18th December 2009 at 00:00

March (27)

Ofsted began piloting surprise no-notice inspections

April (17)

As rumblings grew for a Sats boycott, a teachers' union conference heard that school support staff jobs were being advertised to bouncers

May (8)

Swine flu cast a spectre over schools, causing several to close and hundreds of children to be sent home

June (19)

MI5 tried recruiting teachers to become spies in the pages of 'The TES'

October (23)

Postal strikes began

November (13)

Jedward fever grips the UK

November (27)

Flooding hit parts of Britain as it emerged school inspectors were taking health and safety more seriously

December (4)

Schools were involved in the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today