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Tes Scotland - 08 January 2021

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10 questions with... Tim Vine

10 questions with... Tim Vine

In our new regular interview series, comedian Tim Vine – famed for his quickfire one-liners – takes the Tes hot seat

6 min read 8 Jan 2021
Student wellbeing: Could a no-shoe policy help learning in the classroom?
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Could a no-shoe policy help learning in the classroom?

Aside from cleaner carpets, research shows that allowing children to go barefoot in the classroom results in improved reading skills and fewer behavioural issues – and the odour won’t be nearly as bad...

6 min read 8 Jan 2021
Youth unemployment: How can colleges help students to find jobs during the coronavirus recession?

Creating work for young people hit by Covid slump

The pandemic is having a huge impact on the ability of students to find employment or training when they leave compulsory education. Zofia Niemtus considers how colleges can help 16- to 24-year-olds...

10 min read 8 Jan 2021
Coronavirus and schools: Societies with a more collectivist culture seem to have fared better in the pandemic, writes Kenneth Primrose

Hit the reset button on the cult of individualism

Societies with a more collectivist culture appear to have fared better during the pandemic, writes Kenneth Primrose, who says humility and the common good are more important values to instil in...

10 min read 8 Jan 2021
Coronavirus and schools: How to adapt project-based learning for the Covid age

How to adapt project-based learning for the Covid age

Strict hygiene rules and the need for social distancing can make science practicals tricky but Andy Brittain has modified his approach to teaching Stem subjects, which has enabled him to promote...

6 min read 8 Jan 2021
How to support pupils who blush excessively in school
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How to support pupils who blush excessively in school

We’ve all experienced a rush of blood to the face when placed in an embarrassing situation. But for some students, fear of ‘going red’ can mar their experience of school and have a detrimental effect...

7 min read 8 Jan 2021
GCSE and A levels 2021: How reliable are teacher-assessed grades?

Putting teacher exam judgements under the microscope

The ‘solution’ to the grading of GCSEs and A levels during the pandemic has led to a resurgence of the debate about teacher assessment accuracy. Christian Bokhove considers the evidence

3 min read 8 Jan 2021
What can mainstream school leaders learn from pupil referral units?
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What schools leaders can learn from the work PRUs do

For Jack Williamson, time spent on the SLT of a pupil referral unit has taught him some valuable leadership lessons that he believes could transfer well to mainstream schools, especially when it comes...

6 min read 8 Jan 2021
Why I take pride in my natural hair when I'm teaching

Why I take pride in my natural hair when I'm teaching

Science teacher Genevieve Bent grew tired of making her Afro locks ‘acceptable’ in the workplace, so she ditched her straightened 'do for a range of styles that better reflect her identity and that of...

3 min read 8 Jan 2021
Coronavirus and schools: Will Covid mean the end of school uniforms?

Will school uniform policies loosen up post-Covid?

From PE kit to hoodies and tracksuits, schools have been relaxing their dress codes of late, as they adapt to children’s changing circumstances. But will uniform policies loosen up for good? Emma...

12 min read 8 Jan 2021
Student wellbeing: Could a no-shoe policy help learning in the classroom?
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Could a no-shoe policy help learning in the classroom?

Aside from cleaner carpets, research shows that allowing children to go barefoot in the classroom results in improved reading skills and fewer behavioural issues – and the odour won’t be nearly as bad...

6 min read 8 Jan 2021
How to support pupils who blush excessively in school
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How to support pupils who blush excessively in school

We’ve all experienced a rush of blood to the face when placed in an embarrassing situation. But for some students, fear of ‘going red’ can mar their experience of school and have a detrimental effect...

7 min read 8 Jan 2021
What can mainstream school leaders learn from pupil referral units?
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What schools leaders can learn from the work PRUs do

For Jack Williamson, time spent on the SLT of a pupil referral unit has taught him some valuable leadership lessons that he believes could transfer well to mainstream schools, especially when it comes...

6 min read 8 Jan 2021