Teacher Q&A

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Is it possible for a TA to take redundancy payment from a school and the. Come back and work for the same school through agency, even though HR has said that they wouldn't be allowed to work for same borough for 2years?

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Returning to teaching

12 hours ago

Hi, I left teaching in December 2016 after 20 years full time in a variety of roles (e.g one time Faculty Leader, HoD, Lead Teacher coaching others and whole school Literacy Co-Ordinator). I needed a

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Does anyone know where I can get a class set of A Midsummer Night's Dream for free?

15 hours ago

I am meant to start teaching this play after Christmas to my new Year 7s, but we do not have any copies at my school and the academy won't give us any money to buy books. I really want them to work on

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Do you get paid to be a KS1 moderator?

2 days ago

Hi. I just wondered if you get paid for doing external moderation. I’ve been asked to be a KS1 moderator and wondered if it’s paid. I know the school gets supply cover but would I get anything ?

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Leadership scale

2 days ago

If a job advertises L8-10, does that mean that you start on L8 and go up annually to L10 then remain on that rate?

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How many people are allowed to observe a lesson?

2 days ago

Wondering if it is legal for 3 people to observe a lesson - was 2 but now Head wants 3. Are they allowed to do this?

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what are the notice dates

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Can teachers be made to run after school clubs?

3 days ago

All teaching staff have been instructed to run an after school club.

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Student Teacher Worried about Subject Knowledge

3 days ago

Hi all, This is my first time here! But a quick question; I have just started on the path to becoming a teacher (I'm currently on my Foundation Phase Placement) and a group of Y11 students doing thei

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Functional Skills Maths interview

4 days ago

Hi I have an interview next week and I just need bit of support or help or advice. I am used to 15-20 mins micro teach but now I have to do a 10 minutes presentation to the panel. Presentation Title:

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Where is the actual link with the calculator?

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Finding a NQT job as a disabled teacher

5 days ago

I hold a PGCE in D and T Textiles since 2014, but have been unable to find an NQT post in my area. I cannot move out of Dorset due to my children's education and shared custody. I have a history degre

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My PPA is on a Friday morning but we break up for Christmas on Thursday afternoon. Am I still entitled to PPA?

5 days ago

Am I still entitled to my PPA for that week. Otherwise I miss an entire weeks planning time.

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Criteria for moving from Ups 1 to Ups2

5 days ago

Hi I have looked at the teaching standards, and I would like to know the criteria for moving from UPS1 to UPS2. I have been told that I would need to do data analysis and report to the governors my f

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Schools not replying?

6 days ago

Sorry slight rant - Am currently searching for a new job, particularly abroad. I have applied to a fair few jobs. I've also sent some schools questions, such as subject availability, relocation questi

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GCSE Art Mock exam

6 days ago

Hi all, are there any Art teachers in here who can help me with a successful GCSE Art mock exam activity? I don't want to give them an activity which will take time out of their current projects. I

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I have not taught for two years, I have 16 years experience, are there any 'get back into teaching' courses?

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AQA specimen trilogy papers grade boundaries

6 days ago

Hi all, Just wondering if any school have used these papers yet, and if so what did you use for grade boundaries?? Did you make some up...

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Does PPA time take account of form time?

6 days ago

Does the 10% PPA time given take into account time spent with a form class (2 1/2 hrs per week) or is it specifically 'teaching' time? I teach 27 lessons a week, have 3 PPA lessons but also have 2 x

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Student Data --> STAR Reading, Core Average KS2 Points for a Yr 9 GROUP.

8 days ago

Hello, I have an interview for a Science Teacher position and the school emailed me the data of the group I would be teaching. I have not taught for a while and I am struggling to understand and int


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