Supply and Demand

For schools across the region, supply teachers are a lifeline when a member of staff is absent. To find out more about the invaluable contribution of supply staff, Educate magazine caught up with Dawn van Alwon, a former Support Centre Manager with over 25 years teaching experience. Dawn has undertaken ...

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Stick or switch?

By Ellie Adshead It is the start of a New Year and for some, a time for important decision making. Year 11 students will soon be choosing whether to move on to sixth form, attend college, begin an apprenticeship or take a different route. Whichever direction they choose, the support and ...

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Stronger as one

It’s been over a year since the Liverpool Diocese Schools Trust was established.To find out more Educate caught up with the Trust’s education officer Laurie Kwissa. Once upon a time, the academy model was only used for schools that were seen to be struggling. Devised under the last Labour government the ...

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Early learning

How do we ensure that the children in Early Years get the best start and are ready for school? Starting school is one of the most important milestones in a child’s life. Taking the next step of their development and embarking on their educational journey is a hugely important moment. But ...

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Private tutoring

The benefits of one-on-one tutoring The history of private tuition goes back a lot further than you might think - all the way to ancient Greece in fact. On the say-so of his father, a 13-year-old Alexander the Great was mentored on a range of topics, including the doctrines of morals and ...

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