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Issue 6.4

CTL 6.4 Cover

The cover of CTL 6.4.

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CTL 6.4 Contents

What's in this issue?

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CTL 6.4 Editorial

At the end of every year there are a plethora of reports that indicate how our schools are doing. First amongst these is the OFSTED annual report – it is, after all, our national obsession. This was broadly positive with more good and outstanding schools, at least according to the criteria OFSTED lays down.

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CTL 6.4 News

OFSTED: Schools improving, but SEN and outlier pupils are being failed; English pupils stagnant in PISA rankings; and more

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CTL 6.4 Using the natural world to inspire creative writing

‘Look deeper into nature, and then you will understand everything.’ – Albert Einstein

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CTL 6.4 How to build a science garden

We are all aware of the health benefits fresh air and vegetables have on both children and adults alike, but can nature really nurture learning? Dr Nicola Davies discusses the good a school garden can do for both students’ social life, education and well-being.

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CTL 6.4 The listening teacher

A philosopher shares his insight into the responses of both students and teachers alike when basic philosophy is introduced into class to help them better understand one another.

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CTL 6.4 The young researchers

Ryan Hughes argues the case for Learning in Depth - a casual, yet effective, mode of teaching and learning.

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CTL 6.4 Why philosophy and maths walk hand in hand

Relational understanding in maths is about creating the links that make the subject exciting and revelatory. It shares a lot of principles with P4C, argues Rod Cunningham.

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CTL 6.4 Making tutor time meaningful

Handing over tutor time to collaborative projects that built students’ learning and life skills has had a profound impact, writes Katie Warnes.

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CTL 6.4 Rethinking Learning to Learn

A new approach to Learning to Learn has resulted in significant academic gains, particularly among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. James Mannion explains these beneficial changes.

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