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School spending on supply teacher agencies jumps by a fifth in three years
The Telegraph is reporting that recent figures have revealed that spending on supply teachers has jumped by a fifth in three years.
The TES is reporting that Scottish local authorities are demanding more control over teacher training to tackle recruitment problems.
Teacher shortage getting worse, say MPs
The BBC is reporting that the government is failing to take adequate measures to tackle “significant teacher shortages” in England.
The Guardian is reporting that Universities Minister Jo Johnson has asked institutions and students for guidance to combat plagiarism via so-called essay mills.
Only 1 per cent of the population see education as the country’s most important issue
The TES is reporting that education and schools are less likely to be named as important than unemployment and housing.
The TES is reporting that local authorities based in cities across the UK have urged education secretary Justine Greening to invest an extra £335 million in education, to avoid harming the economy or children’s education.
Swinney promises funding rise for teacher training places
The Scotsman is reporting that the Scottish government has announced that £3 million in funding will be made available to train extra teachers.
The BBC is reporting that schoolchildren in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks.
More support staff ‘doing teachers’ work’
The TES is reporting that support staff are increasingly doing teachers’ work and that 74% have reported that their work feels identical to that of a supply teacher.
The Mirror is reporting that more than a quarter of primary school children are unable to join up their handwriting.
Half of British pupils ‘scared to use the internet’
The TES is reporting that children aged 10 to 15 worry they will be asked to do things on the internet that are illegal or that make them uncomfortable.
Professor Sonia Blandford is the founder and CEO of Achievement for All, a charity working with thousands of schools in ......
Academy accounts reveal millions more being spent on redundancies
The TES is reporting that a recent analysis has found that budget cuts have resulted in MATs shedding staff and spending a greater amount on redundancy and severance deals.
Epson survey of 1,300 educators in the UK reveals vital importance teachers attach to technology in the classroom.
Your schools news media roundup for 01/02/17
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Chris Rolph, a Principal Lecturer in Education at Nottingham Trent University, writes for The Conversation on how the ......
One in 10 nursery schools in England face closure within months
The Guardian is reporting that a survey has found that nursery schools are facing ‘death by a thousand cuts’ due to a funding crisis.
The winners of the 19th prestigious Bett Awards 2017 were announced last night (Wednesday 25 January, 2017) at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Tobacco Dock, London.
Northern Grid for Learning helps schools in the North East avoid broadband disruption
The BT Broadband Contract for schools in the North East will cease in July 2017, but Northern Grid for Learning (NGfL) will continue to .......
The Sun reports that kids are to get extra help to shine in maths – with a specialist school to be opened in every town.
League tables: New targets see 282 secondaries underperforming
The BBC is reporting that a total of 282 secondary schools in England are deemed to be failing by the government, as they have not met a new set of national standards.
The TES is reporting that academics have said that pupils whose parents take little interest in their schoolwork are more likely to drop out of school than their peers
One in five secondary pupils checks social media in the middle of the night, study finds
The TES is reporting that secondary school students are checking social media in the middle night which, academics say, means that students are too tired at school during the day.
Parents able to view observations to boost engagement with child’s education........
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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.