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Tes - 12 March 2021

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Tes' 10 questions: Professor Becky Francis, chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, talks about violence at her school and inequality in education

10 questions with…Becky Francis

The chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation chats about her most memorable school moments and her hopes for the future of education

9 min read 12 Mar 2021
With calls for more teaching of 'real-life' skills, teachers should not have to defend teaching students how to think, says Thomas Kent

Why must we justify teaching students how to think?

Teachers should stop using flimsy arguments to justify subjects such as maths and English language to those who would prefer to see study rooted in the ‘real world’. Instead, we should be...

9 min read 12 Mar 2021
Should teachers demand silence in the school classroom?
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Does silence help pupils learn?

Many teachers insist on it, but is a quiet environment always optimal for learning? Carly Page sifts the research to come up with some golden insights

6 min read 12 Mar 2021
Does a teacher's tone matter when teaching lessons?

Does tone really matter in teaching?

The perception that those who speak in a lower register carry more authority appears to be instilled in us at a young age, finds Megan Dixon

3 min read 12 Mar 2021
How can school middle leaders lead their subjects without data?
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Can you lead without data?

For senior leaders who are developing plans to take their schools forwards, the lack of the usual data to guide them has thrown a spanner in the works. But, for Matt Roberts, it is an opportunity to...

5 min read 12 Mar 2021
How can FE colleges prepare for a post-Covid increase in GCSE resits?
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Prepare for a post-pandemic GCSE resits explosion

Colleges are well versed in the challenges of supporting those who struggle to gain a grade 4 in GCSE maths and English, but Covid has made their job so much tougher. The resulting havoc wreaked on...

10 min read 12 Mar 2021
Should teachers demand silence in the school classroom?
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Does silence help pupils learn?

Many teachers insist on it, but is a quiet environment always optimal for learning? Carly Page sifts the research to come up with some golden insights

6 min read 12 Mar 2021
How can school middle leaders lead their subjects without data?
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Can you lead without data?

For senior leaders who are developing plans to take their schools forwards, the lack of the usual data to guide them has thrown a spanner in the works. But, for Matt Roberts, it is an opportunity to...

5 min read 12 Mar 2021
How can FE colleges prepare for a post-Covid increase in GCSE resits?
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Prepare for a post-pandemic GCSE resits explosion

Colleges are well versed in the challenges of supporting those who struggle to gain a grade 4 in GCSE maths and English, but Covid has made their job so much tougher. The resulting havoc wreaked on...

10 min read 12 Mar 2021