News

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

 
18th January, 2019
The Telegraph is reporting that a quarter of early years practitioners – which includes child-minders as well as nursery teachers and assistants – have no qualifications beyond GCSEs, according to the Education Policy Institute (EPI).
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18th January, 2019
The pass rate for students resitting GCSE English and maths exams in November has fallen compared with last year. Tes reports
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18th January, 2019
The CyberFirst programme is run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and offers a range of courses, competitions and student bursaries for 11-to-17-year-olds. E&T reports.
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15th January, 2019
According to ITV, social media giant Facebook has backed the Government’s new online safety lessons to help school pupils recognise online dangers.
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14th January, 2019
Teachers from EU countries applying for the right to work in English schools fell by a quarter in a single year, according to official data. There were 3,525 people from member states awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) in 2017-18, which allows them to work in most state and special schools. A 25% fall on the previous year, it included a 17% drop in applicants from Spain, an 18% drop from Greece and a 33% drop from Poland. The Observer reports.
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11th January, 2019
Parents were left furious after a school trust announced pupils would be getting a seven week summer holiday instead of six, Mirror is reporting.
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11th January, 2019
‘CopyScanPublications’ is a free app that can be installed on the school copiers and scanners to collect the copying data that is required by CLA to make royalty payments to authors, visual artists and publishers. The app captures copying done by staff of any articles, chapters or other extracts from publications that they use for teaching.
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11th January, 2019
Responding to an Education Policy Institute report on the state of school finances in local authority and academy schools in England, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said .....
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11th January, 2019
A year ago this week the prime minister appointed me as secretary of state for education. It was the greatest privilege to be asked to do this job, and the heaviest responsibility. Tes reports.
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7th January, 2019
An important tipping point in this country has now been reached. In 2018, approaching 90% of state-funded schools were judged good or better at their most recent inspection. That should be recognised as a fair achievement for the nation. Roy Blatchford
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