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Pat Glass’s dream job of being Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary lasted just 2 days. Her appointment came in light during a wave of resignations by Labour MPs seeking a change in leadership. She replaced Lucy Powell, who stepped down on Monday after saying Mr Corbyn’s position as Labour Party leader had become “untenable”. But just a… Read More

June 29, 2016

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  Ahead of the National teachers strike next week, the NUT have delivered an ultimatum to Nicky Morgan to prevent the strike from taking place. The union says Nicky Morgan must tell academies to consider using national terms and conditions when they employ staff In a letter* to Nicky Morgan today, the classroom union makes… Read More

June 29, 2016

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Following the resignation of Lisa Powell yesterday, Jeremy Corbin has announced Pat Glass as Labour’s new shadow education secretary. Ms Glass, MP for North West Durham, spent her working life in education before being elected to parliament in 2010. She had worked in senior positions in local education authorities and worked as an adviser to… Read More

June 28, 2016

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The dreaded ‘how to tell a parent, their child has been misbehaving’ is something no teacher looks forward to doing, but there’s no shying away from it. New guidelines suggest giving parents good news first and keeping ‘in touch’ before delivering criticisms about their child. Government’s behaviour tsar Tom Bennett has recommended staff ‘build bridges… Read More

June 28, 2016

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If the Education sector isn’t struggling enough already it’s about to get much worse. Following the leave outcome by 52% of the votes, Prime Minister David Cameron, who led the Remain campaign, announced this morning he would quit before the Conservative party’s conference in October. Schools Week report that questions have been raised about the… Read More

June 27, 2016

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More than 90% of members from the National Union of Teachers have voted to hold a one-day strike on 5th July to protect pay, cuts in school budgets and the ongoing workload crisis. The action is the next step in the union’s long-running dispute with the government and will affect all schools in England and… Read More

June 24, 2016

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Ahead of Thursday’s referendum, the results of a YouGov poll has revealed 7 out of 10 UK teachers want to remain in the European Union (EU), reports TES. Over half believe leaving the EU would damage their pupils’ futures, 6% of teachers believe education would benefit from leaving and 27% think it would get worse… Read More

June 20, 2016

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It’s not new news that teacher’s excessive workload has been an issue for many years, and it’s not being helped by the ongoing shortage of teachers in the Education industry. The excessive pressure of a new exam system in secondary schools in Scotland have resulted in the Teachers voting in favour of industrial action, the… Read More

June 17, 2016

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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, says TLTP Education (The London Teaching Pool). read more…

June 17, 2016

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The agency has undergone a detailed audit to ensure that it adheres to the highest standards in recruitment and is undertaking all the relevant checks when supplying teachers and non-teaching staff to schools. read more…

June 17, 2016