Educational Visits Tips + FREE Printable Checklist

One of the biggest worries for new teachers, and even for some experienced teachers, is the arranging of educational visits.  There are so many instances…

Premier League Writing Stars : Resilience and Writing!

Resilience and writing.  Two of the top words in education at the moment. As the Department for Education (DfE) said in the 2014 document ‘Mental…

Understanding Terms Used By Schools

When I was a Headteacher, I sat in one Governors meeting and started reading through my report to them about how the last term had…

Half Term Self Care Tips For NQTs

First things first!  Well done!!! You made it through the first half of the Autumn term.  You survived, the children all made some progress, you…

Considerations When Teaching Adopted Children

Recently a few things have come up in school which have made me really think about teaching, me as a teacher and the curriculum in…

Kids Hate Maths? Are We Really Blaming …

Recently I came across an article called ‘6 Reasons Kids Hate Maths – And What You Can Do About It’ over on The School Run.…

Carousel Guided Reading : NQT Tips

One of the areas of teaching that took me longest to get my head around when I was an NQT was Guided Reading.  Somehow I…