Of the 35,000 pupils surveyed by the National Literacy Trust this month, over three-quarters believe that “writing is more fun when you can choose the subject”. Of the 8-16 year olds that took part, girls were shown to be much more willing to write and share their own ideas during lessons, with nearly one in […]... Read more.
Last week the Playforce office was full of reasons to celebrate as we were thrilled to have won the Nursery Supplier/Innovator Award 2013 at Nursery Management Today’s (NMT) annual awards ceremony. We were delighted to receive the news of our success from NMT, a highly renowned magazine with articles providing practical solutions to challenges facing […]... Read more.
Lord Sebastian Coe caused controversy last July when he implied that the majority of female primary school teachers lack the confidence or ability to effectively teach sport to children. While his intention may have been misconstrued in the media, his comments reinforced the contrast between numbers of male and female primary school teachers across the […]... Read more.
Childcare and education minister Elizabeth Truss announced this week that nearly a third of UK children start school without basic language and communication skills. While these are certainly skills that can be taught in a classroom environment they also develop as a result of free, spontaneous outdoor play. However understandable concerns for child safety prevent […]... Read more.
When primary school headteachers were asked by Playforce this summer how government funding will be used to enable children to do more sport, PE and active outdoor play, less than half planned to improve their outdoor space or playground. Investing in specialist training and schemes with local secondary schools ranked highest but while these are […]... Read more.