Week 4: Help I'm a New Teacher

Week 4: Help I'm a New Teacher
I have been meeting with a lot of school-based mentors since my last blog entry and it’s great to hear their reports on how many of you are settling in. One of the questions that has cropped up several times is, what should my new teacher be collecting ready for their portfolio of evidence... Read More...

Week 3: Help I’m a New Teacher

Week 3: Help I’m a New Teacher
Week 3 as a new teacher. This is a good time to take a look at your social media settings and think about your posts as you don't need extra stress during your NQT Induction. Read More...

6 Tips to Improve your Eye Health

6 Tips to Improve your Eye Health
Eat for good vision - the food you eat contributes to your eye health. Foods high in nutrients such as omega 3 are highly important to have in your diet. Ensure you wear the right kind of sunglasses that will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much UV exposure also makes you more likely to get cataracts and macular degeneration... Read More...

Why I think it’s the best job in the world...

Why I think it’s the best job in the world...
Being a teaching assistant is the most fantastic job. It's challenging, emotional and most of all so very rewarding, you definitely get out what you put in! Every day is different from working in class alongside the class teacher, to taking out groups of children and watching them develop, learning new things from those tricky times tables to tying their shoe laces, and feeling a sense of achievement that you have contributed to their journey and taught them things that they might not have otherwise known. Read More...

National Coding Week

National Coding Week
Coding powers our digital world and our digital world is increasing more and more each year. In order to operate devices, coding is needed - every website, smart phone app, computer programme, calculator and even microwave! All of these will do exactly what you tell them to do (through coding). For additional online support, The Open University provides 7 step by step guides on how to code... Read More...
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