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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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      Latest: Foot of the stairs time again NewToTeachingOldToMaths, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:05 AM
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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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      Latest: the time of the year for the same question. peakster, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:46 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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    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: Help with Timetable bananatree84, Dec 4, 2016 at 12:15 AM
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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: Being Famous SamRWebber, Dec 8, 2016 at 5:59 AM
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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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    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

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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 group 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

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    2. Trainee and student teachers

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    3. New teachers

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      Latest: Hellish NQT year, what can I do? welshwizard, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:43 AM
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    4. Teaching assistants

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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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    7. Supply teaching

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    8. Private tutors

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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

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    11. Headteachers

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    12. Governors

      The NGA answer your questions
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    13. Retirement

      For retired teachers and anybody approaching retirement
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      Latest: Ah memories! thistledoo, Dec 7, 2016 at 11:46 PM
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    14. Senior Leadership Team

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    1. Art and design

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    3. Classics

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    4. Computing and ICT

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      Latest: Will this stop the NEA Cheating shellscript, Dec 8, 2016 at 6:34 AM
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    5. Design and technology

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    6. Drama and performing arts

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    7. English

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    8. Geography

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    9. History

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    10. Mathematics

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      Latest: Good source for trig equations (C2) GoldMaths, Dec 8, 2016 at 6:43 AM
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    11. Media studies

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    13. Music

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    14. Physical education

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    15. PSHE

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    16. Religious Education

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    17. Science

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    18. Social sciences

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    1. Assessment

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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

      Formerly Ofsted inspections
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    4. Pay and conditions

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    5. Professional development

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    6. School trips

      Recommendations and advice
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    1. Entertainment

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    2. Cookery

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    3. Book club

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    4. Health and wellbeing

      If you’re worried about your health and wellbeing join the TES Health and Wellbeing Group and get advice and support.
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    5. Pregnancy

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    1. Scotland - education news

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    2. Scotland - curriculum

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    3. Cymru - education news

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    4. Scotland - Primary

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    5. Scotland - prospective teachers

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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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      Latest: Setting Up International Links danbham, Oct 17, 2016
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