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Effective Behaviour Management

What is effective behaviour management and what impact can it have in your school? Join Ben Dunford as he discusses some strategies you can use to improve behaviour in your classroom.

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordJanuary 2024 - 5 minute read
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Recent updates - November 2023

This month we launched our new student details page and completed our AWS migration. Read about these and several other updates in this month's updates blog.

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordNovember 2023 - 3 minute read
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Recent updates - October 2023

Read about the latest updates to the epraise platform, including big changes to our supporting technologies, our planned migration to AWS and several smaller incremental improvements.

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordOctober 2023 - 3 minute read
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Taking your house point system to the next level

Most schools have some sort of House System or its equivalent in place, but is your house system working as well as it could? Join Rob Eastment as he explores some great ideas to take your house system to the next level.

Staff profile picture Rob Eastment August 2023 - 3 minute read
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Recent updates - July 2023

Read about the latest updates to the epraise platform, including updates to Single Sign On, internationalisation improvements and new connections to Veracross.

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordJuly 2023 - 3 minute read
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Firefly Learning joins Veracross

We are delighted to announce that Firefly Learning has joined the Veracross family. Veracross is a leading provider of cloud-based School Information Systems (SIS/ MIS) designed to meet the unique needs of independent schools.

Staff profile picture Simon HayFebruary 2023 - 7 minute read
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The rise of parental engagement

When I first started teaching, parental engagement consisted of yearly reports, yearly parents' evenings and a phone call home to the same few parents every other week. Parents had no access to live student data and had no way to communicate directly with teachers other than picking up the phone...

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordApril 2022 - 3 minute read
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Introducing Firefly on Teams - A new generation of tools for Microsoft schools

With many schools using Microsoft Teams with their students, we are delighted to announce the release of Firefly on Teams, our first joint venture since joining forces with the Firefly Learning team...

Staff profile picture Rob EastmentMay 2021 - 7 minute read
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Epraise joins Firefly Learning

We are delighted to announce the exciting news that Firefly and Epraise are now part of the same family. By working together, we believe that our shared desire to improve the education experience for students, teachers and parents can be accelerated...

Staff profile pictureStaff profile picture Ben Dunford & Simon HayMarch 2021 - 7 minute read
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Return to school: How epraise can help part 2

Over the last year schools around the world have had to adapt quickly to the ever-changing situation presented by the spread of coronavirus. They have had to rapidly adopt systems to help support their school communities under unprecedented circumstances...

Staff profile pictureStaff profile picture Kelsey de Beer & Tracey DraperMarch 2021 - 4 minute read
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Return to school: How epraise can help part 1

After many months of working and learning from home, schools in the UK will be returning for all students from the 8th March. There will be all kinds of emotions felt around this time, excitement to catchup with friends again, anxiety about missed...

Staff profile pictureStaff profile picture Kelsey de Beer & Tracey DraperMarch 2021 - 3 minute read
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Remote parents' evenings

Parent's evenings are an important part of the school calendar; one of the few chances a parent and a teacher have to sit down and discuss how things are going. But what do you do during the global Covid-19 pandemic, when parents aren't allowed into a school? We have a few ideas...

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordNovember 2020 - 3 minute read
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Rewards systems: Running a shop

Students work exceptionally hard, they hand in their homework on time, they're well-mannered, timely to class, and in turn (in most cases) receive recognition whether that's through acknowledgement by a statement of praise or through a system of rewarding like points or stars added to a chart...

Staff profile picture Kelsey de Beer June 2020 - 4 minute read
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Lockdown: Around the world

Coronavirus has had an unprecedented effect on our educational system here in the UK, from people calling out for online resources to systems relying on parents to tutor their children. At epraise we don't just work with schools in the UK, which got us wondering what schools in other parts of the world are doing...

Staff profile picture Robin HanselaarJune 2020 - 5 minute read
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Lockdown: An edtech perspective

It's now two months since the UK's Covid-19 'lockdown' began and although the end is nowhere in sight and we're not expecting schools to fully open any time soon, we thought it would be interesting to look back at how these circumstances have affected epraise and what actions we've taken to respond...

Staff profile picture Ben DunfordMay 2020 - 5 minute read
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The impact of praise and recognition

With the need for more positive reinforcement while children adapt to a new remote learning routine, we explored the key educational studies to understand the impact that recognising achievements has on young learners, including the ‘do's and dont's' of praise for schools to be aware of...

Staff profile picture Team epraise May 2020 - 4 minute read
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Covid-19 and school closures

School closure under any circumstances can be an extremely stressful process. We at epraise would like to help where possible to keep school communities connected during this time. Therefore, we've put together some information to help in the event that your school faces closure due to COVID-19...

Staff profile picture Team EpraiseApril 2020 - 3 minute read