Coronavirus and hand cleaning

As the coronavirus pandemic hit, we were told to wash our hands for at least 20 seconds with soap or detergent several times a day. However, many people also called for alcohol gels to be made available in many workplaces, including schools.  So, what is the difference between all these different methods of cleaning our […]

Supporting ITTs and NQTs in lockdown

UK lockdown support for teachers in training

Lockdown is a weird time for us all; but spare a thought for trainee and newly qualified professionals that have been catapulted into their careers at an alarming rate.  Teachers are not exempt from this fate and they will be starting their classroom careers without the support that would usually be on offer as lockdown […]

My sustainable cuppa

Photo of mug and teabag

By Sam Holyman As I settle down to my morning cuppa, one of the 100 million cups of tea that are likely to be drunk in the UK today [1], I wonder about how sustainable I am being, after I sling my used teabag straight into the black bin. Many of my friends collect their […]

Confusing Concentrations

By Sam Holyman Are you concentrating at the end of term?  At school we are getting ready for the new academic year, sorting labs, stock taking and making sure everything is labelled.  And concentration has become the hot topic of debate! We use the term concentration all the time, and in everyday life this gets […]