News

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

 
12th September, 2019
The Association of School and College Leaders – which is the country’s biggest union for secondary heads – said the change is needed because a “forgotten third” of students currently fail GCSE maths and English. iNews reports.
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12th September, 2019
Britain’s teachers in primary schools are younger than in all other developed countries, making up nearly a third of the workforce are under 30, the latest international study has found. The Independent reports.
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11th September, 2019
Serious violence is having a devastating impact on children and young people’s safety, wellbeing and future life chances, the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union has told TUC Congress. FE News reports.
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11th September, 2019
The Independent is reporting that exam invigilators are often unable to distinguish between smartwatches and analogue watches that students wear in exam rooms, according to a commission set up by the exam boards.
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11th September, 2019
Today, Heather Fearn, who is inspector curriculum and development lead at the organisation, told the ResearchED conference in London that it is discussing including workload in the new framework. Tes reports.
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10th September, 2019
Sixth form and further education (FE) colleges that are not academies – state schools independent of councils – are missing out on a funding boost worth 3 per cent of their income as they are not eligible for a government VAT refund scheme, the report found. The Independent reports.
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10th September, 2019
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7th September, 2019
According to Tes, Department for Education figures released yesterday show that 1,496 test results for key stage 2 have not been included in the 2019 results data because of these investigations.
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7th September, 2019
Five years on from reforms introduced to better support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), the review aims to improve the services available to families who need support, equip staff in schools and colleges to respond effectively to their needs as well as ending the ‘postcode lottery’ they often face. GOV.UK reports.
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5th September, 2019
According to the Telegraph, Super Mario is set to take his place in UK schools as Japanese gaming giant Nintendo announced it is joining the ‘Digital Schoolhouse’ programme.
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