Definition of chalkface in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɔːkfeɪs/


[in singular] British
The day-to-day work of teaching in a school: teachers at the chalkface
More example sentences
  • However, the latest figures released by local government show that only 68% of allotted schools funding actually reaches the chalkface - with the rest kept by administrators in local authorities.
  • Unpublished figures compiled from returns by local authority accountants reveal that the proportion of their education budgets making it to the chalkface and available for heads to use as they see fit is falling.
  • The Government should listen to the opinion of those teachers at the chalkface who see little discernible benefit for our children in national testing.

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