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'In Mexico City, I have space to create with machines'
Before I came into teaching, I was an industrial designer, an innovation leader and a project leader for Fiat Chrysler, and ...
Like things neat? Education simply isn't like that
Human beings like things neat. We’re wired that way. We like a beginning, middle and an end. We like to know who the heroes ...
'In the last week of term, we are all supply teachers'
“It feels like a week too far,” a colleague at the school where I’m currently working said to me this morning, as we began ...
Matt Haig: 'Mrs Kerswel reminded me that books are fun'
I wasn’t particularly great at school. I wasn’t the naughtiest kid, because I was quiet and shy. I was the daydreamer; I was ...
Closing private schools would not be 'burden' on state
The “class segregation” of private schools is a “burning injustice” that must end, say hundreds of councillors today. In a ...
Five ways to support a pupil with ADHD
And then my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD. Suddenly, I was cast into the unknown. What do you do when it is your own child ...
What is teacher workload like in Scotland?
The majority of Scottish teachers say they work more than eight hours on top of their contractual working hours each week. ...
If schools don't promote moral values, who will?
The end of the school year approaches, and with it a break from all that marking and planning. There’s also a pause in ...
Are school holidays bad for teachers' mental health?
The school holidays are upon us. Six weeks without early starts, without queues at the photocopier, hurried lunches, late ...
'I've felt battered and bruised by job interviews'
As a well-qualified, experienced teacher in a recruitment crisis, I’d have thought finding a job would be easy. Yet, at times ...
'Lessons' from low-stakes inspection nations, DfE says
There may be lessons to be learned from high-performing countries that don't publish the results of school inspections, ...
EYFS: Four effective ways to teach maths
I’ve seen early maths done really well in schools over the years. I’ve also come across scenarios where subject knowledge at ...