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January 18, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We start with the launch of Ofsted's new inspection framework, and what this means for teachers. Will the inspectorate be descending on schools with little warning? And will Ofsted cap the proportion of schools which can be rated "good"? We also discuss a Tes investigation which revealed the human cost of our overstretched children and adolescent mental health services.

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January 16, 2019  

What is ‘spatial thinking’ and how important is it in the classroom? In this week’s Tes Podagogy Helen Amass talks to cognitive developmental psychologist Emily Farran about the need for teachers to “spatialise” their teaching.

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January 11, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the implications of the latest research on the state of school funding.

We also ask whether school leaders need an ethical code to help them do the right thing, and look for causes of optimism in modern foreign languages in our schools.

Tune in and enjoy.

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January 9, 2019  

Mentors provide crucial support for new teachers, but without proper recognition the role can become a workload ‘burden’ says Rachel Lofthouse, professor of teacher education at Leeds Beckett University. In this episode she discusses what makes a good mentor and what can be done to raise the profile of mentoring.

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January 4, 2019  

In this week's episode of the Tes FE Podcast Catherine Sezen, senior policy manager at the Association of Colleges, talks to Sarah Simons about maths teaching, GCSE maths resits and maths teacher recruitment.

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December 21, 2018  

Join the Tes team as we pick over the highs and lows of 2018, discuss our people of the year, and predict what to expect in 2019.

And don't miss our specially commissioned festive jingle from Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.

Tune in and enjoy.

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December 14, 2018  

Join the Tes team as we discuss Ofsted's idea of giving schools just 150 minutes' notice before inspectors arrive at the gates.

We also consider concerns that teachers may not be using the most up-to-date evidence about how to teach children how to spell.

Tune in and enjoy.

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December 14, 2018  

There has been "a war" on teacher talk over the past decade, says Andy Tharby, English teacher and author of ‘How to Explain Absolutely Anything to Absolutely Anyone: The Art and Science of Teacher Explanation'. In this episode, he discusses the value of teacher talk and what teachers can do to communicate more effectively in the classroom.

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December 13, 2018  

In this week's podcast Dame Ruth Silver talks to Sarah Simons about the changing face of FE leadership.

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December 7, 2018  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. Firstly, we talk about Ofsted's 2018 annual report, and the spotlight it put on the controversial practice of "off-rolling". We discuss whether schools could cope without teaching assistants, and look at new evidence about the impact of parental engagement on pupils' outcomes. Tune in and enjoy. 

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