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Monthly Archives: February 2016


In any classroom, striking a balance between serious learning and fun can be a fantastic way to ensure the kids are kept engaged and interested in what you're teaching them.  Having fun activities and keeping things light from time to time means pupils don't dread coming to class, and means they're far more likely to… Read More

February 29, 2016


Schools in the UK have been suffering from a perceived shortfall in the number of teachers for some time now, with campaigners reporting time and again that the government is failing to deliver on its targets for teacher recruitment in each of the last three years.  But is the shortfall less to do with a… Read More

February 28, 2016


Teaching can be one of the very best jobs in the world for those who love to get into the classroom and pass their knowledge on to young minds. But we can all use some help from time to time to make the job that little bit easier, right?  Here, we take a look at… Read More

February 25, 2016


London schools have been seen as the indicator of improving levels of performance in the UK in recent times, but new analysis of tests from across the world suggests that the capital's schools are falling behind the standards set by competitors on an international stage.  University College London (UCL) Institute of Education study, using OECD… Read More

February 25, 2016


There is a growing concern that many Welsh school pupils will leave school without the ability to read and write properly, according to a campaign group that has looked into the extent of the issue.  The Read On. Get On. coalition has called for action to be taken to tackle the issue, which it says… Read More

February 22, 2016


Children who have poor language skills at an early age are more likely to have problems with academic subjects in the later part of their primary school learning process, a new study has discovered. According to the research carried out by Save the Children, children who struggled with language when they started school at the… Read More

February 22, 2016


A scheme designed to bring former soldiers into teaching jobs has seen as many as 28 qualify since it started. However, this is far below the target that had been set by the government, leading to criticism for the project from experts.  When former education secretary Michael Gove launched the scheme, he had hoped it… Read More

February 18, 2016


The government has been accused of potentially sending thousands of small primary schools into financial trouble by quietly scrapping the funding that allows them to afford to provide free school meals for their pupils.  As many as 2,867 small primary schools across England and Wales are currently receiving £2,300 extra in funding per year so… Read More

February 11, 2016


The government risks a growing shortage of teachers across the UK after having missed its target for recruitment for the fourth year in a row, according to a new report released by the National Audit Office. The report states that the government has little knowledge about how to deal with the shortage, saying the Department… Read More

February 10, 2016


State schools are making ground on their private counterparts in terms of performance, potentially putting the future of private establishments at risk, according to the editor of the Good Schools Guide.  The guide's editor said state schools have improved so much in recent years, with more high performers in the sector now than ever before,… Read More

February 8, 2016