Gavin Williamson says "far too many" teachers leaving the profession

Gavin Williamson says “far too many” teachers leaving the profession

Gavin Williamson told NASUWT that the government needs “to go further, faster” to improve the professional training offered to teachers to “ensure every teacher benefits”. Teachers are leaving in record numbers but who is to blame? Continue reading Gavin Williamson says “far too many” teachers leaving the profession

School Behaviour Policy: Zero Tolerance Failing Students?

Beyond explores zero tolerance school behaviour policy and how it can be misused as a quick and easy “out” for some disruptive students. Continue reading School Behaviour Policy: Zero Tolerance Failing Students?

Sneak Some Literacy Into Your Lessons

Teaching Standard 3 includes the following: ‘Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of Standard English, whatever their specialist subject.’ Is this really fair? With everything else you have to include in your own subject lessons, how can you be expected to include literacy standards and a focus on Standard English too? Surely that’s the job of the English department? Actually, this standard is really important. You need to be able to demonstrate your own understanding and accurate use of Standard English in a range of different ways: report … Continue reading Sneak Some Literacy Into Your Lessons