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ITV Tyne Tees News reports that school leaders and teaching unions in the region have said that more teachers are leaving due to excessive workload, meaning schools in the area are struggling to recruit good staff – and putting educational standards at risk.
Teachers threaten boycott of all primary tests.
i News reports that teachers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of hammering a “nail in the coffin” of testing by threatening to boycott all primary school assessments...
The BBC reports that another 131 free schools have been approved to open in England, creating about 69,000 places.
Thousands of examiners’ personal details stolen in AQA cyber-attack
Tens of thousands of examiners have had their personal details hacked after the exam board AQA was victim to a cyber-attack Schools Week reports.
The Independent reports that academy school leaders have come under fire for taking home ‘obscene’ salaries of up to £430,000 last year – more than double that of the Prime Minister...
Teachers trained via school-led routes more likely to go into classroom.
Schools Week reports that school-based teacher training routes are getting teachers into classrooms at higher rates than university providers, a new analysis has found.
Wales Online has reported that Wales needs 50,000 more teaching staff over the next seven years
Children in northern England being failed by educational divide, study finds
The Guardian reports that figures showing academic attainment in the south consistently outperforming the north are stark, with Liverpool particularly badly off.
Teachers from schools across the UK will gather at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire next month for a day of digital storytelling.
Chinese textbooks to be offered to UK schools
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Case Study: Ernest Bevin
Ernest Bevin School for boys and co-ed Sixth Form College lives by an ethos that is central to everything it provides for its students and expects from them in return - the pursuit of excellence.
The Telegraph reports it was announced yesterday that schools in Essex will employ full-time truancy detectives in order to track down children believed to be absconding from school..
Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords
The BBC reports that a House of Lords report says learning to survive in a world dominated by the internet should be as important for children as reading and writing.
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MAKE EVERY LESSON DIGITAL: SCHOOLS MEET THE CHALLENGE WITH DISCOVERY EDUCATION
Primary schools are being encouraged to take part in an exciting new digital challenge which is already engaging thousands of pupils across the UK.
The Guardian reports that headteachers’ union says budget pressures on teaching time have even led to discussion of a four-day week
Headteachers write to parents over school funding and job cuts
The Guardian is reporting that headteachers are writing to parents over school funding and job cuts.
An official ATL press release on the recent budget announcements…
Budget: Government finds half a billion for free schools – and kickstarts the grammar revolution
The TES is reporting that the government is providing more than £500 million for free schools and building maintenance.
Hundreds of schools are using apps to employ supply teachers in a bid to cut out crippling recruitment agency fees, Schools Week reports.
ConquerComputing.com transforms teaching of Computing in schools
ConquerMaths.com, who specialise in bespoke online maths tuition to learners of all ages, are launching their new product ConquerComputing.com .
Echo News is reporting that an army of schools, colleges, parents, politicians and police join the march against cyber-bullying.
Schools don’t understand the skills employers need, Stem workers say
The TES is reporting on a new study showing that almost two-thirds of young people working in science, technology and engineering careers believe that schools do not understand which skills employers are going to need.
Teachers with inspirational ideas for raising the achievement of disadvantaged children and young people are invited to enter the Let Teachers SHINE competition
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Out with the old school? The rise of ed tech in the classroom

The Guardian reports that startups are creating toys that teach robotics, games that help kids code and apps for teachers in an industry forecast to be worth £129bn by 2020.

‘If schools stop teachers fleeing the profession, budgets will look after themselves’

The Tes reports that one department head provides her advice on maximising resources, reducing workload and improving productivity in schools.