Tips for Teachers: 5. Supporting LAC and PLAC Pupils

Tips for Teachers: 5. Supporting LAC and PLAC Pupils

“72% of those adopted in 2013-14 entered care due to abuse or neglect. Their needs do not change just because they are in a loving home. Their experiences in early life can have a lasting impact which can affect the child many years after adoption. We therefore...
Tips for Teachers: 4. Overcoming Cognitive Bias 

Tips for Teachers: 4. Overcoming Cognitive Bias 

Cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting information in the world around them and affects the decisions and judgments that they make. Cognitive biases are often a result of your brain’s attempt to...
Tips for Teachers: 3. Subject Leader Monitoring

Tips for Teachers: 3. Subject Leader Monitoring

Subject leadership monitoring is crucial if we are to make judgements about the quality and success of a subject.  It is one of the most difficult things to arrange, given the time constraints and fact that there are many subjects to monitor.   Without monitoring a...
Tips for Teachers: 2. Professional Development

Tips for Teachers: 2. Professional Development

This is the second blog in our ‘Tips for Teachers’ series. Each blog focuses on an area where the author, Bretta Townend-Jowitt, shares her wealth of experience as a teacher, senior leader and headteacher. Bretta has worked in education for over 30 years...