EdBlogs

Welcome to EdBlogs, where you'll find education insights, analysis and stories from the frontline. If you've got a story to tell, send it over to ed@edcentral.uk and we'll send you a £10 book voucher if we publish it :-)

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://edcentral.uk/

In with the old and new: we need the arrogant NQT and the experienced head of department in the same staffroom

It's not just the kettle that gets heated in the staffroom. A combination of pressure from pupils and pressure from management often results in outbursts directed at the wrong people."You've only been here five minutes, I've got 20 years' experience" was the inappropriate response levelled at a newly qualified teacher (NQT) in my previous school, a...
Continue reading
  4726 Hits
  0 Comments
4726 Hits
0 Comments

Year 6 trainee placement? No need to fear, check out our survival tips ...

So, you managed to make it through your last placement, perhaps in KS1 or LKS2. The heady glow of completion, although fast becoming a distant memory, still brings a smile and sense of relief. Even if you experienced the usual wobbles along the way, you appreciate that this is all part of the learning curve; the frequent challenges of becoming a be...
Continue reading
  4704 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Niveen Taylor
I'm worried about my daughter stressing out her SATs and found this page while googling for solutions - http://www.simonbenn.co.uk... Read More
Monday, 23 April 2018 18:40
4704 Hits
1 Comment

My story, and why I founded EdCentral ...

Education matters. It underpins our society. At its best, it opens up opportunities for all children – whatever their circumstances of birth, wherever they happen to live. At its worst, it gives up on them.Whatever education system we have, teachers are at the heart of it: they are at the chalk-face, they are the ones who make the call on the best ...
Continue reading
  4597 Hits
  0 Comments
4597 Hits
0 Comments

A beginner’s guide to Professor Sugata Mitra

Best known for: In 1999 Mitra carried out a series of Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiments about children's learning. The first experiment involved children being given free access to a computer embedded in a wall between his office and a Delhi slum. The experiment aimed to prove that children could easily learn from computers without any formal trai...
Continue reading
  4469 Hits
  0 Comments
4469 Hits
0 Comments

Changes to SEND policy: what teachers and school leaders need to know

As of January 2016, there were 236,805 pupils in Englandwith a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. This is an increase of 640 from 2015 – and equates to 2.8% of the total pupil population.Schools are still coming to terms with huge policy changes in this area. Following on from the Equalities Ac...
Continue reading
  4321 Hits
  0 Comments
4321 Hits
0 Comments

EdCentral Logo