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Many teachers would have a flair for teaching computer science if they tried it

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I originally qualified as a secondary French and German teacher 10 years ago and I had next to no knowledge of computer science. But, as we know all too well, modern foreign languages are sadly in decline, especially German. I decided to take matters into my own hands and over the first lockdown, I taught myself some of the basics of computer scien...
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How physical activity is key to meeting all our children’s needs in these uncertain times

Let's not be too quick to make the distinction between academic learning and physical activity - the two naturally go together.
Headteachers across the country are now under considerable pressure to ensure our pupils catch up on their academic learning, while of course making sure their emotional and social needs are also met.Physical activity and PE can sometimes be forgotten amid this pressure.It shouldn't be. In fact, our school is proof that when everything in a school ...
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Brexit set to exacerbate widespread problems in education

Historically, many of the UK's teachers have - and continue to - come from overseas, settling in the UK through their work in education. However, the current Government's hardline approach to Brexit is threatening to make current issues in education worse, while adding a whole new host of others. Many of these revolve around migrant ...
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10 principles of effective online teaching

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10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching Over the past few weeks, schools all over the world have moved to online learning. Thousands of teachers have had to quickly adapt to educating in an entirely online environment. Making that switch has been undeniably challenging. Teachers need help with methods that help them take offline learning online,...
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