Why do leaves fall in autumn?

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Autumn is rolling around, leaves are falling and results of hard work are beginning to show at Eaton Primary School. Staff are using the Microsoft Shared Calendar to plan upcoming events and meetings, with some transferring their documents to solely using Office 365 (no more memory sticks!). In a digital transformation case study such as… Read More »

Inspiring Education at Eaton

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After a successful week working with Luke Whitehouse of Inspire Education (@InspirePrimary) it has been agreed that Eaton Primary School will embed his excellent resource within their curriculum, with Gluu’s help. Over the coming weeks, I will be working with Luke to develop his resource from a teaching and learning perspective. We will work together… Read More »

Preparing for the launch of SharePoint

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At Gluu, we offer solutions to promote pupil engagement and progress as well as aiming to reduce teacher workload. This week, I am focussing on ensuring that Eaton Primary School’s new SharePoint portal is ready for use in the coming weeks. Children in Upper Key Stage 2 have been logging onto their HP devices and… Read More »

Reflecting on the week gone by

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Week one at Eaton Primary School has come and gone, brand new experiences are becoming routine and we at Gluu are looking back at what has already been achieved in such a short time. Every day, we strive to offer support for staff in any way we can. Last week our priority was to ensure that general classroom… Read More »

And so it begins…

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Did you have a lovely summer?” echoes around Eaton Primary School as 170+ children reconvene at the freshly painted school where they will spend 6 hours a day, 5 days a week for the next 40 weeks. Children smiling, teachers ready, let’s begin. In this blog, I will be sharing this school’s progression from an… Read More »

Foreseeing the future for the 4 C’s

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The 4 C’s are increasingly popular learning strategies being deployed in connected classrooms to help support pupils in being ready for their future work environment, and to enable them to embrace a need for change and flexibility in a world increasingly dominated by AI. Creativity, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Communication have been four key pillars… Read More »

Welsh Government announces £50m of investment in EdTech

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Late this afternoon (31/07/19) the Welsh Government announced another £50m of investment in EdTech to support their schools. Their ongoing aim is to embed digital into the fabric of schools and encourage local authorities to work collaboratively to deliver their digital vision. A structured approach to sharing best practice seems to be the core intent,… Read More »

Transferability is key

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I’ve read with interest the publication of the EdTech Top 50 schools. It’s a fantastic initiative in highlighting the current best practice in our schools, and not least because our very own Eaton Project featured in the report. EdTech is definitely proving it can deliver positive and sustainable impact. The report does though still leave… Read More »

Innovation through collaboration

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In it’s publication “Realising the potential of technology in education: A strategy for education providers and the technology industry” the DfE set out a long term vision for EdTech in English schools and colleges. It’s a thought through, welcome and long overdue report and details the steps to be taken to ensure that the sector… Read More »

Digital technology can improve learning

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The publication of the latest guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation is very welcome. At a time when EdTech is so in vogue and much heralded, advice and support which shines a light to help guide senior leaders and key stakeholders to make educated and informed decisions is a pre-requisite to success. Learning from… Read More »