The workload elephant has always been with us, but it just seems to keep growing, and it’s increasingly out of control.
In the last of our blogs on embedding English, we will look at a classroom activity for developing learners’ reading skills and some ways to incorporate differentiation.
In the second of the blogs, we’ll be looking at how teachers can use learners’ errors to develop their accuracy with language through a classroom activity.
As part of ATL's Union Learning Fund project, ATL Midlands have organized their first English and maths week. This is the first of three blogs we'll feature this week from Joanne Miles about embedding English.
Lucie Russell, Director of Campaigns and Media at Young Minds explains what you can do to tackle bullying for Anti-Bullying Week 2015.
A few days ago I received three emails from teachers in different schools, all with various issues. One was trying to push the school to tackle homophobic language and was meeting resistance from senior management; another wrote about not being able to be themselves at work because of derogatory comments about their sexuality; the third told me about the complete absence of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people in their school.
Teachers care passionately about their pupils and strive to close the education achievement gap, but their job becomes more difficult as inequality and poverty levels rise – as they will under Conservative party policies
Are parents really irrelevant to school improvement? You might think so, given the present behaviour of our political masters, but without them we’re not likely to get the education we want or that our children deserve.
Everyday our ChildLine volunteers are contacted by children desperate for someone to talk to about the growing pressures in their lives. Sadly they often feel they have nowhere else to turn.
In 2014, there were over 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK. That is 28% of all UK children - or for those of us in education, 9 children in every class of 30.