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#NQTsurgery: advice for the summer – Twitter chat round-up

#NQTsurgery: advice for the summer – Twitter chat round-up
The holidays are here! While this should be a time for recuperation and relaxation, NQTs be tempted to get ahead of the game, only to find their precious break swallowed up by work.Our latest Twitter chat asked a few experts for their advice on how to make the most from the summer, preparing for a new school year and those awkward moments when you ...
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Twitter NQT surgery: the secrets of a productive summer

Twitter NQT surgery: the secrets of a productive summer
It's summer! For teachers, that means the holidays are either incredibly close or already here (for a lucky few). But for those on either side of their NQT year, it may not be the most relaxing time. If you've just wrapped up your final term as an NQT, you may be looking towards September with a mixture of excitement and apprehension as increa...
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A practical approach to tackling pupil absences

A practical approach to tackling pupil absences
Talking at a number of conferences recently I've suggested that we've got to stop reinventing the wheel and use research wisely. Research provides signposts towards what might work for us, based on what has worked elsewhere and to what extent.The following suggestion, improving attendance by using simple letters home with key information, ...
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A beginner's guide to Dr Ben Goldacre

Quick facts Nationality: British Website: Bad Science Twitter: @bengoldacre Where does he work? Goldacre is currently a senior clinical research fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in the Department of Primary Care in the University of Oxford. He is also a bestselling author, broadcaster,...
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'Aim for a soft landing' – how to survive the final weeks of the summer term

'Aim for a soft landing' – how to survive the final weeks of the summer term
In an ideal world, the final stretch before the summer holidays would be a gradual, relaxing wind down. In reality, it can feel more like a panicked sprint – or an agonising crawl – to the finish line. The days of sticking on a DVD and being done with it are (largely) over, but there are still ways to lighten the load as the final day approaches.We...
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