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Thoughts, news and opinion from the Happy Teacher team

This week’s blog post is from a guest author – Joan Ashley. Joan has 28 years of experience in mathematics education, both as a teacher and an ITT tutor. In this article Joan takes a look at some of the myths and realities surrounding one of the less welcome events in the teacher’s calendar – the Ofsted Inspection…

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Ah, the summer holidays.  Time to unwind, relax and let the pressures of another school year drift away for a while (unless you’re one of those teachers that likes to work in the holidays of course).  That said, the rigours of teaching do leave an impression so don’t be too surprised if you find yourself hankering after certain aspects of your working life during your summer break…

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So how do you decide on a set of questions that will provide the best information to teachers on what it’s like to work at a school? This was our goal. In this post I’ll tell the story of how we ended up with the questions which you see on the site today.

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