By Katharine Airstone-Thompson, NQT, Mathematics Teacher Dear NQTs (2020/2021), What a training year this has been. I started off in September bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to tackle the world of education. Great progress was made by us all during the first 6 months and we finally began to feel like we were finding our
Dear fellow teachers, Teaching from home is not as easy as it may look. Away from the classroom, many of us are struggling with remote teaching. You miss your students, and you miss school. Swapping the hustle-and-bustle of school for a more quiet home environment can be a struggle. It can be lonely. I get it.
“6 weeks off… every, single, SUMMER?!” “3 O’clock finish… every, single, DAY?!” You’ve heard it all before. You’re the erroneous owner of the most admired job amongst your friends. If only they knew. As we’ll go on to discover here, not only is the easy life of the teacher a complete myth, any semblance of
In our latest Twitter poll, we asked people whether they thought that the DFE is doing enough to encourage female leaders into the profession, and the results are in..! People could choose one of three options: Yes, Unsure or No. Out of 1,369 votes cast: 42% said no 36% said maybe 22% said yes Do
The World’s biggest lesson; How to create a culture of globalization in UK schools. In this special blog we take a look at globalization, and how well we are preparing our young people for future living and work. We’ve leveraged our partnership with our global learning partner Think Global, who have a thirty year history
News roundup and more on Children in Need. In the news this week, our deficit of Maths teachers, the World’s Best Teacher shares classroom tips, Heads call 999 for emergency help with children who suffer from mental health problems; and fundraising tips from Children in Need. Deficit of maths teachers; someone’s done the maths A
School meals; why they matter Whether you had school meals or took in a packed lunch, we’re pretty sure that you will have an opinion on school dinners – they’re a bit Marmite, you either loved them or hated them. And now as a teacher or parent perhaps, you may hold similar views. But we’d