Teacher Q&A

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What is the position if a HT won't cover my PPA time?

7 hours ago

I work in an ASD base where the pupil staff ratio is 1:2. For half of my PPA time the school say they won't provide cover which leave 2 TAs looking after 6 children. Is this legal? Any advice? When I

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What makes teaching outdoors difficult at your school?

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NQT INTEVIEW!!! SOS

a day ago

Hi, In 2 days I have an interview. I am a NQT and I need to teach a PSHE season in 20 minutes to 10 SEN Students. Do you have any ideas about what I could do?????

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Teaching a multi stage class (Primary 1-7)

a day ago

Hi, I'm going to start a new post, teaching a Primary 1-7 class in January. Can anyone give any advice/ articles as to how to manage this effectively? Thanks.

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How much notice do I need to give at an independent school when I have no contract?

a day ago

I work at a small independent school, I have not had a contract but have worked there since this September. I have been offered a job outside of teaching and want to know how much notice I need to giv

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What is the best way, to manage a very difficult learner who uses very bad language.

2 days ago

I am having difficulty with a SEND learner who is always using very bad language and as a NQT I am just having trouble managing the class and the disruptive behaviour. Does anyone have any words of w

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From what you've posted

2 days ago

You could certainly contact your union to find out - they could probably give more accurate advice on your specific case.

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GCSE English grade requirement for teaching training programme

3 days ago

All teaching training programme require GCSE English grade C or above. Is the GCSE English grade for English language exam only? Does it include the English literature exam? The question may sound

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Safeguarding: Teachers talking about getting drunk at the weekend to students

4 days ago

Is it acceptable to talk about what you get up to at the weekend with your students in general? Is it OK to talk about getting drunk?

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Where can we look for comprehensive explanations about the routes for gaining a PGCE?

5 days ago

Although I have been a teacher for many years and have even worked in a school that offers School Direct training for PGCE, now my daughter wishes to become a teacher I find the various routes mind b

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How do you persuade your school to let you attend CPD events?

5 days ago

Peter Banks has some suggestions (http://rsc.li/2AWymhP). What are yours?

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Can my headteacher request that I work half an hour over lunchtime supervising children on the playground, at least 3 days a week?

6 days ago
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How do I move from teaching in Secondary to teaching in Primary?

6 days ago

Dear all, I am at a bit of a crossroads in my career at the moment. I have been a teacher for nearly 20 years, I'm a UPS2 level teacher with a TLR for Head of Department. I've always really loved tea

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EAL pupil with complex special needs

7 days ago

I teach a Y5 class in Vietnam; EAL pupils. I have one child with behavioural, emotional and educational needs, operating at approx Y1 level. Does anyone have any resources they could recommend? He has

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Career route to becoming a Dyslexia Specialist Teacher?

8 days ago

Hi all, I would like some guidance on the career path/route to take to become a Dyslexia Specialist Teacher in HE? I have seen a few courses which focus on dyslexia, though not all are BDA accredit

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Confidence in an (observed) mini-lesson for School Direct

8 days ago

Hello My question is this - I would very much like to secure a School Direct place. I have no experience of teaching the age group I plan to work with (11 upwards). My first sample lesson was somewh

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Applying as a couple

9 days ago

Evening all. My partner and I want to teach in the UAE for a couple of years. Does anyone know how to apply as a couple? I've heard some schools like couples as it lowers their expenses but cannot fin

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Dear Community, We are a group of dedicated students that set out to make education more holistic. Apart from things like calculus and essay writing, we want to integrate skill development ito the curriculum of elementary schools and high schools. When we talk about skills, we mean things like: leadership, compassion, teamwork, social skills, time management, etc... We want to develop solutions that speak to the people involved, so mainly teachers, students, and parents. We are really eager t

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Can anyone help with STEP UP TO ENGLISH Silver component 1?

10 days ago

I know this is a little cheeky to ask, but I wondered if anyone out there has a scheme of work (even if it is a skeleton of work I can adapt and work on) to get started with teaching the silver compon

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What other career paths in education would be suited to someone with a Primary Education degree?

11 days ago

I am embarking on my journey as an NQT and I am currently questioning wether I am suitable for the role. With this in mind I am wondering what other career paths, linked to education would be accessib


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