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Monthly Archives: December 2015


For most people who have trained as a teacher, one of the most exciting things in their career will be the moment they can at long last leave the classroom and head…straight back into a classroom, but this time as the person leading lessons and taking charge.  The first year can be the trickiest of… Read More

December 24, 2015


Parents' night can be one of the most nerve wracking and least anticipated evenings of the year for teachers across the country. With so many parents to see and so many different tales to tell about kids, you've got to have endurance skills and a real thick skin to deal with the varied and sometimes… Read More

December 23, 2015


Most people who teach do so because they love it; the passing on of knowledge and the chance to watch people learn and flourish is something that all teachers live for. However, after many years, there are parts of the job that you'll see changing. Mostly yourself. Here, we take a look at just a… Read More

December 23, 2015


More parents in the UK are now choosing the home school their children, creating a large rise in this method of teaching in the last few years alone, a new report has shown.  Responses to BBC Freedom of Information requests from 190 local authorities showed that in the space of the last six years, there… Read More

December 22, 2015


With the internet now more widespread than ever before, and a greater number of young people being savvy about web use, schools are being asked to monitor and restrict online behaviours in the classroom to make sure they are protecting young people from a number of different dangers online.  Adult material, cyber bullying and attempts… Read More

December 22, 2015


Social mobility across England and Wales must be promoted by paying the better teachers around the nation to work in failing schools, which will improve the poor quality of education that has been the biggest barrier to mobility, an expert has claimed.  Alan Milburn, the chairman of the social mobility commission and David Cameron's inequality… Read More

December 21, 2015


Schools across the UK are among the worst in the developed world for teaching pupils to pass tests rather than simply teaching them what they need to know for the future, according to a new study.  The Oxford University study found that social inequality and the wage gap between skilled and unskilled jobs is driving… Read More

December 21, 2015


Schools need more help, support and training to understand how best to attract, shortlist and recruit teachers if they are to be expected to continue as the primary recruiter into the profession. That’s the view of one specialist education recruitment agency, TLTP Education (The London Teaching Pool) after The National Association of Head Teachers told… Read More

December 16, 2015


Controversial plans for the government to turn all failing schools in England and Wales into academies regardless of the opinion of schools, teachers and parents are set to be rejected this week by the House of Lords, it has been reported.  Under new government proposals, which have been signed off by MPs, schools would automatically… Read More

December 15, 2015


There has been a modest increase in the last year in the number of pupils who are leaving primary school with a solid grasp of the traditional so-called 'three Rs', as more schools start to see success in these disciplines.  In 2015, 80 per cent of Year 6 pupils across the country achieved Level 4… Read More

December 15, 2015