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A male teacher helping teenage secondary school students in computer science class.

Supporting diversity in the classroom

I left school with no GCSEs feeling disillusioned, disaffected, and frustrated that there was nobody in leadership roles that looked like me. I entered the teaching profession in 1999 after having studied African History and African Literature at SOAS, followed…

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A teenage girl relaxing in bed whilst watching Netflix.

‘Downtime’ done right

“The grind never stops,” as the old(ish) adage goes. With the value of productivity drilled into us, it’s hard to take a step back from it all. We fall into the trap of “working longer = working better,” and feel…

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A mother supporting her stressed teenage daughter with school work.

Fostering self-belief in your child

Switch on your TV or radio, or scroll through your social media feed, and you’ll increasingly come across news stories, articles, or posts about the rise in prevalence of mental health issues among students. Whether it be the result of…

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A weekly revision timetable.

How to make a revision timetable

Winter is coming! This can only mean one thing…No, not a ‘Game of Thrones’-esque showdown. We’re talking about Christmas mocks. There’s no tiptoeing around it: mocks can be stressful and scary. There’s a lot of pressure on and a lot…

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A group of young people on placement.

What are T-levels?

There has been a large increase in students taking vocational qualifications in the last 20 years. This is, in part, due to the 2013 change in legislation, whereby the government made it compulsory for students to continue education or training…

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