The understatement of the year will be that has been the strangest and most unexpected year most of us will probably (and hopefully) ever experience. When schools closed to the majority of pupils in March, I don’t think anyone really thought they would still be largely empty until September. As a result, this has been
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
By George Cook, Geography Teacher The last few months have been strange, stressful and weird for everyone but especially so for those in schools. March was one of the strangest months where one minute you were preparing for a big school event and the next you were preparing the systems for if there were
My name is George Cook and I am a Geography teacher from Hertfordshire. I have just been awarded QTS following the completion of my training year through a school-direct program with the Alban Federation. Previously, I worked as a sixth form tutor teaching Geography, Government and Politics and History whilst completing a Masters in Development
Eating Disorders are an important topic for teachers to touch upon with their PSHE classes, particularly as so many people with EDs first experience them in their adolescence. As teachers, we are well placed to educate our pupils about EDs, as well as empower young people to open up about their own struggles with EDs
Katharine is our latest contributor to the Talented Teacher blog, and will be delighting us with a blog post every month about her experiences and opinions as a teacher. My name is Katharine Airstone-Thompson and I am a Mathematics Teacher. I have just gained Qualified Teacher Status and will be an NQT next academic year
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.
We have pulled together our favourite teacher memes and we’re sure you can all relate to these….
“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
Gone are the days when classrooms for primary school pupils were drab places with rows of desks all facing the teacher who stood at the front of the class and talked. Occasionally she wrote on the blackboard and asked a few questions. Pupils were expected to put up their ands if they knew the answers