End Of Term Pub Quiz

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How much do you know about education?

It’s pub quiz time! Take a look at the following questions and test your knowledge of the education world over the last year. Don’t panic, it’s multiple choice so you have a 1 in 4 chance of being right.

Alternatively, test your colleagues in the pub over that first glass of wine or pint of beer once the school bell has finally rung for summer.

Owing to workload pressures, I won’t be marking your answers – that’s down to you, but the answers are provided! If you get stuck, some of our previous blogs might just help so click on the links where you see them to find out more.

Here we go and good luck!

Question 1:

Who is the government’s behaviour ‘tsar’?

  1. Sue Cowley
  2. Tom Bennett
  3. Paul Dix
  4. Anthony Middleton

Clue

Question 2:

Former teacher Candice Brown won the 2016 Great British Bake Off – which subject did she teach?

  1. Maths
  2. Design and Technology
  3. Geography
  4. P.E.
Question 3:

Who won the $1 Million Global Teacher Prize 2017?

  1. Raymond Chambers
  2. Tracy Ann-Hall
  3. Maggie MacDonnell
  4. Boya Yang

Clue

Question 4:

How many children and young people were there with statutory Education, Health and Care Plans as of January 2017?

  1. 175,233
  2. 112,057
  3. 215,661
  4. 89,408
Question 5:

Can you name the primary Headteacher awarded an OBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List?

  1. Ani Magill
  2. Felicity Alice Bailey
  3. Julie Anne Allen
  4. Gillian Olive May James
Question 6:

Outspoken ex-Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw once recommended that heads follow which role model?

  1. Mrs Doubtfire
  2. Clint Eastwood
  3. John Keating
  4. Robert De Niro
Question 7:

Who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered College of Teaching this year?

  1. Geoff Barton
  2. Dame Sally Coates
  3. Russell Hobby
  4. Professor Dame Alison Peacock
Question 8:

Which secondary teacher subject did the Migration Advisory Committee recommend be taken off the shortage occupations list?

  1. Chemistry
  2. Physics
  3. Maths
  4. Mandarin

Clue

Question 9:

Which two teaching unions have agreed to work together to form the National Education Union?

  1. NUT and NASUWT
  2. NASUWT and NAHT
  3. NUT and ATL
  4. NASUWT and ATL
Question 10:

From June 2017, what training programme will teachers in secondary schools take part in?

  1. Internet safety
  2. Responding to terrorism
  3. Supporting transgender children
  4. Mental health first aid
Question 11:

Which Headteacher resigned in 2017 over bleak funding cuts?

  1. Mary Sandwell
  2. Clive Thompson
  3. Margaret Foss
  4. Dave Higton
Question 12:

What has been the most searched for word, term of phrase in the last 12 months?

  1. Growth Mindset
  2. 21st Century Skills
  3. Mastery
  4. Resilience
Question 13:

According to the OECD PISA report, who are the top three countries in the international school league tables?

  1. Singapore, Japan, Canada
  2. Finland, Singapore, Chinese Taipei
  3. Singapore, Japan, Estonia
  4. Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong

Clue

Question 14:

The National Schools Commissioner called for early years to be a ‘prerequisite’ part of every teacher’s education – who is the National Schools Commissioner?

  1. James Noble-Rogers
  2. Wendy Scott
  3. Sir David Carter
  4. Andrew Warren
Question 15:

Who led the report ‘Effective Primary Teaching Practice 2016’?

  1. Dame Reena Keeble
  2. Steve Munby
  3. David Weston
  4. Sir Mike Tomlinson
Question 16:

What percentage of primary schools are full or have one or more pupils in excess of their capacity?

  1. 45.5%
  2. 77.5%
  3. 22.5%
  4. 10.5%
Question 17:

According to the Education Endowment Foundation, how much is spent on teaching assistants a year?

  1. £50 million
  2. £500 million
  3. £1 billion
  4. £5 billion
Question 18:

According to the National Audit Office, what percentage of budget savings will schools have to make by 2019-20?

  1. 6%
  2. 8%
  3. 10%
  4. 12%
Question 19:

How many secondary schools are officially judged to be coasting based on the previous three years’ GCSE results?

  1. 219
  2. 279
  3. 319
  4. 409
Question 20:

When does the General Data Protection Regulation come into full force?

  1. 25 September 2017
  2. 25 November 2017
  3. 25 February 2018
  4. 25 May 2018
Question 21:

According to The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-17, how well does the UK’s education system rank for how it contributes to the country’s economic competitiveness?

  1. 5th
  2. 15th
  3. 20th
  4. 25th
Question 22:

According to a report by the Education Policy Institute, what is the average number of days teachers in England spend every year on CPD?

  1. one
  2. two
  3. three
  4. four
Question 23:

What was the number of suspected illegal schools investigated by Ofsted last year?

  1. 162
  2. 78
  3. 36
  4.  5
Question 24:

According to the NAHT, what percentage of senior leadership staff have had to cover lessons after failing to recruit?

  1. 14%
  2. 41%
  3. 50%
  4. 62%
Question 25:

According to Timss, who are the unhappiest teachers?

  1. Maths and science
  2. Geography and history
  3. English and RE
  4. DT and PE
Question 26:

What is the average loss in per-pupil funding faced by primary schools between 2015-2016 and 2019-20 according to research by the NUT, ATL, NAHT, GMB, Unison and Unite unions?

  1. £289
  2. £309
  3. £339
  4. £389
Question 27:

Who is the chief executive of the Academies Enterprise Trust?

  1. Ian Comfort
  2. Steph Macmillan
  3. Eleanor Taverner
  4. Julian Drinkall
Question 28:

According to the Education Funding Agency, students and teachers are being put at risk of asbestos across England but how many?

  1. One in three
  2. One in five
  3. One in eight
  4. One in twelve

Clue

Question 29:

What is the number of pupils taught in Independent Schools Council (ISC) schools?

  1. 225,879
  2. 485,776
  3. 522,879
  4. 606,015
Question 30:

How many children in English state schools missed at least half a day of school for a family holiday in 2015-2016?

  1. 801,980
  2. 750,276
  3. 689,990
  4. 385,372

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John Dabell

I trained as a primary school teacher 25 years ago, starting my career in London and then I taught in a range of schools in the Midlands. In between teaching jobs, I worked as an Ofsted inspector (no hate mail please!), national in-service provider, project manager, writer and editor. I am the teacher without a tongue. www.johndabell.com

2 thoughts on “End Of Term Pub Quiz

  • 19th July 2017 at 12:28 pm
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    Great quiz. One correction though: “Chinese Taipei” is a derogatory name for a country called Taiwan, as they are still being muscled by the only obstacle to their official nation status in every way: China. It is a natural mistake, as even their Olympic team is so named, but only under duress, as it were.

    Cheers, from Taipei, Taiwan

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  • 19th July 2017 at 4:28 pm
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    Thanks Eric – we have used the name as it appears in the PISA Results and from their Volume 1 Report.

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