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Monthly Archives: March 2015


The great twentieth century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso once said: "There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence transform a yellow spot into sun." It's an eloquent line that captures, better than any definition could, the notion of… Read More

March 30, 2015


Everyone has one eye on the future because, in any given moment, we eagerly imagine what magical possibilities lay ahead, what unthinkable brilliance is on the precipice of leaving the lab and entering into the so-called real world. Educators are no different and just as curious about the future of their profession as others, keen to see… Read More

March 27, 2015


Teachers don’t have that much confidence in any of the major political parties when it comes to solving one of the most contentious, long-standing problems in education – teacher workload. A new survey from TES shows that over half of teachers are of the opinion that policies put forward by the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal… Read More

March 25, 2015


The Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC) has launched a new campaign to encourage more graduates to pursue a career as a religious education (RE) teacher. Data shows that the subject is growing in popularity, with the number of students choosing to study GCSE RE increasing by 19 per cent over the last… Read More

March 25, 2015


This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, one of the most important documents in human history. Otherwise known as the Great Charter, it was signed into effect by King John in 1215, who was suitably persuaded by a gang of rebellious barons who basically wanted him to be more accountable (and ultimately more… Read More

March 24, 2015


The government’s announcement of new financial incentives as a way of recruiting more maths and physics teachers in England addresses some of the symptoms of the problem but not the cause, according to a leading educational recruitment specialist. Darryl Mydat, Managing Director of TLTP Education (The London Teaching Pool) says that whilst the incentives may… Read More

March 23, 2015


Schools should be at the forefront of curriculum development, according to the Association of College and School Leaders (ACSL). This move away from central government will go a long way towards establishing a curriculum that is focused on “creativity, dynamism and relevance,” explained the ASCL’s general secretary Brian Lightman. Speaking at the association’s annual conference,… Read More

March 23, 2015


He is one of the most influential writers of all time, whose stories, especially his fairy tales, have established themselves as part of the very fabric of western culture. Whether it is The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes or the Ugly Duckling, the collective works of Hans Christian Anderson have left an indelible mark…. Read More

March 20, 2015


Schools across England are to receive funding to work with nurseries to boost the standard of early years education, the Department for Education has announced. The new scheme will focus its efforts on sharing best practice and collaborative working to transform the quality of pre-school education, ensuring that youngsters can successfully transition from nursery to… Read More

March 17, 2015


The major campaign to attract more people to teaching science and maths is to launch in April, the government has announced. Aimed at individuals from different backgrounds, the training and recruitment drive will offer numerous incentives to encourage talented individuals to sign up. It is part of a wider plan to ensure that future generations… Read More

March 17, 2015