News

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

 
26th July, 2019
Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, has been appointed Secretary of State for Education in Boris Johnson’s first evening in office as Prime Minister. FE News reports
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26th July, 2019
Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union comments on the incoming Prime Minister’s statements that education and school funding is at the top of his domestic agenda.
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25th July, 2019
Data showed there were 146 academies paying at least one member of staff at least £150,000 in the year to 31 August 2018 – up from 121 on the 2015-16 academic year. iNews reports.
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25th July, 2019
According to Tes despairing’ headteachers will have to make staff redundant in September because the government failed to fully fund the teacher pay rise, a union has warned.
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23rd July, 2019
A survey of teachers’ wellbeing by the Ofsted schools inspectorate found that Ofsted itself is a major source of workload and stress for teachers in England. The Guardian reports.
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23rd July, 2019
According to Tes the announcement means the DfE is accepting the advice from the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB), which advises it on teachers’ pay.
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22nd July, 2019
The school holidays are upon us. Six weeks without early starts, without queues at the photocopier, hurried lunches, late evenings, meetings or pupils. Plans will have been finalised for vacations, time will be put aside to spend with loved ones, and much-needed sleep and relaxation will provide a welcome break. Tes reports.
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20th July, 2019
Commenting on a story in The Times today, predicting that a 2.75% pay increase for teachers will be announced next Monday, Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:
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20th July, 2019
According to Tes senior figures from both the Association of School and College Leaders and the NAHT headteachers’ union have said schools should be given more information about how the inspectorate makes its judgements when looking at lessons and pupils’ work.
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20th July, 2019
According to The Guardian research by the County Councils Network found that some councils had recorded a 90% increase in young people being given care plans requiring special support, with 27 county councils overspending by a total of £123m in 2018-19 at a time when local authority purses are under severe pressure.
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