Two years ago, I moved schools and changed departments. And it completely changed the way I worked.
At my previous school, all schemes of work were shared freely in a central area and topics were taught simultaneously across the department.
My new department could not have been more different: we were in silos, our classrooms were our own, and our teaching choices and resources were our own, too.
My current department is now moving much more towards a unified system, especially for GCSE, with text and topic choices being dictated by the head of department. But this approach has been met with ...