News

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

 
16th October, 2019
Schools are often too quick to deny pupils their opportunity to speak through writing. Then they say, “Why won’t these children write? What can we use to motivate them?” Phil Ferguson and Ross Young, authors and national writing representatives for the UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) write in Teachwire.
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16th October, 2019
SurreyIDEA, an innovative academy, is the first of its kind in Europe, providing a novel and progressive learning experience that enables students to gain valuable skills in an interactive format free from prohibitive entry requirements solely based on academic qualifications. And now, the school is launching a high-tech programme to engage and inspire a younger demographic
ICT for Education
16th October, 2019
SurreyIDEA, an innovative academy, is the first of its kind in Europe, providing a novel and progressive learning experience that enables students to gain valuable skills in an interactive format free from prohibitive entry requirements solely based on academic qualifications. And now, the school is launching a high-tech programme to engage and inspire a younger demographic
Whats New
15th October, 2019
The magician knows that they have to keep their audience’s attention, speak at the perfect time, use the perfect words, pull off the right moves and constantly work to patch over any mistakes they might make. Teacher-magician William Lismore writes in Tes.
ICT for Education
14th October, 2019
Broadclyst Community Primary School in Devon has built a special room to accommodate its pupils – with an average class size of 42. The Sun reports.
ICT for Education
11th October, 2019
According to iNews, one school reported paying £11,000 in a “finder’s fee” to recruit to a role, while headteachers claimed more teachers are looking to get jobs via the costly agencies because they are offered sweeteners for signing up with them.
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10th October, 2019
In 2014, it was reported that schools in Finland – long established as a world-leader in progressive, quality education and the envy of all countries taking part in annual Pisa rankings – took the decision to ditch handwriting lessons in favour of getting pupils fluent in their typing skills. iNews reports.
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10th October, 2019
According to The Independent, institutions have been prioritising sexual harassment and gender-based violence but less status has been given to race-based incidents, according to the findings from Universities UK (UUK).
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9th October, 2019
A headteacher whose former school failed an Ofsted inspection on primetime TV wants to start a movement of “disappeared” school leaders who have been driven from the profession. Tes reports.
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8th October, 2019
The DfE new Music curriculum module, due to be published this summer, has been delayed. Rhinegold Publishing reports.
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