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Monthly Archives: October 2013


An increasing amount of teachers, pupils and whole schools were caught cheating in this summer's GCSE, AS and A-level exams, according to new official figures. The rising number of cheaters was most dramatic among teachers, as there was a 62 per cent increase, with 97 suffering penalties in 2013, compared to the 60 who were… Read More

October 31, 2013


Think you perform well in your teaching job in London? Want to prove it on a world stage? A competition has been set up to help identify the world's best teacher and the lucky winner is set to land a $1 million (£620,000) prize. The event will start next year and is being funded by… Read More

October 30, 2013


CHANGES TO FUNDING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS RISKS DRIVING SEN TEACHERS INTO PRIVATE SECTOR, WARNS RECRUITMENT AGENCY   Changes to the law which will give parents the right to buy-in specialist special educational needs (SEN) and disabled care for children from next year is likely to drive talented special needs teachers into the private sector…. Read More

October 30, 2013


People looking for secondary teaching jobs in the south-east of England may be interested in knowing that a new free school in the area will consult with the public next month ahead of its planned launch in 2014. Dv8 Academy is set to open its doors at the start of the next academic year and… Read More

October 29, 2013


Teachers in England have suspended their next stage of industrial action after ministers agreed to discuss the dispute. Earlier this month, people working in teaching jobs in London and the south-east took to the streets of the capital to show the government they wanted to negotiate about pay, pensions and working conditions and two of… Read More

October 28, 2013


People looking for teaching jobs in London may be interested to hear that Boris Johnson has said free schools should be able to employ who they want – regardless of the qualifications candidates hold. The mayor of London told the BBC that some of the greatest teachers in the world do not have all the… Read More

October 25, 2013


Days after the government said that school league tables may be misleading, Nick Clegg has outlined plans to set up a "champions league" of head teachers in a bid to help failing schools in England. Speaking at a London school, the deputy prime minister said staff who have a lot of experience in a secondary teaching… Read More

October 25, 2013


People in secondary teaching jobs in London appear to be getting the best out of their classes as new figures show that pupils in the capital are more likely to go to university than their peers anywhere else in the UK. A report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England found young people in… Read More

October 24, 2013


The deputy prime minister has added further fire to the idea that education mismanagement may exist in the current coalition government. People in teaching jobs in London and the south-east took to the streets in industrial action last week, insisting the government's reforms were bad for the future of education and now Nick Clegg has… Read More

October 23, 2013


No matter where graduates look for a teaching job – be it London, Surrey, Essex or even further afield – it can be hard to find a role without any experience to put on a CV. To remedy this and help pupils in deprived areas of Northern Ireland, a new scheme has been set up… Read More

October 22, 2013