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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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      Latest: Another burnt out teacher...advice please Curae, Jan 16, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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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: Evidence informed politicians Stiltskin, Jan 16, 2018 at 3:20 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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      Latest: How to use the next few years muso2, Jan 16, 2018 at 3:04 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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      Latest: TES Authors' Shops Kazg1, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:18 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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    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: KS1 times tables Abbey88, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:09 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: Developing listening skills GCSE MFLCH TeacherFred, Jan 16, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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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: SSP in Small Independent School sabrinakat, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:55 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: Dyslexia + coloured paper lizzielh, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:57 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: QTLS gogogulliver, Jan 16, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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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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      Latest: English Equivalency Test through TES TES_Adrian, Jan 15, 2018 at 12:00 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: Moving schools after my NQT year blueskydreaming, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:04 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: Redundancies. picsgirl, Jan 16, 2018 at 1:20 AM
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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: UK NQT (Chemistry) needs sponsor to work. GLsghost, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:35 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: Should I be worried yet? thewritingCS, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:19 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: Training day attendance expectations emartin28, Jan 16, 2018 at 8:33 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: Passive refusal to play needabreak, Jan 16, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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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: Governor paperwork Headteach3, Jan 15, 2018 at 6:28 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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      Latest: Academisation mbee1, Jan 2, 2018
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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: Part time work jago123, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:19 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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      Latest: Primary deputy headteacher selection day Johnstone.emma, Jan 14, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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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: GCSE photography gdoolan84, Jan 15, 2018 at 3:22 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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    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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    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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    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: Anyone teaching GCSE Drama through Eduqas?? bgibson11, Jan 15, 2018 at 4:01 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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    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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    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: Grade Boundaries FrankWolley, Jan 15, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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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: Who to register for the New AS Maths ? adamcreen, Jan 16, 2018 at 1:52 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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      Latest: OCR A2 Coursework Music Video oxy, Jan 15, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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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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    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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      Latest: Citizenship GCSE seanydavies, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:26 AM
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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: Edexcel A Level RS? josephinadevasconcellos, Jan 15, 2018 at 9:14 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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    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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    2. Behaviour

      Receive peer to peer advice and support about behaviour management issues and share best practice here.
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      Latest: Popularity contest? captain scarlet, Jan 15, 2018 at 7:58 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: I had the call today! blue451, Jan 15, 2018 at 8:00 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: Owed money due to change of school day? GLsghost, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:16 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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    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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    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: 2018 is the year to diet! Lara mfl 05, Jan 15, 2018 at 9:06 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: Confusing policy Stiltskin, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:55 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: Is anyone else abroad with a kid? hs9981, Jan 16, 2018 at 4:05 AM
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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: "CfE a betrayal of a generation" - LSE BillyBobJoe, Jan 16, 2018 at 1:14 PM
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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: Chemistry and Science Resources classroomhelper, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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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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    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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      Latest: Do US schools have staff rooms? blazer, Dec 30, 2017
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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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