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Career changer, Paul Facer, discusses how a newspaper article inspired him to train to become a maths teacher and reviews what he thinks are the benefits of CTSN SCITT training What did you do before becoming a trainee teacher?   I spent over 20 years working for a global professional services company advising banks and insurance […]

EEF’s Voices from the Classroom – The RADAAR Framework

The RADAAR framework can help Science teachers focus conversations with trainees around curriculum planning, to structure sequences that build on prior knowledge, and take a long-term view of topics, rather than considering individual lessons in isolation. Secondary science teacher and EEF specialist, Dr Niki Kaiser, introduces the latest videos in our ‘Voices from the Classroom’ series […]

Implementing MARS/EARS in MFL lessons

CTSN SCITT mentor, Lauren O’Donnell from Swavesey Village College discusses the implementation of the MARS/EARS pedagogical cycle, as part of her CTSN/University College London’s Institute of Education: ‘How do we know it works? Leading Change’ research project. In her blog on the CTSN Research website Lauren explains how Pandemic school closures created the time to […]

Impington Village College leads the way in flexible working for East of England and North-East London region

CTSN SCITT partnership school, Impington Village College, a non-selective secondary school on the outskirts of Cambridge, has been appointed as the Flexible Working Ambassador School (FWAS) in the East of England and North-East London region, joining seven other schools in England delivering the programme between April 2021 – December 2022. Impington Village College has been […]

Managing behaviour in the classroom

Teacher training adviser, Jane Wilkinson, asked aspiring teachers about their top classroom concerns. In her Get into Teaching article she tackles their questions about behaviour management While I know that the majority of students will be well-mannered and well-behaved, how do I manage more disruptive behaviour? Managing behaviour is a learning curve, and exactly what […]

Schools and colleges to benefit from boost in mental health support

Government announces £17 million in mental health funding for schools and colleges to help them recover from the challenges of the pandemic As part of Mental Health Awareness week, the Government has announced more than £17 million to build on mental health support already available in education settings, as it continues to prioritise well-being alongside […]

Disadvantaged primary pupils fell further behind in maths during the Pandemic…

Yesterday’s publication of findings from an EEF study, indicate that disadvantaged primary school pupils have fallen further behind their classmates in maths as a likely result of partial school closures during the Pandemic The attainment gap between disadvantaged primary school pupils and their classmates has grown in mathematics by one month since the onset of […]

The Chartered College wants your views

Take part in its survey on distance learning. For its next report, the Chartered College of Teaching wants to highlight the challenges teachers faced during distance learning, showcase the innovative practice that has emerged and look to the future. Further details can be found here. Take part. The survey will be open until the 24th of […]

Research review series: science

Take a look at Ofsted’s science research review which explores a range of research and evidence to identify factors that can influence the quality of science education in schools in England. Read the full report published 29 April 2021 here Based on its report findings, high-quality science education may have the following features The curriculum […]