Spectator: an interview with Michael Gove

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An online version of an interview with Michael Gove, published on the Spectator website on 12 December 2012, surprised us by including the Secretary of State for Education mentioning Edapt. The article quotes Michael Gove saying: “Look at the way [the teaching unions] justify their existence to members. On the one hand, they justify their…

Sunday Times: Talent + graft = £££s for teachers

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An article in the Sunday Times on 9th December featured an interview with CEO of Edapt, John Roberts. The article uses John as an example of a teacher who has ‘no wish to sign up to such a campaign’ as that being conducted by the NASUWT and NUT in response to what they see as…

Parents evenings and the difference between supportive and pushy

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Our anonymous primary teacher blogger describes the build up to parents evenings …   ‘Haven’t you just had a holiday?’ ask my non-teacher friends. It’s been a nearly eight week half term – no, I have not just had a holiday. Myself and the children were very much ready for a break because they were…

TAs worth their weight in gold

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The following blog post is from our anonymous blogger in a primary school. TA, LSA, HLTA, Support Assistants – I have had some worth their weight in gold and I have worked with others who just seem like an extra member of the class to deal with.  There is nothing better than a TA who…

What do teachers think of their unions?

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A report released by LKMco (now CfEY) explores what teachers think of their unions, and defines three different categories of approach – the collectivists, the functionalist and the critics. The report is the result of a consultation, funded by Edapt, with over 350 teachers, through surveys and interviews between January and June 2012. The authors…