The Last Week in a Primary School

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A strange time normally, only intensified by the Covid19 pandemic, the last week of a primary school year is a mix of celebration, sadness and excitement for teachers and children alike. Although it feels like children have just come back to school, many will be saying goodbye to their teachers for another six weeks at… Read More »

Teams Analysis

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about initial findings in our Microsoft Teams analysis of Eaton and Tarvin Primary Schools. In order to improve our Microsoft integration strategy, it is crucial to regularly evaluate and adapt, especially in the current climate. From data gathered, we have split our findings into separate areas where Microsoft Teams… Read More »

Blended Learning

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With schools beginning to re-open for most pupils post-lockdown, educators are having to get creative to meet social distancing safety measures and class sizes. The maximum of each class, at present, should be fifteen – meaning some classes are split in half to accommodate. At some of the smaller primary schools around the country, this… Read More »

The National Online School

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An industry alliance has been formed to launch The National Online School. A fully supported, proven curriculum programme designed to deliver a complete, blended pupil experience across school and home settings for key stages 1 – 3. Today, key partners are announcing that they have formed a shared-goal partnership to deliver The National Online School.… Read More »

Pearson Education

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Teaching post-lockdown has to be one of the most challenging parts of my career so far; children are out of routine, demotivated and stressed (just like every Year 6 teacher, including me). Whilst frantically planning activities that would plug the gap in my classes’ learning, I was given the opportunity to work on a ‘Future Project’ with… Read More »

Effective ‘Teams-work’

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Miraculously and somewhat unbelievably, we have reached the end of another half term with Gluu. The #EatonProject is continuing to progress and I am using this week’s blog to reflect upon some of the outstanding ways teachers at Eaton and Tarvin Primary have made use of the Gluu model within the Teams platform.   Weekly… Read More »

Improving Live Lessons

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It has been a busy week for Gluu! On top of the fresh announcements from Westminster about lockdown measures keeping everyone on their toes, we are continuing to develop our Microsoft Integration strategy for Primary Schools.   This week, our focus has been how Microsoft Teams is changing to suit the needs of Primary School… Read More »

And It’s Live!

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It has been a few weeks since lockdown and the #EatonProject is progressing nicely. Whilst we continue in these difficult times it is important to maintain as much normality as possible for our pupils. With this is in mind, teachers at Eaton and Tarvin have started ‘Live Lessons’ using Microsoft Teams!   By creating a… Read More »


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Home learning ‘Week 2’ is in full flow and children are accessing a range of work using Microsoft Teams. Gluu is using Microsoft Teams as a platform to provide home learning opportunities for children in Eaton and Tarvin Primary Schools, including our popular solutions.   Each week poses different challenges for Gluu. Last week, our… Read More »

Teams Are A Go

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Following Boris Johnson’s announcement that schools were closing to all children apart from those parents who are key workers, Gluu knew it was against the clock to ensure our Home Learning was ready to go.   Starting on Monday 23rd March 2020, children at Eaton and Tarvin Primary Schools were able to access English, Maths and… Read More »