News

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

 
4th May, 2019
Tes is reporting that one fifth of schools judged to be struggling under the Department for Education’s accountability measures do not take up the offer of free support, new figures reveal.
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4th May, 2019
The number of schools that have failed to recruit ‘heads of schools’ has risen to the highest level in four years, a new survey suggests. The Independent reports.
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4th May, 2019
Schools are facing “knock-on pressure” as demand for special-needs support rises, England’s Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, is expected to admit to head teachers later. The BBC reports.
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1st May, 2019
A national insurance holiday worth almost £4,000 a year is being offered to teachers who relocate to the Isle of Man. Tes reports.
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1st May, 2019
The draft of the new curriculum has been unveiled, in what has been called a “major milestone” in the biggest reform to Welsh schools in decades. The BBC reports.
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1st May, 2019
Everyone seems to be dancing around the elephant in the room. Jeremy Corbyn is talking about scrapping Sats. The DfE is on the workload warpath. Ofsted is myth-busting itself out of the dark ages into the 21st century, saying it doesn’t care about marking any more. Almost a third of teachers quit in the first five years, and those who stay are burning out in record numbers. A headteacher from London writes in The Guardian.
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30th April, 2019
Headteachers in England have been told to endure “the darkest hour” until the Treasury’s spending plans for future school funding are revealed, by an education minister, The Guardian is reporting.
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30th April, 2019
BBC is reporting that Céim in Airde is a new BBC Northern Ireland seven part digital series produced by BBC Gaeilge to support pupils through the CCEA, GCE A2 Unit 3 Irish examination.
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26th April, 2019
Swansea-based accountancy firm Bevan Buckand LLP is funding an innovative education scheme aimed at nurturing entrepreneurial thinking in school children. The aim is to help create the next generation of entrepreneurs by boosting entrepreneurial skills such as problem solving.
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25th April, 2019
So Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty’s chief inspector, is “listening to teachers”. The headline could be seen as extraordinary. Is this really a first acknowledgment of decades of disregard, even disdain, shown by the inspection service towards those who competently and expertly lead and represent the profession? A headteacher writes in Tes.
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