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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: Shortage of teachers PeterQuint, Dec 6, 2016 at 2:05 PM
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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: Great new gimmick or invasion of privacy? Didactylos4, Dec 6, 2016 at 1:57 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: HELP Careers advice needed Skeoch, Dec 6, 2016 at 1:00 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: The Failure of Selling Resources. sparkleghirl, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:51 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: 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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    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: ARE BLACKBOARDS STILL IN USE? neddyfonk, Dec 6, 2016 at 11:04 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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    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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      Latest: Brunei noseygeorge, Dec 6, 2016 at 11:21 AM
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    1. Thinking of teaching

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      Latest: Current Issues in Education? NewToTeachingOldToMaths, Dec 6, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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    2. Trainee and student teachers

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      Latest: Stressed and scared on placement RedBedHead94, Dec 5, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    3. New teachers

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    4. Teaching assistants

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      Latest: Difficult situation! mrmatt73, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:51 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: Brunei - Visa for Male trailing Spouse Skeoch, Dec 4, 2016 at 9:56 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: State of the job market for PE teachers welshwizard, Dec 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM
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    7. Supply teaching

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      Latest: Direct supply bonnie1, Dec 6, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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    8. Private tutors

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      Latest: A level maths tuition going rate? tigdas, Nov 30, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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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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      Latest: Department Handbook jkhanom, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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    11. Headteachers

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      Latest: HT after advice on work-life balance D1p5t1ck, Dec 5, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    12. Governors

      The NGA answer your questions
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      Latest: Complaints against governors carterkit, Dec 1, 2016 at 7:22 PM
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    13. Retirement

      For retired teachers and anybody approaching retirement
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      Latest: Ah memories! Shedman, Dec 6, 2016 at 1:28 PM
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    14. Senior Leadership Team

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      Latest: Timetabling/schedualing software dookiedaveuk, Dec 6, 2016 at 2:05 PM
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    1. Art and design

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    3. Classics

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      Latest: Classics jokes NewToTeachingOldToMaths, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:19 AM
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    4. Computing and ICT

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    5. Design and technology

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      Latest: Graphic Products - please help..... dookiedaveuk, Dec 6, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    6. Drama and performing arts

      Previously called Drama
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      Latest: Help with Lamda LSDE Coursework MichaelManley2014, Dec 2, 2016 at 8:28 PM
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    7. English

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      Latest: Modern and Contemporary literature literacystars, Dec 6, 2016 at 1:22 PM
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    8. Geography

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      Latest: Fieldwork - Isle of Arran Kamit, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:16 PM
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    9. History

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      Latest: Edexcel 9-1 textbooks going spare! FrankWolley, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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    10. Mathematics

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      Latest: Is a cylinder a prism? Maths_Shed, Dec 5, 2016 at 8:45 PM
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    11. Media studies

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      Latest: AQA Media - Television Game Shows dj4114, Dec 4, 2016 at 9:56 PM
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    12. Modern foreign languages

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      Latest: Listos 1 Resource and Assesment File gchagger, Dec 6, 2016 at 11:04 AM
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    13. Music

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      Latest: Cambridge IGCSE Music Composition Gillip87, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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    14. Physical education

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      Latest: Physical Education Graduate online Stepwilson15, Dec 3, 2016 at 2:46 PM
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    15. PSHE

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      Latest: The Attention Economy - How They Addict Us AndrewvanZyl, Nov 30, 2016 at 4:01 PM
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    16. Religious Education

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      Latest: Intelligent Design Vince_Ulam, Dec 6, 2016 at 8:00 AM
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    17. Science

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    18. Social sciences

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    1. Assessment

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      Latest: Testbase Progress Tests HELP sophiereena14, Dec 5, 2016 at 5:07 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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      Latest: HELP! Autistic meltdowns every reward time!!! mrmatt73, Dec 5, 2016 at 11:52 AM
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    3. Ofsted inspections

      Formerly Ofsted inspections
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    4. Pay and conditions

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      Latest: Denied pay progression GLsghost, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:37 PM
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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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      Latest: Finances thistledoo, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:27 AM
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    5. Pregnancy

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      Latest: 2017 Babies? Musicaly49, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:18 AM
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    6. Parenting

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      Latest: Job or family life freckle06, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:40 PM
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    1. Scotland - education news

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    2. Scotland - curriculum

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      Latest: Covering S5s cochrane1964, Dec 2, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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    3. Cymru - education news

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    4. Scotland - Primary

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      Latest: Will I be paid over the summer? Potatoes005, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    5. Scotland - prospective teachers

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      Latest: Career Change amysdad, Dec 6, 2016 at 10:20 AM
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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: Help with art? sharon52, Sep 22, 2016
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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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