True Stories: Being Supply

True Stories: Being Supply

True Stories: Being ‘Supply’ By Eddie Gardner  On Thursday afternoon, John had agreed to take a week long contract for the following week. After a bit of haggling (during which his ‘handler’ tried to convince him that £80 a day was the best they could offer, take it...
A Checklist for Schools and Supply Teachers

A Checklist for Schools and Supply Teachers

A Checklist for Schools and Supply Teachers By Eddie Gardner  Supply is a perennial issue for teachers and schools. The quality of temporary teachers has improved since John’s experience in the earlier article and so has schools’ ability to manage them. Most of the...
B.L.I.P. Book Review: Teachers’ Worlds and Work

B.L.I.P. Book Review: Teachers’ Worlds and Work

B.L.I.P. Book Review By Jenny Geertson  Teachers’ Worlds and Work – Understanding Complexity, Building Quality by Christopher Day disassembles all the different elements of being a teacher today. Pulling together research, he starts by considering internal...
Exclusion: Can student voice make a difference?

Exclusion: Can student voice make a difference?

Exclusion: Can student voice make a difference? By John Bayley  It is a truth universally acknowledged that teachers talk too much. Time and again research shows us that teachers occupy 80% or more of the talking space in the average classroom. The reasons are not...
BUZZ BITS A ‘HIGH’ SCHOOL

BUZZ BITS A ‘HIGH’ SCHOOL

Buzz Bits: A ‘High’ School A ‘HIGH’ SCHOOL Phumachangtang, on the plateau of the Tibet autonomous region, is known to be the world’s highest town. Its primary school, situated at 5, 373 meters above sea level. It’s the closest of its kind to...
B.L.I.P. Books: Preserving Positivity by Haili Hughes

B.L.I.P. Books: Preserving Positivity by Haili Hughes

B.L.I.P. Books: Preserving Positivity by Haili Hughes Reading ‘Preserving Positivity’ feels like an honest account of both Haili’s own experience and many other professionals in education. It draws together different experiences so well that it is...