News

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

 
23rd May, 2019
The proportion of apprenticeship starts among people from disadvantaged areas has fallen despite the government’s push to boost diversity, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found. The Independent reports.
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23rd May, 2019
Tes is reporting that the NEU teaching union has announced it will hold an indicative ballot on June 4 in which it will test the water among primary school members on whether to go ahead with a full ballot over banning the high-stakes summative testing.
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20th May, 2019
It is a question arguably more fiendish than mastering the French subjunctive or the thousands of characters in Mandarin. How can schools halt – and even reverse – the swift decline of languages at GCSE and beyond? The Guardian reports
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20th May, 2019
Health warning: positive Ofsted ratings may damage GCSE results. This is the shock finding of a study conducted by four universities and two think tanks which found that parents with children in schools that have received a better-than-expected Ofsted report are much more likely to reduce how much they help their children with their homework. This, in turn, could have a damaging impact on their children’s GCSE results. The Observer reports.
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18th May, 2019
New figures have been published today that reveal how multi-academy trusts have performed in school Ofsted inspections. Tes reports.
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18th May, 2019
Encounters with the world of work have a positive impact on young people’s GCSE results – with lower achievers and the less engaged benefiting the most, new research suggests. Tes reports.
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17th May, 2019
The Independent is reporting that a record number of calls have been placed to a helpline for teachers and other education professionals with mental health problems in the last 12 months.
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17th May, 2019
The three o’clock school bell rarely means the end of the day for teachers. Many report working late into the evening marking, planning lessons and, increasingly, responding to emails from their pupils’ parents. iNews reports
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16th May, 2019
A 16-year-old boy with cerebral palsy is taking his GCSEs using just his eyes. The BBC reports.
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15th May, 2019
It has been nine years since David Hargreaves published his think pieces on the self-improving school system. The first paper starts with a quote from William Gibson writing in the Economist in 2004: “The future is already here: it is just not distributed very well.” Leora Cruddas, chief executive of the Confederation of School Trusts writes in Tes
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