News

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

 
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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29th August, 2018
With 2017 the “worst year on record” for data breaches, cyber security for all sectors must be taken seriously.
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21st August, 2018
To pick up free books in celebration of the campaign’s 5th anniversary
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8th August, 2018
Tech companies in the UK and abroad, including Apple and Microsoft, have been urged to help foster an education revolution by putting technology at the heart of the classroom. The Guardian reports.
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