When I tell people I’m not in a union, then, their reaction ranges from shock to horror. It’s only when I then explain that I use Edapt, which provides specialist legal support for teachers, that they calm down a little. Most don’t realise there is an alternative to unions.
‘Covid catch-up’ will become the next education buzzword, but what exactly will it entail for pupils, teachers and schools? The precise details on potentially extending the school day, summer schools and changes to the school calendar haven’t been published yet, but many teachers and parents are anxious about the implications.
Why do supply teachers subscribe to Edapt? Robert Pokorny is an Edapt subscriber and founder of Scheme Support. In the following blog post he writes about his experience of supply teaching and why his subscription to Edapt is indispensable.
Teacher vaccines and when school staff will receive them will be a hot topic for debate. It was announced this week that the NHS will be ready from December to roll out the new coronavirus vaccine, if it gets approved. With teachers interacting with pupils and parents on a daily basis, will school staff be towards the front of the queue to receive the vaccine?
Emily Weston (@primaryteachew) is an Edapt subscriber and blogs about her experience moving into her new transition teacher role. We provide edu-legal support and advice for teachers and school staff, you can subscribe here.
The working world is changing for the professional workforce and the school sector has been dragging its feet to catch up. There seems to be lots of well-intentioned initiatives that are trying to identify and tackle the issue of teacher retention.
GCSE exam results day is a milestone; marking the passage from one phase of education to the next. It offers me the chance to celebrate with children who have achieved what they never thought possible, and offer reassurance to those who are disappointed.
In what has been a somewhat turbulent year in the world of education, many are eager to return to the classroom to gain some normality. However there are many useful lessons to be learned from lockdown, and here are just a few…
You may be interested in embarking on a career in teaching but are unsure of how much teachers get paid? The Department for Education (DfE) has said salaries for new teachers are set to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23, and the move would make starting salaries for teachers among the most competitive in the graduate labour market.