News

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

 
19th July, 2018
Capita has admitted a bug in an information management system used by 21,000 UK schools could have incorrectly linked contact details to the wrong pupils – an incident with huge implications for pupils’ data protection. The Register reports.
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19th July, 2018
NetSupport is pleased to announce that eCadets, the UK-based school online safety peer empowerment programme, founded by Henry Platten, will be working with NetSupport to enhance its online safeguarding toolkit for schools.
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17th July, 2018
A plan to ballot for industrial action over teachers’ pay in September is already “on the cards” amid fears that the delayed announcement on salaries signals a disappointing offer, it has emerged. Tes reports.
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17th July, 2018
As Joni Mitchell said, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” – and I found out the truth of this very recently.......
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17th July, 2018
Damian Hinds writes in The Telegraph. Children today have never known a time when a phone couldn’t navigate you through life. It is our sense of direction, our bank, our shopping centre, our library and our music collection.
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17th July, 2018
Young people across the UK will be amongst the first to see the new First World War film being created by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit)
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13th July, 2018
With around one-third of teachers leaving the classroom within five years of qualifying, it is time to ask: what do we expect of our teachers? Tes reports
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13th July, 2018
Won’t somebody think of the children? Capita – perhaps the UK’s leastfavourite outsourcing badass – is to oversee the admin, processing and support for all primary school national curriculum assessment (NCA) tests in England. The Register reports.
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11th July, 2018
Tes is reporting that headteachers have been questioning their school’s Sats results – after the headline figures appeared to exclude some children from the calculation.
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6th July, 2018
5 July 2018 - A total of 2.16 million days were lost due to teacher sickness absence in 2015/16 according to the latest statistics from the Department of Education.
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