A profoundly deaf primary school teacher in north London has been awarded for her outstanding contribution to teaching. Alysha Allen teaches pupils at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield using sign language and lip reading, and many of the students are now fluent in signing as a result. She was presented with the Special Contribution Award…

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By making some simple tweaks, teachers can better support pupils who struggle with literacy, says Kenny Wheeler Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen in a way that lets us communicate effectively and make sense of the world , and, as such, it is a fundamental element of what children need to…

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A Coventry schoolboy has won funding to study at a top US university after, he says, being influenced by his love of American films and TV programmes. Joshua Docking Joshua Docking, 18, who will take up his place at Colgate University in New York this autumn, is the first in his immediate family to apply…

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At TeachWell we are always on the look out for new teachers to add to our talented pool. Look out for our new recommend a friend scheme coming your way.

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The government intends to back a bill from a Labour MP designed to cut the cost of school uniforms in England. The legislation, drafted by Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury, would aim to strengthen existing guidance encouraging schools to keep down costs. It could also force schools to keep compulsory branded items, like blazers, to…

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The statistics are terrible – study after study shows children all over the world are weaker, do less exercise and are less fit than in the past. In England alone, despite a slight improvement last year, fewer than half of five to 16-year-olds achieve the government’s recommended 60 minutes’ exercise a day and poorer children are most likely to…

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The supply teacher survival kit So, whether you’ve been a supply teacher for years or are just getting started, take a look at this list of essentials to keep in your handbag, ready to go at a moment’s notice. 1. Post-It notes As they are a staple in every classroom, you may overlook packing these.…

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The final version of the new curriculum for Wales has been published, as schools prepare for a complete overhaul of how children are taught. It follows a consultation in 2019 on the complete reform of the system for the first time in more than 30 years. Teaching unions said the current state of school funding…

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The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a UK-wide survey to help improve early childhood. The five-question online survey aims to “spark a national conversation” to help create “lasting change for generations to come”, Kensington Palace said. Catherine is marking its launch with a 24-hour UK tour, visiting Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Surrey. The NSPCC said…

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Reasons to become a supply teacher 1. Flexibility While most teachers can only plan their holiday at set times to fit in with the school year, supply teachers are free from such constraints.  So you can benefit from off peak travel prices and avoid crowded destinations. But that’s not the only type of flexibility that supply…

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