News

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

 
8th November, 2019
The Association of School and College Leaders has published its general election manifesto calling on politicians not to use education as a political football and instead to focus on the things that matter – sufficient funding, teacher supply, and an exam system which is less harsh on pupils. Education Executive report
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7th November, 2019
The highly-acclaimed, global F1 in Schools STEM Challenge has opened a new Academy in central London, at UCL Mechanical Engineering’s new MechSpace – an opportunity facilitated by F1 in Schools’ on-going partnership with UCL Engineering.
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6th November, 2019
Just over a year ago, after many years of teaching in a relatively affluent state school, I had decided to move to a school in a poorer area with a reputation for challenging behaviour. An experienced teacher writes in Tes.
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5th November, 2019
For years, Ofsted asked parents about homework as part of its parent surveys when inspections rolled around. Often, schools found that it was one of the areas where they scored most poorly. Tes reports.
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1st November, 2019
It is no secret that most teachers work well beyond their contracted hours, and the pay teachers receive for the hours they are actually contracted for – let alone the extra ones – is disgraceful. All in all, it has led to a recruitment crisis the likes of which the industry has never seen before, alongside an unprecedented exodus from the profession. Tes reports.
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31st October, 2019
The wellbeing of teachers is a constant consideration for any school manager. And yet the humble teaching assistant seldom gets the same amount of thought. Tes reports.
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30th October, 2019
Deal, no deal, or further delay, Boris Johnson is very clearly gearing up for an election. Which means one thing for schools: there’s a manifesto in the offing. Tes reports.
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29th October, 2019
The study, conducted by campaign group Pregnant Then Screwed, found the costly price of childcare causes financial anxiety in 84 per cent of households. The Independent.
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29th October, 2019
According to the Telegraph, academies and sixth-form colleges seeking cash from the Department for Education (DfE) to build new buildings and facilities will now face extra scrutiny over the salaries of senior staff members.
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29th October, 2019
That’s according to a new report which also reveals more than 70 per cent of teachers say workload is “harming learning”. Tes reports.
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