It’s been reported that there seems to be a significant increase in classroom violence and abuse aimed at teachers by pupils and parents over the last few years. Is this a reflection on a society, the way we treat front line workers and how does it compare to other sectors?
With protests from Extinction Rebellion (XR) being in the news throughout the year, I wondered what would be the impact on the professional careers of the teachers who decide to take part?
Around 20% of Edapt subscribers are teaching and working in independent schools. We have supported our independent school subscribers by providing support during allegations, sending accompaniment to grievance and disciplinary hearings to answering questions about pay and working conditions, maternity leave and jury service.
After a summer break which feels like it has gone much too quickly, you come to the realisation that you will have to eventually return to school. For the majority of teachers the first day back will be INSET where you can mentally prepare yourself to transition into ‘school mode.’
How easy is it for teachers and school leaders to game the KS2 SATs? According to the Standards and Testing Agency (STA), last year 2,688 test results were annulled, the year before that the figure was 723.