News

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

 
6th October, 2018
Primary head Nicky Murray shares his tips on how to be the best school leader you can in Tes
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4th October, 2018
That teacher recruitment and retention is increasingly becoming a pinch point for schools is well known and schools are approaching this challenge in a variety of ways. Recent research conducted by Marketing Advice for Schools reveals the ways schools and academies are tackling the issue and here director Simon Hepburn offers some useful guidance for schools on how to attract teaching staff in Education Executive.
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3rd October, 2018
The Independent is reporting that new government funding for a series of initiatives to boost technical education and teacher training opportunities has been criticised by headteachers as being a mere “drop in the ocean”.
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2nd October, 2018
The Department for Education (DfE) UK aims to drive recruitment by highlighting the quintessential role teachers’ play in students’ life in a new advertising campaign. The Drum reports.
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29th September, 2018
Around 1,000 headteachers are due to march on Downing Street in an unprecedented protest over funding. Organisers of the grassroots protest say school leaders from across England also will deliver a petition to Number 10. Sky News reports.
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28th September, 2018
Children with special needs and disabilities rely on specialist education, but funding is being cut. BBC Newsnight interviews parents who are taking a stand against the cuts.
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28th September, 2018
Nick Gibb writes in The Telegraph. “Words,” said The BFG, “Is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life.” Roald Dahl’s much-loved creation has an exotic vocabulary: one that encompasses whizzpopping, whopsywhiffling, snapperwhippers and snozzcumbers, and one that is designed to challenge the mind of every six-year-old reader it is aimed at.
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14th September, 2018
The education secretary’s promise to make recruitment his top priority is beginning to ring hollow, says Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union writes in SecEd.
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14th September, 2018
The GDPR deadline (25 May 2018), scaremongering and prophecies of doom have come and gone with little fanfare and no flurry of prosecutions. Yes, there have been breaches. Yes, there have been complaints – but has anyone been thrown under the proverbial bus? Not to my knowledge; at least, not yet. Tes reports.
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11th September, 2018
This week the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) will announce the findings of its Accountability Commission into what it describes as a high-stakes low-trust culture facing English schools. Tes can reveal that the commission concludes that a system of Ofsted inspections and government tables and targets is doing more harm than good.
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