Literacy and Numeracy Strategies.

All primary schools in the UK work with these strategies and it is therefore essential that every Primary school teacher has a thorough, current up-to-date knowledge of these.  The aim of the Primary Framework for literacy and mathematics is to support and increase all children’s access to excellent teaching, leading to exciting and successful learning.

Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage covers children from birth to 5 years of age.  The following link will provide guidance for practitioners on meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. It aims to provide useful advice and detailed information on supporting children’s learning and development and welfare

National Curriculum

The national curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age in community and foundation schools, including community special schools and foundation special schools, and voluntary controlled schools.

The statutory subjects that all pupils must study are art and design, citizenship, design and technology, English, geography, history, information and communication technology, mathematics, modern foreign languages, music, physical education and science. The teaching of careers education, sex education and religious education is also statutory.

Behaviour Management

Primary and secondary classrooms have changed radically over the last few years. Effective classroom and behaviour management is one of the major concerns of schools and of supply teachers. As a supply teacher, you may find it difficult to walk into a new classroom, full of pupils you have never met before, and to manage successfully the behaviour, and therefore the learning, of those pupils. From the point of view of the school, staff may be concerned that supply teachers would not be able to maintain sufficient discipline for learning to take place.