News

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

 
11th November, 2019
Teachers are suffering from more severe psychological problems than at any point this century, experts have warned. In an alarming report they reveal the school workforce is being pushed to “breaking point”. The Observer reports
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11th November, 2019
A new league table has been published that ranks constituencies by the size of the real-terms funding cuts schools are facing. Tes reports.
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11th November, 2019
They top a list of 1,570 senior teachers being paid six-figure salaries. Three run local authority-funded secondary schools but one heads an academy, Whitehall data shows. The Sun reports
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9th November, 2019
Education will be an important battlefield in the general election campaign. Expect it to be especially prominent on December 3. On that day the international Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development will publish the 2018 test results for the attainment of 15-year-olds around the world. The Yorkshire Post is reports.
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8th November, 2019
The Association of School and College Leaders has published its general election manifesto calling on politicians not to use education as a political football and instead to focus on the things that matter – sufficient funding, teacher supply, and an exam system which is less harsh on pupils. Education Executive report
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7th November, 2019
The highly-acclaimed, global F1 in Schools STEM Challenge has opened a new Academy in central London, at UCL Mechanical Engineering’s new MechSpace – an opportunity facilitated by F1 in Schools’ on-going partnership with UCL Engineering.
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6th November, 2019
Just over a year ago, after many years of teaching in a relatively affluent state school, I had decided to move to a school in a poorer area with a reputation for challenging behaviour. An experienced teacher writes in Tes.
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5th November, 2019
For years, Ofsted asked parents about homework as part of its parent surveys when inspections rolled around. Often, schools found that it was one of the areas where they scored most poorly. Tes reports.
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1st November, 2019
It is no secret that most teachers work well beyond their contracted hours, and the pay teachers receive for the hours they are actually contracted for – let alone the extra ones – is disgraceful. All in all, it has led to a recruitment crisis the likes of which the industry has never seen before, alongside an unprecedented exodus from the profession. Tes reports.
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31st October, 2019
The wellbeing of teachers is a constant consideration for any school manager. And yet the humble teaching assistant seldom gets the same amount of thought. Tes reports.
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