News

Please find a selection of news stories relating to technology in education and to the challenges facing schools and teachers.

 
17th October, 2017
The Guardian reports that headteachers are to warn MPs that school budgets in England are facing “breaking point” after a combined £2.8bn in cuts and costs imposed upon them by the government.
ICT for Education
17th October, 2017
i News reports that the social network is partnering with Childnet International and The Diana Award charities to train pupils in all 4,500 secondary schools across the UK over the next two years.
ICT for Education
14th October, 2017
The Manchester Evening News reports that when computer science became part of the national curriculum in 2014, it was regarded by many to be an explicit acknowledgement by the government about the sector’s ever-increasing importance.
ICT for Education
14th October, 2017
Primary schools will be the biggest losers under the government’s funding plans, according to new research carried out by the NEU teaching union and shared with Tes.
ICT for Education
13th October, 2017
The BBC reports that supply teachers are having to take on extra jobs to make ends meet and many are considering quitting the profession, it has been claimed.
Recruitment
12th October, 2017
Amanda Spielman and Ofsted’s report for GOV.UK. What do we understand to be the real substance of education? When we think about what the core purpose of education is, what comes first to our minds?
ICT for Education
12th October, 2017
The Tes reports that education secretary Justine Greening will today announce the first three new T levels. According to the government’s T-level Action Plan, published today, the first subjects available will be education and childcare, construction and digital. These are set to be introduced in 2020, with the rest to be available by 2022.
ICT for Education
10th October, 2017
‘Bunking off’. It’s an expression we all use, when what we are really talking about is truancy. One might ask, “What’s in a name?”. Unfortunately, the term ‘bunking off’, with its undertones of simply being ‘naughty’ or having a laugh at the expense of authority, trivialises the issue. Truancy is a serious business, with real consequences.
ICT for Education
9th October, 2017
The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Manchester on 13 October 2017 at AJ Bell Stadium.
ICT for Education
6th October, 2017
Do you know the last time your network was on the receiving end of an attempted cyberattack? And do you know how close that attack was to disabling your school’s computers or breaching the security of your data?
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