Almost a third of children now play outside for 30 minutes or less a day - that is less access to the outdoors than a high-security prisoner receives.
I support the ‘Let Our Kids Be Kids’ campaign. As teachers, we want to foster a love of learning and not a fear of failure. We want all children to become lifelong learners.
A SIGNIFICANT percentage of children will start school in September below age-related expectations.
In the academic year 2014-2015, 73.4% of girls and 58.6% of boys achieved the Government’s benchmark of a Good Level of Development (GLD) at the end of the Foundation Stage. This means a significant number of children are starting Year 1 when they are not ‘school ready.’
We are delighted to be welcoming the inspirational Hywel Roberts back to Newcastle tomorrow, where he will be discussing ideas on Creativity with Control: Holding On Whilst Letting Go. Hywel works both nationally and internationally with mainstream and special schools helping leaders and teachers design the sort of creative classroom experiences that make learning fun, relevant, active and real - for all learners.