Technology in the Classroom: Keep Your Pupils' Focused

Technology in the Classroom: Keep Your Pupils' Focused
Technology has opened up a whole world of amazing resources for teachers and students to use in the classroom but it is all too easy for them to become a hindrance rather than a help! Follow our infographic to keep your students on task when they are learning with devices... Read More...

Kent-Teach's Top Tips for Settling in to Kent

You’ve secured a brand new teaching opportunity in Kent, you’ve found a place to live, decorated your new classroom and met your new pupils…but when you are living in a new area sometimes it hard to know how to kick back and relax when the teaching day has ended… Read More...

Ofsted and e-Safety: updates for September 2014

Ofsted and e-Safety: updates for September 2014
In July 2014 Ofsted published the updated version of their School Inspection Framework ready for use in September 2014. Ofsted have significantly reduced the number of guidance documents which they publish for inspectors, schools and other stakeholders. This has resulted in there now being just three guidance documents: The framework for school inspection; School inspection handbook and Inspecting safeguarding in maintained schools and academies. Read More...

Social Networking for Teachers – Practical Tips

Social Networking for Teachers – Practical Tips
There have been many articles written about social networking and teachers, varying from sensible advice to horror stories and scaremongering. In this blog post, Kent’s e-Safety Officer, will share some practical tips about using social media as a teacher safely. Read More...

Surviving the Autumn Term

Surviving the Autumn Term
The autumn term in particular can feel particularly punishing with curriculum changes, new colleagues to get to know and fresh pupil names to learn, not to mention that as soon as half term hits we start hurtling towards Christmas! These factors don’t exactly add up to a stress-free first term and it’s often your own health and wellbeing that takes the biggest toll. Here are our top tips for surviving the tough autumn term: Read More...

A Worldwide Classroom? Get started with digital media for learning

A Worldwide Classroom?  Get started with digital media for learning
It is easy to understand why people in public professions like teaching are nervous of using social and digital media. The drawbacks to putting yourself out in the social media world have been well documented. However, as they continue to seep into every aspect of our lives, the reality is that the longer you put off investing in these tools the bigger the gap you will have to jump when you inevitably do have to start to use them. Read More...

Stepping out of the Shadows: Why I Chose to Become a Headteacher

Stepping out of the Shadows: Why I Chose to Become a Headteacher
Less than a year ago, at the Kent Deputy Headteacher conference, a representative from the LA asked the delegates if they were interested in becoming headteachers. Those who were raised their hands - I was not one of them. A month ago, I secured my first headship. So, what changed? How did I go from being adamant that I didn't want a headship to actually taking that next step? Read More...

5 Reasons to Eat Kentish Strawberries

5 Reasons to Eat Kentish Strawberries
The British strawberry season is now upon us, and what better place to live than Kent, to buy some freshly picked strawberries. You can eat them on their own as a snack, add some natural yogurt, whizz them up with a banana for a smoothie, or as a treat serve them with meringue and cream! Read More...
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