Free beer? Why mine isn't a pint

Free beer? Why mine isn't a pint
Having decided that I run a risk of being type-cast after my Kent-Teach colleagues suggested I become their “Mental Health Correspondent”, I thought I’d lower the tone for this blog and write about beer instead. More specifically I’ve been inspired by “Beer Fridays”... Read More...

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week
The aim of Road Safety Week is to encourage everyone to consider how they use roads and if they can walk, cycle or use public transport instead. You’ll likely save money, get fitter, feel better and be contributing to the safety of Kent’s roads. Read More...

Parents' Evening: Us Vs Them

Parents' Evening: Us Vs Them
Your mouth is dry and your palms slightly damp. Your heart is thumping a little faster than is customary. A glance at the clock tells you it is nearly time. You are either a teacher or a parent. Surprised that both can feel the same? Having sat on both sides of the table I can tell you that there is a good chance you are both going through the same emotions when it comes to parents’ evening. In this post I will share some tips for both groups to consider to help it be a useful use of your time. Read More...

FREE online distance learning courses in MFL

FREE online distance learning courses in MFL
Do you currently teach or wish to teach French or Spanish in Primary schools? Are you looking to enhance your CV and add extra dimension to your portfolio for employers? The University of Warwick’s Centre for Professional Education is offering three new FREE online distance learning courses in Modern Foreign Languages starting in November 2015, funded by the Department of Education. Read More...

What makes an outstanding teacher? #KTChat

What makes an outstanding teacher? #KTChat
Thank you to those who joined us on Wednesday 4th November for our #OutstandingTeacher Twitter Chat. We had current Headteachers, James Tibbles and Graham Chisnell, join us as well as retired Headteacher, Julia Skinner, and other teaching professionals, together sharing their expertise. What a brilliant session it was! Read More...

World Nursery Rhyme Week

World Nursery Rhyme Week
“Literacy and Child Development experts have discovered that if a child knows eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are in Year 3.” Read More...

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Trick or Treating Safety Tips
Halloween is almost upon us, here are tips on how to stay safe when children are out trick-or-treating. Have a fun and safe Halloween! Read More...

01 Online Safety within Ofsted’s new “Common Inspection Framework” from September 2015

01 Online Safety within Ofsted’s new “Common Inspection Framework” from September 2015
On the 15th June 2015, Ofsted published their new common inspection framework and handbooks for Ofsted inspectors which come into effect from September 2015. The blog post will highlight the changes within the Common Inspection Framework. Subsequent posts will highlight online Safety content within Inspecting Safeguarding as well as identifying content for specific settings... Read More...

Make the Most of Your Half-Term

Make the Most of Your Half-Term
Well done – you made it through the first half-term of the new academic year! Half-term is the perfect time to not only rest and recuperate but also to get out and enjoy yourself before the tricky winter term. Read our tips for making the most of your half term. Read More...
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