Easter is fast approaching and primary teachers are looking for quick and easy ideas to engage students with DIY crafting. With that in mind, we created the infographic below, where teachers and pupils can find some of the greatest and simplest craft ideas for the classroom.
Many teachers are using our Resources app to store all the great ideas, documents and images they create or find online. This helps them to enhance the learning experience of pupils every Easter.
Webanywhere’s latest free guide has been put together to help you create a better website for your school.
This is a question we hear many teachers ask – and our team regularly speak to schools wanting help with choosing the right content for their website.
Webanywhere has already created a checklist for schools (which you can find here) but now we can offer you even more help with keeping Ofsted happy – with a number of free events around the country.
Tracey Gentle, a CEOP Ambassador and former teacher, will speak at many of these events, using her knowledge of school websites – and what both you as a school and Ofsted as the inspectorate need to get out of having a website. She will even cover the latest additions to the Ofsted/DfE criteria – as of course the guidelines and requirements are updated all the time.
The full list of free sessions covering Ofsted requirements for school websites is below. If you would like further information, or would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 21st November 9.30am-12.30pm
Wolborough Primary School, Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 2JU
Friday 22nd November 9.30am-12.30pm
Christ Church CE Primary School, Leigh, Wigan WN7 4HB
Thursday 28th November, 3.15-5.515pm
Westborough School, Westcliff-On-Sea SS0 5BS
Friday 29th November, 9am-12pm
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7DG
As you may know, the Department for Education introduced new requirements for school websites in September. We have produced a free guide to the changes, which can be downloaded here.
- Schools are no longer obliged to publish a physical prospectus
- There is a list of specific information which schools are required to make available on their website
- If a school has no website, this information must be published elsewhere on the web, and parents must be made aware of its location
Ofsted are also placing more emphasis on the quality of school websites. The Ofsted School inspection handbook from September 2012 states that planning for the inspection should be informed by analysis of: “information available on the school’s website, which may include a prospectus and other information for parents”. The handbook also states “Schools should encourage parents to complete Parent View by placing a link on their website to the Parent View website” (Parent View being the principal source of information that inspectors will use to judge parental opinions).
As you can see, a fully populated, regularly updated website is now essential to a school. With a School Jotter website, you can be sure this is taken care of. Our expertise in creating outstanding school websites is proven, with thousands of customers in the UK alone.
We create websites tailored to meet DfE and Ofsted standards, as well as to reflect the ethos of a school. The intuitive School Jotter website management system means that any member of staff with minimal technical knowledge can easily keep the website updated with all the latest information, with the Webanywhere support team always there to provide a helping hand if necessary.
Take the stress out of managing your school website: speak to the experts.