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Monthly Archives: January 2017

overseas recruitment drive

The government is tendering for a £300,000 contract to recruit teachers from Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and the US in a drive to address the shortages of teachers. It comes as the Migration Advisory Committee recommended widening the number of subjects for which schools could recruit from non-EU countries. The committee held back from declaring… Read More

January 27, 2017

Mike Crowhurst

  The TES have revealed No. 10 have appointed Mike Crowhurst a former History teacher as head of education. Mr Crowhurst has a degree in History from Oxford University and a Masters’ degree in Educational Leadership from Warwick University. He taught at the comprehensive school Kingsbury School and Sports College in Birmingham before joining the… Read More

January 26, 2017

theresa may post brexit meeting

As part of Theresa May’s post Brexit strategy plan the prime minister has unveiled the government is investing £170 million to establish its “Institutes of Technology” strategy. It will work towards tackling Britain’s low productivity compared to other developed countries, something which Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, has prioritised. The plan will include opening a specialist… Read More

January 23, 2017

teachers pay cuts

Cuts to teachers’ pay have contributed to the ongoing teacher recruitment crisis that is threatening standards of education across the country, it is a vicious cycle that see’s no end. If the government continues with its current pay caps it means a 9.3 per cent pay cut in real terms by 2020. The government has… Read More

January 20, 2017

Education Budget Cuts

By 2019-2020 schools in England will face cuts of 8% in real terms reports the National Audit Office. In monetary terms, this is a cut of £3bn and ministers have no idea how these will be implemented. Between 2016-2016 and 2019-2020, schools will lose an average of £339 per Primary pupil and £477 per Secondary… Read More

January 17, 2017

arrows missing target

Not once, not twice, not thrice but five years in a row the government has failed in its teaching recruitment; adding even more pressure on schools. The last ten years has seen the highest rate of teachers leaving the teaching profession, this comes as a blow for the Conservatives who have failed to reach their… Read More

January 9, 2017


  The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) have released data to show January was the busiest month in the 2015-2016 academic year, with just over 21,000 registrations of interest in teaching; 14,000 of these were from people working in other industries. As people start to make changes and set out their new year’s… Read More

January 9, 2017

New Years Honour List 2017

    The New Year Honours list 2017 recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK. This year 1,197 people have received an award, each recipient exemplifying the very best of our nation, 10% of honours are for work in education. The proportion of medals handed to academy trust bosses… Read More

January 4, 2017