News

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

 
3rd July, 2019
Families will get ideas on how to use everyday opportunities, like going to the shops and playing make-believe games, as part of a relentless society-wide effort to improve the early literacy and language skills in the years before children start school. GOV.UK reports
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3rd July, 2019
Parent groups should be allowed to take over “untouchable” schools that no one else will sponsor, according to the government-backed free schools charity. Tes reports
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3rd July, 2019
The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) has announced 23 schools and colleges who will be leading Computing Hubs in their area.
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2nd July, 2019
The UK’s first secure school – an education-focused alternative to youth jails – is to be run by an academy trust that specialises in schools in deprived areas. The Guardian reports.
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2nd July, 2019
The National Education Union’s latest survey of supply teachers shows that, despite a teacher shortage and regardless of the Government’s efforts to regulate the supply teacher market, the majority of supply teachers are reporting lower levels of pay compared with previous years. They are also finding it harder than ever before to obtain work. The NEU reports.
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28th June, 2019
This morning the Department for Education published new statistics about schools, pupils and their characteristics. Tes reports.
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27th June, 2019
Ofsted is giving its inspectors extra help because of concerns about their reliability in checking the secondary curriculum under the watchdog’s new inspection framework, it was revealed this morning. Tes reports.
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25th June, 2019
If a teacher hadn’t encouraged her, Yvonne Baker might never have gone into engineering: “She inspired me at a time when it was unheard for girls to consider it.” The Guardian reports.
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25th June, 2019
The European Union recommends for every citizen to be able to communicate in two languages in addition to their mother tongue – and makes language learning for primary school children a priority.
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22nd June, 2019
Lord Agnew was speaking ahead of the government spending review, which is expected to set the Department for Education’s funding levels for the following three years. Tes reports.
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