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An epic effort, forged in irony

I sweat with shame when I think back to the daft one-upmanship at university that led me to spend each week reading a pile of books I didn’t fully understand, just to be able to casually flick a...

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Calculated risk

Captains of industry and creative geniuses get where they are by aiming high and sometimes falling short. But in an education system that revolves around targets and accountability, how can teachers...

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Do they know it’s nearly Christmas time at all?

Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall? Or, at the very least, a calendar with “ONLY 80 SLEEPS UNTIL THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY” on it? And, if you are, do you feel any guilt? Or are you happy to count...

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Early intervention: too much too young?

Children under 3 are increasingly being subjected to education interventions in a bid to close the attainment gap. But, finds Chris Parr, the research that suggests trying to implement fixes on this...

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How safe is your college?

While terrorist incidents at educational institutions in the UK are rare, it is vital that emergency procedures are in place to deal with such attacks. But are colleges doing enough to keep their...

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How to crank up your school’s PR machine

Headteachers arriving in the job generally have little experience of public relations, but leadership requires a great deal of skill in this area. Here, Claire Price offers some advice and explains...

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Is there no place like home?

With workload woes, increasing accountability and the ever-looming prospect of inspection, it’s perhaps not surprising that more than a few teachers are wondering if the grass is greener elsewhere. In...

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I’m Bossing it on karaoke…

Although having a reputation around college as being a touch on the grumpy side, there is nothing I like more than a work shindig. I know that, for many, these kind of soirees can be akin to a special...

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Post-Brexit Britain: not good for the Esol?

A lot hangs in the balance over the government’s Brexit negotiations. Amid the furore over blue passports, the size of Toblerones and just how much money is going back to the NHS, occasionally, the...

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Sing until you’re winning

As a wise woman once told us, music makes the people come together. So, whether you’re a bourgeoisie or a rebel, it makes sense that a tune or two can do the business when you need a boost. And Tes’...

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Tes focus on…Spacial thinking

Being able to create and manipulate visualisations is key to learning, but underappreciated as a skill in the education system, finds Simon Creasey. Professor Dan Schwartz outlines the research and...

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The changing face of fear

From something essential to our moral character to a quasi-medical condition, views on the role of fear in childhood are ever evolving, writes Frank Furedi

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Time to hear their side of the Tory…

After last week’s Labour conference, this week, it was the Conservatives’ turn in the spotlight as they descended on sunny(ish) Birmingham for their annual gathering. While the small, piffling matter...

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