• Pheasey Training Team

Newsletter - Summer 2021

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Welcome to Pheasey E News.

We will bring you up to date tech related information through our blog link on our training website and will also share with you the latest offerings from Pheasey Training.


Partner in Focus

For our first edition, we warmly welcome Katye White, who is the Head of UK Services at Education City. Find out how Education City can be used to support the curriculum in your classroom and beyond and also how you can discover more about this fantastic resource.

How Can Teachers Support Students With Anxiety?

This year has been a highly challenging time for some.  Read our top tips on how you can support your students that may be struggling with new changes in and out of the classroom.


You can also watch our short webinar on how you can use EducationCity to support wellbeing here.

Upcoming Webinars

Haylie Taylor, our Education Consultant and teacher with 10 years of classroom experience, will be hosting free live webinars in June. These will include two webinars focusing on encouraging parental engagement over the summer, as well as a full length, CPD-accredited webinar. You can sign up to them here:

  • Parental Engagement with EducationCity for Schools

Thursday, 10th June 2021 – 4pm Register here

  • Summer Engagement with EducationCity for Parents

Tuesday, 15th June 2021 – 4pm

Register here

  • Assess, Plan, Learn and Review with EducationCity CPD Webinar Thursday, 17th June 2021 – 4pm Register here

Free Resources

Fitness Lesson Plans

We have just launched a Fitness Lesson Plans pack. Our cross-curricular pack will keep your children moving as part of the school day.

It consists of two 15-minute activities for each day of the week, linked to maths and English objectives, which can be completed either at the beginning of the school day or after lunch.


If you have any questions about EducationCity, please get in touch with Katye White, Head of UK Services, by emailing or calling 01572 725080.

Look out for our Autumn edition where we welcome Rachel Dunne, Head of Education at JOSKOS Solutions. If you have any questions you would like to put to Rachel please do send them in to us at


Motto of the Month

As we move into our new way of ‘normal’ life I think it is true to say that resilience has been such a strength of the learning community. Even though physically we have been further away from each other – cancelled school sports matches and tournament, residential trips booked but not undertaken, Christmas carol singing events cancelled. All of those events would have let our children see others from different schools – such a richness that perhaps we all undervalued before.

But at the same time – how we have collaborated and worked together has been such a strength. Everyone has stepped up with the educational establishments leading the way. We have all had to ‘dig deep’, ‘find reserves’ and ‘push a bit more’. Teaching our children that even though it is different our morals and approaches to each other are stronger than ever.

Schools helping schools, children helping children and parents understanding school’s pressures like at no other time. All have shown resilience.

I read Captain Sir Tom Moor One Hundred Steps for my children the other day. They are young and didn’t fully understand. But the message

‘For all those finding it difficult: the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.’

Resonated with me as I explained it to them.

We have achieved so much and the collaborative work going on between schools is quite humbling.

S. Morgan


Leadership Tip


Microsoft Updates and Tips

If you haven’t tried it yet, Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams is great way to help students improve fluency at their own pace – both in and outside of the classroom. Learn how to get started with this time-saving tool:

How to use Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams - YouTube


Name: Amanda Schofield Year Group: Year 3 Number of Years Teaching: 6 Years


Demonstrator School Programme Update

As we enter the second round of Demonstrator Support are thrilled that within a week of the programme opening that over 140 schools have already signed up across the country for support. Here at Pheasey we welcome back schools who we have previously worked with and also some new schools to the programme.

This round of support seems very visionary and targeted to key areas that are high on the radar system for all schools currently.

Recovery. Demonstrating the ways in which technology can bolster pupil/student progress and outcomes and support catch up and recovery activities

Teacher workload. Demonstrating the ways in which technology can remove unnecessary workload burdens, support more flexible teaching practices

School and college improvement plans. Ensuring that the adoption of technology has a clear plan and supports the wider aims of the school/college

School and college resource management. Ensuring that the adoption of technology provides the best value for money for their existing resources

An accessible and inclusive curriculum. Ensuring that the adoption of technology includes a strong focus on improving access for pupils with SEND and exclusions, and removing barriers to the effective use of assistive technology

There are also 3 waves of support that schools can be allocated through discussions with their Demonstrator School.

6 hours support over 1 term – light touch

15 hours support until the programme end March 2022 – medium touch

30 hours support until the programme end March 2022 – medium touch

If you or any schools that you know would like to sign up for support, please use the link below.

If you would like an informal discussion for more information about the programme contact us direct at


Pheasey Training Material

Here we will share our up-and-coming courses and professional development opportunities that maybe of interest to you. Please use the link below to find out more or to book onto the training sessions.


A top tip to share with you today is to show the children how to save their frequently used pages as favourites. This saves lots of time in the classroom, as children can go straight to frequently used web sites. It is also a great teaching point too, as we aim to equip our children with 21st century learning skills.


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