cheating in class

Is cheating a major issue in education?

We are all aware that some cheating occurs. Naturally, there will always be students who will try to beat the system and get better grades without completing the extra work required.

You may feel that the occasional shortcut is relatively unharmful, but cheating can lead to challenging consequences when it becomes part of a setting’s culture. Indeed, it can affect wider society as well as individual institutions.

We wondered if cheating was a significant problem and investigated the depth of the issue.

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Improving Literacy Levels with a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum

Is it possible to improve literacy levels with a knowledge-rich curriculum? For many years in the U.K., we have focussed on non-cognitive skills and steered away from general knowledge.

A recent American study into using knowledge-rich curriculums to improve literacy levels explores their effectiveness from kindergarten through to 6th grade.

The results strongly suggest that curriculum interventions can indeed reduce literacy gaps and improve outcomes in other subjects.

Let’s examine the idea of improving literacy levels with a knowledge-rich curriculum in more detail.

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Part Time 1:1 Outreach Teachers – Waltham Forest

Part Time Teachers required in London Borough of Waltham Forest

Would you like a teaching role which would fit into your lifestyle?

Are you looking for a less stressful role teaching 1:1 as opposed to a whole class?

If so read on –

Strategy Education SEN division are looking for qualified teachers for September 2023 who hold QTS or QTLS to work in Waltham Forest to work part time 1:1 with students who are not in school for various reasons.

We are looking for both Primary and Secondary teachers to work either full or part time with students who are not in mainstream education.

You are able to make the role your own by “hooking into the students interests” and building a learning programme around this.

These roles are very rewarding and you are able to make a real difference to the students self esteem and academic outcome.

The hours and days are flexible, and most students get approximately 15 hours per week and we keep you close to home as you will be working either am or pm sessions.

These roles are rewarding, and the primary activity is to provide an individualised education both academically and socially in the community in either a school setting, in the home or designated public building such as a library.

The majority of these students have had difficulties in a mainstream setting and may have behaviour, anxiety or special needs and are likely to be working below their chronological age.

 Ideal Candidate

You must hold QTS or QTLS

Be a reflective practitioner.

Some knowledge about a range of interventions and their impact on meeting the needs of SEN students.

Some experience of Autism, SEMH, ADHD or MLD would be advantageous but not essential.

Relevant training in SEN is desirable but not essential

The ability to deliver therapeutic, creative and innovative lessons to engage the most reluctant of learners.


Flexible working hours to fit in with your lifestyle or other commitments.

Very little planning and preparation

Work close to home.

Dedicated SEN consultant

On-going contracts

The full time daily salary is between £140.00 – £150.00  per day

AM or PM sessions are for approximately 3 hours and the daily rate is £72.00 – £82.00 per session

Strategy Education is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you are interested in any of these part time/full time teaching roles based in East London/ Waltham Forest or other SEN roles in the area, please email your most up to date CV to or call me on 0208 620 0209  me for further information.

Early Years School

Why are the Early Years so important for a Child’s development?

The early years in a child’s life have been acknowledged for some time by experts as vitally important to growth, learning and overall development, but it is now recognised that it also impacts mental health.

Indeed, Ofsted published some international research in June 2023 that suggests high-quality early years provision can provide extra benefits to those from low-income backgrounds.

In England, the Early Years Curriculum Framework cover children from birth to the end of their reception year at school.

Here, we will explore why the early years are important for a child’s development.

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School leadership

Thinking about School leadership?

Schools are not just looking to recruit teachers. They also need to find new school leaders.

Stepping up to school leadership is rewarding but requires a complete change in perspective with an increased workload and far more responsibility.

In this guide, we will examine what school leadership means and what you need to consider before making the leap.

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Improve Your Curriculum

How to Improve Your Curriculum

Improving your school’s curriculum takes a great deal of time and research.

Carrying out an overhaul of your curriculums may seem daunting, but schools must review them regularly to ensure they deliver the support required for pupils and teachers. Indeed, successful schools have a rolling schedule to review their curriculums and put time and effort into ensuring the process is carried out correctly.

Plenty of tools are available to make the job easier, so we will look at two that might help, but first, let’s examine why you should improve your curriculum.

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Why Repetition is Vital to Learning

There is plenty of talk in teaching regarding mastery and ensuring pupils develop their understanding of new concepts, but it is essential not to forget the role that rote learning plays in education.

Repetition allows pupils to rehearse knowledge, retrieve facts and practice their understanding. It enables the brain to develop automaticity, which is vital for many aspects of mastery, e.g. times tables.

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