News

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

 
18th November, 2019
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.
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16th November, 2019
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.
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15th November, 2019
The National Education Union today (14 November) releases an analysis of class sizes in England between 2010-19. FE News reports
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15th November, 2019
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.
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14th November, 2019
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:
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14th November, 2019
Anxiety-related disorders are increasingly common among young people. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers us five simple calming strategies that can be used in the classroom in SecEd.
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11th November, 2019
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
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11th November, 2019
A new league table has been published that ranks constituencies by the size of the real-terms funding cuts schools are facing. Tes reports.
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11th November, 2019
They top a list of 1,570 senior teachers being paid six-figure salaries. Three run local authority-funded secondary schools but one heads an academy, Whitehall data shows. The Sun reports
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9th November, 2019
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.
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