Tes issue 29 May 2020

Tes - 29 May 2020

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Breaktime length schools
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Do we give pupils long enough breaktimes?

Over the past 25 years, breaktimes have shrunk by over an hour for some children. But what effect does this have on their wellbeing and learning? Gemma Corby talks to an expert to find out

5 min read 29 May 2020
GCSE exams
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GCSEs: is a system not dictated by exams possible?

What would an education unencumbered by the traditional exam system look like? Alistair McConville looks at examples from across the globe

13 min read 29 May 2020
Transition time shadow timetable
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How teachers can make transition time work

Find out why the 'shadow timetable' could light the way to more efficient learning

4 min read 29 May 2020
School holidays international schools
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How the school day differs around the world

Three teachers from around the globe explain how their school days and years are structured

5 min read 29 May 2020
Flexible working for teachers
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Is flexible working for teachers truly possible?

Workplace norms are changing. So how can schools' employment practices change with them? John Tomsett explains how he's making it work

9 min read 29 May 2020
School holidays 2020-21
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School holidays: should they be rearranged?

The flow of the school year and the school holidays are familiar to us all. But could – or should – we rethink the way we structure the basic building blocks of education?

11 min read 29 May 2020
Tes quiz 29 May 2020

Tes Quiz: 29 May 2020

Pit your wits against Tes’ weekly general knowledge quiz

1 min read 29 May 2020
Virtual reality in colleges
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The power of VR to transform college learning

Virtual reality usually gets written off as a gimmick or too expensive to be useful, but in further education, it could be a vital tool, as one middle leader explains

6 min read 29 May 2020
Primary maths and English ideas
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Why do we teach English and maths in the morning?

The majority of primary schools give their morning over to English and maths. But is this the right thing to do? Dan Worth looks at the research – and the arguments

8 min read 29 May 2020
Personalised learning
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Will personalised learning ever be the norm in schools?

Personalised learning has been at the forefront of educational discussions for years, piquing the interest of billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, among others. But can it work in practice...

7 min read 29 May 2020
Special report
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Tes special report: Reimagining schools

Now, as schools prepare to open more fully once again, questions about the old structures are arising: how much of what we once did is now possible? And how much of what we once did should we be...

3 min read 1 Mar 2021
Breaktime length schools
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Do we give pupils long enough breaktimes?

Over the past 25 years, breaktimes have shrunk by over an hour for some children. But what effect does this have on their wellbeing and learning? Gemma Corby talks to an expert to find out

5 min read 29 May 2020
GCSE exams
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GCSEs: is a system not dictated by exams possible?

What would an education unencumbered by the traditional exam system look like? Alistair McConville looks at examples from across the globe

13 min read 29 May 2020
Transition time shadow timetable
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How teachers can make transition time work

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4 min read 29 May 2020
School holidays international schools
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How the school day differs around the world

Three teachers from around the globe explain how their school days and years are structured

5 min read 29 May 2020
Flexible working for teachers
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Is flexible working for teachers truly possible?

Workplace norms are changing. So how can schools' employment practices change with them? John Tomsett explains how he's making it work

9 min read 29 May 2020
School holidays 2020-21
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School holidays: should they be rearranged?

The flow of the school year and the school holidays are familiar to us all. But could – or should – we rethink the way we structure the basic building blocks of education?

11 min read 29 May 2020
Virtual reality in colleges
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The power of VR to transform college learning

Virtual reality usually gets written off as a gimmick or too expensive to be useful, but in further education, it could be a vital tool, as one middle leader explains

6 min read 29 May 2020
Primary maths and English ideas
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Why do we teach English and maths in the morning?

The majority of primary schools give their morning over to English and maths. But is this the right thing to do? Dan Worth looks at the research – and the arguments

8 min read 29 May 2020
Personalised learning
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Will personalised learning ever be the norm in schools?

Personalised learning has been at the forefront of educational discussions for years, piquing the interest of billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, among others. But can it work in practice...

7 min read 29 May 2020