Following the cancellation of the 2021 GCSE exams teachers are responsible for deciding final grades. MPs warn about the risk of inconsistent, wild west grading that puts poorer pupils at an unfair disadvantage. Continue reading GCSEs 2021: MPs Fear Wild West Grading Fiasco
GCSE Results Day 2019 is on Thursday August 22nd. As a teacher, here are some thing you shouldn’t do when interacting with parents and nervous students. Continue reading GCSE Results Day: What Not to Do
A recent heatwave got me thinking: the teacher dress code is not comfortable when the temperature rises. So why do we insist on wearing it? Continue reading Teacher Dress Code: Can We Ditch Business Dress?
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…
Teaching is a stressful job and sticking together with your fellow teachers will help you through some of the trickiest of times. Continue reading 6 Reasons Teachers Need to Stick Together
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?
Penny talks us through using her idea of a ‘happy place’ when things get tough. Continue reading Wellbeing: Where’s Your Happy Place?
With the latest exam coming to a close, here are some enticing alternatives to recycling any spare papers lying around… A bonfire Setting light to a pile of scripts goes against our eco-friendly principles but it has been an unseasonably … Continue reading 4 Uses for Leftover Exam Papers
Teachers do a particularly important job of nurturing and fostering the minds of the next generation and while it’s not an entirely thankless job, sometimes appreciation wouldn’t go amiss. Especially during exam season. Here are 5 things teachers could do … Continue reading 5 Things All Teachers Need More Of
Meetings are important. Or so we’re told. They keep a department up-to-date on important developments. Brief a whole school on wide-reaching changes. And sometimes… just bore us to tears. “Why don’t we have food?” One of the reasons you might … Continue reading 5 Things on a Teacher’s Mind during a Meeting