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Fake news

A startling new report finds just 2 per cent of children and young people have the right skills to identify if a news story is real or fake. On top of that two thirds of teachers see fake news harming children’s self-esteem and confidence, damaging their perception of the world.   The BBC is reporting… Read More

June 13, 2018

stressed primary school child

The chief inspector of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman has highlighted concerns over the rising number of children starting school who lack basic hygiene and communication skills. As a result, these children are starting school at a disadvantage and more than a million hours per year of valuable teaching time is lost as teachers have to spend… Read More

June 5, 2018

obese primary school children

Alarming new figures revealed by the Local Government Association (LGA) shows almost 60% more children in their last year of primary school are classed as ‘severely obese’ than in their first year. The LGA which represents 370 councils in England and Wales obtained statistics which shows children rapidly gaining weight and becoming unhealthier as they… Read More

May 30, 2018

mental health

Between 2014-2015 and 2017-2018 schools in England have made 123,713 referrals for specialist mental help according to statistics obtained by children’s charity the NSPCC. Worryingly, more than fifty percent of referrals came from primary schools and alarmingly the youngest child being referred for help was just 3 years old. Over this period referrals to Child… Read More

May 14, 2018

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) have published a report which suggests new teachers entering the Education system in subjects (i.e. physics) where there is a high shortage of teachers should be given a salary supplement in order to tackle the retention crisis and encourage them to remain in the profession.   The report argues that… Read More

April 26, 2018

knife crime

With only 4 months into 2018 London has already seen over 50 people killed in knife and gun crime. Many of the victims are teenagers who’ve either been caught up with the wrong crowd or been at the wrong place at the wrong time. Angela, a head of department at a secondary school in South… Read More

April 13, 2018

job search

Job hunting can be stressful. Not only do you need to tailor your CV and cover letter for every role you apply to, there are so many different sites to use and so many rules to adhere to. It can be difficult to know what the best approach is to take. What’s more, facing a… Read More

April 5, 2018

Kevin-Courtney NEU

Following yesterday’s (Wednesday 21st March 2018) announcement that more than one million NHS staff will receive at least a 6.5 per cent pay increase over three years, teaching unions are putting pressure on the government for a similar pay rise for school staff.   The National Union of Education (NEU) is demanding an immediate 5… Read More

March 22, 2018

Andria Zafirakou

Andria Zafirakou an arts and textiles teacher from North London has been crowned the world’s best teacher in an Oscars-style awards ceremony in Dubai. Ms Zafirakou who works at Alperton Community School in Brent, beat teachers from more than 170 countries to scoop the $1m prize (£720,000).     Ms Zafirakou’s success came from her… Read More

March 19, 2018

Damian Hinds

In an attempt to resolve the teacher recruitment crisis in England’s schools, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has promised to cut teachers’ workload. Although unions have welcomed the news, there is criticism as action on funding cuts and low teacher pay is needed to solve the crisis.   Hinds addressed head teachers at the Association of… Read More

March 12, 2018