News

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

 
19th May, 2018
In his latest post, Steve Spriggs discusses the world of work and the education system…
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19th May, 2018
Recruiting talented teachers in certain subjects can be extremely difficult and even the most successful schools will find themselves with a shallow pool of candidates for teaching vacancies. ....Sec Ed.
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17th May, 2018
The Department for Education’s top official has admitted it is impossible to prove that forcing schools to become academies offers better value for taxpayers’ money than leaving them with local authorities. Tes reports.
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17th May, 2018
The BBC is reporting that the government has halted researchers and others from accessing personal information about UK schoolchildren, it has emerged.
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16th May, 2018
A pupil premium student at St Paul’s Catholic School in Leicester is looking to her summer GCSE examinations with optimism thanks to GCSEPod.
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14th May, 2018
There is a teacher at my school who is adored by students and staff. He’s a dedicated and efficient educator with years of experience who once taught some of our pupils’ parents. The school benefits from his expertise daily, from the way he handles tricky content to how he manages difficult behaviour. In many ways, he is irreplaceable. The Secret Teacher writes in The Guardian.
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14th May, 2018
A digital skills gap is looming. Within two years there will be a shortfall of nearly a million skilled programmers and other technical professionals, according to the EU Commission, and the demand for programming skills already outstrips supply. By James Downes, co-founder of Maker Life
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12th May, 2018
As the end of May approaches, our SecEd headteacher diarist is crossing his fingers and hoping that he won’t have to join the recruitment scramble
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11th May, 2018
Sky News is reporting that the controversial new plans will mean more places are available at selective state schools. Ministers say the move will give parents more choice for children moving to secondary school aged 11
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10th May, 2018
The Independent is reporting that MPs have called on the government to take urgent action to narrow the “stark” attainment gap between young people in the north of England and those living in the rest of the country.
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