Golden time in Primary schools – what is it, when is it and how does it operate?
The subject of testing has and always will be a contentious one. The new head of OFSTED has stated that she doesn’t think that our children are tested too much. This might be “officially correct” – however in the climate created by OFSTED, the pressure on schools has created a “testing epidemic!”
Following on from yesterdays post we are going to try to find a way through the “minefield” that is being a CORE subject coordinator.
In this article I am going to look at the role of the subject coordinator for CORE subjects.
If you have never done so, then try giving your class a general knowledge quiz – no not with curriculum questions, rather with questions regarding the world about them.
Today we consider school libraries – do all schools still have them and are they still needed or indeed relevant?
Schools have closed for the Christmas break – the nativity has been performed, Christmas gifts made in art lessons for parents and grandparents and the carol service went without a hitch.
Every school you find yourself in will have a staffroom – but the size, layout, furniture will all be different. Ranging from the newly kitted out spacious room to the pokey space that has all the old furniture in it and you share with the photocopiers!
Every classroom needs storage – but as obvious as it seems this is not necessarily provided !!
Lining up your class is one of the classroom basics that you really need to master early on in your teaching career.