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Parents’ Evening: a Parent’s Perspective

A couple of weeks’ ago, I attended my Stepdaughter’s Year 9 Parents’ Evening. It was a novelty for me; being on the other side of the ultimate speed-dating event. And yes, I do say speed-dating, because it is series of 5 minute talking slots in which you must get to know as much as possible…

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5 Tips for Creating Classroom Rules

Teachers understand that classroom rules form the foundation of behaviour management. Expectations of how one presents themselves and the general rules that need to be followed in order for a classroom to run effectively can be challenging. How do you get the students to follow the rules? Here are a few tips to support this…

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4 Teacher tips – Dealing with angry parents

Teachers will all at some stage have to deal with angry parents. All teachers have had that moment when a parent does agree with a particular strategy that was implemented to support their child or perhaps disagreed with a mark or grade that was given maybe they just want to protect their child if an…

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7 ways teachers can make school year 2017/18 the best ever!

The recent school year hopefully ended with a bang rather than a whimper for those currently teaching in the UK. But even if you’ve gone into the summer holidays on a high note, there’s still plenty of opportunity to make the 2017/18 school year the best of your career. While there are several weeks to…

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7 Top Tips for Setting and Managing Homework

Homework is still considered an integral part of the learning process in schools. After all, it has benefits for both teachers and pupils. Students – while they may not always enjoy working outside of the classroom – always learn a valuable lesson about managing heavy workloads independently. Meanwhile, homework allows teachers to further assess their…

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6 reasons to teach in the UK

As a world-renowned leader in education, the UK is one of the most popular overseas destinations for people looking to teach abroad. On top of all the incredible reasons to move to the UK – such as our stunning, dramatic coastline, rolling green countryside, bustling, internationally famous cities and fashion, food and music – the…

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4 hacks to help teachers learn from the GCSE period

Year 11s all around the country have officially begun to sit their GCSEs. The exams mark years of teaching – most of which you will have provided. However, just because the pupils’ education may soon be coming to an end doesn’t mean that yours has to as well. Instead, you can learn a lot from…

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12 Reasons to Teach

There are many reasons to become a teacher, and once you are teaching in the UK you discover many more – and ones you weren’t expecting. Here are 12 reasons why becoming a teacher is a great idea: 

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Ofsted – how to prepare for it

They stalk the corridors of schools, striking fear into the hearts of even the most senior teachers. They are…the Ofsted school inspectors! Inspections of any kind can be very stressful for those at the cutting edge. They can be intense and exhausting, as everyone gets immersed in over-preparation. The stress of an inspection can make…

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Parent evenings

How to prepare for them Parents’ evenings can be very stressful, especially coming on top of a day’s teaching. Speaking to parents about their children can be daunting but they basically want updates on the progress of their little ones. Even though you’re snowed under with planning, marking and teaching, investing time into preparing thoroughly…

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