Rachel Murgatroyd

Rachel Murgatroyd

Frontend Engineer
Rachel is the Frontend Engineer at Pango and has 6 years of classroom experience as a secondary school maths teacher. After graduating from university with a first-class honours degree in Mathematics, she went on to complete a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics. Whilst teaching, she was awarded a distinction in her MA in Mathematics Education. She then spent evenings learning the foundations of frontend engineering and continued on as a teaching assistant at a coding school.
Rachel is passionate about inspiring the next generation of women in STEM. Her favourite subjects at school were Maths and Music. When she’s not working, Rachel enjoys hiking, cooking and watching films.

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Primary History Schemes of Work: Choose the Right Scheme for You

Our understanding of the world and our place in it is largely shaped by history. We can look back and be inspired by past people’s innovation and tenacity and learn from their mistakes. As primary school teachers, it’s our responsibility to encourage a love of history in young minds and ensure it comes to life for them in the classroom. Teachers are already very short of time, so the best way to ensure your history lessons cover that national curriculum and inspire your pupils can be to use a primary history scheme of work.

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Primary school children in science lesson

A Summary of the Ofsted Science Subject Report 2023

What is the Ofsted Science Subject Report 2023? 

The Ofsted Science Subject Report was published by Ofsted in February 2023 and is based on evidence collected during routine Ofsted inspections. It ‘evaluates the common strengths and weaknesses of science in the schools inspected and considers the challenges that science faces’. The report also ‘identifies some significant strengths in school science education and recommends ways that school and subject leaders can ensure that all pupils leave school with an authentic understanding of science, as both a tradition of enquiry and a set of connected but distinct ideas that explain the world we live in’. 

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International Women's Day Activities

6 Tips for Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023 in Primary Schools

1.    Teach the History of International Women’s Day

Teaching the history of International Women’s Day is critical; without the background of where we’ve been and how far we’ve come, pupils are less likely to understand the importance of gender equality. Women's rights fact files and info sheets are great for giving pupils a background to gender equality, without overwhelming younger years with a complete history of events.

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Children's Mental Health Week Activities

5 Activities for Children’s Mental Health Week at Primary School

Children’s Mental Health Week is an important date on the calendar and provides us with the opportunity to discuss some important topics in the classroom. Launched in 2015 by the children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, Children’s Mental Health Week takes place each year to encourage children (and adults) to talk about how to maintain and support their mental health.

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How to Teach the KS2 Science Curriculum

How to Teach the KS2 Science Curriculum

Science is an essential subject and one we all spend a lot of time teaching at the primary school level, but that doesn’t often mean that coming up with meaningful lesson plans that align with the KS2 Science Curriculum is easy. To teach lessons to your pupils that resonate and cover the curriculum in its entirety throughout the school year can require significant planning.

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