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Staff wellbeing: Self-care isn’t selfish

23 August 2021

Looking after yourself is not selfish – in fact it is a vital part of being able to perform at your best as a teacher or school leader. As a new school year begins, Sophie Howells reminds us all to ...

A big picture recovery is required

5 July 2021

Recovery from the setbacks of the pandemic runs deeper than just education, and it is time the government acknowledged this, says Matthew Dodd

Long Covid: We demand protection in law

18 June 2021

Teachers dealing with the often-devastating impact of long Covid are not protected by legislation. Dr Patrick Roach urges everyone to get behind a new campaign to change this...

No child left behind? Really, Boris?

3 June 2021

The paltry investment in education recovery unveiled by the DfE has been met, quite rightly, with derision. We can only conclude that schools and young people are not the government’s priority, says ...

Lies, damn lies and variants

1 June 2021

The DfE is withholding data about the extent of the spread of the ‘Indian’ Covid variant in schools. Jon Richards wonders if we are dealing with evidence-based policy-making or policy-based ...

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: More relevant than ever

31 May 2021

The death of the Duke of Edinburgh has shone a spotlight on the legacy of the award that bears his name. Martin Myers-Allen – who has overseen 6,000 students through the award – says it is more ...

Government incompetence on a huge scale

23 March 2021

Free school meals – exams – Covid testing – the digital divide. Schools are doing everything they can to support young people but are working in the face of incompetent national leadership, says ...

Full school re-opening: Bitten too many times?

16 February 2021

Re-opening schools to all pupils on March 8 will mean introducing nearly 10 million pupils and staff into daily circulation. If this is indeed what Boris Johnson announces next week, he must be ...

Are we testing the right science?

1 February 2021

Do current methods of external assessment accurately measure the skills and abilities of science students? Or more simply, are we testing the ‘right’ science? Gerry Mallaghan asks the question...

Exams 2021: Whistling in the dark, once again

25 January 2021

As Ofqual consults over how this summer’s examinations are to be graded, Dr Mary Bousted is saddened yet not surprised that teachers will once again be left to pick up the pieces from a lack of ...

Poverty-proof your school uniform

5 January 2021

As the pandemic hits many families’ finances hard, and the extra costs of winter take their toll, let’s not add excessive school uniform costs into the mix, says Dustin Hutchinson

Hang in there! Surviving and thriving as a new teacher

8 December 2020

The NQT year is commonly accepted to be one of the most challenging in teaching. However, despite the challenges that many of you are facing – especially at a time of Covid-19 – now is not the time ...

Full sick pay is essential to Covid safety

16 November 2020

Catering and cleaning staff in schools are more likely to catch Covid, but many do not receive access to full sick pay if they have to self-isolate. Jon Richards says this has to change

Covid-19: Increasing problems of poor pupil behaviour

20 October 2020

The NASUWT is receiving increasing reports of pupils using Covid-19 as part of poor behaviour, including coughing at school staff and deliberately flouting safety rules. Dr Patrick Roach says ...

Supporting our teachers: Ministers must do better

5 October 2020

As the pandemic continues, teachers are reaching breaking point. Ministers must do better, and that begins with making guidance clearer and giving schools the time and resources required. Sophie ...

Covid-19: Where is the plan for schools?

28 September 2020

Chaotic, blame-shifting, ineffective, incompetent – the government’s handling of education during the pandemic has hindered the recovery efforts of schools. An exasperated Paul Whiteman implores ...

Test & trace: A catalogue of broken promises

22 September 2020

The full re-opening of schools is reliant on an effective Covid-19 testing system. And yet we are still waiting. Jon Richards despairs at the bombast of this government and its grandiose broken ...

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