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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: Asking for time off during term time ViolaClef, Aug 26, 2016 at 11:14 PM
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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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      Latest: How much do you love Bill Bryson? Didactylos4, Aug 27, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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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: Search issues krisgreg30, Aug 26, 2016 at 6:43 PM
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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: EYFS learning journey lucye, Aug 27, 2016 at 5:43 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: Can I teach yoga as an after school club? Jesmond12, Aug 27, 2016 at 10:58 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. This is also where you get advice from our Independent schools adviser Theogriff.
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      Latest: Average fees discount for children of staff? Syria1, Aug 25, 2016 at 3:19 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: Year 7 English Intervention minnie me, Aug 26, 2016 at 6:59 AM
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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: PGCE in FE this sept! questionsandanswers, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    7. Vocational

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    8. Teaching overseas

      References to individuals, schools or organisations will be deletedHow to report a postIf you have a story to tell, please email [email]newsdesk@tes.co.uk[/email]
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      Latest: Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore advice... revans66, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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    1. Thinking of teaching

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      Latest: Funding for PGCE question the hippo, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:20 PM
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    2. Trainee and student teachers

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      Latest: Where do I start ? sunshineneeded, Aug 27, 2016 at 8:24 AM
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    5. Overseas trained teachers

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      Latest: Where do I begin? blueskydreaming, Aug 27, 2016 at 9:12 AM
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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: Dear Emma, TheoGriff's Job Seeker Posts foxtail3, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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    7. Supply teaching

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      Latest: A horrible experience of the supply world pepper5, Aug 27, 2016 at 5:22 PM
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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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      Latest: Part-time and another job sparklepig2002, Aug 27, 2016 at 5:31 PM
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    10. Heads of department

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      Latest: Exam info provided sabrinakat, Aug 27, 2016 at 11:19 AM
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    12. Governors

      The NGA answer your questions
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      Latest: SIMS access jago123, Aug 27, 2016 at 12:30 AM
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    13. Retirement

      For retired teachers and anybody approaching retirement
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      Latest: New pension after retiring? emerald52, Aug 26, 2016 at 2:46 PM
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    14. Senior Leadership Team

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      Latest: Senco training lisahuggett, Aug 27, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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    1. Art and design

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    3. Classics

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      Latest: Ashley Carter's A Level Latin Geoff Thomas, Aug 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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    4. Computing and ICT

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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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      Latest: Good year 9 readers secretsiren, Aug 27, 2016 at 5:11 PM
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    8. Geography

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      Latest: CIE AS/A2 Level Geography ChelseaAbana, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:19 AM
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    10. Mathematics

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      Latest: GCSE results googolplex, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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    11. Media studies

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      Latest: AQA GCSE Results binaryhex, Aug 26, 2016 at 7:34 AM
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    12. Modern foreign languages

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      Latest: Help please! MFL teaching hours at KS4? divine_dodo, Aug 27, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    13. Music

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      Latest: GCSE Music Entries fall again ViolaClef, Aug 26, 2016 at 10:33 PM
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    14. Physical education

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      Latest: OCR GCSE PE B454 Analysing Performance Task alexandra4, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    15. PSHE

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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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      Latest: Secondary Behaviour pepper5, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:02 PM
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    3. Ofsted inspections

      Formerly Ofsted inspections
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    4. Pay and conditions

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      Latest: Teachers used for cover sabrinakat, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:25 AM
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    5. Professional development

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      Latest: Improving Literacy at KS4 across all subjects scott1980, Aug 27, 2016 at 9:10 AM
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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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      Latest: Unusual food combinations that work rosievoice, Aug 27, 2016 at 3:10 PM
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    3. Book club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? minnie me, Aug 23, 2016 at 7:33 PM
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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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      Latest: Anyone trying the Blood sugar diet? fishtoe, Aug 26, 2016 at 8:22 PM
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    5. Pregnancy

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    6. Parenting

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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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      Latest: Voluntary transfer advice clarabo1000, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:48 PM
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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: US education system sabrinakat, Aug 26, 2016 at 8:51 PM
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