News

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

 
14th June, 2019
Only 16% of outstanding primary and secondary schools inspected this academic year retained their top Ofsted rating, according to official statistics published today. GOV.UK reports.
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12th June, 2019
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.
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12th June, 2019
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
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12th June, 2019
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.
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8th June, 2019
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.
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6th June, 2019
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.
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6th June, 2019
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.
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6th June, 2019
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.
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5th June, 2019
Why focus on the more able? This question underlies the formation of NACE 35 years ago, and our continued focus on improving provision for this group, working alongside our members and partners
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4th June, 2019
Calls for teachers to cut the time they spend in the classroom to 20 hours a week or less are to be debated this week. The Scotsman report
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