduce teacher workload

Thanks to James Hearn, Director of Learning at Hartshill School Top tips for middle le...

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Supporting students' wellbeing at secondary school

Thanks to Ruth Davies, Director of Learning Support at The John Henry Newman School Te...

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5 creative ways to spend pupil premium funding

Thanks to Emily Kirton, Teacher and Learning Mentor at The Hemel Hempsted School  Wha...

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6 top tips for running an effective school intervention programme

Running an effective school intervention programme: what’s the secret? So, what...

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5 best ways to support your pupil premium pupils

Thanks to Charlie Anderson, Deputy Headteacher at The John Henry Newman School Since t...

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MyTutor wins Best Tutoring Company 2018

Best Tutoring Company 2018 We always look forward to the annual Education Investor Awa...

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3 things that got us thinking at the SSAT National Conference 2018

SSAT National Conference 2018 This December, the MyTutor team joined hundreds of schoo...

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MyTutor announced as Finalists at the Bett Awards 2019

We’re proud to announce that MyTutor are finalists at the Bett Awards 2019 for our c...

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MyTutor Impact Report, 2018

MyTutor Impact Report 2018 We’re excited to share the latest MyTutor Impact Repo...

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How reformed GCSEs are affecting Progress 8

Progress 8 gap for pupil premium students The Progress 8 gap for pupil premium student...

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How peer mentoring could benefit your students

The support of parents and teachers is undoubtedly vital for the success of students. ...

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How can teachers cultivate a 'growth mindset' in their students?

Cultivating a growth mindset Many teachers will have come across the idea that student...

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Adolescent psychology for teachers

Most teachers could talk at length about the specific challenges presented by teenager...

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UCAS clearing and adjustment: a guide for teachers

About UCAS Clearing A Level results day always leads to high emotions: many students w...

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University entrance exams: LNAT 101

The LNAT can be a daunting prospect for students who want to apply for Law at universi...

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University entrance exams: UKCAT 101

If you have a student who is looking to apply for a Medicine or Dentistry degree, they...

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Supporting students with mental health issues

Supporting mental health Supporting students with mental health issues is one of the b...

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BMAT 101: University entrance exams

BMAT If your student is applying for a course in Medicine, Biomedical Science, or Dent...

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Parental engagement: how teachers engage parents

  Parental engagement Parental engagement is the single factor which can make the...

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A new wave of research schools

Justine Greening has recently announced a scheme to fund a new series of research scho...

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Engaging your female students with STEM subjects

Although young women tend to perform as well or better than their male peers in STEM (...

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MLAT: University entrance exams

MLAT Students will need to take the Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT) if they a...

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University entrance exams: TSA 101

Students will be asked to take the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) if they apply for:...

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