Tes issue 29 November 2019

Tes - 29 November 2019

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Early years: How can we close the attainment gap for disadvantaged children?

Can we close the attainment gap at Reception?

Reception pupils who make a slower start to learning often struggle to make up ground on their more successful peers. How can we reverse the trend, asks Megan Dixon

4 min read 29 Nov 2019
Can cartoons help to engage pupils in science lessons?

How to make primary pupils curious about science

Could ‘concept cartoons’ that provide possible alternatives to reality plus a simple questioning strategy be used to boost reasoning and curiosity among Year 5 pupils? Science teacher Callum Woolman...

8 min read 29 Nov 2019
Digital education: How colleges can refresh their ICT courses

How to refresh your ITC literacy course

When lecturer Peter Shukie inherited an outdated module on ICT literacy, he decided to scrap the traditional end-of-course essay and create an assessment approach fit for the 21st century

8 min read 29 Nov 2019
LGBT teaching: Lessons at some primary schools have sparked protests

LGBT+ education deserves better from the DfE

It’s been nearly two decades since the damaging Section 28 amendment was repealed by Parliament. But, as schools gear up for a new relationships and sex education curriculum, the spectre of the...

4 min read 29 Nov 2019
How a theory from the world of advertising could help pupil engagement
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Nudge theory: how it could help your class

A behavioural theory used in advertising to influence people’s decisions could help teachers to pique students’ interest in a subject or encourage them to take up an activity that previously held no...

7 min read 29 Nov 2019
LGBT teaching: Lessons on same-sex relationships should start at primary, says Michael Hand

Teaching same-sex relationships must start at primary

Schools have a moral obligation to teach primary pupils about same-sex relationships – but unclear RSE guidance means not all do. Such schools are failing in their duty of care, writes Michael Hand

10 min read 29 Nov 2019
Leadership: What school leaders can learn from Premier League football coaching courses
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What Premier League coaches can teach school leaders

Time spent checking out a Premier League football coaching course gave Alex Battison a glimpse of how school leaders could benefit from working with professionals outside their own field

4 min read 29 Nov 2019
Popularlity: Why the most popular students in school may need teacher support
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Why the ‘popular kids’ need teachers’ help

You may think that the popularity battle among students is none of your business, but Dan Worth finds that this is a complex area linked to long-term wellbeing – so teachers should pay attention

9 min read 29 Nov 2019
How a theory from the world of advertising could help pupil engagement
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Nudge theory: how it could help your class

A behavioural theory used in advertising to influence people’s decisions could help teachers to pique students’ interest in a subject or encourage them to take up an activity that previously held no...

7 min read 29 Nov 2019
Leadership: What school leaders can learn from Premier League football coaching courses
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What Premier League coaches can teach school leaders

Time spent checking out a Premier League football coaching course gave Alex Battison a glimpse of how school leaders could benefit from working with professionals outside their own field

4 min read 29 Nov 2019
Popularlity: Why the most popular students in school may need teacher support
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Why the ‘popular kids’ need teachers’ help

You may think that the popularity battle among students is none of your business, but Dan Worth finds that this is a complex area linked to long-term wellbeing – so teachers should pay attention

9 min read 29 Nov 2019