Teacher Q&A

Have a question about anything connected to teaching?

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Pay increases

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Can we be forced to put on extra revision sessions during lunch and after school?

9 hours ago

So, we have been asked as a department to "volunteer" to run extra revision lessons for the whole of year 11 every Wednesday after school. Majority of us have said no, as we are working extra lessons...

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Pension payable to children?

9 hours ago

Hello, I have been scanning the teachers pension website for an answer to this question but I cannot find an answer. I would like to know when I die can my pension be paid to my children? My...

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Question about child and adult workforce DBS

12 hours ago

Hello I originally successfully applied for a child workforce DBS in November However, a teaching agency has put me forward for a role teaching SEN pupils right across the age-range, up to early...

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Access Arrangment Training

14 hours ago

Hi all, I am a SENCO. I'm looking to become qualified as an Access Arrangements Assessor, and wondered if anyone could recommend a course or particular pathway? There seem to be so many it's...

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What is the role of a peripatetic early years teacher (nursery) in Scotland?

a day ago

hi, just wondering if anyone could give me a little information? I am currently a teacher in an ASN school in Scotland but have an interview for an early years teaching position. There is not an...

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I am an assistant head and have had a new head start this year. She is letting so many things slide, lacks focus to keep on top of what she needs to do and has no handle on behaviour. We are due Ofsted soon and I just keep doing more and more to try to keep things going but only have 5 hours management time. I'm exhausted and not sure who to talk to.

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Hi, having a headache with employer, alleged disclosing information and saying yes to safeguarding concerns reference

a day ago

I worked at a school on a long term placement through an agency, having agreed after a probationary period I would get paid to scale. This did not happen with eventually leaving due to ongoing...

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On the leadership payscale but only head of department can they ask me to work later then directed time/

2 days ago

Hi I need to know what my rights are in terms of directed time as i need to be stricter with myself about the time i leave due to personal issues. The school keeps adding appointments to my outlook...

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Assistant head pay level

2 days ago

Just been appointed assistant head at my existing school. I was a deputy head for 10 years and reached L5. I took 2 years out working on supply then got my present job. Have been at the school for...

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FSMQ OCR additonal maths

2 days ago

Does anyone know whether this is in the section 96 list and hence eligible for funding? Also, will it count in bucket 3 of the league tables?

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Should I follow my heart or my head?

3 days ago

I love the school I work in and have faced different challenges and changes since starting there in 2006. I’ve returned to work after a year’s maternity leave to a new SLT. My past work before having...

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What advice can you give on meeting with the DfE?

3 days ago

Hi all, In a school I joined in September, being visited by DfE due to poor results last year. I’m third in department but have been asked to sit the meetings with the DfE next month. I just wanted...

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Schools - what are the biggest headaches for you in terms of marketing and communications?

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Can unqualified teachers be employed in maintained schools?

4 days ago

At my school (SEN primary), because they cannot seem to attract anybody to interviews, they have now got 3 unqualified teachers. One I believe has a degree, but no PGCE as yet and teaches a year 6...

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What is the best intervention to keep primary students on task?

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I am conducting a survey is to find out what teachers think about “cross-curricular links. Can you please fill in this survey?

5 days ago

Teacher cross-curricula links survey This survey is to find out what teachers think about “cross-curricular links”. Your experiences can give us more insight into your subject links and help us to...

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Hi, I really want to continue my career in teaching. i come from a finance background. i did BBA honours in Finance but then i moved to teaching. currently working in kindergaten for the past three years. i want to move forward in career so i am thinking of studying. wanted to know what degree is best for qualifying to apply in international school?

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I have a 38 week part time term time contract. The school is thinking of starting a holiday club and I wanted to know if my employers can force me to work out of term time if I do not wish to? I have two children of school age, 11 and 15.

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What are your top tips for using IT creatively and effectively in teaching and learning?


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