#UKgovchat round-up: how governors can prepare for an Ofsted inspection

​Getting 'the call' from Ofsted is rarely met with joy (to put it mildly), but it doesn't have to be a moment of panic for school governors. Last week we hosted #ukgovchat and asked the great school governor minds of Twitter for their advice and wisdom on how to (or whether to) prepare for an inspection. What Ofsted says: @EdCentral @HarfordSean wh...
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Making a connection: how to form good working relationships in your new school

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If there's one thing that schools have plenty of, it's people. There aren't many jobs that require you to interact with so many people every day; in addition your pupils, there are parents, members of staff in your department, those in other subject areas and the wider school community. It can be tempting to stay in your classroom and soldier ...
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Stay sharp: a teacher's guide to stationery essentials

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Here are a few tips for getting the most from your classroom accessories. You will quickly learn the importance (and associated stress) of having an adequate supply of whiteboard markers. You can ensure that yours are always nearby by attaching a strip of velcro to the side of your whiteboard, and a little to each pen for safe storage. (An add...
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