A recent evaluation by Queen’s University Belfast has suggested that texts from schools to parents could help improve grades and cut pupil absence. Involving 15,697 pupils from 29 schools across England, the programme looked at the effects of sending parents texts as a means of home/school communication.  Half of the parents were sent roughly one…

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Pupils offered the opportunity to take part in Scouting activities increased their leadership capabilities by 22% over 6 months.  The primary school children who took part in the pilot scheme attended a range of Scouting sessions, including outdoor games, crafts and cooking activities.  These activities were designed to help improve the communication, teamwork and problem solving skills of the…

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