QT goes to GYCA | The Quirky Teacher

I couldn’t think of a snappy title or any incredibly deep and meaningful quotes to put in this post (poet laureate I ain’t), so I am just going to share a snippet of honest detail about my trip to Great Yarmouth Charter Academy. The truth is that it’s extraordinarily ordinary: all pupils are polite, happy, […]

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QT goes to GYCA | The Quirky Teacher

I couldn’t think of a snappy title or any incredibly deep and meaningful quotes to put in this post (poet laureate I ain’t), so I am just going to share the details of my trip to Great Yarmouth Charter Academy in an honest way. The truth is that it’s extraordinarily ordinary: all pupils are polite, … Continue reading “QT goes to GYCA”

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Is it really a retention crisis, or is it a leadership crisis? | The Quirky Teacher

I saw some stats floating around about a recent increase in new teachers leaving the profession, but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I ended up looking at this. I’m doing a leadership course at the moment and it’s suddenly occurred to me that the focus might be a bit off and that the […]

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Is it really a retention crisis, or is it a leadership crisis? | The Quirky Teacher

I saw some stats floating around about a recent increase in new teachers leaving the profession, but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I ended up looking at this. I’m doing a leadership course at the moment and it’s suddenly occurred to me that the focus might be a bit off – you’ve got … Continue reading “Is it really a retention crisis, or is it a leadership crisis?”

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Teaching little children about the world of work: good or bad? | The Quirky Teacher

This is an immediate response to a collective dislike of a TES poll indicating that many believe we should teach children in primary schools about the world of work. The fear is that in teaching children about work, we risk teaching them that the purpose of school is to prepare them for work. I don’t […]

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Teaching little children about the world of work: good or bad? | The Quirky Teacher

This is an immediate response to a collective dislike of a TES poll indicating that many believe we should teach children in primary schools about the world of work. The fear is that in teaching children about work, we risk teaching them that the purpose of school is to prepare them for work. I don’t … Continue reading “Teaching little children about the world of work: good or bad?”

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The wrong enemy | The Quirky Teacher

Around the time sometimes referred to in our house as ‘schmuberty’, young people start to rebel against The Man. Now, The Man takes many forms: sometimes he’s your collective parents seeking to hold you back from discovering your true self, and sometimes he’s the government being mean to a certain minority of people, it doesn’t … Continue reading “The wrong enemy”

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