In England, language study has declined so much that the exam regulator, Ofqual, recently decided to lower grade boundaries in GCSE French and German to encourage teenagers to take them. iNews reports.
Headteachers’ unions have decided to highlight the negative effect of performance-related pay for teachers on recruitment and workload, and the lack of evidence for its positive effects, Tes can reveal.
Education health and care plans should be scrapped and replaced with a new system which looks at how available resources can be used to meet the needs of SEND pupils, according to a high profile group of head teachers. Tes reports.
As one of the first schools to be inspected under the new framework, our self-evaluations had not been quality-assured in this new era, but other than that we were good to go. A headteacher from Devon writes about their experience in Tes. Here are some of the things we learned:
Teachers are suffering from more severe psychological problems than at any point this century, experts have warned. In an alarming report they reveal the school workforce is being pushed to “breaking point”. The Observer reports
Education will be an important battlefield in the general election campaign. Expect it to be especially prominent on December 3. On that day the international Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development will publish the 2018 test results for the attainment of 15-year-olds around the world. The Yorkshire Post is 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.