Direct Instruction

Geography teacher Mr Simons has been teaching for 30 years. What he calls “teaching” is now hailed as “Direct Instruction“. “There’s nothing new in teaching”, says […]

Parent Emails

She had been dreading this all day. Head of Year Mrs Jones had that sinking feeling! #CatTeachers

No To Growth Mindset

After 20 years teaching, Ms Smith felt it was time to update herself on new educational ideas. Hmmmm! “Growth Mindset is really rather fun”, she thought. […]

Academy Freedoms

After her maintained school joined the Multi Academy Trust, Headteacher Mrs Thomas and her Deputy were left wondering: Are the extra Academy freedoms they now had, […]

Dual Coding

Mr Tibbles liked to keep up with all the latest teaching trends. He was finding “dual coding” very helpful in finding his next meal. #CatTeachers


After Winchester, Oxbridge, and 5 weeks’ TeachFirst training, Robert was fully prepared to spend 2 years teaching lower class poor children; before joining the family business […]

Email Bans

Headteacher Josephine has introduced a new policy of banning emails at weekends. But surely staff don’t mind a few from the headteacher on a quiet Sunday!

First Class Hypocrisy

The Department for Education has spent £500,000 on first class travel, “to avoid attention from the public“. Due to lack of attention from the public, Headteacher […]

No Job or Prospects

This is Shane. Shane left school a year ago. He has no job and no prospects. His teachers told him they didn’t believe it was their […]