As the founder of ‘Britain’s strictest school’, Katharine Birbalsingh is perhaps the most controversial head in the country. Michaela Community School has been widely condemned in the press and online...
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As a Tes/AoC survey reveals almost nine in 10 institutions are offering support to learners who struggle to feed themselves, Julia Belgutay investigates the impact of food poverty
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It’s natural to vacillate between yearning for the days to pass and bemoaning the fact that there’s so little time left
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Faced with an unruly class, this primary teacher said she tried everything possible to take full control – and admits that she never succeeded
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The great debate between direct instruction and learning through play is a false dichotomy, argues Nicky Clements. Here, she offers tips on finding cohesion between the two rival schools of thought
Inspections that grade students’ behaviour may be well-meaning, argues Ian Pryce, but colleges are not schools, and the results are likely to be perverse
The government needs to take a long hard look at the pernicious impact of its own league tables, writes Tes' Data Doctor
Science teachers often feel like they’re cut off from the science community, but it doesn’t have to be this way. By participating in research with their pupils they fuel their own passion and inspire...
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The psychology professor believes the importance of reading and listening comprehension cannot be overestimated. She talks to Zofia Niemtus about the cognitive skills required and suggests ways that...
The role is often overlooked as a route to headship, says Keziah Featherstone, but for leaders who are values-driven and hardworking, look no further
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