home learning: a parent by a blackboard

Home Learning: When the Schools Close, What Will We Do?

Marie is a secondary English teacher and content writer for Beyond – in this blog, she outlines how she will be managing time at home and looking after her primary school-aged son and daughter with a mixture of home learning, … Continue reading Home Learning: When the Schools Close, What Will We Do?

GCSE Cancellation: An Empty Exam Hall

Zara’s Last Day: Loss of Closure and the GCSE Cancellation

As large numbers of schools across the UK are to close, fully or partially, for an undetermined amount of time, Beyond takes a look at the impact that school closures, GCSE cancellation and sudden upheaval has had on one Year 11 student: Zara shares her last day at school with us. Continue reading Zara’s Last Day: Loss of Closure and the GCSE Cancellation

Seasonal Secondary Resources: Christmas 2019 with Beyond

Seasonal Secondary Resources: Christmas 2019 with Beyond

So this is Christmas…what secondary resources have you done? None? Well, seeing as you’ve been such good teachers this year, don’t sweat it. Sit down, crank up the Christmas tunes, and let Beyond take the reins for Christmas 2019… Continue reading Seasonal Secondary Resources: Christmas 2019 with Beyond

All Teachers Are Equal, but Some Teachers Are More Equal Than Others

At the risk of being lynched by colleagues, I’m going to suggest that my own subject – English – is more ‘rigorous’ than other subjects. By which I mean it’s far more planning and assessment heavy. Yes, I’m looking at you, PE and IT… please don’t pound on me PE teachers, I never did like contact sports! Beyond explores teacher equality in the classroom… Continue reading All Teachers Are Equal, but Some Teachers Are More Equal Than Others

secondary resources: a shelf full of books

Beyond’s Latest & Greatest Secondary Resources

Did you know that in between teaching, ranting, and blogging, we also create secondary teaching resources! If you’re looking to plug some gaps in your lesson plan, need some inspiration, or fancy having some evenings to yourself this week, dive in and take a look at some of our latest and greatest resources. Continue reading Beyond’s Latest & Greatest Secondary Resources

Teacher Standards: If Other Professionals Were Judged like Teachers…

Judging a professional on unforeseeable circumstances is obviously unfair – yet teacher standards are judged all the time! I wonder what it would be like if others were treated the same way? Like doctors, for example, or maybe dentists… Continue reading Teacher Standards: If Other Professionals Were Judged like Teachers…

Feeling the Pressure

Penny S-K discusses exams, the US college admissions scandal and the determination to succeed at almost any cost in tonight’s blog.  I’m not usually one for celebrity gossip, but the scandal currently rocking Hollywood has had me hooked. Earlier this week, it was announced that actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 40 people charged for plotting to cheat on college entrance exams. Partially because I am a big fan of Huffman’s, and partly because I am a teacher, this story has captivated me. The ins and outs of the case are for finer minds than mine, but what … Continue reading Feeling the Pressure