As one of the first schools to be inspected under the new framework, our self-evaluations had not been quality-assured in this new era, but other than that we were good to go. A headteacher from Devon writes about their experience in Tes. Here are some of the things we learned:
Teachers are suffering from more severe psychological problems than at any point this century, experts have warned. In an alarming report they reveal the school workforce is being pushed to “breaking point”. The Observer reports
Education will be an important battlefield in the general election campaign. Expect it to be especially prominent on December 3. On that day the international Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development will publish the 2018 test results for the attainment of 15-year-olds around the world. The Yorkshire Post is reports.
The Association of School and College Leaders has published its general election manifesto calling on politicians not to use education as a political football and instead to focus on the things that matter – sufficient funding, teacher supply, and an exam system which is less harsh on pupils. Education Executive report
The highly-acclaimed, global F1 in Schools STEM Challenge has opened a new Academy in central London, at UCL Mechanical Engineering’s new MechSpace – an opportunity facilitated by F1 in Schools’ on-going partnership with UCL Engineering.
Just over a year ago, after many years of teaching in a relatively affluent state school, I had decided to move to a school in a poorer area with a reputation for challenging behaviour. An experienced teacher writes in Tes.
For years, Ofsted asked parents about homework as part of its parent surveys when inspections rolled around. Often, schools found that it was one of the areas where they scored most poorly. 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.