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eduu.school is a collaboration between partners, whose combined expertise results in a unique, problem-solving solution for every school:

  • Shireland - a leading Multi Academy Trust that harnesses technology to support learning
  • Hodder Education Group – one of the largest publishers known for rigour of quality-assured resources 
  • Gluu - identifies innovative and proven EdTech to transform outcomes 

Plus

  • Kooth  - the trusted Mental Health support service for young people

Click here to learn more.

  1. Click the free trial button in the top right of the page.

  2. Choose from Key stage 1,2,3 or 4. Unfortunately trials are not currently available for the Primary and Secondary packages. For Primary please request a trial for Key Stage 1 and 2, for Secondary please request a trial for Key Stage 3 and 4.

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  6. Select 'Proceed to checkout'.

  7. Choose to either log in, or if you don't have an account, 'Register as a teacher at your institution'. Trials are not available for personal accounts. 

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For further help purchasing or to be put in touch with your local curriculum consultant please contact eduuschool@hodder.co.uk

There is no prescribed way to use eduu.school; however and wherever you are teaching eduu,school will cut down on workload whilst helping you to deliver engaging, innovative and quality lessons that are mapped back to the National Curriculum. 


You can use the coherent, curated themes, such as Amazing Islands and Grand Designs. Alternatively, you can tag resources from across themes and use for specific subject delivery. 


eduu.school can be used for:

  • After-school activities and home extension
  • Recovery support 
  • Focus days
  • Project-based learning programmes
  • Topic or thematic teaching
  • Subject teaching
  • Gifted and Talented support 
  • Absent students 
  • Summer school

  • Available for Key Stages 1 to 4
  • Provides 6+ themes per year group for KS1-3, and 6 themes for KS4
  • Delivers up to 40 hours of sequenced lessons per theme (KS1-3)
  • Supports learners’ mental health and wellbeing through integrated activities
  • Extends learning beyond school, by engaging learners and families
  • Presents opportunities for Cultural capital experiences in every theme
  • Integrated Theme quizzes which help to baseline and progress check
     

eduu.school was first launched as a pilot scheme in the summer of 2020 to provide immediate support to schools during the coronavirus pandemic (find out more here). It has since been developed to provide a longer-term solution to offering a blended home and classroom experience, and directly supports schools seeking an integrated remote learning approach in response to recent DfE requirements (read the full DfE report here). eduu.school is developed in partnership with Hodder Education Group, Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, GLUU, Kooth and What on Earth Publishing. You can find out more about the partnership online here.

The resources for KS1-3 can be used for blended and remote learning. Pedagogical guidance is provided on hybrid learning. Apart from the family learning activities, the resources are intended to be teacher-led in either synchronous or asynchronous learning.

Teachers can share resources with pupils from the eduu.school platform in the following ways:

  • Sharing within the eduu.school platform – pupils logon to see what has been allocated to them
  • Sharing via Google Classroom
  • Sharing via Microsoft Teams
  • Generating a weblink which can be sent to pupils
  • Downloading a resource (if downloadable) and emailing or sharing it via the school’s VLE.

If using Microsoft Teams, teachers can use the resources in live lessons in the following way:

  • The teacher is in Teams and schedules / records a Live Lesson in the Microsoft tools
  • Teachers deliver / record the Lesson, during which they can open the eduu.school site, and what is on their screen is captured as part of the Live Lesson
  • Teachers generate a link to the saved Lesson and share it with the students – either directly in Teams or by uploading the link as a resource the eduu.school service and sharing that way along with our resources

Teachers will be able to share resources with learners from the eduu.school platform in the following ways:

  • Sharing within the eduu.school platform – learners logon to see what has been allocated to them.
  • Sharing via online platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, SeeSaw etc
  • Generating a weblink which can be sent to learners
  • Downloading a resource (if downloadable) and emailing or sharing via the school’s VLE


There are a range of Professional Development videos which give guidance on hybrid learning and how the resources could be used in different contexts. In addition, some pedagogical guidance on how to carry out hybrid learning is also provided within the platform.

At primary the themes are structured around an essential skills and knowledge framework for each of the foundation subjects - drawn from National Curriculum requirements. Progression of these is built in across the curriculum, with topics in later years drawing on prior knowledge from previous ones. Alongside the thematic curriculum is a computing and science curriculum which has half-termly units of work, with progression built in across the curriculum.

At KS3 the curriculum is structured to develop key competencies which meet the requirements of the National Curriculum - students progress through stages and levels of competencies as they work through the themes. Again, prior learning is built on - with some linkage between themes in different year groups.

Assessment is formative. At primary there will be certain outcomes in some lessons which are suggested to be assessed against the essential skills and knowledge. At secondary each lesson is mapped to one or two competencies that are 'localised' to the lesson - meaning it has a set of criteria linked to certain tasks which enables students to demonstrate their 'level' of competency.

Initially we will provide a progression mapping document that teachers can use to manually track student progress in the essential skills and knowledge/competencies - this will be available from September 2021. For both primary and KS3 there is also an end of theme 'health check' to check students understanding and retention of theme content (a low-stakes self-marking knowledge quiz).

No. However, for primary there are certain themes where it would make sense to do them at a certain time of year, but within a year group the content could be taught in any order, and sometimes across phases as well (e.g. some Y1 units could be used in Y2 instead; likewise for Y3 and 4; and Y5 and 6). Having said that, as progression is built in, across the curriculum as a whole, certain themes will need to be taught before others in order for pupils to have the prior knowledge they need – the mapping will make that clear.


For secondary they don’t need to be taught in sequence within a year group, unless themes are interdependent – i.e. one draws on prior knowledge. They do need to keep the year group sequence ideally (so Y7 themes stay in Y7) particularly if they are using the competency framework which builds a set of skills and knowledge for each subject area, aligned to the national curriculum.

They cover the national curriculum for most foundation subjects

A Key Stage 4 theme is intended to encourage academic curiosity and an engagement with independent learning that students can use to enrich and enhance their knowledge of the world and the GCSE subjects they are studying. It also aims to widen students’ knowledge of the support and advice available to them. It is not a taught curriculum like primary and KS1/2 but intended for independent study.

It is a curriculum constructed around different topics which have lessons that cover and draw on different subject areas but are linked to that topic/theme. It is common approach in primary schools and often referred to a creative curriculum. In secondary it is less common. In some secondaries there are integrated humanities lessons which may be thematic in approach (particularly Y7), or thematic drop-down days or weeks where they do project work linked to a theme.

At Key Stage 3 theme includes several features that are intended to support teachers in delivering a rigorous, exciting and purposeful curriculum.

  • Each theme has a driving question which is intended to frame learning and provide a bigger picture view for the learning.
  • The theme overview gives an overview of all the different elements related to the theme, including a snapshot view of curriculum coverage, learning outcomes, essential knowledge and vocabulary.
  • A series of lessons which are designed to be taught flexibly to fit in with your current schemes of work. Each of these have teacher notes with detailed support on teaching the lessons and accompanying teaching slides, alongside additional student resources when needed. A real focus has been placed on ensuring that the content of the resources provide scaffold and support to both teachers and students.
  • There are opportunities for formative assessment throughout, linked to the competency framework, and some of the student outcomes are highlighted in the ‘outcomes’ feature for this purpose. There is also an end of unit low-stakes self-marking quiz to check understanding of the essential knowledge of the theme. Student responses will feed into reports, with colour-coded dashboards for instant visibility on student engagement and performance.
  • The People, Place and Time feature provides opportunities for students to contextualise their learning through the significant people, places and events around each theme. These can also be used to develop a depth of learning and encourage students to see the interrelationships between themes.
  • Knowledge bank gives a ready-made knowledge organiser for the theme that students can refer to, or that teachers can use throughout the theme as a tool to check knowledge and understanding. It includes the essential knowledge and vocabulary related to the theme.
  • Cultural capital gives suggestions of key artists, poets and pieces of music related to the theme. In providing a broad and balanced curriculum it is important that students are given the cultural capital needed to flourish in the world outside. To be able to leave school knowing key artists, poets, pieces of music and art will allow learners to access the curriculum in its widest sense and beyond, growing an appreciation for cultural wealth.
  • For each theme there are Family Learning Activities. They are intended to encourage students’ curiosity and creativity and to extend learning beyond school, engaging students and families in the context and content of the key thematic learning.
  • In the Looking After Yourself section in each theme there are articles from mental wellbeing experts Kooth, that will support students’ wellbeing. They give lots of information, advice, encouragement and suggestions for things student can do to improve their wellbeing.

A Key Stage 4 theme includes several features that are intended to encourage academic curiosity and an engagement with independent learning that students can use to enrich and enhance their knowledge of the world and the GCSE subjects they are studying. It also aims to widen students’ knowledge of the support and advice available to them.

A theme is structured into the following sections:

  • Subject success
    Subject success includes guided activities through PowerPoint slides and links to video clips and websites which engage young people in issues around aspects of each theme. Students can then guide themselves from here to materials to extend their understanding, adding a GCSE ‘subject element’ to their understanding. Finally, students can move to embed their subject knowledge by using revision quizzes that link to the subject(s) that have been covered in the theme.
     
  • Our wider world
    Our wider world is about investigating opportunities to look beyond and outside school subjects. Going out suggests bespoke virtual ‘school trips’ or visits based around the theme, and students are encouraged to ‘read, watch and listen’ with links to books, films and podcasts/music which are relevant to the theme and which will enrich their cultural capital. This section also links out to information on careers that are related to the theme.

 

  • Looking after yourself
    This area is designed in partnership with mental wellbeing experts Kooth and supports students to think about their mental health and wellbeing. It includes articles linked to the themes, written by Kooth, which address aspects of how young people feel emotionally and physically, using the themes to reinforce how vital and all-encompassing issues around mental health are. The articles give students information, advice, encouragement and suggestions for things they can do to improve their well-being.

    In addition to the wellbeing resources available within each theme, there is also a separate section of resources that can be allocated to students to support their mental health and wellbeing. Kooth have provided some mini activities and more articles that will be refreshed and updated on a regular basis.

At any stage, students can reach out to Kooth for help. Kooth is a free, online and anonymous mental wellbeing community.
 

A theme includes several features that are intended to support you in delivering a rigorous, exciting and purposeful curriculum.

  • Each theme has a driving question, this is intended to frame learning and provide a bigger picture view for the learning.
  • The theme overview gives an overview of all the different elements related to the theme, including a snapshot view of curriculum coverage, learning outcomes, essential knowledge and vocabulary.
  • A suggested excite activity to introduce and engage pupils with the theme.
  •  A series of lesson or sessions, called ‘explores’ which are designed to be taught across the half term and for schools to fit in flexibly with how they currently timetable foundation subjects. In the sample content there are 15 Explores for Worth Repeating and 16 for Amazing Islands. Each of these have teacher notes with detailed support for teachers to teach the session and accompanying teaching slides, alongside additional pupil resources when needed. A real focus has been placed on ensuring that the content of the resources provide scaffold and support to both teachers and pupils.
  • There are opportunities for formative assessment throughout, and some of the pupil outcomes are highlighted in the ‘excel’ feature for this purpose. There is also an end of unit low-stakes self-marking quiz to check understanding of the essential knowledge of the theme.
  • The People, Place and Time feature provides opportunities for pupils to contextualise their learning through the significant people, places and events around each theme. These can also be used to develop a depth of learning and encourage pupils to see the interrelationships between themes.
  • Knowledge bank gives a ready-made knowledge organiser for the theme that pupils can refer to, or that teachers can use throughout the theme as a tool to check knowledge and understanding. It includes the essential knowledge and vocabulary related to the theme. There is also a knowledge organiser template provided for pupils to fill in as they learn.
  • Cultural awareness gives suggestions of key artists, poets, pieces of music related to the theme. In providing a broad and balanced curriculum it is important that pupils are given the cultural capital needed to flourish in the world outside. To be able to leave school knowing key artists, poets, pieces of music and art will allow learners to access the curriculum in its widest sense and beyond, growing an appreciation for cultural wealth.
  • For each theme there are six activities (one per week) for pupils to ‘Explore with your family’. They are intended to encourage pupils’ curiosity and creativity and to extend learning beyond school, engaging pupils and families in the context and content of the key thematic learning.

  • The People, Place and Time feature provides opportunities for pupils to contextualise their learning through the significant people, places and events around each theme. These can also be used to develop a depth of learning and encourage pupils to see the interrelationships between themes.
  • Knowledge bank gives a ready-made knowledge organiser for the theme that pupils can refer to, or that teachers can use throughout the theme as a tool to check knowledge and understanding. It includes the essential knowledge and vocabulary related to the theme.
  • Cultural awareness gives suggestions of key artists, poets, pieces of music related to the theme. In providing a broad and balanced curriculum it is important that pupils are given the cultural capital needed to flourish in the world outside. To be able to leave school knowing key artists, poets, pieces of music and art will allow learners to access the curriculum in its widest sense and beyond, growing an appreciation for cultural wealth.

No, all our trials expire at the end of the trial period, which means you will no longer be able to access the resources until you buy a subscription. 

Schools can trial eduu.school free of charge, and there is no obligation to purchase.

We know it’s important that you evaluate any digital resource before you buy it, so you can try Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 free for 30 days.

Here at eduu.school, we work hard to guarantee complete satisfaction with your experience. Unfortunately though, it just might not be for you. That’s ok! If you try an eduu.school one-year subscription and decide that’s the case, let us know. Notify your local consultant within 30 days of your first purchase and we’ll refund your first payment.

  • You may request a refund for any reason during your first 30 days of your eduu.school subscription purchased between  1 September 2021 and 31 December 2021.
  • Money back offer is available to educational establishments only.
  • You must contact your local sales consultant before the end of the 30th day of your subscription.
  • Money back offer is only available once per educational establishment, and person.
  • You are not eligible if you already have an eduu.school subscription.
  • Offer is available on all eduu.school subscriptions including Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Primary and Secondary.