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How to Write a Perfect Lesson Plan
How to Write a Perfect Lesson Plan
Emma has a lot of experience in writing lesson plans and she is excited to share her tips on how to write a perfect one! Writing a lesson plan is one of the most essential and basic skills a teacher needs to have in order to be effective in the classroom. But many of us find a struggle, especially in the early days of our careers. But there are some simple steps that you can take to make your le
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18/01/18
New Year - Ready to Learn
New Year - Ready to Learn
 Lyn is the author of the first Protocol blog of the year and she shares her views on the Ready to Learn initiative.  It is New Year and this week teachers will be banging at the school gates keen to start a new term. Many of them will not start classroom teaching immediately but will spend a day or two on whole school professional development being introduced to the latest wheezes tha
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04/01/18
7 Tips on Surviving the Pre-Christmas Classroom Stress
7 Tips on Surviving the Pre-Christmas Classroom Stress
These tips from Emma could help you survive the Pre-Christmas classroom stress.Christmas time is nearly here and the children’s faces are all a-glow with excitement. The shops have been full of trinkets and glitter for weeks and you’ve seen the lights and heard the first songs of the season on the radio. Before the panic sets in, here’s some advice to help you through the last
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04/12/17
Relationships between Teachers and Consultants Matter
Relationships between Teachers and Consultants Matter
Ray developed an amazing relationship with his consultants Matthew and Ian and decided to write this blog as a thank you note.When I was a newly qualified teacher I signed up with as many recruitment agencies as possible to secure myself a flow of work opportunities. I soon discovered that the quality of each varied tremendously. I was sent to wrong schools, wrong postcodes, received late paym
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27/11/17
Safeguarding - Tips on Protecting Children and Yourself
Safeguarding - Tips on Protecting Children and Yourself
Ray rises the importance of Safeguarding in his new blog.Schools are very strict about teachers having Child Safeguarding training. The training is usually specific about what the teacher should and should not do and who to contact, should a situation arise which needs investigating. Here are a few tips, suggestions and examples of ways that I have protected myself with over the years. Teac
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20/11/17
Anti-bullying Resources and Why We Need Them
Anti-bullying Resources and Why We Need Them
In this blog Maddie offers many valuable resources on what bullying is, how to prevent it and how to treat the involved children.Unfortunately, bullying remains a key problem in schools in the UK and around the world. In fact, “there were over 24,000 Childline counselling sessions with children about bullying in 2016/17” and sadly, “more than 16,000 young people are absent fro
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16/11/17
The Many Faces of Bullying
The Many Faces of Bullying
Ray wrote this blog based on his own experience with bullying at schools, where he tries to shine the light on the different forms of bullying.Some schools choose to focus on Anti-bullying at a given time in the year but that is hardly enough. Students (and staff ) are reminded what constitutes bullying but there are situations outside of the Anti-Bullying posters pasted around the school. The
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14/11/17
Teach Children about Remembrance Day
Teach Children about Remembrance Day
Why do people wear poppies? How to explain to children the facts about Remembrance Day? Read Emma's blog to find the answers.At this time of year, we are filled with the joys of different festivals and celebrations. There’s Diwali, Halloween, and Bonfire Night all in a matter of weeks, but one of the most significant events is Remembrance Day. This is probably one of the most difficult ar
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08/11/17
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