Teachers and Teaching Assistants: A team is more than the sum of its parts

‘I have a teaching assistant? What do I do now?’…Does this ring a bell? Teaching assistants (TAs) are a valuable resource and the majority of teachers will work alongside them in the classroom. Their in-depth knowledge and experience should be a gift to hard-pressed teachers but EEF research has shown that many teachers do not,…

“The most successful lessons have a purpose – even if it’s a silly purpose”

Most teachers hope to offer students both academic success and personal development.  Many struggle, however, to identify ways to incorporate broader aims alongside the curriculum’s content and skills.  How, for example, can reading Jack and the Beanstalk engender ethical reasoning?  How can complicated concepts be introduced to young children? Lizzy Price (’13 Ambassador) has come…