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  • Why Teachers Leave the Profession?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    The reasons why teachers leave the profession are manifold, and the numbers are worrying.  With recruitment already falling short of demand and pupil numbers growing (there will be 3 million secondary aged pupils by 2025), a crisis is just around the corner.  In fact, it has probably...

  • Why every child should learn coding

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Coding is now a part of the compulsory curriculum in the UK, from age 5 to 14. In some circles, coding is seen as a 21st century skill that has become as important as reading, writing and arithmetic. We often hear that coding skills are considered vital to improve the future employment prospects...

  • Teacher training applications fall: What can be done?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The latest UCAS Teaching training statistics show that the total number of teacher training applications fell by 4% in July. This is an improvement on the dreadful figures from the previous month, when...

  • How to move from modular to linear exams

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Much has changed in the GCSE exam system over the last few years. It was once a flexible, modular system with coursework/controlled assessment and exams that could be sat at various points in a course. Now it has become an entirely linear model with exams only available at the end of the course....

  • How can parents help with homework?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    There are plenty of questions and debates around homework. How often should it be set? How much is too much? What benefits does it actually bring? Teachers and parents alike have varied opinions on homework. However, generally speaking, there is a broad consensus. Most can see that...

  • Proven Teaching Techniques

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    The best classroom practitioners know what works, and what doesn’t; they are open to new ideas but have a store of proven teaching techniques that provide the bedrock of their work. These proven ways of working adapt and change over time, with new ideas (that actually succeed) replacing other...

  • How to Discipline Students Without Punishing Them

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Back in the day, teachers used to discipline students for bad behavior in couple of different ways. Way in the past, there used to be a bit of corporal punishment for unruly behavior that would consist of a ruler across the knuckles or a spanking with a wooden board. You might think that this...

  • Leadership Skills Every Teacher Must Have

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Below is a list of some of the leadership skills every teacher must have to be a successful educator. Have you ever walked into a classroom and quickly realized the students are running the show? They may be talking loudly and carrying on as if they didn’t respect the teacher one bit. One would...

  • Tips for handling an Ofsted inspection

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    As stupid bits of advice go, saying ‘Don’t panic! Don’t worry! Embrace it!’ to a teacher about to face the ordeal that is an Ofsted inspection, is off the scale! Of course, you are instantly going to be thrown into panic mode as soon as the email to all staff is sent to notify...

  • How to become an examiner

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Examiners are a very important part of the examination assessment model. In some ways, both pupils and teachers ‘fear’ examiners – after all, they call the shots. They decide the mark that will be awarded. And, of course, teachers can become examiners too! Here’s how and why you should consider...