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Brandy Young, a primary school teacher in Texas has banned homework for her pupils and instead asked to spend more time at home with their families. In a letter distributed during a parent-teacher night in she explained her decision to do away with homework for the school year.   “After much research this summer, I… Read More

August 24, 2016

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The seventh series of the Great British Bake Off returns to our screens next Wednesday 24th August, amongst the 12 contestants are a  Teaching Assistant, Teacher and a former Head Teacher all hoping to be the next Nadiya Hussain. The amateur bakers will be put to the test to see if they can take the… Read More

August 18, 2016


Research by the University of Cambridge suggests children who have a positive relationship with a primary school teacher go on to be much calmer as teenagers. The results found that students with a more positive relationship with their teacher displayed towards peers, on average, 18% more pro-social behaviour (and 10% more up to two years… Read More

August 11, 2016


Following on from 100 things to do before leaving primary school TES surveyed 2,500 secondary students to discover the experiences they value most at school. As well as being a place of academic learning, schools are also an environment where young people learn valuable life lessons and gain experiences that will shape them as adults…. Read More

August 1, 2016


As teachers across the UK start to enjoy their summer break which is normally about 6 weeks long, half will lose a fortnight or more to school work, according to an exclusive YouGov poll for TES. The survey revealed 44% of teachers will spend a minimum of 10 days on school-related work – the equivalent… Read More

July 25, 2016

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Today marks the end of another school year for most pupils and teachers across the UK. Before some our younger ones wave goodbye to Primary school, TES surveyed 2,500 youngsters to find out what they believe every child should have done at school before the age of 11. Some of the answers are hilarious and… Read More

July 22, 2016


More than 60% of teachers say their job has become less satisfying over the past twelve months, whilst three quarters are either unsure or would definitely not recommend teaching as a career to family members or friends. These are two of the headline findings from the latest “Barometer of the Teaching Industry” conducted by TLTP… Read More

July 8, 2016


TLTP invests in uAuthenticate, a software tool designed to check the authenticity of passports, biometric cards, ID cards, visas and more to ensure the candidate’s documentation is genuine and that they have the Right to Work in the UK. Did you know over 16% of documents received by uComply from their clients proved to be… Read More

July 8, 2016


  A job as a primary teacher is unquestionably one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You have the ability to inspire young children during some of the most important years of their development. You day to day role is exciting, varied and far from boring. The most satisfying aspect of being a… Read More

July 1, 2016


The dreaded ‘how to tell a parent, their child has been misbehaving’ is something no teacher looks forward to doing, but there’s no shying away from it. New guidelines suggest giving parents good news first and keeping ‘in touch’ before delivering criticisms about their child. Government’s behaviour tsar Tom Bennett has recommended staff ‘build bridges… Read More

June 28, 2016