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Much was made of the Olympic legacy the 2012 Summer Games would leave behind. It was one of the foundations that the successful bid was built on. The International Olympic Committee and the taxpayer were told that having the world's best athletes in London for a three-week extravaganza would help end the UK's growing obesity… Read More

April 30, 2014

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When Ofqual announced the new grading system for the reformed GCSEs earlier this month, one of the standout points was the confusion caused by the categories. Sure, people in secondary school teaching jobs will be able to handle the switch from the older letter-based system to the new number-based grades, but what about the boundaries?… Read More

April 29, 2014

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TLTP Education's call to implement new ways of helping teachers get back into work has been featured in Recruiter magazine. The most recent Department of Education figures showed a rise in unqualified teachers from 14,800 in 2012 to 17,100 in November 2103. This is a trend that has many recruiters and teaching unions worried. TLTP's… Read More

April 29, 2014

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People in teaching jobs in are being subjected to insulting and intimidating posts on social media platforms. This is the warning of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) union, which explained more than one in five teachers had been smeared with "adverse comments" written about them on websites. According to the… Read More

April 28, 2014

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Teachers are being put under undue pressure and stress by an unacceptable surfeit of ubiquitous work-related emails, according to a new study. A survey by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) has found that 69 per cent of the more than 7,500 teachers polled receive work-related emails from senior staff outside… Read More

April 25, 2014

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A leading education recruitment specialist has said that reports that teachers were awarded a record £40 million in compensation last year – including a single pay out of almost £114,000 to one teacher after being attacked by two pupils as she attempted to break-up a fight – reinforces the need for teachers to be given… Read More

April 24, 2014

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Teachers across England have expressed their concerns about the amount of time they have been given to implement incoming changes to the National Curriculum. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has published the results of a survey of 1,940 of its members on the topic of the curriculum updates, which are set to come into… Read More

April 24, 2014

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The government is struggling to convince the nation's parents of the wisdom of its plans for the education system, according to a new survey. Conducted by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and YouGov, the representative survey of 1,526 parents shows that 50 per cent of respondents believe the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition's impact on education… Read More

April 23, 2014

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Official figures have demonstrated the growing pressure on primary school places that is taking hold in London. Highlighted by the London Evening Standard, the data reveals that the number of children applying for primary school places in London has passed 100,000 for the first time ever, reaching 102,441 this year. This represents a three per… Read More

April 22, 2014

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TLTP Education will be part of this year's Academies Show. The event takes place on Wednesday April 30th at ExCeL London and brings together many key stakeholders in the education industry. Throughout its short history, more than 10,000 education leaders have already sought guidance from attending previous Academies Shows. It only takes a few minutes… Read More

April 22, 2014