From drunk declarations to awkward texts, what happens when teachers date their colleagues?

It's easy to see why teacher-teacher couples work well – they understand the long working hours, the emotional investment and the need to be in bed by 10pm on weeknights. But what about dating another teacher in your school? Is having your beau in a nearby classroom a way to be close or a recipe for disaster?With Valentine's Day coming up, we ...
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10 must-follow Twitter accounts for school governors

Being a school governor is a tough job – and an unpaid one at that. Balancing the role around other commitments can be challenging, but there is plenty of support available, including on Twitter. We've put together a list of our favourite accounts for governors to follow – and we'd love to hear your recommendations in the comments below or via @EdC...
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Classroom fad or fix? The big picture on class sizes

What is it? The belief that smaller class sizes mean better results for pupils. It's an idea that has huge support among parents, who (understandably) follow the logic that if there are fewer pupils in class, their child will get more attention and be more likely to succeed.The public are quick to jump on the bandwagon too. In his book, David ...
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A lesson in how schools are getting down with sex and relationships education

When it was announced earlier this month that sex and relationships education (SRE) was to be made compulsory in England's schools, it was met with relief from many teachers, parents and other groups who have long campaigned for the move.Young people have also been crying out for a more coherent approach to SRE; a recent survey from Barnados found ...
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Older teachers are overlooked and underappreciated. We must support them – here's how

It's well-known that there's a timebomb in teaching right now – the sector is struggling with both recruitment and retention, while the population of pupils keeps increasing. And yet, many experienced older teachers, particularly women, feel that they are being performance managed out of their jobs, to be replaced by younger, cheaper staff.Those wh...
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