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  • How to boost teacher recruitment and retention

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Not to put too fine a point on it, at present we are failing dismally both to recruit the number of teachers needed or to retain them for any decent length of time. This constitutes an awful waste of talent – and the consequences for education in this country are massive. Recruitment and...

  • The future of music education in schools

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    A recent survey conducted by Sussex University has painted a bleak picture of the place of Music in the school curriculum. It found that the number of schools offering Music A-level has dropped by 15% in the last two years. The situation for Music Technology A-level looks even worse, with a 32%...

  • Unions unite to tell the government: Enough is enough

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    There have been occasions in the past when the various teaching unions have shown solidarity and displayed a united front on certain issues. However, there is a real sense right now that unions are finally prepared to join forces and to genuinely unite like never before to send a clear and...

  • Why teaching is still the best job in the world

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Teaching has become a battered and embittered profession in recent years. We are now expected to work for longer into our 60s, pay more into our pensions (and receive less back in retirement). Pay has been frozen – in real terms, cut – for years. The workload issue is getting worse rather...

  • 5 New Year’s Resolutions for teachers

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The new year is, of course, the time for the annual tradition of making resolutions. Every year millions of people do this and teachers are no exception. Although it might well be the case that the vast majority of new year’s resolutions have gone by the wayside by the end of January, this need...

  • How balanced is your school teaching staff?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    Search online for information about a balanced economy, or a balanced diet, and page after page is listed.  Look for a balanced teaching staff, and the options are somewhat more limited.  Because, like everything that is best, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. What constitutes a...

  • Best Education Apps to Use In and Out of the Classroom

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    As more and more classrooms are joining the 1:1 technology initiative (a computer device for every student), education is finally changing its look in schools across the globe. Textbooks are no longer considered the must-have item that they used to be in the classroom. After all, you can find much...

  • Best Books to Encourage Thinking in the Classroom

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    More educators are starting to go with using actual books in the classroom for teaching purposes instead of the textbooks that have been used for decades. Regardless of the subject area, there are novels that can become a staple of classroom learning for your students that perhaps you have not...

  • Supporting Children With Autism

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    ‘The Chase’ star and recent contestant in ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ Anne Hegarty has brought autism back to the forefront of national attention. What has been especially enlightening about Hegarty’s openness is that, unusually in popular culture, a high functioning autistic person has spoken to the...

  • Things supply teachers should be given by all schools

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    No schools could cope without supply teachers. They are life-savers, but, unfortunately, they are not even always afforded the professional courtesy of being given the basic tools and information to help make what is already a very difficult job that much easier. We all know the challenges supply...