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Yearly Archives: 2017


A Primary school in Essex invited elderly people to spend the day with its pupils, the Guardian reports.   Downshall Primary School based in the London Borough of Redbridge is piloting a new project called ‘Bringing Together, Learning Together, Growing Together’ that brings elderly people suffering from isolation, depression and early dementia into the classroom… Read More

December 12, 2017


In a recent report commissioned by the National Education Union (NEU) has discovered that teachers are grouping children as young as three by their abilities even though they worry that being labelled as ‘low ability’ could have a lasting negative impact on children.   The study conducted by two researches from UCL Institute of Education,… Read More

December 1, 2017

maths autumn budget

In today’s Autumn Budget today the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced a £177m boost for maths as well as plans to train more computer teachers and support adult skills.   Maths skills are key to “cutting edge” jobs of the future, said the Chancellor. There will be financial incentives to boost maths… Read More

November 22, 2017

teachers pay rise

Several education unions are urging the Government to immediately increase the pay for all teaching staff by 5 per cent.   The Association of School and College Leaders, the National Association of Head Teachers, the National Education Union, UCAC, and Voice, said teachers’ pay levels have fallen behind that of other graduate professions. Ahead of… Read More

November 7, 2017


The Department of Education (DfE) has announced a new pilot scheme to offer flexible working in schools to help boost teacher recruitment and retention. Education Secretary Justine Greening will focus on teachers flexibly and coaching schemes for women working in education.   The announcement was made at the first Flexible Working in Schools Summit, which… Read More

November 1, 2017

online learning

Are you looking to get your first job in the Education industry? Or would you like to progress with your career as a Teaching Assistant? Then read on, this article might just solve your problems.     Although not every school may require qualifications for a teaching assistant, you need to show your commitment to… Read More

October 31, 2017

school cuts parliament

Hundreds of teachers, school leaders, support staff, governors and parents have joined forces with union leaders today in Parliament calling for more funding for schools to be released by the chancellor in next month’s budget.   The National Education Union (NEU) organised the event with the support from leadership unions ASCL and the NAHT and… Read More

October 24, 2017

postgraduate teaching apprenticeship

A new teaching apprenticeship scheme has been announced by the government which will allow graduates to be employed as unqualified teachers while they are training.   1,000 people are expected to take up the teaching apprenticeship scheme which will launch in September 2018. Applications will open through UCAS on 26th October.  The scheme will run… Read More

October 20, 2017


New data shows the number of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) has dropped for the first time in five years to 38.1 per cent. Latest figures show a 1.5 per cent decline on last year’s figures, when 39.6 per cent of pupils were entered.   The EBacc launched in 2010 by Michael Gove the… Read More

October 17, 2017

dfe 2

The Department of Education have confirmed Sir Theodore Agnew will replace Lord Nash as the new education minister. He will take the role unpaid, as did his predecessor.   Sir Theodore is currently chairman of the Inspiration Trust, which sponsors schools in Norfolk and Suffolk and whilst he is education minister he will be moving… Read More

September 29, 2017