A friend who is a secondary teacher had an MP in to talk to students recently. It wasn’t the local Conservative MP for her area – she’d tried them and they were too busy with the current situation at … Continue reading Why Do Teachers Need to Be Politically Neutral?
“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!
In light of the recent Brexit turmoil, Beyond explores the role of politics in the classroom and makes the case for the inclusion of KS3 Politics on the national syllabus. Continue reading A Vote for Political Engagement: Brexit 2019
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