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Tes FE - 19 February 2021

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Tes' 10 questions with...Cerys Matthews

10 questions with…Cerys Matthews

The rock-star-turned-radio-DJ talks to Tes about her favourite teachers, her best and worst moments at school, and how a game of British Bulldog in the playground went horribly wrong

7 min read 19 Feb 2021
GCSE and A-level exams: Some students' exam anxiety may be down to their slower processing speed in the exam environment
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Are exams inherently unfair?

Exams are supposed to be a fair way to judge learning, but Christina Quaine has found that variations in children’s processing speeds mean some students are disadvantaged by the tool of assessment –...

7 min read 19 Feb 2021
Sink or swim: How teachers can handle their first middle leadership role in primary school
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How primary teachers can ace their first leading role

In primary schools, relative newbies to the teaching profession can expect to head up a subject in their second year, with very little – if any – training. With that in mind, Matthew Lane has some...

6 min read 19 Feb 2021
How secondary schools can support teenage students' literacy
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How schools can support teenage literacy

Children don’t suddenly stop needing support for reading and writing once they leave primary school, yet there is little in the way of resources or training for secondary staff whose students are...

16 min read 19 Feb 2021
Literacy: Why I ditched the school spelling test

Why I ditched the school spelling test

Rote learning an isolated list of words in preparation for a weekly test had not led to spelling improvements in her pupils’ independent writing, so Ann Jago decided to abolish the practice and adopt...

6 min read 19 Feb 2021
GCSE and A-level exams: Some students' exam anxiety may be down to their slower processing speed in the exam environment
Audiobook

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Are exams inherently unfair?

Exams are supposed to be a fair way to judge learning, but Christina Quaine has found that variations in children’s processing speeds mean some students are disadvantaged by the tool of assessment –...

7 min read 19 Feb 2021
Sink or swim: How teachers can handle their first middle leadership role in primary school
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How primary teachers can ace their first leading role

In primary schools, relative newbies to the teaching profession can expect to head up a subject in their second year, with very little – if any – training. With that in mind, Matthew Lane has some...

6 min read 19 Feb 2021
How secondary schools can support teenage students' literacy
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How schools can support teenage literacy

Children don’t suddenly stop needing support for reading and writing once they leave primary school, yet there is little in the way of resources or training for secondary staff whose students are...

16 min read 19 Feb 2021