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Monthly Archives: September 2013

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People in primary and secondary teaching jobs in London and the rest of England may eventually embrace performance-related pay (PRP), a think tank has claimed. As teachers across the country take part in the first round of proposed industrial action tomorrow (October 1st), Policy Exchange has published a poll of teaching staff that it states… Read More

September 30, 2013

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Picking the right teaching job in London may be a tricky task with so many schools to choose from and a wealth of available information to wade through. However, teaching candidates could follow the same process that parents are being advised to take. Speaking to the Evening Standard, Mumsnet.com founder and chief executive Justine Roberts… Read More

September 27, 2013

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People in primary school teaching jobs in London may feel like they could do with a rest from time to time, but a new report suggests that it would be the children who get the most benefit from having a brief nap. Research from scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that children aged… Read More

September 26, 2013

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Teachers have announced that they will be striking in the East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside regions on October 1st. The two largest teacher unions in the UK – the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) – confirmed the industrial action is in response to government… Read More

September 25, 2013

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People in primary teaching jobs may be able to take heart in knowing that their hard work is being reflected in the latest Sats results. New figures show more 11-year-olds are reaching the levels expected in maths and writing, with 76 per cent of pupils attaining the government's level 4 standard. However, there is still… Read More

September 24, 2013

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Traditional exam papers will be phased out in the next decade, one teaching expert believes. David Hanson of the Independent Association of Prep Schools has said that people in maths and English teaching jobs will need to be prepared for the shift to online tests by 2023, as by then, there will be a new generation… Read More

September 23, 2013

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Performing arts could be marginalised by new plans to alter school league tables, head teachers have argued. From 2014, schools where students take both dance and drama subjects at GCSE level will see the qualifications listed as one in league tables and this could have a dramatic effect on pupils' choices. "Some schools may be… Read More

September 20, 2013

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Just days after concerns were expressed over the amount of classes being covered by supply teachers, a separate report has said that supply teacher numbers are dangerously low. Several Scottish councils have told the BBC there has been a dramatic drop in the number of supply teachers registered locally, while Scotland's biggest teaching union –… Read More

September 19, 2013

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A report that has revealed details of attacks on teachers in Cambridgeshire by pupils as young as 4 may not be unique, according to a leading specialist education recruitment company. TLTP Education says that the report which talked about teachers having been bitten, head-butted, jabbed, punched, kicked and slapped by primary school children is being reflected… Read More

September 18, 2013

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People in English and maths teacher jobs know the benefit of time and consistency when guiding children through a syllabus.  They may not be surprised to hear that two new reports have found an increasing use of supply teachers is affecting pupils' learning and an over-reliance on temporary cover when teachers are absent is resultingin… Read More

September 18, 2013