Tag Archive: Retention

Can EVC save the staffroom?

December 1, 2019 11:10 am
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I have just been reading the excellent article from @nicola_slawson in the Guardian about the demise of the staff room as a communal space. Her premise is that this could be down to three main factors:

A salutary tale

September 9, 2019 11:34 am
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Four days before the start of the new school year, I sat naming my personal stock of green marking pens. I doubt they will make it into October, but every year I buy a reel of Sellotape and get to work.

Recruitment crisis looming in Birmingham

August 30, 2019 2:34 pm
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In Birmingham, there were 41 permanent posts that were being filled by supply teachers on a temporary basis - on top of a further 34 positions that were not filled at all

It smells like team spirit?

August 29, 2019 9:31 am
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What does it take to create a collective staff? This is an age-old concern of all management. How to create a collective and channelled purpose whilst not enforcing a stifling artificial culture. We have seen various incarnations over the years, organised team building, “you will have fun” nights out, instructions how to do it at Inset all which have not really transferred well from corporate culture to education.

Schools in deprived areas struggling to recruit says Sutton Trust.

July 11, 2019 3:50 pm
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One in five teachers said nothing would persuade them to apply for a job at a low-performing disadvantaged school, research says. State schools in deprived areas are more likely to struggle to fill teacher vacancies which has a knock-on effect on the quality of teaching that pupils receive, a report from Sutton Trust suggests