News

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

 
14th September, 2018
The education secretary’s promise to make recruitment his top priority is beginning to ring hollow, says Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union writes in SecEd.
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14th September, 2018
The GDPR deadline (25 May 2018), scaremongering and prophecies of doom have come and gone with little fanfare and no flurry of prosecutions. Yes, there have been breaches. Yes, there have been complaints – but has anyone been thrown under the proverbial bus? Not to my knowledge; at least, not yet. Tes reports.
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11th September, 2018
This week the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) will announce the findings of its Accountability Commission into what it describes as a high-stakes low-trust culture facing English schools. Tes can reveal that the commission concludes that a system of Ofsted inspections and government tables and targets is doing more harm than good.
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11th September, 2018
If reports over the summer are to be believed, there is a simmering tension between Ofsted and the Department for Education over the direction of the inspectorate’s new framework. I worry that, if this is the case, it is schools and pupils who will lose out. Stephen Rollett, inspections and accountability specialist at the ASCL writes in Tes.
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5th September, 2018
Fifty-three new free schools will open their doors today across England – including one backed by Saracens Rugby Club and another by the broadcaster Sky. iNews reports
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5th September, 2018
Start as you mean to go on with Sophie Bartlett’s simple advice in Teachwire for getting off on the right foot this term…
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5th September, 2018
A teaching union has accused the government of making “empty promises” to the families of one million children diagnosed with special educational needs whose schools have failed to receive additional funding. The Guardian reports.
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4th September, 2018
A thousand teachers will get help from a team of experts touring the country to boost reading and writing skills. The Sun reports
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31st August, 2018
The Independent is reporting that England faces a growing and significant challenge to recruit enough highly qualified teachers – especially in priority subjects and at the most disadvantaged schools, a new report warns.
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31st August, 2018
GCSE Computer Science grades are improving, but BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, says more needs to be done to support teachers and pupils in this subject to improve uptake. Education Business reports.
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