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Three teaching unions ATL, NAHT and the NUT have written to the Prime Minister Theresa May requesting for a meeting to discuss the school funding crisis. As a result of on-going campaigning supported by parents, teachers and schools, Education became a key topic in last week’s General Election and is still a key subject. £2.8… Read More

June 12, 2017

hung parliament

  Theresa May’s decision for a snap General Election disastrously backfired and Britain is now facing a hung parliament. With nearly all results in, May faces ending up with 12 fewer seats than when she called the election. As of 09:58 BST the Tories are set to get 318 (-12 seats), Labour 261 (+31 seats),… Read More

June 9, 2017

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Since 2015 schools have lost almost £3 billion in budget cuts and are still facing real term cuts putting the Education sector into crisis. The subject continues to be a hot topic in the upcoming General Election and now parents, teachers and children are standing up against the cuts staging their own protests across the… Read More

June 6, 2017

may-manifesto

If Theresa May pushes through with her cuts in the Conservative manifesto, nearly one million children from poorer backgrounds and those struggling families will lose the right to a free midday meal. Instead, it will be replaced by a free school breakfast for every child up to the age of 7 which is cheaper at… Read More

May 26, 2017

london teachers on strike

  Budget cuts have been hard hitting for schools across England and have now reached an all-time new low. Just last week, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers Kevin Courtney has said “Strikes are a possibility” and London is seeing its first one. Teachers across three South East London schools planned a two-day… Read More

April 26, 2017

school teacher teaching art

Applying for a job let alone being offered a job that you were not qualified in would have been unheard of a few years ago. However, this the stark reality facing many schools in England today; teachers teaching subjects they do not have a relevant degree in. Nearly 37.5 per cent of Physics teachers do… Read More

April 25, 2017

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The National Union of Teachers (NUT) have threatened to hold a national strike next term over budget cuts that have led to job losses, activity cuts, lessons being cancelled and forcing staff to leave the profession altogether. The NAT has repeatedly called for the government to put an end to the 1 per cent pay… Read More

April 19, 2017

tltp school repairs

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced schools across England are to receive a £2.4 billion cash injection to cope with struggling school places and building repairs.   Since 2010 nearly 735,000 additional school places have been created, however a further 230,000 are needed between 2017 and 2020 to keep pace with a rising school-age population…. Read More

April 4, 2017

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  Two teaching unions; National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) have voted to form a super union by a vote of more than 2-1. The results show 97.2 per cent of NUT members voted for the merger and 2.8 per cent voted against. In the ATL 72.8 per… Read More

March 23, 2017

Male and female symbols drawn using chalk on a chalkboard

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced sex and relationships education will be made compulsory in all of England’s schools. Up until now, this has only been compulsory in council-run secondary schools. The current statutory guidance for sex and relationships education was introduced in 2000, however times have changed and seventeen years later it is out… Read More

March 2, 2017