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Talking Point

This series provides a forum for teachers and parents to engage in passionate and honest debate about the issues that really matter to them. Can schools teach pupils what to eat? What's the point of homework? Are we doing enough about bullying?

There are 9 videos in this series.

30 mins Faith Schools
The government is committed to the growth of schools run or backed by religious organisations. All the major religions are in favour and numbers attending church schools continue to grow.
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30 mins Parent Power
Talking Point provides a forum for teachers and parents to engage in passionate and honest debate about the issues that really matter to them. This programme discusses "parent power".
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30 mins Tackling Bullying
This episode of Talking Point brings a group of teachers together to discuss whether schools are really doing enough to tackle bullying.
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30 mins Phonics
A re-drafting of the government's literary strategy in 2007 is expected to order primary schools to adopt a system of "synthetic phonics" to teach children to read.
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30 mins Sex Education
Talking Point is a topical discussion series examining the latest news stories relevant to teachers and educationalists.
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30 mins Creationism/Intelligent Design
Should religious beliefs dictate what pupils are taught about the origins of the universe? In this episode of Talking Point, Sheena McDonald chairs a debate on the controversial issue of teaching Intelligent Design.
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30 mins Homework
Is the concept of homework is facing a crisis?
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30 mins School Governors
As Governors Week launches on Teachers TV, Talking Point reveals the results of our exclusive poll, carried out in partnership with the National Governors' Association.
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30 mins School Food
In this programme, we explore the subject of school food. Should schools be responsible for what children eat? Should children have any choice in the matter?
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