Swimming lessons, uniform breaches and university help for AS-ranges

Great week for

AS-ranges. Cambridge University has explained that AS-degree exams give a “robust indicator of pupil progress”, urging colleges and sixth forms to enter students at the finish of yr twelve. Reforms by former training secretary, Michael Gove, replaced the split A-degree course with just one particular finish-of-year examination instead.

Geography teachers. A geography instructor in China wowed his college students this week by drawing a map of the globe in an astonishing 4 minutes. Middle-college teacher Wang Boming is 1 of the world’s best free of charge-hand map drawers, according to the Shanghaiist website. See him in action right here.

Undesirable week for

Uniforms. Much more than 200 pupils have been sent home from school since they have been not wearing the right clothing, top to complaints from parents of children at a school in West Yorkshire.

Swimming. Campaigners have referred to as on Ofsted identify and shame major colleges that fail to educate pupils to swim. An yearly census uncovered that 45% of eleven-12 months-olds depart for secondary college with out currently being able to swim. The nationwide curriculum calls for schools to educate pupils to swim at least 25 metres.

What you’re saying

We sent a specific call out on our Twitter account this week as part of National Pressure Awareness Day asking teachers to tell us the songs they listen to to de-stress. You sent us your suggestions in abundance, from The Beatles to Jurassic five. We’ve place together an eclectic playlist for you. Thanks for all the ideas!

Photograph of the week

We asked you send us your Halloween photos last week and we got a pretty one from a Dutch main college showcasing a spookily decorated library.

The week in numbers

One in 4 trainee teachers explained their education failed to prepare them for poorly behaved students in a survey commissioned by training charity the Teacher Assistance Network. A quarter felt ill-equipped to control a disruptive class.

A report by the Scottish Funding Council located a gulf in the achievement of college students from poorer elements of the nation in contrast to those from wealthier regions. It was unveiled that just three.9% of pupils in Scotland’s most deprived communities had been awarded three A grades in their increased exams in contrast to 24.2% in the wealthiest spots.

Major colleges in Burton and South Derbyshire will get much more than £430,000 to improve sports provision. Grants of around £8,000 have been allocated to every major college in the region by the Division for Training.

Dates to remember

The Guardian Teacher Network will be working a teacher wellbeing fortnight from Monday ten November. Comply with all the action using #teacherwellbeing. Anti-Bullying Week and Road Security Week each commence on Monday 17 November.

Assets for you

A easy guide to assist untangle the problems of work-lifestyle balance.
I will not be manufactured to really feel negative – how to deal with bullying.
Teach college students how to stay secure and be seen on the roads.
Wash your hands – an assembly presentation reminding college students about the significance of hygiene.

Blogs and comment

Quote of the week

We have two estimates for you this week in relation to our background prime tweeters record which featured Sally Thorne. There was a lot support from Matravers school for Thorne (@MrsThorne), as they stated they have been proud of her accomplishment. Dan Gmaj (@dansoapbox) jokingly recommended that Thorne must qualify for a totally free breakfast but only if she wore a best instructor badge.

Well completed to all people who featured on our listing of historical past tweeters, and really do not forget to add any individual we might have missed in the comments or via @GuardianTeach.

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