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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

The Circle (OCL Blog)

What would you like to achieve this year?

"What do I want to achieve? Where will this year take me?" These are things you might be asking yourself as you start the new year. Here are a few useful tips and ideas that could help you better understand, and hopefully answer, these questions.

Getting ready for results day!

With results day around the corner, we know that exam stress can, sometimes, get the best of us. Here are a few tips on how to manage this anxiety.

Helen Arya on the National Institute of Teaching

The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) is a key part of achieving a world-class education system that delivers for everybody. Here are a few words from Helen Arya, National Director for Learning and Development, introducing the NIoT.

A lady holding a book

Thinking about becoming a teacher? Just passed your training and not sure what to expect from your first years as an Early Careers Teacher (ECT)? We've got you covered. 

Why should we say thank you?

We're reaching the end of Thank You Fortnight but that does not mean we should stop being thankful to one another. Here are a few benefits that come from being grateful. 

Fun family activities for the Easter break

The Easter holidays are almost upon us, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for some warmer, sunnier weather. As we approach this well-deserved break, here are some fun activities for all-ages you could do this half term.