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    1. Welcome lounge and forum help

      Welcome to TES Community. If this is your first visit don’t forget to read the how to guide. Submit your first post here and let everyone know that another contributor has joined the Community. If you are looking for tips on how to post or need advice on the best place to submit your message, just ask away.
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    2. Education news

      This is the place to discuss the latest issues facing education.
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    3. Workplace dilemmas

      If you’re looking for advice and support to help you deal with your workplace problems then discuss them here in Workplace Dilemmas . Topics discussed include problems with parents, teacher bullying, stress and disciplinary procedures. Please remember to use a pseudonym to protect your identity if you are posting about sensitive issues.
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    4. Personal

      Join hundreds of teachers getting together and chatting about the stuff that matters to them in the Personal forum.
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    5. Career clinic

      The Career clinic is where you can seek advice and information about your next career move from your peers. Please post your queries here.
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      Latest: Why no interview? install, Sep 23, 2017 at 11:18 PM
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    6. TES Authors' Group

      If you sell resources on TES then get involved in the TES Authors' forum. This is the place to meet other authors, share successes and find answers to some of your questions.
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    1. Early Years

      Join hundreds of early years practitioners in the Early Years forum. Find lesson ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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    2. Primary

      Join hundreds of primary teachers in the Primary forum. Find lesson ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers. This is also the place for debate on the latest issues in primary teaching.
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    3. Secondary

      The Secondary forum is a great source of support, ideas and inspiration and is the place to share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers. This is also where you go to debate the latest issues in secondary education.
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    4. Independent

      This forum is a great source of ideas and inspiration and is the place to share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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    5. Special educational needs

      Join hundreds of special needs practitioners in this forum. Whether you work in a special needs school or you’re an SEN practitioner in mainstream you’ll find lesson ideas and inspiration here.
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      Latest: ESL and Autism blueskydreaming, Sep 23, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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    6. Further Education

      Find out advice on what it’s like to work in further education or join other people working in your sector to discuss work-related issues. You’ll find tips on how to get into further education and advice on FE pay and conditions.
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    7. Vocational

      Join colleagues working in the vocational training sector. Discuss ideas, inspiration, work-related issues, and pay and conditions.
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    8. Teaching overseas

      If you’re looking for an overseas teaching job, or you’re already working abroad, this is the forum for you. Join hundreds of overseas teachers and find out more about what it’s really like to teach in a foreign country. Please remember: References to individuals, schools or organisations will be deleted.
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    1. Thinking of teaching

      If you’re thinking about which teacher training route is the right one for you then you’ll find lots of advice here.
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    2. Trainee and student teachers

      This is the place to share your experiences and to get support and advice from your peers.
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    3. New teachers

      Get together with hundreds of newly qualified teachers. This is the place to share your experiences and gain advice from your peers.
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      Latest: Anyone else hating it? blueskydreaming, Sep 24, 2017 at 12:12 AM
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    4. Teaching assistants

      Chat with teaching assistants, learning support assistants and HLTAs here. Share your experiences and get advice on pay and conditions.
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      Latest: Level 2 NVQ - verbal/oral? BettyTA, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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    5. Overseas trained teachers

      If you’re looking for advice on how to get a job in the UK join the Overseas trained teachers forum. Get advice on what qualifications you need to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and chat to others also hoping to teach in the UK. References to individuals, schools or organisations will be deleted.
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    6. Jobseekers

      Get advice on finding your next job. We’ve got tips on application writing and guidance on how to excel at interview. Please remember job adverts are not allowed.
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      Latest: Application welshwizard, Sep 22, 2017 at 9:02 AM
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    7. Supply teaching

      Chat with other supply teachers; share your experiences; get advice on the state of the supply teaching market and career opportunities. References to individuals, schools or organisations will be deleted.
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      Latest: My Horrible Day pepper5, Sep 23, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    8. Private tutors

      Get advice on the best way to get into private tuition, how to set yourself up as a tutor, what rates to charge and much more. No commercial advertising or job ads!
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    9. Part-time and job share

      Looking for a better work-life balance? Returning from a career break? Want to meet people who are already working flexible hours? This is the place to help you find, interview for, and work in part-time and shared roles.
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    10. Heads of department

      Join other HoDs and chat about the challenges you face; get advice from your peers and find a shoulder to cry on, if you need it.
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    11. Headteachers

      Talk about the challenges of the role with other headteachers and share advice about all aspects of school management.
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    12. Governors

      If you’re a school governor or interested in school governance, then this is the place to chat with others about this role.
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    13. Retirement

      Meet retired teachers and anybody approaching retirement. Find advice about pensions, working part-time and chat to other retired teachers.
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    14. Senior Leadership Team

      Members of senior management teams can share career tips, get advice on staff management and generally get a helping hand from your peers. You can also join or view TES Leadership webchats here.
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      Latest: Applying for Assistant Head vacancys ScienceGuy, Sep 22, 2017 at 7:29 AM
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    1. Art and design

      Chat with colleagues in your specialism. Discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: Help with assessments vstaver, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    2. Business studies

      Join colleagues in your specialism to discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: GCSE Business (1-9) specs needabreak, Sep 16, 2017
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    3. Classics

      Chat with colleagues in your specialism. Discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: New Latin Resources sabrinakat, Sep 1, 2017
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    4. Computing and ICT

      Join colleagues in your specialism to discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: New Primary ICT Coordinators toolkit becktonboy, Sep 22, 2017 at 9:02 PM
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    5. Design and technology

      Discuss with colleagues in your specialism all the key areas of D&T including food technology, textiles, graphics and electronics.
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      Latest: NCFE V Certs Level 2 Craft alliray, Sep 23, 2017 at 4:59 PM
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    6. Drama and performing arts

      Join colleagues in your specialism to discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: BTEC TECH AWARD- Acting pathway 2017 snail_friendly, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:16 PM
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    7. English

      Discuss lesson ideas and inspiration with hundreds of English teachers. Share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: English Lang IGCSE? teribenton, Sep 23, 2017 at 10:45 PM
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    8. Geography

      Chat with colleagues in your specialism. Discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: AS/A level - new to it - advice freckle06, Sep 22, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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    9. History

      Join colleagues in your specialism to discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: Causes of World War One Sally1418, Sep 21, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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    10. Mathematics

      Join hundreds of maths teachers to discuss lesson ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: What an evil teacher! coyote, Sep 23, 2017 at 10:31 PM
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    11. Media studies

      Chat with colleagues in your specialism. Discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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    12. Modern foreign languages

      Join colleagues in your specialism to discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: New GCSE - how is it? veverett, Sep 23, 2017 at 4:49 PM
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    13. Music

      Chat with colleagues in your specialism. Discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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    14. Physical education

      Join colleagues in your specialism to discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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    15. PSHE

      Chat with colleagues in your specialism. Discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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    16. Religious Education

      Join colleagues in your specialism to discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: Open evening ideas to engage and impress BuryFCA1, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    17. Science

      Chat with colleagues in your specialism. Discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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      Latest: Which Physics GCSE is best for A Level prep? Orion, Sep 23, 2017 at 8:37 PM
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    18. Social sciences

      Join colleagues in your specialism to discuss ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers.
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    1. Assessment

      Key stage levels, Assessment for learning, marking, self-assessment, Sats, GCSEs and A-levels - you’ll find every aspect of assessment is discussed here.
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      Latest: Entry assessment forms jamesrogers84, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:32 AM
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    2. Behaviour

      Receive peer to peer advice and support about behaviour management issues and share best practice here.
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      Latest: Top Concerns September 2017 Chicken_madras, Sep 22, 2017 at 9:01 PM
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    3. Ofsted inspections

      If you’ve had an inspection then share your experiences here or get your questions answered by your peers, if your school is expecting a visit. Don’t forget you can find out more about what Ofsted looks at in the Ofsted blog.
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      Latest: Can you beat 10 years? Startedin82, Sep 22, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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    4. Pay and conditions

      You’ll find chat and advice on pay scales, TLRs, threshold pay, Golden Hellos, pensions, retirement and much more.
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    5. Professional development

      If you’re looking for advice on how best to develop your career then chat to your peers here. You’ll find advice on CPD courses, which career path to take, moving from primary to secondary and much more.
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    6. School trips

      Get recommendations and advice from other teachers on the best destinations and tips on organising a school trip. This is also the place to get practical guidance on risk assessments and health and safety. No adverts please.
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    7. Textbook exchange

      If your school is in need of textbooks for your classroom then this is the place to come. Teachers can post listings of unwanted books they are willing to swap. If your school is nearby you can get in touch to obtain the text sets and exchange them with other reading material that you no longer need. You can also add a wish list of class textbooks that you are looking for so that schools can respond to your appeal when the material becomes available.
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    1. Entertainment

      You’ll find addictive online games and chat about TV, movies and popular culture here.
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    2. Cookery

      Share your recipes and cookery tips. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on what to eat tonight, start here.
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    3. Book club

      Find book recommendations and get together to discuss your favourite reads with other avid readers in the Book club.
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      Latest: What are you reading right now? RepelloInimicum, Sep 23, 2017 at 10:38 PM
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    4. Health and wellbeing

      If you’re worried about your health and wellbeing then you can seek advice and support from your peers here.
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    5. Pregnancy

      Get together with people who are TTC or other expectant parents for advice and support or a shoulder to cry on, should you need it.
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    6. Parenting

      Chat with other parents here. Get advice and support or a shoulder to cry on, if you should need it.
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    1. Scotland - education news

      Discuss key issues affecting education in Scotland and have your say about breaking news, views and policy developments.
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      Latest: Pay rise 2017? GuessWho, Sep 24, 2017 at 12:08 AM
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    2. Scotland - curriculum

      Debate the Curriculum for Excellence and all aspects of the Scottish curriculum here. This is also the place to get advice from your peers on the most effective way to implement the curriculum.
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    3. Cymru - education news

      Discuss key issues affecting education in Wales and have your say about breaking news, views and policy developments.
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    4. Scotland - Primary

      This is where primary teachers in Scotland get together to share ideas and to discuss the latest issues in primary education.
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    5. Scotland - prospective teachers

      If you’re thinking about training to teach in Scotland this is the place to get together with other aspiring trainee teachers and chat about interviews, applications and who’s got a place where.
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      Latest: Jobs market in Edinburgh mathsmutt, Sep 6, 2017
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    1. Australia - Staffroom

      Meet and chat with other colleagues and give your opinions about the issues that matter to you.
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      Latest: Teaching in Australia lrigb4, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:42 PM
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    1. US – Education news

      This is the place to discuss the current issues and events affecting education in the US. Join the discussion and have your say.
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    2. US – Staffroom

      Meet and chat with other colleagues and give your opinions about the issues that matter to you.
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