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From CVs to interview lessons: 9 top tips for applying for teaching jobs as an NQT

 As the final term of the year gets into full swing, many student teachers will be turning their attentions to job applications for newly-qualified teacher (NQT) roles. Job hunting is stressful enough, but it's especially so for those new to the profession. How can you impress headteachers when you don't have years of experience and results to...
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Financial Literacy Education

Financial literacy education became part of the National Curriculum for the first time in September 2014, as part of citizenship education in key stages 3 and 4 (ages 11-16). The Citizenship programmes of study make provision for pupils in key stage 3 (aged 11-14 years) to be taught about: the functions and uses of money the importance and practice...
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A beginner's guide to Loic Menzies

Where does he work?  Loic Menzies is the director of LKMco, an education and youth "think- and action-tank" that produces policy research and campaigns for all young people to make a fulfilling transition to adulthood. He previously worked for Cambridge City Council and as a young advocate for the charity Changemakers, and as a teacher at...
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A beginner’s guide to Professor Howard Gardner

What is he best known for? His theory of multiple intelligences, which he outlined in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: the theory of multiple intelligences. He has written more than 30 books that have been translated across the world. Quick facts: Nationality: American Born: 1943 Website: Professor Howard Gardner Professional bio: Harva...
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The science of resilience: six tips to help your students

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." So said Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of ...
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