A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN

September 29, 2017
by Jean
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Children’s Laureate

The current Children’s Laureate is Lauren Child and she is in this role from 2017 to 2019. This is what the Book trust said about her: “The role of Children’s Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent … Continue reading

September 22, 2017
by Jean
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Changes to assessment in primary schools

Last week the government published plans for changes to the way pupils are assessed at primary schools. You can read the announcement here. “The reforms will: improve the way that writing is assessed, so that teachers have more scope to … Continue reading

September 15, 2017
by Jean
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National Teaching Assistant Day

Today is National Teaching Assistant Day 2017. You can read more about it here The TAs and HLTAs on the FDLT and BALT courses are developing their existing roles in school with their university study. This often mean that their roles … Continue reading

September 4, 2017
by Jean
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Collecting information about your school

When you begin to take part in discussion about your setting and when you begin to write assignments you will need some basic information about your school to provide contextual background. It would be useful if you could collect this … Continue reading