As a relative newcomer to the field of education, I’ve only just discovered the online forums of the Times Educational Supplement. Forget the TES, which is to the educational establishment what the Church Times is to Church of England. The forums are the place to go. It’s like being a fly-on-the-wall in the staffroom of a large, inner city comprehensive after the headteacher has departed.
Above stairs, the writers are focused on highfalutin things like policy and research, but below stairs the posters are more concerned with day-to-day matters. I suspect that quite a few of them are English teachers because one of their favourite themes is the misuse of language. (To read more, click here.)