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Monthly Archives: September 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

justine greening

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


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