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Yearly Archives: 2017

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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

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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

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More than 4000 head teachers across England are writing to parents warning that the extra £1.3 billion funding Justine Greening has secured is not enough to make a difference to solve the cash problems many state schools are suffering. Schools funding has been protected in real terms for the next two years, alongside a new… Read More

September 28, 2017

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The schools watchdog is consulting on plans to give some schools subject to ‘short inspections’ more than two years to prepare for a follow-up visit. Ofsted said this gives schools time to “address any weaknesses and seek support from appropriate bodies.”   If the plans go ahead it would give schools that are at the… Read More

September 21, 2017

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants play a critical role in helping educate pupils. Managing a class of 30 is a huge task for any Teacher and the responsibility covers a wide scope of activities. This is where the Teaching Assistant (TA) comes in. Teaching Assistants helps to set up the classroom, mark papers, answer student questions, support students… Read More

September 15, 2017

public sector pay cap

Teachers and nurses have warned of taking industrial strike action unless ministers remove the pay cap across the public sector. The warning comes after the government announced the 1 per cent pay cap will be lifted for police and prison officers. The recommendations for police and prison officers are yet to be published by the… Read More

September 13, 2017

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24th August 2017 will be a memorable day for thousands of students across the UK as they receive their GCSE results. Whilst there’ll be students that are celebrating success there are also always disappointed pupils who didn’t get the grades they expected. Those who are disappointed will no doubt be turning to their teachers for… Read More

August 22, 2017

primary top ten tips

  As a new primary school teacher, you can feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the task placed in front of you. You’ve got to educate the 30 children in your class, all while managing behaviour and accommodating everybody’s needs. It sounds impossible, but it can be done. Here’s the top ten tips that all primary… Read More

August 18, 2017

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In the last 4 years the number of unqualified teachers in state-funded schools across the UK has risen by 62 per cent. Labour revealed the data from the DfE School workforce which showed in 2016 there were 24,000 unqualified teachers up from 14,800 in 2012, when at the time Michael Gove was Education Secretary removed… Read More

July 26, 2017

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Education Secretary Justine Greening told MPs she recognised there was concern over school funding and has announced schools will receive an extra £1.3bn over two years. However this is not ‘new’ education money, instead it will be taken from elsewhere in the education budget including £280 million from the free-schools programme. In 2018-2019 the budget… Read More

July 18, 2017