Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Is now really the time for grammar schools?

By Joseph Poppy   To expand or not to expand? That is the question the Department for Education is currently unable to answer. Plans for a £200...

Ofsted Behind on Their Follow-ups

By Joseph Poppy   Ofsted, that big foreboding force, are usually the ones criticising others for being behind on their work, or not providing the necessary...

Teacher Crisis Deepens

By Joseph Poppy   Schools, I’m sure we all agree, are not much use if they don’t have teachers. Official figures show that teaching vacancies have...

Teacher Training and Tiredness

As a PGCE student, you are prepared for every type of teaching eventuality; from behaviour management, collecting evidence in order to meet Teaching Standards,...
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My Life in Learning Support: Working with SEN Children

It’s a Monday morning and the class are reading Macbeth. The students are all sat in rows as one reads out a line. One...
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#SATshambles: The SATs Exam Scandal

Over the last week, hundreds have fled to Twitter in outrage of marking discrepancies in SATs tests under the hashtag #SATsshambles. The exam board,...
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Teaching as a Career Choice: Is Teaching Right for Me?

Teaching is an enormously diverse field that attracts people from all walks of life, whether you’re a fresh, young graduate or a career-changer becoming...
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Holiday Homework: How much is too much?

The summer holidays have begun and that means ditching the textbooks for buckets and spades and swapping school uniforms for swimming costumes. When you’re...
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafzai,

10 Inspirational Female Educators

For a large part of history, women were excluded from education and have had to fight to earn their place in the teaching world....

Self-regulation: increasing the profile of teachers

Prior to teaching in England, I completed my teacher training in my hometown in Ontario, Canada. At the end of my teacher-training programme, I...