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Damian Hinds

In an attempt to resolve the teacher recruitment crisis in England’s schools, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has promised to cut teachers’ workload. Although unions have welcomed the news, there is criticism as action on funding cuts and low teacher pay is needed to solve the crisis.   Hinds addressed head teachers at the Association of… Read More

March 12, 2018


An art and textiles teacher from a north London has been shortlisted as one of 10 finalists in the running for a $1m global teaching prize.   Andria Zafirakou, who works at Alperton community school in Brent, was chosen out of more than 30,000 nominations from more than 170 countries.   The nominations were announced… Read More

February 20, 2018

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When Daniella Lang took the role as headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School, she knew she had her work cut out. There had been two requires improvement Ofsted inspections, and it was judged to be in the lowest 10% for year 6 reading progress. She knew she had to do something to improve the troubling school… Read More

February 5, 2018

damian hinds

As Damian Hinds settles into the new role as Education Secretary he has spoken of the importance of instilling children with ‘soft skills’ from a young age in his first speech. He focused on how schools needed to prepare people for a shifting jobs market and the importance of skills in communication and developing character…. Read More

January 23, 2018


Damian Hinds becomes the new Education Secretary after Justine Greening resigns in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.   Mr Hinds, born in in London, in 1969, went to a Catholic grammar school in Altrincham, Manchester. He spent 18 years working in pubs, brewing and hotel industries before entering the world of politics. It was at the… Read More

January 9, 2018

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Damian Hinds becomes the new Education Secretary after Justine Greening refuses job in Work & Pensions department in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.   Ms Greening held the post as Education Secretary since 14th July 2016 when she was appointed by the newly-elected Prime Minister Theresa May. She replaced Nicky Morgan as both Education Secretary and… Read More

January 9, 2018

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Happiness is dependent on the number of social media ‘likes’   In a major study conducted by the Children’s Commissioner, children as young ten are reliant on social media for their sense of self-worth. The study looked at youngsters aged from eight to twelve and found many measured their status by how much public approval… Read More

January 5, 2018


Business professionals are swapping their career for the classroom under a new scheme to tackle the teacher recruitment and retention crisis that’s gripped schools.   The Now Teach scheme was co-founded last year (2017) by Lucy Kellaway who gave up her post as a columnist and associate editor of the Financial Times to teach maths… Read More

January 3, 2018


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