Kacper, what’s photosynthesis in Polish?
When it comes to supporting learners who are new to English, it is good practice to pair these learners with articulate peers who can act as good language role-models. And when these able peers are bilingual themselves, they are often ideally placed to engage with new arrivals. But how best to recognise the contribution of 'Kacper' in the classroom?
We need to broaden the debate around primary assessment
Yesterday, the government finally published its long-awaited consultation on primary assessment. There is a lot in there and I fully recommend everyone with an interest in the topic reads the document in its entirety and responds.
What's worse than being a teacher in this system? Being a child at the mercy of it
“Seeing those lightbulb moments, helping children to achieve.” This is what our members say teaching should be: but workload pressures and government’s heavy hand in curriculum, assessment and accountability means that the reality is often very different.
New advice and resources
This page sets out your entitlements under UK legislation on maternity leave and pay. Expectant and new mothers may be entitled to maternity leave, and statutory maternity pay, occupational maternity pay or maternity allowance.
Taking students off-site covers a vast range of activities. Outdoor education enjoys a long tradition and it is estimated that over one million educational trips take place each year. ATL believes that these activities are an essential part of any young person's learning.