It’s that time of year again when thousands of children start school for the first time. Alongside the new pencil cases, bags and school uniforms, children as young as four will also need to get used to the idea of tests and exams.
The Association of School and College Leaders – which is the country’s biggest union for secondary heads – said the change is needed because a “forgotten third” of students currently fail GCSE maths and English. iNews reports.
Britain’s teachers in primary schools are younger than in all other developed countries, making up nearly a third of the workforce are under 30, the latest international study has found. The Independent reports.
The Independent is reporting that exam invigilators are often unable to distinguish between smartwatches and analogue watches that students wear in exam rooms, according to a commission set up by the exam boards.
Today, Heather Fearn, who is inspector curriculum and development lead at the organisation, told the ResearchED conference in London that it is discussing including workload in the new framework. Tes reports.
Sixth form and further education (FE) colleges that are not academies – state schools independent of councils – are missing out on a funding boost worth 3 per cent of their income as they are not eligible for a government VAT refund scheme, the report found. The Independent reports.
When I was a deputy, I can remember sitting down with the headteacher to begin the sifting process for a teaching position that had been advertised for our school. We had over 200 applications. The Primary Head writes in Teachwire.