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How to teach a five-year-old?

“They are so young!” I kept thinking to myself when I finally started teaching my own Year 1 class. Children in England start school after they turn five. 860 more words

How healthy is your local stream? Let's find out together!

REACH is our offer to you, to help you deliver the national curriculum in science and geography, and to your class, to help them get to know their local stream, what lives in it, what that says about water quality – and of course, for all of us to have a good time together.

Environmental Education

The crisis in secondary schools: where is it leading?

All kinds of schools in England are facing damaging budget cuts. Large meetings are being held all over the country where parents and teachers together are showing their opposition to Government cuts. 653 more words

Accountability Pressures

Yorkshire conference - More Than A Score

Park Inn, North St, York YO1 6JF

This conference will bring together parents and teachers across the region to discuss the crisis facing our schools and how this is affecting children and young people. 104 more words

Accountability Pressures

Let the Teachers teach!

“All schools should be art schools”, say these posters. Perhaps that would help broaden the highly restricted curriculum which many schools now offer.

I looked with interest at the proposals by the Labour Party to add VAT on to the school fees at private schools and use the money raised to fund free school meals for all at schools in the state sector up to the age of 11. 1,067 more words


How to engage disaffected learners in Modern Foreign Languages

An Action Research Project by Jo Whalley (MFL)


In September 2015, I began as Head of MFL. I inherited a number of classes who had had a disjointed experience in the previous academic year and therefore had a very negative view of language learning. 852 more words

Action Research

Lesson the Plan

No job is as criticised as the job of teaching. We all have endured bad teachers, very bad teachers and if we were lucky some adequate ones. 358 more words