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Tes FE - 07 May 2021

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10 questions with… Vanessa Ward

10 questions with… Vanessa Ward

The chief inspector of the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate talks to Tes about her struggles teaching School for Scandal to a bunch of reluctant A-level students, a shaming incident in a maths class...

9 min read 7 May 2021
Attainment: Why schools must divert from flight paths

Attainment: Why schools must divert from flight paths

Using prior-attainment data to place students in sets or give them a target grade to work towards not only adds to teachers’ workloads but can actually have a detrimental effect on children’s learning...

8 min read 7 May 2021
Long Covid: what teachers need to know
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Long Covid: what teachers need to know

Students who go on to develop persistent symptoms following a coronavirus infection will need considerable support from teaching staff – especially as their condition may result in an ongoing drop in...

17 min read 7 May 2021
What hunter-gatherers can teach us about learning
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What hunter-gatherers can teach us about learning

An anthropologist, who spent months living with the BaYaka community in the Congo, says the way their children pick up skills tells us a lot about the evolution of learning – and offers lessons for...

6 min read 7 May 2021
Why I got my school on social media

Why I got my school on social media

Far from exposing staff to a ‘toxic’ social media environment, head Daniel Woodrow has found communicating with parents on Twitter a wholly positive experience

3 min read 7 May 2021
How storytelling gives science lessons a happy ending

How storytelling gives science lessons a happy ending

After realising that his students were struggling to grasp complex processes in chemistry lessons, Lewis Stewart used a research-based approach to turn these concepts into narratives that are more...

6 min read 7 May 2021
What football managers taught me about schools
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What football managers taught me about schools

Writing a book about lessons in leadership from football managers, headteacher Phil Denton spoke to some of the top coaches in the Premier League – and he found that managing a team to win matches isn...

5 min read 7 May 2021
Tes Quiz 07/05/21

Tes Quiz: 7 May 2021

Pit your wits against Tes’ weekly general knowledge quiz

1 min read 7 May 2021
Long Covid: what teachers need to know
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Long Covid: what teachers need to know

Students who go on to develop persistent symptoms following a coronavirus infection will need considerable support from teaching staff – especially as their condition may result in an ongoing drop in...

17 min read 7 May 2021
What hunter-gatherers can teach us about learning
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What hunter-gatherers can teach us about learning

An anthropologist, who spent months living with the BaYaka community in the Congo, says the way their children pick up skills tells us a lot about the evolution of learning – and offers lessons for...

6 min read 7 May 2021
What football managers taught me about schools
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What football managers taught me about schools

Writing a book about lessons in leadership from football managers, headteacher Phil Denton spoke to some of the top coaches in the Premier League – and he found that managing a team to win matches isn...

5 min read 7 May 2021