Category Archives: Teacher

Schools out for ever a tale of two teachers

Claire Hill rattles off a list of former pupils’ achievements: the son of a county cricketer who could throw a ball harder than his teachers by age six; the boy who became headteacher of the junior school nearby; the professor of Italian literature in Florence. At 61, she has 39 years of memories at Holmesdale infant school, where she got her first teaching job aged 22 in 1977 and still works.

6 Strategies to Develop Research Skills as an Online Student

As an undergraduate student in the early 1990s, I have vivid memories of my professors repeatedly demanding that I “cite my sources.” Students had a healthy fear of plagiarism instilled in them, coupled with a mandate to support original ideas through the authoritative writings of experts.

3 Individuals to Turn to for High School Mentorship

Many accomplished individuals have found that working with a mentor made all the difference in their lives. In a student’s academic journey, mentorship is an integral part of college, graduate school and the professional world.

Secondary schools face sharpest cuts to funding since 1970s says thinktank

Secondary schools in England face the steepest cuts to funding since the 1970s, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that reveals differences in spending of nearly £20,000 per pupil during their time in the classroom.

Ofsted chief warns of growing failure in Englands secondary schools

The chief inspector of schools has warned that good teachers are in short supply in the areas of greatest need, as he revealed details of growing failure in England’s secondary schools, with tens of thousands more pupils attending schools condemned as inadequate.

Teachers in deprived schools more likely to be inexperienced

Teachers working in the most deprived schools, where attainment levels are lower and children are needier, are more likely to be inexperienced and therefore less effective at their job, according to new research.

Doing a PhD is as tough as training for a marathon and Im doing both

I used to have a normal job, with set working hours, drinks with colleagues on a Friday night and a desk in an open plan office.

Tuition fees have led to surge in students seeking counselling

A surge in the number of students at top universities using mental health services is due in part to the hike in tuition fees to £9,000, campaigners have said, adding that financial stress is linked to anxiety and depression.

Be on message or beware targets and rankings are the way forward for universities

Higher education agencies, or quangos, are not the most exciting organisations even to those able to navigate their way through the acronym soup – Ucas, Hesa, Hefce, QAA … But they matter: they deal with important stuff – admissions, loans, complaints, statistics. And what is happening to them is revealing about the dominant interests of the policy and management class.

Bring Teach First graduate scheme to prisons review to recommend

Aside from visiting a former pupil in a young offender institution, Dame Sally Coates had never been in a prison before when she was asked by the justice secretary, Michael Gove, to undertake a review of prison education. “All I knew about prison education was that the boy I visited wasn’t getting any,” she says.