Multilingual flashcard: Interview

Day 41 of the multilingual flashcard challenge and I had my first proper interview for a teaching job here in the U.K. Being my first interview I am not convinced that I did as well as I could have; after leaving I thought of lots of things I should have said! The school and the…

E-safety and cyberbullying

More commonly known as e-safety and cyberbullying, Ofsted guidelines for schools updated in September 2015 recommend the use of the terms online safety and online bullying, to highlight the widening range of issues linked to safety online.  (SWGfL, 2015) For the generation of young people who are ‘digital natives’ ‘it is crucial to note that…

Down Syndrome

What is it? Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder where the body has more copies of chromonsone 21 than usual. There are three main types: Trisomy 21 is the most common type, affecting around 94% of people with Down’s syndrome. Every cell in the body has an extra copy of chromosome 21. Translocation is where…

What to expect when you do a PGCE

Tips for PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) students So I am three months into the nine month PGCE course. I had heard that it was tough and it certainly is but I thought it might be useful to look back on some of the expectations I had and how those have changed since I started…