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Are Ipad Apps actually compliant with typical Secondary-school ICT policies?

12 minutes ago

Obviously it depends upon the particular app, and how it's being used but... 'Class Mgmt Apps' like ClassDojo and iDoceo etc. seem to require that at least some student-related data (very often inclu

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What are my options for moving onto a new or different career path after teaching?

2 hours ago

I am a ks3 trained textiles and food tech teacher but after a year placement in a primary school one I had graduated I am now a full time primary school teacher and have been since 2011. I am not enjo

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What do I need to get a job as a Teaching Assistant in Primary school?

4 hours ago

I am a fully qualified PGCE FE Functional Skills Tutor who is interested in working in the Primary sector as a Teaching Assistant. I have a Level 2 Childcare qualification from years ago but no specif

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CCEA - Digital Technology - A Level

11 hours ago

Hello, I am teaching in Northern Ireland and delivering the course Digital Technology at GCSE and A level. There is a book for GCSE by Hodder education, but nothing for A level. Does anyone teach the

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What are some recent changes to teaching/exams/ofsted in England?

11 hours ago

I am currently working as a science teacher in Scotland but am planning on moving to England in the next year. I was hoping for some information on any changes to subjects/exams/ lesson styles/Ofsted

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Pgce placement problems.

12 hours ago

Hi all, I have recently started a pgce part time and I'm having great problems in securing a 1x weekly placement. I've emailed around different colleges etc with no luck. I am hoping to secure a p

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Examples of Threshold Application form

a day ago

I am on M6 and planning to apply for U1 and was looking for examples of application form to meet post threshold standards. P1 to P10 Thanks in advance Brinda

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does an nqt on temporary part time contract for one term have to start their induction?

a day ago

Would an NQT covering PPA on a part time basis for a fixed one term contract count this towards their induction year? What would the school need to do in terms of supporting this NQT during their tim

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What jobs do you need to do in a day?

a day ago

I am trying to put together a list of jobs for PGCE, and NQT's so that they know what they should be doing on a lesson, day, and weekly basis. What essential jobs should they be tackling? I am based i

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Career move into teaching from industry

a day ago

Hi, I’ve been contemplating a move into teaching at the ripe old age of 47. Over the last number of years my life has changed. I have 2 daughters, one in reception and the other in year one. My caree

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Do you have or know of any good quality videos/resources for introductions to joinery, specifcally wooden joints?

a day ago

I am an Art & Photography teacher however, I have been given Construction BTEC and Yr9 Resistant Materials to teach this year. Although I love a challenge, I am finding this extremely tricky and was

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Is it a bad idea to teach abroad as a NQT?

2 days ago

I am currently doing a school direct PGCE placement and because of external factors I am looking to relocate abroad next year. By then i will have my PGCE with full QTS, I also have three years teach

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Our headteacher has asked staff to attend a Bingo night run by the PTA. It is taking place on a Friday evening. Should staff have to attend on their weekend?

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Educators online experience with non-profit child education organizations and websites

3 days ago

Hello there, I'm a graduate student looking to get to some feedback about educators' experience with non-profits, child education, and websites. If you have a few minutes to spare, I'd really love t

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Does anyone have a copy of the post threshold standards I can use as guidelines please?

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SEN teachers-Has any one got results data for Key stage 4 students in Functional skills English and Maths and entry level, which they could share?

4 days ago

HI all, I'm an SEN teacher (for too long now!). I'm delivering the Functional skills Entry level courses in English and Maths to key stage 4 students and I love delivering them. I have been asked t

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What is the difference between ups and tlr?

4 days ago

I've read the details of what the expectations are for a main scale teacher, ups teacher and tlr teacher. They are quite vague. Could anyone tell me what it might look like in practise. Do ups teache

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Reading assessment/ book bands

4 days ago

Hi our school have used pm benchmarking for ages as a guide for reading levels/book band colours - what do other people use? Thanks

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PGCE 1

4 days ago

Hi I am due to have a PGCE 1 student in my class. I wondered how much of the teaching they are expected to do? I am just getting routines finely tuned and hoped I wouldn't need to give my class to ano

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How is the best way to teach vulnerable adults?

4 days ago

Hey guys, I have recently become the training co-ordinator for a charity. my clientele are vulnerable adults, mental health etc.. I would like some pointers of how best to teach and equip my guys with


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