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Monthly Archives: October 2015

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More school pupils across England and Wales should be taking part in mandatory work experience as part of their school life to prepare them for the future, business leaders have claimed.  Experts want ministers to reinstate the work experience programme to the curriculum moving forward so that pupils who have the desire or interest to… Read More

October 30, 2015

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Parents in the UK have strong views in many cases about the way the education sector is run, what their children are taught and how this could be changed for the better. However, in many cases, their concerns are not aired with schools, and little is done to engage with those who do have opinions… Read More

October 30, 2015

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Teachers in Scotland have agreed to a new pay deal that could influence decision makers across the country and potentially create a knock on effect for a rise in teachers' pay.  According to the BBC, teachers in Scotland have agreed to the two-year pay rise deal, which will see them able to get a 1.5… Read More

October 29, 2015

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Stressed teachers are not getting the help they need to overcome difficulties in the classroom that are contributing to their wellbeing, it has been claimed by a teachers' leader.  Mary Bousted, general secretary of the ATL teaching union, says she has heard anecdotal evidence of these problems from people working in the industry, including some… Read More

October 26, 2015

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With a wave of 200,000 primary school leavers across the country set to take part in a rigorous new English test as of next year, teachers at this level are to be asked to take a grammar course to make sure they can prepare their pupils adequately.  According to many experts, there is a knowledge… Read More

October 26, 2015

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A number of English councils are reportedly looking into the possibility of building more super-size secondary schools in order to help educate the rising number of pupils. These super schools would have between 12 and 16 form groups for every school year, totalling more than 2,000 pupils, the BBC says. It claims that as many… Read More

October 22, 2015

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There was an increase in the number of lessons missed by British school pupils, official figures have shown, with the main reason given by parents being illness.  According to the latest released set of data, there was a rise in the number of pupils who missed classes – which are separated into morning and afternoon… Read More

October 22, 2015

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If you're teaching the young minds of tomorrow, you're probably well up to date with the latest trends and fads that come and go in the blink of an eye. Kids can have a tendency to be fickle (we've all been there) and no matter what is cool one day, it can quickly lose its… Read More

October 20, 2015

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If there's one time of year that injects fear into the minds of teachers and pupils alike, it's the exam period. In a time where the whole year's work comes together and pupils have the chance to show off their knowledge and set themselves up well for the future, it's a worrying time for both… Read More

October 20, 2015

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School teachers are being asked to make sure they are tackling gender roles in schools and classrooms by ensuring that they treat sexist language as seriously as racist behaviour.  Guidelines to be released today (October 20th), are backed by a government report from the Institute of Physics which is looking to bridge the gender gap… Read More

October 20, 2015