Posts Categorised: General news

60 Second Histories is One of the Best Online Resources for Teachers in 2017

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Squaducation, a partner of Cornerstones Education, has had its online teaching resource, 60 Second Histories, included on the list of ‘The 50 best EdTech resources of 2017’ published by Technology & Innovation magazine. Technology & Innovation magazine reports on the products and resources that are making a real difference in schools and classrooms across...

5 tools to help you save time and reduce workload

5 tools to help you with planning, differentiation and assessment.
In his recent blog article ‘Tackling workload together – a new question for staff at the point of inspection', Ofsted National Director for Schools, Sean Harford, has once again outlined concern about teacher workload. The Cornerstones Curriculum helps teachers to save time with these five clever features. Free to all schools purchasing the curriculum,...

Go throw your TV set away – it’s Roald Dahl day!

Amy McCaw and Laura Poole, Cornerstones’ literacy consultants, give their view on some of Roald Dahl’s best loved books. Every year on Roald Dahl’s birthday, children and adults alike celebrate his bold, brilliant and boundary-pushing work. It’s astonishing to think that James and the Giant Peach, Dahl’s first children’s book, was published in 1961...

New! Cornerstones Maths Plans now available

Lighten the load, save time and get ahead for September Our new Cornerstones Maths Plans, completely mapped to the national curriculum programmes of study, consist of long-term and medium-term planning for Years 1–6. Each year group has access to a long-term plan and three termly medium-term plans. Teacher workload is at an all-time high!...

Schools must plan curriculum and be able to show inspectors, says Harford

  Last week Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director of Education, spoke about Ofsted’s plans for inspection. He said Ofsted would increasingly look for evidence of ‘strategic decision-making' in a school’s curriculum design, something that was likely to be part of a new inspection framework in September 2019. In his speech, Harford stated that leaders...

New features for Cornerstones Assessment!

Over the last twelve months, we’ve been busy adding lots of new features to our assessment package. We’ve improved its flexibility and usability too. Read on to discover what’s new. Custom reports Custom reports enable you to view attainment, progress, percentages – the information you need as preset reports. To get you started, we’ve...

Don’t forget to return your Cornerstones Test data!

Thank you Thank you for returning your spring term test data back in March. Each term your test results contribute to our national comparison information. We really appreciate your support. Summer term test results  Once your summer term summative assessments have taken place, the moderation and evaluation of your results is key to preparing...

NAHT general election campaign 2017– valuing a broad range of subjects in the school day.

The NAHT has laid out five key priorities for the main political parties to include in their General Election manifestos. Russell Hobby, NAHT general secretary said ‘Our five priorities reflect the real challenges affecting schools and young people right now. Parties hoping for the support of parents, teachers and school leaders need to have...