Teaching staff

Supporting supply teachers effectively

3 October 2013

When a supply teacher has to cover one of your classes, what can you do to make their life easier and ensure the least possible disruption to your students’ learning. Jo West advises.


Ideas for podcasting in schools

26 September 2013

Making and using podcasts is relatively easy but can have a great impact on many areas of school life and student learning. Angela Youngman takes a look at what’s possible.


Top tips for tutor time

4 July 2013

One area of schooling in which teachers often feel massively under-prepared is how to successfully lead your tutor group. Helen Peter has just released a book on the subject and offers some practical tips to help get new tutors started in September.



NQT special: Avoiding false accusations

27 June 2013

Sadly, new teachers must be aware of the dangers of pupils who make false accusations. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at some recent cases and offers advice on how to avoid being falsely accused.


Preventing plagiarism

13 June 2013

With universities clamping down on plagiarism – accidental or malicious – it is vital that secondary schools educate their students so that future problems are avoided. We look at how and offer SecEd readers a free trial and discount on software to help.


'Giving it a Go' to improve lesson quality

23 May 2013

When Ofsted feedback prompted his school to develop and improve teaching practice, deputy head Ian McCrae created ‘Give it a Go’, a scheme to allow teachers to experiment and take risks with their teaching.




From Victorian CSI to dancing graphs

27 September 2012

A Victorian CSI-style crime scene, dancing graphs in maths, a virtual field trip and a cockney guide to apostrophes make up just some of the free teacher-made videos available via O2 Learn. Anna Pedroza explains.


Meeting the new Standards

13 September 2012

The new Teachers' Standards came into force this month alongside new appraisal and capability procedures. The government claims they are simpler and more transparent. Former headteacher Brian Rossiter takes a look at how schools should be adopting them.

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