Paul argues that the professional skills test are a necessary requirement for entering teaching. Continue reading Testing Times: Are the Professional Skills Tests Necessary?
“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!
Ho, ho, ho! We’re officially on the approach to Christmas and the Beyond Maths elves have curated a selection of Christmas maths activities for KS3! Christmas has come early… Continue reading Christmas Maths Activities for KS3