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Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Is a teacher job becoming one of the most stressful career choices a graduate can make? The personal rewards offered by classroom work often draw people to the teaching profession, with many educators describing the job as a vocation, however, are constant government cuts making the job much more difficult than it used to be?… Read More

December 30, 2013

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Many people study for years to ensure they are adequately prepared for a primary or secondary teaching job, however new figures have revealed the extent of non-qualified teachers in free school classrooms in the UK. A freedom of information request reported by the Press Association shows that, on average, only around one in 40 teachers… Read More

December 27, 2013

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The love of teaching may always be a factor, but many people in the education profession have considered leaving their jobs in what has been a difficult 12 months for teachers. A new survey conducted by independent polling company ComRes seems to validate unions' stances that teachers are very unhappy with the reforms of the… Read More

December 24, 2013

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Forbes has highlighted the good work carried out by people in teaching jobs in London over the past decade or so and claimed their methods can help children all over the world receive a better standard of education. The article highlights the borough of Tower Hamlets, which 15 years ago had some of the worst… Read More

December 23, 2013

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Teachers at the first free school to be ordered to close should be given more time to turn it around. This is the view of the parents and pupils from the Discovery New School in Crawley, West Sussex, who made their opinions heard during an impassioned plea at Downing Street. Discovery was placed on Ofsted… Read More

December 20, 2013

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More teaching jobs look set to be created to keep pace with an increase in new school places. The government has announced that a further £2.35 billion will be used to ease the education pressures of a rising population. An initial £5 billion was already earmarked to create new school places, but the new funding… Read More

December 19, 2013

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People looking for teaching jobs may be used to moving to hubs like London, but new research has shown parents are willing to relocate so their children can get a place at a good school. The report from the Sutton Trust found that a third of parents have moved to locations they believe are home… Read More

December 18, 2013

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The head of Ofsted has slammed grammar schools in England for being "stuffed full" of middle-class children and failing to improve the chances of poorer pupils. Sir Michael Wilshaw's critical comments of state grammar schools were made after an expansion to the provision of selective education in Kent was rejected.  Weald of Kent Grammar School… Read More

December 17, 2013

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More than one-fifth of London children who took Year 6 SATs this year did not achieve basic levels in maths, reading and writing. The government has already said that standards were raised in this year's tests, but new figures from the Evening Standard have shown that almost 17,000 11-year-olds failed to obtain Level 4 in… Read More

December 16, 2013

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Many primary schools in England have missed tougher literacy and numeracy targets this year, new statistics have revealed. The Sats tests Year 6 pupils take were made harder this year and this led to 767 of the approximately 15,000 schools in the country missing their targets, according to data from the Department of Education (DfE)…. Read More

December 13, 2013