Lucy McCullagh, Nathan Moore, Saoirse Mulvihill and Thomas Wride at Newpark School in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Popular, according to the Oxford Dictionary, means: “Liked or admired by many people or by a particular person or group.” However, “popular” can hav(...)

International athletics athlete Thomas Barr with students from Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So little time and so many teachers to talk to is a common complaint about teacher-parent meetings at secondary schools. But teachers of one subject a(...)