National Association for Primary Education

More Than A Score – NAPE 034

Mark Taylor talks to NAPE Information Officer Peter Cansell about their support for More Than A Score, a growing coalition of parents, teachers, heads and education experts, working together to call for change in the government’s over-testing regime.

Children are More Than A Score

Primary school is a time for self-discovery, building confidence and nourishing potential. But primary school children in England are being let down by a system that cares more about measurement than their education.

Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development. It puts an unnecessary burden on children, parents and teachers alike.

Heads, parents and governors can unite and demonstrate their opposition to a system saturated with high-pressure testing by signing and displaying our Pledge.

www.morethanascore.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

 

 

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Humanities 20:20 discussion – NAPE 033

Mark Taylor joins Dr. Tony Eaude and Professor Simon Catling in a conversation about their new project – Humanities 20:20

 

 

 

 

Join us in our campaign to restore the humanities – History, Geography, RE and Citizenship to their rightful place in the primary curriculum.

We believe the humanities play a key part in a broad and balanced school curriculum. They have a crucial role in helping children to:

  • explore the purpose & meaning of their lives,
  • build their sense of identity & self-worth and
  • develop the values that will help them to become active, inclusive and thoughtful citizens.

To find out more information about Humanities 20:20 and to sign their manifesto please visit

http://www.humanities2020.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To join the the conversation please leave a message in the comments below.

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click below to listen to Tony Eaude’s previous episode based on his NAPE Christian Schiller Lecture.

What is education? – NAPE 001

To read the article written by Tony Eaude for Primary First (NAPE journal) please click here.

Issue 22 page 24

 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

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Kellogg’s support for breakfast clubs – NAPE 032

National Association for Primary Education has been working with Kellogg’s to help adjudicate their Breakfast Club Awards which are presented to the winners at the Houses of Parliament.

This award is in addition to the Kellogg’s ‘Support for Breakfast Clubs’ grant that schools can apply for to help fund their own breakfast club. Each school can apply for a cash sum of up to £1000.

You can find more details about Kellogg’s ‘Support for Breakfast Clubs’ this by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

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Zulu Nation Day at Buckland CE Primary – NAPE 031

We had the privilege of visiting Buckland Church of England Primary School to hear all about their Zulu Nation Day. You can listen to Headteacher Louise Warren and 6 pupils explain all about this wonderful experience entitled:

 

The Mighty Zulu Nation

Curriculum enrichment

Celebrating diversity at Buckland CE Primary School March 2019

 

The school was awarded a Creative Learning Bursary from NAPE Oxfordshire who support members in exciting, inspiring and creative projects that extend children’s learning beyond the national curriculum and involve children in its planning.

 

To see full details and pictures of the event please the school website at:

 

http://www.bucklandprimaryschool.org.uk

 

To find out more information about National Association for Primary Education please visit:

www.nape.org.uk

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Music resource discount for NAPE members – NAPE 030

National Association for Primary Education are the sponsor of the Education on Fire Podcast Network and Primary Music on Fire Membership site.

 

To support you in providing music in your school you will receive a 50% discount as a NAPE member.

Full details and how to join Primary Music on Fire can be found at

Primary Music on Fire

If you are not a NAPE member you can find out more about them at www.nape.org.uk

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