Anxiety is a bit of a hot topic at the moment: teachers are anxious about the return back to work after having two weeks of glorious personal time; students are anxious about the return back to school after having two weeks of glorious personal time; exam season is in full flow, with year 11 anxiety through the roof. Is there a solution?
Articles penned by furious teachers lambasting the state of education appear to be the norm. Is it time to stop whining about the profession and start winning the little battles?
It's fitting that on 'World Autism Awareness Day' I've found time to write a brief blog post about the state of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) funding. In this blog post, I highlight the problems facing SEN pupils.
Teacher's shocking working conditions revealed in union survey - including gum GBH.
Allegedly, a headteacher in a school has been suspended, pending review, for adopting a no homework policy. Although I doubt this investigation was triggered solely by the no homework policy, (one suspects there is much more to this story than meets the eye), there is myriad evidence to support the viewpoint that homework provides no benefit to students. Even students know it.
Original article published by The Independent. We are all in this together. It really is time to put an end to the forced austerity measures imposed by the Government so we can start investing in the future on our nation. We've got intelligent, tolerant and caring kids coming through the ranks at the moment. They … Continue reading Possible strikes incoming as teachers demand the same pay rise as other public sector workers.
Originally written in The Guardian. People on the far right and left of the political spectrum often use 'free speech' as a license to spread hatred. It's a problem which won't go away through the banning of a far right, bigoted, pseudo-journalist. You can say what you want Tommy. Doesn't mean there aren't consequences. Consequences … Continue reading Tweeting twerp Tommy Robinson silenced.