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My advice for teachers thinking about moving from secondary to primary? Make sure you like slime

My varied teaching career so far has seen me teach two- and three-year-olds in a bilingual nursery setting, and secondary English and humanities in an international school. This latter placement was what I really enjoyed doing, and where I spent the majority of my career so far. Despite imperfections with the school (and no school is perfect), I re...
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We must design some ethical guidelines around using and conducting research in schools

I've recently begun to think about whether the school research/evidence community has a shared understanding of the similarities and differences between research, quality improvement and evidence-based practice (EBP).This is a critical issue because if schools and school leaders are not fully aware of the similarities and differences, there's a rea...
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The 'Impact' of my research

Tom Welch, former head of research at SSAT, shares his professional journey and vision for a framework for action research that embraces the broadest definition of educational research.I had meant to stay in university life until retirement. Happily immersed in research and dissemination, I hadn't considered the 'impact' of my research beyond peer-...
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Are we really raising aspirations?

In schools we assume a lot we probably shouldn't. One of the most damaging of these assumptions is that disadvantaged children want the sort of lives their teachers have but just don't know how to get them. When children make it clear, through bad behaviour or lack of work, they don't want to get qualifications and have professional careers we attr...
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World Book Day 2018: top tweets from schools and teachers

​Teachers across the country have battled Storm Emma, The Beast From The East and last-minute costume nightmares to make it into schools today. Why? Well, there's just nothing quite like World Book Day. Here, we've rounded up a selection of the top tweets from schools and teachers around the country. Have we missed one? Send us your ...
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