Teaching and learning

  1. Tips for Teachers: 400+ ideas to improve your teaching

    Tips for Teachers: 400+ ideas to improve your teaching

    Teaching is complex. But there are simple ideas we can enact to help our teaching be more effective. This book contains over 400 such ideas.

    The ideas come from two sources. First, from the wonderful guests on my Tips for Teachers podcast - education heavyweights such as Dylan Wiliam, Daisy Christodoulou and Tom Sherrington, as well as talented teachers who are not household names but have so much wisdom to share. Then there's what I have learned from working with amazing teachers and students in hundreds of schools around the world.

    Inside you will find 22 ideas to enhance mini-whiteboard use, 15 ideas to improve the start of your lesson, 14 ideas to help make Silent Teacher effective, seven ways to respond if a student says they don't know, and lots, lots more.

    Each idea can be implemented the very next time you step into a classroom. So, whatever your level of experience, subject or phase, there are plenty of ideas in this book to help take your teaching to the next level.

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    £20.00
  2. The Thinking Teacher: How to transform your mindset and your teaching

    The Thinking Teacher: How to transform your mindset and your teaching

    The Thinking Teacher offers a current and reflective resource for teachers at every level who wish to transform their thinking and their practice in the classroom. Learn More
    £16.00
  3. The Magic in the Space Beyond: Transformational case studies from the frontiers of women's leadership

    The Magic in the Space Beyond: Transformational case studies from the frontiers of women's leadership

    Responding to a challenge posed by state and independent schools, Ian and Hilary Wigston launched a unique mentoring programme to transform women's leadership in education. This programme, explored in the 2021 book The Magic in the Space Between, achieved huge success in the UK and led to similar initiatives in North America, Australasia and Africa.

    This new book, The Magic in the Space Beyond, presents a series of transformational projects produced by aspiring school leaders who were given the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from around the world. Inspired by their world-class mentors, these remarkable women have forged new and innovative pathways for their own development while researching and documenting radical solutions to contemporary issues.

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    £15.00
  4. What Is Wrong With Our Schools? The ideology impoverishing education in America and how we can do better for our students

    What Is Wrong With Our Schools? The ideology impoverishing education in America and how we can do better for our students

    "What is wrong with our schools?" is the question everyone seems to be asking, or more like screaming nowadays. Standard answers point to everything from school funding to unions to bureaucracies and more. In this book, Daniel Buck provides a different answer: flawed ideas – ideas about instruction, curriculum, even human nature itself - are the root cause of American schooling's dysfunction. Learn More
    £16.00
  5. On the Subject of Values ... and the Value of Subjects: New thinking to guide schools through the curriculum

    On the Subject of Values ... and the Value of Subjects: New thinking to guide schools through the curriculum

    Drawing on the views and inspired teaching practice of a range of contributors, this book offers both the theoretical underpinning and practical examples to bring values to life in the classroom. It shows how each subject has a unique and valuable role, and how a values-based culture generates a powerful climate for successful learning in every subject discipline.

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    £15.00
  6. 'If I Were Education Secretary...': Views from the frontline

    'If I Were Education Secretary...': Views from the frontline

    This book collects the views of serving school and college leaders, of policy-makers, and of former education secretaries. It asks them what they would do if they were in charge, and it asks those who were once in charge what they would do differently.

    'If I Were Education Secretary ...' provides a fascinating glimpse into education policy as it is now - but also a template for how it could become more powerfully coherent in the future, moving a good education system to genuinely world class.

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    £15.00
  7. Teach FAST: Focused Adaptable Structured Teaching

    Teach FAST: Focused Adaptable Structured Teaching

    In the real world of the classroom, there is general agreement that students should have an opportunity to create and further their own learning. For such a student-centered experience to exist, students need the foundational knowledge and skills most effectively and efficiently provided by a skilled teacher.

    Teach FAST describes how teachers can plan and deliver the most effective and efficient lessons possible using a single lesson framework. It is based on a synthesis of cognitive science and nearly 20 years of experience training and coaching teachers in classrooms on how best to provide instruction in foundational knowledge and skills that allow students to reach their creative potential.

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    £15.00
  8. Happiness Factories: A success-driven approach to holistic Physical Education

    Happiness Factories: A success-driven approach to holistic Physical Education

    Happiness Factories explores the ideas, concepts and arguments behind an expanded focus in physical education beyond just the physical. It attempts to discuss the value and benefits of identifying other aspects - whether we call these 'holistic strands', 'character traits', 'life skills' or something else - that we can introduce into our curriculum design to identify other areas that our subject potentially touches on and influences.

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    £16.00
  9. School self-review – a sensible approach: How to know and tell the story of your school

    School self-review – a sensible approach: How to know and tell the story of your school

    This book looks at the sensible and meaningful role of self-review in creating sustainable improvement in all areas across secondary schools. It outlines a self-review approach focusing on key principles which ensure this approach is transparent, purposeful, does not negatively impact on workload, that does not use the same approach for all teams and that does actually result in clear ideas for school improvement. It discusses claims of effective self-review including that it challenges thinking, leads to improvement, incorporates a range of stakeholders, skills people up, and helps build professional communities.

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    £15.00
  10. Traditional Math: An effective strategy that teachers feel guilty using

    Traditional Math: An effective strategy that teachers feel guilty using

    "Despite experiencing our teaching in different times, we are both oriented to traditional math teaching. It wasn't because we were both taught that way, as some may believe, but because that method worked for us and we have seen it work for our students. It is efficient, effective, non-confusing and helped our students develop mathematical reasoning, understanding, and confidence. Most importantly it helped them to be successful."

    So begins the book on traditional math, which provides a glimpse of what explicit instruction looks like in the classroom for grades K through 8. Barry Garelick and J.R. Wilson are retired math teachers who describe the methods of traditionally taught math that they used in their teaching. Their descriptions serve two purposes: 1) It provides assurance to teachers who may already practice these methods that they are not alone, and 2) For others, it may provide some new ideas.

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    £18.00
  11. Curriculum Revolutions: A practical guide to enhancing what you teach

    Curriculum Revolutions: A practical guide to enhancing what you teach

    Curriculum Revolutions is a tool to assist schools in creating, building and maintaining a joined-up curriculum that is cohesive and coherent. Martin Robinson's unique curriculum wheel leads you through a continuous cycle of planning, designing, delivering, reflecting upon and reviewing your curriculum.

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    £15.00
  12. How to Learn Computer Science: Stories, skills and superpowers

    How to Learn Computer Science: Stories, skills and superpowers

    How To Learn Computer Science is for all ambitious students of computer science. Reading this book will illuminate the subject, explaining where each topic comes from, looking at its history and exploring links to wider culture. The book tackles some key stumbling blocks in each topic such as common misconceptions.

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    £12.00
  13. Year One: Lighting the path on your first year in teaching

    Year One: Lighting the path on your first year in teaching

    Michael Chiles and David Goodwin team up to present a comprehensive guide for all new teachers as they begin their journey, summarising a range of essential techniques. This book will be a key resource for all practitioners training to teach across subjects and phases.

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    £15.00
  14. Lessons learned from maths lessons: Things we have learned from watching trainee teachers of secondary mathematics

    Lessons learned from maths lessons: Things we have learned from watching trainee teachers of secondary mathematics

    Lessons learned from maths lessons is based on observations in secondary schools, and many sections are relevant to primary school mathematics. The authors are a husband-and-wife team of practising mathematicians, with a wealth of experience in supporting trainee teachers. They have learned something new and/or interesting from every mathematics lesson they have observed.

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    £16.00
  15. How to get a 9 in Shakespeare

    How to get a 9 in Shakespeare

    Are you confident with poetry, an expert in Dickens, at ease with modern drama, but a bit more unsure when it comes to Shakespeare? Then this is the guide for you.

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    £12.00
  16. Students with Autism: How to improve language, literacy and academic success

    Students with Autism: How to improve language, literacy and academic success

    Katharine Beals describes the root causes of the language and learning challenges in autism, their various academic consequences, and a variety of tools and strategies for addressing them. Drawing on what the most current evidence shows about the nature of autism and which therapies are most successful, the book discusses the implications for autism-friendly instruction in academic subjects, noting the ways in which today's classrooms come up short, and suggesting various adjustments that teachers can make.

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    £15.00
  17. Essays for Excellence: A collection of GCSE essays to support students and teachers in achieving success

    Essays for Excellence: A collection of GCSE essays to support students and teachers in achieving success

    Have you ever marked a set of student essays and been left with little time to develop a resource which pushes your students further? This collection will offer you a time-saving resource to alleviate that workload, alongside developing your subject knowledge and raising the academic aspirations of your students.

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    £16.00
  18. The researchED Guide to English as an Additional Language: An evidence-informed guide for teachers

    The researchED Guide to English as an Additional Language: An evidence-informed guide for teachers

    In this latest addition to the researchED series, editor Hamish Chalmers provides a primer on the key questions teachers and researchers have about the education of children learning English as an Additional Language (EAL).

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    £12.00
  19. The Power of Professional Learning Networks: Traversing the present; transforming the future

    The Power of Professional Learning Networks: Traversing the present; transforming the future

    This book provides a stimulating insight into the current state of the art of professional learning networks and the transformative difference they are poised to make to our educational future. Drawing on a wealth of expertise, each chapter is written by leading thinkers and doers in the field, and covers a range of topics and emerging areas.

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    £15.00
  20. Primary Huh 2: Primary curriculum leadership conversations

    Primary Huh 2: Primary curriculum leadership conversations

    In this companion book to Primary Huh, Mary and John give a platform to practitioners who lead on the broader issues of primary curriculum design, including, amongst other things: shaping the curriculum for mixed-age classes; designing and implementing a cross-MAT curriculum; building the “cradle to career” curriculum.

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    £12.00
  21. Retrieval Practice: Primary

    Retrieval Practice: Primary

    After extensive reading, engaging with research and working with schools, Kate Jones has written a guide that explores how retrieval practice can work in a primary school context. The book begins with research then focuses on classroom application, covering curriculum design, task and question design with retrieval practice

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    £10.00
  22. Pupil Book Study: Reading

    Pupil Book Study: Reading

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: PUBLISHED JUNE 27, 2022

    'Pupil Book Study: Reading' provides evidence-led structures to shine a light on the true impact of a school’s reading provision. Building on the global success of the original Pupil Book Study frameworks, this guide translates these principles into practice to support leaders and teachers to evaluate their reading curriculum.

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    £16.00
  23. So What Now? Time for learning in your school to face the future

    So What Now? Time for learning in your school to face the future

    This meticulously researched and carefully argued book will serve as a stimulus and resource for educationalists to support their personal and team understanding of the nature of learning, their grasp of the future they are preparing young people for, and their understanding of what leadership is needed for their school to truly face the future.

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    £15.00
  24. Ready to Teach: A Christmas Carol

    Ready to Teach: A Christmas Carol

    Ready to Teach: A Christmas Carol brings together the deep subject knowledge, resources and classroom strategies needed to teach Dickens’s most famous Christmas story, as well as the pedagogical theory behind why these ideas work, helping teachers to deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum with impact. Learn More
    £18.00
  25. Dunlosky's Strengthening the Student Toolbox in Action

    Dunlosky's Strengthening the Student Toolbox in Action

    Building on the hugely influential paper by John Dunlosky, Amarbeer Singh Gill looks at ways teachers can use recommendations from 'Strengthening the Student Toolbox' to consolidate knowledge and enhance the learning that takes place in their classrooms. Learn More
    £10.00
  26. The Behaviour Manual – An Educator's Guidebook

    The Behaviour Manual – An Educator's Guidebook

    The Behaviour Manual – An Educator's Guidebook offers over 100 strategies, approaches and teaching methods that will help any school, leader, middle leader, teacher, ECT or ITT to pro-actively lead on behaviour. It has been designed to help the entire profession and anyone at any level and all ranges of experience.

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    £15.00
  27. Annie Murphy Paul's The Extended Mind in Action

    Annie Murphy Paul's The Extended Mind in Action

    In the latest book in John Catt's In Action series, Emma Turner, David Goodwin and Oliver Caviglioli use Annie Murphy Paul's The Extended Mind to demonstrate how teachers can help their students augment their thinking with their bodies (embodied cognition), external tools (situated cognition) and the people around them (distributed cognition).

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    £10.00
  28. Futureproof: A comprehensive framework for teaching digital citizenship in schools

    Futureproof: A comprehensive framework for teaching digital citizenship in schools

    Futureproof shows school leaders and teachers how they can educate for digital citizenship through the adoption of a new, comprehensive and coherent framework. The book addresses a gap as there are currently no well-known frameworks that provide a comprehensive approach to teaching digital citizenship education in UK school

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    £15.00
  29. Primary Huh: Curriculum conversations with subject leaders in primary schools

    Primary Huh: Curriculum conversations with subject leaders in primary schools

    Following the success of the secondary-focused ‘Huh: Curriculum conversations between subject and senior leaders’, Mary Myatt and John Tomsett have teamed up with primary specialists to have conversations with primary teachers and key stage co-ordinators who are doing great curriculum development work.

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    £15.00
  30. Tools for Teachers: How to teach, lead, and learn like the world’s best educators

    Tools for Teachers: How to teach, lead, and learn like the world’s best educators

    Over the past five years, Ollie Lovell has spoken to 60 of the world’s most prominent teachers, leaders, and education researchers. This book summarises the most useful techniques, tactics and mental models from these conversations, and presents them in a clear, practical, and actionable form for you to start improving your teaching and learning.

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    £15.00
  31. Teaching WalkThrus 3: Five-step guides to instructional coaching

    Teaching WalkThrus 3: Five-step guides to instructional coaching

    Following the break-out success of Teaching WalkThrus Volume 1 (2020) and Volume 2 (2021), Tom Sherrington and Oliver Caviglioli present the third instalment of their five-step instructional coaching techniques.

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    £12.00
  32. Simplicitus: The Interconnected Primary Curriculum & Effective Subject Leadership

    Simplicitus: The Interconnected Primary Curriculum & Effective Subject Leadership

    Emma Turner outlines the unique considerations needed for designing and implementing a rich, high-quality primary curriculum which serves our youngest learners – a blend of academic thinking, educational research, the wisdom of decades of primary experience and a true love of the unique nature of primary.

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    £15.00
  33. Support Not Surveillance: How to solve the teacher retention crisis

    Support Not Surveillance: How to solve the teacher retention crisis

    Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, draws on her years of expertise and access to decision-makers to expose the gap between ministerial rhetoric and the daily reality encountered by teachers, and outlines a set of proposals to move beyond the seemingly perennial crisis in teacher recruitment and retention.

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    £15.00
  34. How to be a Transformative Principal

    How to be a Transformative Principal

    With insight from some of the greatest minds in education and some of the best principals that nobody has ever heard of, Jethro Jones distils the secrets to success into small action steps you can take to make your school amazing. Jones relates stories of great success, horrific failures, and everything in between.

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    £15.00
  35. How to Teach Economics

    How to Teach Economics

    This book is packed with practical examples of how research can be implemented in Economics lessons looking at explanations, misconceptions, assessment, curriculum and much more. While the book summarises what the research tells us about pupil learning, this is fundamentally a ‘doing’ book.

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    £15.00
  36. Follow the Science to School: Evidence-based Practices for Elementary Education

    Follow the Science to School: Evidence-based Practices for Elementary Education

    In this book, the editors share high-quality syntheses of evidence and insights from leading educators, academics, and other experts. And they communicate those findings in user-friendly language, with an understanding of the real-world complexities of schools and classrooms.

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    £15.00
  37. The Complete Guide to Pastoral Leadership

    The Complete Guide to Pastoral Leadership

    This isn’t your average book about pastoral care – it is a no-nonsense exploration of the knowledge base that excellent pastoral practitioners, be they aspiring, new or experienced, need to excel in their roles. It combines theory, evidence, and research with best practice and on the job experience.

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    £15.00
  38. The Early Career Framework: Origins, outcomes and opportunities

    The Early Career Framework: Origins, outcomes and opportunities

    Tanya Ovenden-Hope (Editor) brings together insights from those most closely connected to the ECF; the training providers, school leaders and academics involved in understanding the efficacy of professional development and learning in schools.

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    £15.00
  39. The Excludables: From mainstream classroom to prison education – understanding the children we exclude and why

    The Excludables: From mainstream classroom to prison education – understanding the children we exclude and why

    This book steps away from the worn-out discourse that surrounds behaviour in schools, and away from the notion that educators are the only relevant experts.  Get ready to explore genetics, bias, epistemic trust, and the human stress-response system; all examined through the lens of the realities of behavioural challenge faced by educators.

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    £15.00
  40. Berger's An Ethic of Excellence in Action

    Berger's An Ethic of Excellence in Action

    Headteacher Sonia Thompson examines the principles and themes of Ron Berger's An Ethic of Excellence. Each chapter exemplifies the active ingredients for each of the key principles of the book and underpins them with evidence-informed practice and practical examples, from across the curriculum. The book is the latest in the In Action series.

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    £10.00
  41. Tried and tested: The ultimate guide to teaching primary languages

    Tried and tested: The ultimate guide to teaching primary languages

    This book provides you with practical, easy-to-implement classroom ideas and strategies for teaching and leading MFL in a primary school and will support you to prepare for MFL Ofsted ‘deep dives’. Includes practical ideas provided, from curriculum design, long, medium and short term planning with real examples in French and Spanish. Learn More
    £15.00
  42. The Revision Revolution: How to build a culture of effective study in your school

    The Revision Revolution: How to build a culture of effective study in your school

    Have you ever wondered why your students don’t revise? Or why they revise ineffectively? Often, they simply don’t know how. This is where The Revision Revolution comes in. This book guides you step by step through how to start and sustain a revision revolution in your school, building a culture of effective study.

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    £15.00
  43. Successful Science Teaching: Improving achievement and learning engagement by using classroom assessment

    Successful Science Teaching: Improving achievement and learning engagement by using classroom assessment

    This book is full of simple, practical, formative assessment techniques and strategies, based on real classroom practices, repeated across the range of ages and abilities at secondary levels, in a variety of schools, that have been repeatedly shown to significantly improve examination results, and student involvement in lessons.

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    £15.00
  44. The Lone SENDCO: Questions and answers for the busy SENDCO

    The Lone SENDCO: Questions and answers for the busy SENDCO

    The SENDCO role can feel quite isolating. SENDCOs know more than anyone in their setting about SEND, so who do they go to when they need support? Especially when new to the role, who do you turn to when tackling a problem or looking for inspiration? The Lone SENDCO answers over 300 questions that SENDCOs grapple with, whether experienced or new.

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  45. Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing

    Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing

    Stephen Tierney seeks to help leaders explore their own capabilities and potential. Leadership can be learnt. The three Ways – Being, Knowing and Doing – represent a mirror to help leaders reflect upon and improve their practice. In turn, current leaders are called upon to accept the responsibility to grow the leaders of the future.

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    £15.00
  46. The Teaching Life: Professional Learning and Career Progression

    The Teaching Life: Professional Learning and Career Progression

    Education doesn’t stand still, so being a good teacher means being in a constant state of evolution. How do we achieve this? Covering the latest developments in professional learning, Kate Jones and Robin Macpherson explore the massive changes that the global pandemic has brought, seeing it as a paradigm shift with manifest opportunities.

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    £15.00
  47. The Writing Game: 50 Evidence-Informed Writing Activities for GCSE and A Level

    The Writing Game: 50 Evidence-Informed Writing Activities for GCSE and A Level

    The Writing Game provides a practical toolkit for teachers looking to help their pupils to write their way into the top grades, offering a menu of engaging lesson activities that can be modified to suit any subject context. Includes activities covering modelling, practice, and feedback.

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    £15.00
  48. The Caring Teacher: How to make a positive difference in the classroom

    The Caring Teacher: How to make a positive difference in the classroom

    Whether you’re new to the profession or an experienced practitioner, teaching can be the most rewarding career imaginable but it has never been more demanding. This book is filled with practical advice relating to pastoral care and classroom management, with a firm focus on building effective relationships.

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    £15.00
  49. The researchED Guide to Special Educational Needs

    The researchED Guide to Special Educational Needs

    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings. In this edition, Karen Wespieser examines the latest research surrounding pupils with special educational needs, editing contributions from writers including Richard Selfridge; Katherine Walsh; Oliver Caviglioli; Matthew Parker and Rob Webster; Kenny Wheeler; Nicole Dempsey; Cassie Young; Sabrina Hobbs; Barney Angliss; and Cath Murray.

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    £12.00
  50. The Digital Ecosystem: How to create a sustainable digital strategy for your school

    The Digital Ecosystem: How to create a sustainable digital strategy for your school

    The Digital Ecosystem will take you on a journey to develop your own sustainable digital strategy – one that is right for your school and yours alone, acknowledging that every school is different, just like every child.

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    £15.00