News

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

 
16th June, 2018
All trainee teachers should experience working with pupils with special educational needs to avoid the likelihood of classroom exclusion, according to an expert in literacy-based learning difficulties. Tes reports.
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14th June, 2018
Lord Heseltine was speaking at an ‘Urbanisation and Cities’ event during the International Business Festival in Liverpool, which 27,000 delegates from around the world are expected to attend over the next couple of weeks. Liverpool Business News reports.
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13th June, 2018
Ofsted should write about teachers’ workload in their reports – and even take workload into account when considering inspection outcomes, a teacher training leader has said. Tes reports.
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7th June, 2018
A trial of the new Reception baseline will go-ahead with a number of schools in the autumn. Nursery World reports.
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7th June, 2018
A clear majority of Scottish teachers would not recommend the career to others due to their relentlessly rising workloads, according to research published on Wednesday. iNews reports.
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7th June, 2018
In recent weeks I have spoken to several ASCL members who expressed concern after receiving notice from Ofsted that someone, often a parent, had complained to the inspectorate about their school. But are these isolated cases or indicative of a wider trend? Stephen Rollett, Inspections and Accountability Specialist writes for the ASCL.
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2nd June, 2018
What a farce. The EU’s new GDPR rules (general data protection regulations) came into force last week and they’ve got everyone in a spin. The Sentinel’s education reporter Kathie McInnes reports.
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2nd June, 2018
The BBC is reporting that parents making accusations and threats online are putting “unfair pressure” on teachers, according to a union.
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2nd June, 2018
Michelle Gay is the headteacher of Osborne primary, a 270-pupil local authority school in Erdington, on the north-eastern edge of Birmingham The Guardian reports
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1st June, 2018
The Independent is reporting that the government should review its flagship free schools policy after research suggested it has failed to fulfil its original purpose of providing parent-led schools, a new report says
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