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When the Going Gets Tough…!

3rd Oct 2016

Top tips for maintaining a positive attitude under the stresses of being an NQT   In your first year of teaching many experiences will be exciting, challenging and incredibly rewarding. But let’s be realistic. You will also suffer a few setbacks, make some embarrassing mistakes and possibly be under quite a lot of stress. Sometimes […]


Improving critical writing and visual analysis in art and design

29th Sep 2016

We are all aware of the problem – “art students enjoy making art, not writing about it”. So the main question is how can we make our students engage with visual analysis, and enable them to write with clarity and depth?   Many GCSE and A level students don’t achieve the grade they are more […]


Letter from a difficult parent. #1: I’m a teacher too

28th Sep 2016

At some point it’s likely that you will encounter a parent or guardian who has specific concerns about your ability to cater for their child’s needs. Whilst they may come across as difficult or even uncooperative, keep in mind that they just want what’s best for their child’s education.   More posts in this series on how […]


Letter from a difficult parent. #2: My child is very able

28th Sep 2016

At some point it’s likely that you will encounter a parent or guardian who has specific concerns about your ability to cater for their child’s needs. Whilst they may come across as difficult or even uncooperative, keep in mind that they just want what’s best for their child’s education.   More posts in this series on how […]


Letter from a difficult parent. #3: My child has health issues

28th Sep 2016

At some point it’s likely that you will encounter a parent or guardian who has specific concerns about your ability to cater for their child’s needs. Whilst they may come across as difficult or even uncooperative, keep in mind that they just want what’s best for their child’s education.   More posts in this series on how […]


5 Quick-hit tips on lesson planning!

26th Sep 2016

  I remember that day, 21 years ago, when I walked into my first ever departmental meeting on my first ever inset training day. As an NQT, I had everything in place – a plethora of great lessons hoarded from teaching placements and from other NQTs, and a scheme of work that I had borrowed […]


Pipeline 4: English and maths GCSE and Functional Skills training for FE practitioners

19th Sep 2016

  Creative Education is working on behalf of The Education and Training Foundation delivering a range of English and maths Pipeline courses for practitioners responsible for improving the outcomes of learners taking GCSE or Functional Skills courses in further education.   Pipeline 4 courses English Enhancement Programme | (3 days) AoC research shows that 60% […]


Rules, assertiveness and behaviour for NQTs

12th Sep 2016

    Being an NQT can be a bit like being a tight-rope walker. Just as you’re beginning to find your feet, people start throwing you more and more things to carry, a rogue gust of wind threatens to knock you over and halfway across you start having serious wobbles over your choice of career.   […]


Voice and Body Language: Top Tips for Using You in the Classroom

5th Sep 2016

  Challenging behaviour is never far from a teacher’s conversation; from irritating low level disruptions to impossible to handle students, poor behaviour can stump all educators from the newest to the most experienced. But sometimes, even the subtlest changes in voice, face and body language can alter the direction of events enormously. All too often, […]


10 tips to support you in your first week as a NQT

29th Aug 2016

  Congratulations, you’ve got the job!   Are you feeling nervous about having your first teaching job? Are you anticipating the first week in a new school and worrying about what you need to do? These top ten tips will help you survive that first week so read on…   Be early The first day […]


Start your teaching career off on the right foot with our NQT support pack

29th Aug 2016

Your first year in teaching can be tough, but we’ve got your back. Make sure you are prepared to tackle all the challenges you will face this year with our free NQT support series, full of tips and guidance to make you successful from the very beginning. Written by expert trainers with over 100 years […]


Special needs and physical education: Practical inclusion strategies to remove barriers to the curriculum

7th Jun 2016

All children are entitled to participate in PE lessons at school in the UK. Where appropriate, lessons must be inclusive of SEND pupils.


British Council Core Skills courses are now available online!

2nd Jun 2016

Creative Education is pleased to support the British Council with the launch of online only core skills training. The Connecting Classrooms programme is now available to be completed online, allowing you to do so at your own pace and when it suits you. is a training package that gives teachers the knowledge and approaches they need to […]


Developing creativity and imagination in your students

3rd May 2016

Is the pressure to meet syllabus requirements hampering the learning experience of your pupils? Get their creative juices flowing with these techniques.


Nurture student leadership to impact student success

11th Apr 2016

We explain the benefits of developing student leadership and give our top ideas to nurture student leadership and mediation as part of a positive behaviour plan in your school.


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