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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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      Latest: Suggest your ideas to help us make TES better catbanj, Mar 26, 2017 at 12:31 AM
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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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      Latest: Bit of clarification needed sabrinakat, Mar 26, 2017 at 12:47 AM
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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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      Latest: Clox sbkrobson, Mar 26, 2017 at 2:00 AM
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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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    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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      Latest: Free credit for resources! Shamster, Mar 25, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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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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      Latest: Read, Write inc Monty1983, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:03 PM
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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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      Latest: DT co-ordinator role ViolaClef, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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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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      Latest: Kids with weird names peter12171, Mar 25, 2017 at 8:12 PM
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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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      Latest: Not knowing outcome of interview skeptucator, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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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: SMART target meeting end of Summer Year 6? FollyFairy, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:10 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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      Latest: Entering FE - some concern IlMentore, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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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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      Latest: Flouncers Corner FollyFairy, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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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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      Latest: Resources in overseas schools gulfgolf, Mar 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM
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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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      Latest: Advice required re:career change to Teaching pepper5, Mar 24, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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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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      Latest: New job start date Pomz, Mar 25, 2017 at 11:36 PM
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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: Getting QTS WildKyogre, Mar 25, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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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: Becoming a TA, honest opinions pepper5, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:07 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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      Latest: QTS after 4 years TEA2111, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:00 PM
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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: Should I give up? BYusuf, Mar 25, 2017 at 11:14 PM
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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: Bargaining rate for long term supply. schoolsout4summer, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:32 PM
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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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      Latest: Are your students learning Chinese? jygoss, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:21 AM
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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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      Latest: HOD- is it worth it? electricsheep, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:25 AM
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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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      Latest: Ageism in the workplace lizziescat, Mar 25, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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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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      Latest: Retirement age changes peggylu, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:44 PM
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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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    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: What does Plenary mean? Pomz, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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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: Non GCSE course for year 9?? dstokem, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:36 PM
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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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    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: Applied ICT Unit 7 Databases pre-release jambocraig, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:06 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: The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch DT resources Lara mfl 05, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:27 AM
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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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    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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    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: SCITT INTERVIEW - GEOGRAPHY LESSON PLAN lottee1000, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:09 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: What is your marking policy? khhgss, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:35 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: Core Maths Level 3 DM, Mar 25, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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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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      Latest: WJEC News Exam whitewookie, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:46 AM
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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: Cultural Day ideas sbrown1604, Mar 25, 2017 at 1:02 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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      Latest: BTEC Assessment cturnpenny, Mar 25, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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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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    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: New AQA Level 3 Applied General Science SMasood, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:49 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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      Latest: AQA Psychology TES Voucher Codes nick_redshaw, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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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: Crossings out when marking definitions markuss, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:49 PM
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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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    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: Ofsted and Progress 8 CandysDog, Mar 20, 2017 at 5:26 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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      Latest: Pay cut simonCOAL, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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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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      Latest: NYC Arts trip Geoff Thomas, Mar 17, 2017
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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? FollyFairy, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:29 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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      Latest: 2017 is the year to diet! thistledoo, Mar 25, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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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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      Latest: Union membership whilst on mat leave ellephantf, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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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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      Latest: Returning from Mat Leave FollyFairy, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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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: Not an Education topic, but... ScotSEN, Mar 26, 2017 at 12:49 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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      Latest: Music Tech CPD? learnedfromthebest, Mar 19, 2017
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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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      Latest: 2009 Science SATs test in Welsh t_d_ford, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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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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      Latest: Supply and NCCT pay Liviboy, Mar 22, 2017 at 2:54 PM
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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: German teacher in Scotland Heikepopeike, Mar 21, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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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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    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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