All schools must face rigorous external accountability and regulation, exceeded only by a culture of the highest expectations within schools themselves: this I truly believe. Jules White,headteacher and founder of the WorthLess? campaign for more school funding writes in Tes.
Spending on speech and language therapy has fallen in many areas of the country and children in need of SLT are subject to a postcode lottery of provision because of huge disparities across England, research has found. The Guardian reports
The technology sector is set to benefit from a £18.5 million cash injection to drive up skills in AI and data science and support more adults to upskill and retrain to progress in their careers or find new employment. GOV.UK reports.
As record numbers of people are leaving the education profession and increasing numbers of staff across the whole spectrum of education are reporting stress related health issues, my contention is that it’s time for education to take a lesson in wellbeing. FE News reports.
Thousands of children are searching online for advice about being transgender, a new survey has revealed. Researchers found that views on the transgender page of the Childline website have almost doubled in a year. The Telegraph reports.
In an article for The Times, schools minister Nick Gibb makes a vigorous defence of his government’s GCSE reforms, at the heart of which sits the prioritisation of a handful of subjects – notably maths and the sciences, and others making up the English Baccalaureate.
Let me set the scene. I was in a meeting with other deputy heads and designated safeguarding leads (DSL) from around our area, discussing how we had recently invested in a safeguarding software programme. Tes reports.
When I was a deputy, I can remember sitting down with the headteacher to begin the sifting process for a teaching position that had been advertised for our school. We had over 200 applications. The Primary Head writes in Teachwire.