Simple strategies for September

here to help with September planning transition

This is the first time in my twenty-year career as an English teacher that I can’t picture the start of the academic year. My memories of September’s new uniforms, shiny pencil cases and pristine planners feel contradictory and outdated, and the future feels unpredictable. With a few simple strategies I can start to plan for […]

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Lost Time

Graham Elsdon looks at ways to help the new year 11 classes cope with post-lockdown English exam preparation The tentacles of the horrible virus are long and inevitably they have wrapped themselves around the world of education. Lives have been lost, the yearly rhythm has been lost and time has been lost. Leaving aside the […]

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Year 12: Imposter Syndrome?

Graham Elsdon looks at ways to help new sixth form students deal with the aftermath of cancelled GCSEs Next term’s new year 12 students may well begin their new course feeling like one of those pop acts who’ve scored a number one, but haven’t actually played on the record. The necessary cancellation of exams has […]

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