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Tes - 04 September 2020

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Could your school be too clean?
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Could your school be too clean?

Living through a pandemic has made us all more hygiene conscious, and few of us now leave the house without a hand sanitiser in our bag. But are schools going overboard on the Dettol? And could too...

7 min read 4 Sep 2020
Coronavirus and schools: The best catch-up plan would be to give teachers proper support, says Nick Brook

How can colleges support students without families?

Millions of people are estranged from their families in the UK – and we are most likely to suffer a split aged 16 to 18. This means that many teens starting out at college are doing so alone in the...

9 min read 4 Sep 2020
How I identified EYFS transition challenges

How I identified EYFS transition challenges

The coronavirus lockdown has resulted in the loss of several months of child-led learning for Reception pupils, so schools may be aiming to make Year 1 look more like EYFS. Helen Hendry and Phil...

6 min read 4 Sep 2020
How students form a pecking order
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How students form a pecking order

At the start of a new year, pupils are always jostling for position in their social hierarchy, which can be disruptive. But how do they form a pecking order? And is there anything teachers can do to...

8 min read 4 Sep 2020
Is student mental health at risk from a narrow focus on achievement?

Is pupil mental health at risk from a focus on success?

The school system prizes achievement above all else but does little to explain what that sort of success looks like, according to Alistair McConville. He tries to find a definition that goes beyond...

9 min read 4 Sep 2020
Ministers mustn't take credit for teachers' ingenuity

Ministers mustn't take credit for teachers' ingenuity

There will be a huge temptation for government ministers to take the credit for a successful reopening of schools – and that would be grossly unfair on our heads and teachers, writes William Stewart

4 min read 4 Sep 2020
Teacher tips for the forgotten art of conversation

Teacher tips for the forgotten art of conversation

For most of us, lockdown has acutely affected our ability to do the small talk that usually oils the wheels of daily school life. Gemma Corby offers some tips to get the chit-chat back on track

3 min read 4 Sep 2020
What school leaders can learn from the army
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What school leaders can learn from the army

In welcoming back staff and students after the ordeal of lockdown, school leaders can learn a lot from the strategies used by the army to help soldiers settle back into normal life after a tour on the...

6 min read 4 Sep 2020
Could your school be too clean?
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Could your school be too clean?

Living through a pandemic has made us all more hygiene conscious, and few of us now leave the house without a hand sanitiser in our bag. But are schools going overboard on the Dettol? And could too...

7 min read 4 Sep 2020
How students form a pecking order
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How students form a pecking order

At the start of a new year, pupils are always jostling for position in their social hierarchy, which can be disruptive. But how do they form a pecking order? And is there anything teachers can do to...

8 min read 4 Sep 2020
What school leaders can learn from the army
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What school leaders can learn from the army

In welcoming back staff and students after the ordeal of lockdown, school leaders can learn a lot from the strategies used by the army to help soldiers settle back into normal life after a tour on the...

6 min read 4 Sep 2020