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Monthly Archives: September 2016


Philip Morant School and College have taken their own approach to help teachers overcome the current workload crisis by banning traditional homework.   In a letter the secondary school has told pupils and parents that they will no longer set homework and will instead select their own “appropriate” tasks through an online portal.  The scheme is… Read More

September 28, 2016


UK based charity World Wide Education Project (WWEP) is encouraging all teachers to try ‘Naked Teaching’ on Friday 30th September to raise awareness of children around the world who go tomakeshift schools in slums, in refugee camps, under trees and under bridges. Naked Teaching is nothing dodgy! Honest! It is an opportunity for teachers to… Read More

September 27, 2016


With the new academic term fully under way, for many teachers this period can be very stressful.  With 60% of teachers claiming their job has become less satisfying over the past 12 months, now is a good time to stop, have a rethink and plan how you will get through the next few months. Stress… Read More

September 22, 2016


With as many as one in every six documents presented for a job application potentially fake, TLTP Group has introduced a new piece of software to identify them early and quickly. TLTP Group has begun using uAuthenticate, a British-produced software tool designed to check the authenticity of passports, biometric cards, ID cards, visas and more… Read More

September 20, 2016


Teaching Assistants from Derby and Durham held a strike yesterday Wednesday 14th September over plans to change their contracts which will result in a loss of up to £6,000 a year in pay. Plans to only pay Teaching Assistants during term-time has sparked outrage leading members of Unison to walk out and lobby MPs in… Read More

September 15, 2016


Yesterday in Parliament Justine Greening presented the new plans to create a 21st century school system that works for everyone. Ms Greening said since 2010 1.4 million more children are in good or outstanding schools and her intention is to build on this progress by increasing the number of good school places and making sure… Read More

September 13, 2016


Theresa May this morning announced the biggest shake up to the education system in decades. In her pledge to ensure the UK is a country that works for everyone, Mrs May will give every school an opportunity to become a grammar school. Reversing the ban on grammars Tony Blair introduced in 1998, Mrs May says… Read More

September 9, 2016


In light of a leaked memo confirming Theresa May’s plan to create new grammar schools and expanding existing selective schools Ms May has been forced to defend herself in yesterday’s Prime Ministers Questions. The PM told Conservative MPs she wanted to create a “21st century education system” with an “element of selection” in the education… Read More

September 8, 2016

Theresa May _Justine Greening

A photograph taken accidently of an internal memo further confirms the government’s plans to open more grammar schools despite Labour and teaching unions being opposed to the plans. Written by Jonathan Slater, the DfE’s recently appointed permanent secretary, the memo proposes expanding current grammars although with the provision that they would have to “follow various… Read More

September 7, 2016

new teacher tips

It’s September, the start of a new term and your first proper teaching job. Thinking how you will get through your first few weeks, let alone the first year can be quite daunting. The first few weeks in a new job can be both mentally and physically draining, for new teachers this can be very… Read More

September 5, 2016