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  • Top tips for teachers to make the most of the summer holidays

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The summer holidays are finally here! It’s the start of a well-deserved break for teachers. Six weeks is a fair chunk of time but if you’re not careful it will pass in the blink of an eye. It’s important that all teachers use the time in any way that suits them, of course. But - most importantly -...

  • Why the teacher retention crisis could become a school leadership crisis

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    It seems that you are never too far away from a media story reporting on the recruitment and retention crisis in teaching. Statistics show that approximately 30% of all new teachers left the classroom in the last five years. In fact, roughly one in five NQTs expect to leave the profession within...

  • Have funding cuts caused permanent damage to schools?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    It is a mark of the depth of feeling about the impact of the funding crisis in schools that the issue now appears to have transcended traditional party lines. A cross-party parliamentary group has called on Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to increase funding for education and argues...

  • Is it time to ditch end of term gifts?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    I had a colleague once. He was a Geography teacher, which might explain the following anecdote. Jim – that’s not his name, but it will do – held of a number of beliefs. Firmly. Some of these related to gifts from his students at Christmas, the end of the school year and, if the chance arose, at...

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  • Virtual Education: Is It the Future for All Education?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    There have been a few changes here and there in education over the last few decades. The biggest change was the introduction of the internet and computer devices into the classroom. Other than that, it has been mostly little tweaks here and there. Until now. There is a chance that virtual...

  • 5 Classes to Prepare Students for Real Life

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    There are certain classes that need to be offered in high school for the betterment of all students and they have nothing to do with subjects currently covered. Whether you are a parent or a teacher, you realize there are not enough courses offered for students in high school that will help them...

  • Being Liberal – Whose Side to Take On the Protests in Birmingham

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    I thought Jo Brand’s battery acid joke was quite funny. But not harmful. It’s unlikely to inspire a revival in British Leyland’s business and anyway the burny stuff is quite hard to get hold of. At least, I assume so. I’m not a hundred per cent sure of that, because I know that if I look up...

  • Is It Shameful to Ask for a Pay Raise as a Teacher?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Having a career as a teacher definitely has its merits. Being able to shape the minds of the youth that are slowly coming up and will eventually be replacing us in society someday is an important job to have. The opportunities presented us to possibly change the future through interaction with...

  • More good and outstanding schools than ever before, but is Ofsted still failing?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    In recent weeks and months, the response from anybody in government to any criticism of its record with education has tended to be that there are now a greater number of good and outstanding schools than ever before. It’s become Theresa May’s stock response at PMQs, and now Michael Gove is...

  • Why oracy is so important in the classroom

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    In another education case of ‘what comes around goes around’, oracy is now being hailed as vitally important in the classroom. Nick Gibb, Schools Minister, has been talking up oracy after the national media picked up a story regarding a primary school in Bradford that has banned words such as...