Government heavily invests in children with additional needs

Today the Department for Education (DfE) has announced that it will offer more support to school staff and families to deliver better opportunities for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The new plans set out by the DfE will aim to provide tailored support for children and young people with additional needs, focusing […]

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Early language and literacy skills are key

This week research findings from the journal Cognition were published, which revealed that there is a critical cut-off age for learning a language fluently. The researchers claim that you should ideally learn a language before the age of 10 in order to have near-native grammar knowledge of it. The ability to learn a language very […]

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From newly qualified teacher to leader – how to climb the career ladder in teaching

Teaching is a profession offering multiple career options and opportunities to progress and develop. Depending on which key stage or subject you teach, you can find a wide variety of ways to enhance your skills and knowledge often with the support of your employer. Most of the time newly qualified teachers (NQTs) start off in […]

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Making a difference is top priority for prospective teachers

If you are currently thinking about your future career and getting into teaching is something you have given consideration then one question to ask yourself is: why do I want to teach? The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union surveyed its trainee and newly qualified teacher members back in 2015 about why they got […]

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Specialist and specialised school staff in high demand

Teachers and teacher’s unions are warning of a crisis facing the education sector especially with regards to students with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND pupils). The National Education Union (NEU) has warned that especially in infant classes the needs of SEND pupils cannot be met and according to their survey of 900 school staff there isn’t […]

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Why teachers are urgently needed all over the world

If you have decided to become a teacher or are still thinking about going into teaching here are the good news: the demand for teachers, especially trained in the UK, is huge all over the world! The UK is one of the important funders of international education projects, and the foreign secretary, Mr Boris Johnson, […]

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The one million dollar teacher

This March 2018 the world finally got to meet what the Varkey Foundation, an education charity founded by education entrepreneur Sunny Varkey, calls the best global teacher: Mrs Andria Zafirakou from London. She teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary school and has won a prize worth $1m (£720,000) for her “resilience, ingenuity and […]

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