TES asked primary school teachers to vote for which 100 fiction books they thought the children in their class should read before leaving. The answers ranged from some classic children's books - such as Beatrix Potter's 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' - to some more modern reads, such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Download our poster to see the full list.
This is TES' top 100 books to read before you leave secondary school, as voted by teachers. From The Time Machine to 1984, download this resource to take a journey through the top 100 books teachers have recommended for students at key stages 3 and 4...
If children don’t encounter a rich diet of literature at school, they are being denied key knowledge about themselves and the world. Children’s literature expert Karen Sands-O’Connor has compiled a book list to get you started on diversifying your school library. Stick this colourful poster up in your classroom or school library to share her list with pupils and colleagues.
This downloadable PDF contains a wealth of safeguarding information from Tes magazine's online safety special, including: - An exclusive look into the work carried out by the Metropolitan Police's "paedophile unit", tasked with combating online sex crimes against children - An interview with Lorin LaFave, whose 14-year-old son was groomed online and murdered - A teacher's guide to the dark web - What to do when pornography is brought into schools - How pupils can help you fight online threats - The student who transformed tech into a way to beat cyberbullying - An approach to a classroom discussion on the ethics of pornography
One English teacher threw away her class sets of reading books and came up with a revolutionary new canon to inspire reluctant readers. Working with her school librarian, she sought out teachable, modern books that were connected to the curriculum but were also exciting to read and relevant to students’ lives. These seventy-two books are her suggestions for transforming English lessons and getting students reading for pleasure. But don’t take her word for it that this approach works. Try it yourself. Use this poster as a starting point to create a new canon of your own.
All the information you need to take part in the letter writing campaign run by Tes. Make connections between your school and local care homes, and help bring joy to those in care homes.
Progress 8 is heralded as the measure that will ensure the attainment of all students is prioritised at GCSE, not just those on the C/D borderline. But how exactly does the new system work? This quick guide from Tes explains all.
Schools are not just places of academic learning - they are environments in which children learn valuable life lessons and where they encounter things that shape them as adults. Teachers and parents alike have strong views about what these lessons should be, but what do children themselves value? TES surveyed 2,500 pupils under the age of 11 to find out what experiences they think every child should have before they leave primary school.
When TES asked teenagers to suggest experiences they thought every student should have had at school before the age of 16, many of the answers were as you might expect - a mix of rebellion and frivolity. But one trend that emerges was a surprise: our current crop of secondary students place a high value on schools teaching them lessons for life. Here are the 100 things that every 11- to 16-year-old should have done before they leave school - according to the pupils themselves.
A PDF e-booklet containing 12 useful recent articles from Tes magazine giving guidance on how to approach the following as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown: Closure Checklist for school leaders 5 lessons from a school in lockdown How to create home-learning booklets 8 tips for setting up lessons via video A guide to tech to help you cope with school closures 11 tips for using Google classroom 9 key safeguarding areas for school closures How to support secondary school students 4 tips to support SEND students remotely 5 wellbeing tips to for teachers working from home 5 staff wellbeing tips for closed schools 10 tips for acing a remote job interview
A PDF e-booklet containing 13 useful recent articles from Tes magazine giving guidance on how to approach the following as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown: Closure Checklist for school leaders 5 lessons from a school in lockdown How to create home-learning booklets 8 tips for setting up lessons via video A guide to tech to help you cope with school closures 11 tips for using Google classroom 9 key safeguarding areas for school closures How to support children in EYFS How to support children in primary education 4 tips to support SEND students remotely 5 wellbeing tips to for teachers working from home 5 staff wellbeing tips for closed schools 10 tips for acing a remote job interview
Do you know what to do when a child in your school is diagnosed with cancer? In this guide, former headteacher Jo Palmer-Tweed dispels myths about children with cancer and shares her advice for how schools can best support them, drawn from personal experience of being the mother of a child with cancer. Essential reading for all school leaders.
The NQT guide to classroom practice. Whether you are new to teaching or have new teachers beginning at your school this new term. What’s inside? New teachers share their NQT highs and lows Making ends meet on a teacher’s salary Getting to grips with your school’s culture How to be successful without being perfect Plus guides to building relationships, dealing with challenging behaviour, mentor relationships, workload hacks and much, much more.
Packed with everything you need to know about becoming a parent from the practicalities to the legal obligations that you have as a teacher or as a school leader who has staff preparing for parenthood. What’s in the Becoming a Parent special issue? The planning stage: from deciding it’s the right time, to IVF, adoption, parental leave and the tricky moment you tell your class, we’ve got it covered – whether your single, married, civil partners, unmarried or in a same-sex couple. Pregnancy: we talk you through being a teacher and being pregnant (clue: it’s tough), coping with pregnancy-related illness, and the unavoidable topic of miscarriage. The arrival: get insight into how being a parent can change you, and what it’s like to be the parent-in-waiting who’s not carrying the child. Parental leave: we cover the ups and downs of maternity leave, adoption leave, balancing being a new dad with a full-time job and making the most of KIT days. **Returning to work: **Looking forward to getting back or loving it at home, discover your options from extending maternity leave, phased return and going part-time to finding the right childcare. Plus we’ve got some top tips for your return. As part of the download you will also get the Tes Early Years supplement. A detail guide to developing language and literacy in preschool children.
All the information you need to plan an exciting, productive and safe trip for your students. Whether it’s a local day out or a long excursion abroad, this 52-page book walks you through: Planning the trip Risk assessments Legalities Inclusion Behaviour management How to get the best out of it Post-trip analysis With input from experienced teachers and leaders, it will maximise the impact of any trip you have planned.
How can teachers get to grips with new GCSEs and the changing curriculum at both primary and secondary levels? TES spoke to subject associations and advisory groups to find out what teachers of different subjects can do to prepare for new GCSE grades, Progress 8, new Sats tests and changing A-level specifications. This guide covers the subjects of art and design, citizenship, computing, design and technology, English, geography, history, inclusion, maths, MFL, music, PE, PSHE, RE and science.
Are you thinking about taking the next step in your career by getting into leadership, or moving up the leadership ladder? Then the Tes guide to getting into leadership can provide you with the information you need to achieve your goal. Divided into three sections, the guide provides insight and advice for those aspiring to be middle leaders, senior leaders and headteachers, including ‘what I wish I’d known’ sections written by leaders who’ve been where you are now. It also contains sections on moving on from middle leadership, senior leadership and headship, because, we know, your career continues beyond your next role.
Are you and your school struggling to engage some students with Stem subjects? The Tes Guide to Stem is packed with hints, tips and schemes to help you boost Stem awareness and participation, including: Intergalactic inspiration to get girls into Stem from Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran How to making teaching Stem more practical How to build cross-curricular links between Stem subjects Lessons to be learned from the Maker Movement in the US How to use your local university technical college as a resource for Stem How to build partnerships with business and give students a taste of real science Plus there’s advice on how you can upskill as a teacher and much more.
Are you searching for your first teaching job? Or looking for some great tips to help you ace that interview and take the next step in your career? Our complete guide will take you through the recruitment process step-by-step, from job-hunting and completing application forms to interview lessons and starting at your new school. With advice from recruitment experts and experienced senior leaders, the Tes Guide to First Jobs will bring you one step closer to landing your dream position in a school that’s right for you.
The Tes Research series: volume one - 60 pages of interviews with acclaimed academics - providing you with the information you need to know about: Being a research-informed professional: Dylan William, emeritus professor of educational assessment at UCL Institute of Education, talks about the usefulness of the research that’s out there and how teachers are currently consuming it. How memory works: World-renowned memory researchers Professors Robert and Elizabeth Bjork explain how to match teaching to what we know about how memory works, and why linking learning to a student’s interests and group work is key. Dyslexia: Professor Margaret Snowling, president of St John’s College Oxford, is one of the world’s leading dyslexia researchers. Here, she addresses myths around the condition and warns that education is still missing opportunities to help support students at an earlier stage. Growth Mindset: Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology at Stanford University, is the creator of the highly popular growth mindset theory. Here she embraces the intense scrutiny that the theory has been subjected to and delves headfirst into the questions behind its validity. The use of play in education: Dr Sara Baker is trying to change perceptions of play in the classroom with her work at Cambridge’s Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) Centre. She conducts research into the use of play in schools and believes that we might have been getting it wrong. How we learn to read: Daniel Willingham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and one of the world’s leading experts on research into reading, talks through the three processes children need to get right to become successful readers and why teachers need to overcome the fact that phonics resources tend to be ‘boring’. Autism: Uta Frith is one of the world’s leading experts on autism and emeritus professor of cognitive development at UCL. She began studying autism in 1966 when it was an emerging field of research, and says we’re now a much more autistic-aware society, but that myths and misunderstandings still remain, particularly in schools.