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Guest Post

Do vocational courses making studying for GCSEs harder?

25th Jan 2011

This is a guest post written by Glen Gilchrist and was first posted here. Glen is head of science at Newport High School. As a school we have embraced vocational qualifications – both Btec and OCR Nationals.  The qualification suits our learners as it allows us to work alongside them and to guide them towards […]


Headteachers come together at ‘HeadRoom’

12th Jan 2011

Headteachers from across the country are coming together this month to tackle the key issues facing schools in the UK


Get your pupils drawing and win laptops for your school

10th Jan 2011

LapSafe® Products is calling all wannabe Warhols to draw ‘something that makes them happy’. The winning artist will bag five netbooks for their school and a brand new Primary™ trolley to store and charge them. As well as having their artwork transferred onto the cabinet’s door, the lucky student will also take home a netbook […]


BETT Newbies – Free Advice

6th Jan 2011

This humorous but sensible advice is a must for anyone visiting BETT for the first time this year


NSPCC study finds one in five children abused and neglected

4th Jan 2011

Nearly one in five secondary school children in the UK have been severely abused or neglected during childhood, the NSPCC finds as part of a major study. The finding comes from a survey of 2,275 children aged 11-17 and 1,761 adults aged 18-24 carried out by the charity in 2009. The study follows an earlier […]


Inclusion equals difference!

4th Jan 2011

‘Inclusion is about treating everyone differently and not treating them the same.’


How and Why to Write a Class Rap

3rd Jan 2011

How and why to write a class rap


Lesson planning – necessary evil?

31st Dec 2010

Should lessons be planned down to the tiniest detail or should we be a little free-er in our planning?


You’re Not That Amazing – Learn to Steal

30th Dec 2010

Why one important lesson that new teachers should learn is how to steal other teachers’ great lessons!


Twitter is making me a More Reflective Teacher

29th Dec 2010

A teacher talks about how Twitter has encouraged him to reflect on and improve his teaching practice


School-based teacher training – yes?

28th Dec 2010

A look at whether initial teacher training is better conducted in school or at college


Don’t Let Students Off The Hook – Make them Sweat!

27th Dec 2010

Stress can sometimes be good. Stretching students will teach them more than giving them an easy ride.


Behaviour in school – whose responsibility is it?

23rd Dec 2010

A look at whether behaviour is the responsibility of teachers, parents or both


Does social networking result in poor grades?

22nd Dec 2010

Why one teachers doesn’t agree that social networking is a waste of time that results in poor grades


Why Every Teacher Should Have Two Websites

20th Dec 2010

Every teacher should have at least two websites. One for the class, and one for the world.


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