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'Writing's on the window Miss' - memo to star teacher

'Writing's on the window Miss' - memo to star teacher

David Hermitt hails an innovative teacher who uses humour to capture her students' imagination

Grace Eardley, Year 11 form tutor and English and media studies teacher at Congleton High School, Cheshire, has quadrupled the number of students opting to study media at A Level from 5 to 20, and almost doubled the number studying at GCSE level from 12 to 23.

That this is only in her second year of teaching is a testament to her popularity and her reputation among the students, And it has been recognised by a nomination for the "Inspirational Teacher of the Year" category of the TES School Awards 2014 (to be announced this week).

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Angela McFarlane to head up College of Teachers

Angela McFarlane to head up College of Teachers

Angela McFarlane's career has never strayed from schools. Now she leads the College of Teachers  
The College of Teachers
is moving further into the world of digital learnin...

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Good day at Black Rock – educator's Burning Man bid

Good day at Black Rock – educator's Burning Man bid

A quest to present at a prestigious US cultural event is seeking 'crowd-sourced' funding at Kickstarter
NASA never had Deborah Davies' problem – just one month to raise the mon...

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Words to the wise on dyslexia – Joe's little book

Words to the wise on dyslexia – Joe's little book

Ever wondered how dyslexic teachers cope? Sal McKeown finds out why it was love at first sight when Joe Beech met his iPhone 
There is plenty of media coverage about the p...

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Davitt down under – with a LEG-up for learning

Davitt down under – with a LEG-up for learning

Absence makes the heart grow fonder as Tony Parkin reviews the work of John Davitt   
Having had enough of Europe’s cold, wet winter, John Davitt jetted off for ...

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