News

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

 
8th November, 2018
Teachers and staff across the country will benefit from a new £8 million professional development offer, being developed by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), to help them prepare for the roll-out of new T Levels. GOV.UK reports
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7th November, 2018
Teaching Abroad Direct found in the next ten years, British international schools will require 230,000 more teachers to meet staffing needs. Open Access Government reports.
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7th November, 2018
Computer programming exams may be taken using pen and paper because of concerns about the number of school computers that do not work. Tes reports.
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6th November, 2018
Education and skills are consistently at the top of the priority list for companies. The reason for this is clear: they are the number one driver of productivity, business and economic prosperity. But more than this, a world-class education system is essential for social justice and a fairer society. John Cope, the CBI’s head of education and skills policy writes in Tes.
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6th November, 2018
Strike action could be on the cards after three education unions jointly announced they were each to “consult” their members this month on what action to take after Phillip Hammond opted to give schools £400 million for “little extras”. Tes reports.
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31st October, 2018
At The Castle secondary school staff meeting, interim head teacher Angie Browne has just dropped a bombshell. The desperate search for savings means that in order to balance the books, teachers must lose £6,000 a year, by ending the payments they receive for taking on extra responsibilities. iNews reports.
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31st October, 2018
The Chancellor said the new funding was to be spent on “that extra bit of kit that would make such a difference”. Politics Home reports.
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31st October, 2018
Shared and integrated cross-community education programmes in Northern Ireland are to receive an extra £300 million following Monday’s Budget, the Chancellor said. The Belfast Telegraph reports.
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23rd October, 2018
The number of headteachers and senior leaders who are stressed and showing signs of depression has risen sharply, with some turning to alcohol in a bid to cope, according to new research. Tes reports.
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23rd October, 2018
A drama lecturer covering maternity leave has won a top teaching award. In eight months, Jonathan Wharton has “completely transformed the dynamics” within Sunderland College’s drama department, judges have said. The BBC reports.
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