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Developments in Primary teaching in the last few years?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by griz55, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Hi, I've been out of full time primary teaching for a few years and want to return. I'm aware there have been a lot of changes. I received the literacy & numeracy strategy training, but only bits since then. Any advice on where, how and what I need to do to get up to date with current policies, particularly APP?
     
  2. Hi, I've been out of full time primary teaching for a few years and want to return. I'm aware there have been a lot of changes. I received the literacy & numeracy strategy training, but only bits since then. Any advice on where, how and what I need to do to get up to date with current policies, particularly APP?
     
  3. How long is a few years? By strategy training do you mean the original strategies or the revised frameworks? APP is easy to get up to date with - google it or do a forum search on here. Some schools are now ditching it though. Same with the frameworks - quite a few schools are now moving away from this and focusing on the national curriculum as it is the only statutory requirement. The government are currently reviewing the national curriculum.
    I would suggest looking at the education section of the national newspapers online, joining twitter and following lots of education related people/organisations to follow.
    Also have a read of my blog as I have links to some other blogs and recent developments in the news. http://fawkesschool.blogspot.co.uk/
     
  4. It could also be well worth getting familiar with phonics and Letters and Sounds - even if in KS2, it's useful to know what people are talking about, and there are still children needing phonics in KS2 in many schools.
    I've been teaching for 8 years now, and teaching is such a different world from the one I started in.
    Might it be worth volunteering to help with reading for a bit in a local school, to get your toes back in the water?
     

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