Innovate My School

Innovate My School

Innovate My School empowers educators to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively and, most importantly, feel inspired. It now entertains an audience of 50,000 educators through its weekly content, with 1,300 guest bloggers and over 2,500 articles published to date.

Governments, education policymakers and senior decision makers need to recognize that personalised education is an entitlement and a human right for every learner, states the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in its new report “Reimagining Education”, released today.

Girls are now outnumbered six to one by boys across computer science classes, according to new research by the professional body for information technology.

A new report, ‘Teaching: Diversity & Inclusion’, has found nearly 90% (88%) of educators have not received training about how the Equality Act applies to Afro hairstyles, an increasing aspect of racial discrimination in schools which falls within uniform policies.

A new report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) shows the negative impacts on reading progress from Covid partial school closures was greatest among Key Stage 1 pupils, particularly those in Year 1.

An online school is to offer free, full time education to teenagers displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

With 75% of UK state secondary schools signed up to the National Theatre Collection, ten additional productions will now be available to schools, colleges and educational establishments from today in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing and ProQuest, part of Clarivate. These ten new productions will complete the second Collection, making 50 titles available to the education sector worldwide.

Pupils at Cwmaber Infants School have proven their green credentials after being awarded a top eco award.

The school was awarded the prestigious Platinum Flag Award after previously gaining three Green Flag Awards thanks to the environmental education programme, Eco-Schools.

Eco-Schools is an international programme run in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy and funded by the Welsh Government.

Monday, 22 August 2011 22:36


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Welcome to the 2017/18 edition of our annual IMS Guide.

The new Innovate My School Guide has been unleashed! Featuring 40 top educators tackling 10 of the sector’s hottest topics. It includes the hottest edtech trends, interviews with major thought leaders, advice for school leaders, from school leaders, assessment essentials, the edu-disruptors you NEED to know and much, much more. This publication will be distributed in print form at events throughout the school year, but you can read it digitally, right now, free-of-charge. Any feedback is absolutely encouraged, and should be sent to [email protected].

Click to read the full PDF edition of the guide

“For this edition, we’ve brought you insights from 40 of the most exciting educators on the scene.Not only are we bringing you never-before-seen articles from some of education’s most innovative minds, but we’ve also included a selection of our most popular articles from across the 2016/17 year."


Michael Forshaw - Founder and CEO


Wednesday, 06 July 2011 16:35

Want to write for us?

We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic education experts to join our ever-growing league of guest writers. Our daily articles are submitted by teachers and industry professionals who vary in writing experience, from beginner to veteran. If you can share awesome teaching technologies / resources or fun educational practices with us, get in touch!

Benefits of being a guest writer:

- Become a part of our friendly, thriving community, including a full author profile.
- Be recognised as an expert in your field by sharing useful tips and ideas.
- Educate our keen audience about the benefits that your field of expertise can bring them.
- Communicate with readers by responding to article comments and tagged tweets.
- Your article will be published to our Ideas page.
- Your article will be included in the popular weekly newsletter.
- We'll continually tweet about your article to our 20k+ Twitter followers.

All articles are SEO friendly (we have a Google Page Rank of 5), helping spread your name and boost your website / blog's search engine ranking.

Each article has the potential to go viral, with Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+ sharing buttons added to every page.

If you’re interested, visit our 10 tips for writing a guest article.

Note: We won’t publish any articles that promote your company or services, but we will make sure that your submitted articles, as well as your reputation as an expert, are promoted throughout Innovate My School's website and social media. Full and clear credit is very important to us.

If you would like to know more about how to publish your ideas with us, get in touch on [email protected] or call 01244 312 720.

Tuesday, 02 February 2010 20:56

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On Saturday 16th May, educators around the world will head to teacher Graham Andre’s Twitter page for #GlobalBrewEdIsolation. Here, Graham explains where April’s #BrewEdIsolation came from, and what people can expect from this exciting sequel…

Thursday, 26 September 2019 18:12

The EdTech Guide to Formative Assessment

The DfE listed ten challenge areas in its EdTech Strategy, one of which was formative assessment. It’s so important, in fact, that they’re offering funding to EdTech companies who can offer innovative ideas to transform formative assessment - we’re fortunate enough to already work alongside several companies who are making a real impact in the world of assessment, and this week we’re celebrating their amazing work.

1. Mappix


Designed by teachers for teachers, Mappix makes assessment simple. Teachers can access Mappix from anywhere on multiple devices, and see real time data on pupils’ performance in digestible, user friendly formats. This teacher team have thought of everything, from automatic reporting to gap detection - and if you think of something else Mappix could do, simply tell them!

Read more: Mappix full profile on Edtech Impact

Get your FREE TRIAL of Mappix through Edtech Impact

2. SATs Companion

Customer rating: 5/5 (2 reviews) | Edtech Impact scores:

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SATs Companion’s unique bank of over 28,000 questions and 40 different question styles will save you time with instant marking and feedback - and 88% of teachers we surveyed agree. From Geometry to Fractions and Determiners to Reading Comprehension, questions are styled just like the real tests, and pupils’ progress is tracked in real time.

Read more: SATs Companion full profile on Edtech Impact

Get your FREE TRIAL of SATs Companion through Edtech Impact

3. Pobble

Customer rating: 4.5/5 (25 reviews) | Edtech Impact scores:

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The award winning Pobble allows you to deliver lessons and share with other teachers. Track results and plan assessments based on the evidence at your fingertips, and improve teaching efficiency.

Read more: Pobble full profile on Edtech Impact

Get your FREE TRIAL of Pobble through Edtech Impact

4. TurnItIn Feedback Studio

Turnitin’s integrated Feedback Studio saves you time by allowing you to easily check for plagiarism, give feedback, and see students’ progress at scale - all in one platform. Their predefined or custom marking rubrics ensure you give consistent grades and connect criteria to feedback.

5. Get My Grades

Prepare pupils for exams with realistic exam questions, which can be self-assessed and marked against detailed marking schemes. All of their work is stored and easily accessible on the Get My Grades platform, which will give both you and the pupils an idea of expected final grades.

Read more: Get My Grades full profile on Edtech Impact

Get your FREE TRIAL of Get My Grades through Edtech Impact

5. Learning Ladders

Customer rating: 4.5/5 (11 reviews) | Edtech Impact scores:

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Learning Ladders have made spreadsheets and data drops a thing of the past! Giving you an assessment framework that aligns with your curriculum and a series of “I can” statements, assessing progress is made simple. What’s more, 100% of teachers we surveyed agree that Learning Ladders improves attainment.

Read more: Learning Ladders full profile on Edtech Impact

Get your FREE TRIAL of Learning Ladders through Edtech Impact

6. Assessor by askEddi

Customer rating: 4.5/5 (4 reviews) | Edtech Impact scores:

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Transform the way your school collects, interprets and acts on assessment data with askEddi. askEddi’s assessment system reduces admin by pinpointing gaps, providing instant results, and letting you see the whole school’s assessment performance.

Read more: askEddi full profile on Edtech Impact

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