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“Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable” is a quote I found online when doing a bit of research. Well, I was Googling stuff really, but ‘research’ sounds more consultant-ish. Any idea who said it? Sir Michael Wilshaw perhaps? Or maybe you’re thinking it’s from a blog entry by a beleaguered... View Article
Educators hold a unique role in child protection. It is highly likely that you, the teacher, are the adult that a child spends the most time with after their own parents or guardians. This means that teachers play a key role in reporting incidents of abuse or neglect among pupils.... View Article
Question Has science become the forgotten core subject? My Predictions I think that in most schools, science is not given the priority it once had, especially at key stage 2 since the demise of primary science SATs. And I think that science subject leaders do not have that much support... View Article
What a year in Early Years! After all the time and effort that went into the development of the ‘Early Years Baseline’ and uncertainty about the profile and accountability in Early Years, we find ourselves back where we started. What a relief! The DfE’s announcement that the profile will remain... View Article
Mum is 23 years older than Henry and 3 years younger than dad. If the total ages of all three is 73, how old is mum? This type of question should now become common-place in most schools and academies at some stage and signals that there is a fundamental change... View Article
By now, most early years teachers and practitioners will have arrangements in place to ensure children’s smooth transition from reception into year 1. For those teachers and practitioners who haven’t yet considered what the process looks like, here is a list of possible considerations.
My experience doing inset abroadOn a grey, wintery day, I was asked, “Would you be interested in some inset abroad in Doha?” I love to travel and see new places, but, having taught in international schools myself, I am also interested in working with the particular needs of these schools to... View Article