Tag: primary education

Is the education system killing my love of teaching?

There are many things that concern me about teaching and the education system as a whole. I feel the best way to illustrate this is by producing a ridiculously long list about some of the things I worry about: teacher pay progress related pay destandardised pay structures with academies increased recording and paperwork pressures workload generally … Continue reading Is the education system killing my love of teaching?


Moving Key Stages

Familiarity is my friend. I like knowing roughly what is expected of me and how to carry out my job. That is all being turned on its head, as, for my next placement I will be stepping out of my comfort zone of key stage 2 (age 7-11) that I have happy sat in for … Continue reading Moving Key Stages

Teaching e-safety

I'm currently developing the concept for a webpage I am going to write and code as part of a computing assignment at university. At present, my idea includes something to do with teaching children about the benefits of being able to share on the internet and how to keep them safe, however what I would … Continue reading Teaching e-safety


Daily Prompt: Pretend

via Daily Prompt: Pretend 'Pretend' immediately brings out the educator in me. My brain, without hesitation, adds the word 'play' onto the end. Pretend play, or imaginative play is something I think is underrated by the people who write our curriculum, but in my experience, when you watch children on the playground who are comfortable … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Pretend