In the immortal almost words of Joe Strummer, should they stay or should they go? What to do about study leave is the dilemma that hangs over the heads of school leaders every May. The trend in recent years has … Continue reading Study Leave or Study Stay: What’s Your Preference?
“I can already speak English; why do I need to carry on learning it?” It’s the battle-cry of pupils still confused by commas and semi-colons and fearful that our demanding exam system might label them failures in their native language. Little do they realise, this sentiment is probably not far removed from the apprehension with which many of their teachers approached the QTS skills tests. A quick glance at most Twitter feeds is enough to prove that you don’t need to be a stickler for SPaG to become successful or influential, yet at the same time making such an error … Continue reading Whole-School Literacy: A-B-C, Easy as 1-2-3!
Beyond Secondary show off their revamped debate topics, including a new design and format. Form time ideas don’t come much better than this! Continue reading Beyond Debate: Back, Grown up and in a New Suit