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As the Secretary of Education, Damian Hinds, remains silent on the dispute regarding school cuts; one thousand headteachers are set to attend a mass rally outside Parliament to demand more money for schools.   Having waited almost three months for an announcement on the teacher pay debate, headteachers from the Worth Less? campaign want to… Read More

July 18, 2018

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Education unions, including the National Education Union, have joined forces in an attempt to urge the Secretary of Education, Damian Hinds, to make a prompt decision over teachers’ pay rise.   A letter, signed by the Association of School and College Leaders, National Association of Head Teachers, National Education Union, ACAC and Voice, was sent… Read More

July 16, 2018

phonics

Every year five and six-year-olds in Primary school take the Phonics Screening test generally at the beginning June. Schools are unaware of the pass mark until after the test has taken place.   Today, the Department of Education has announced the phonics check pass mark is 32 out of 40.   It is the seventh… Read More

June 25, 2018

Fake news

A startling new report finds just 2 per cent of children and young people have the right skills to identify if a news story is real or fake. On top of that two thirds of teachers see fake news harming children’s self-esteem and confidence, damaging their perception of the world.   The BBC is reporting… Read More

June 13, 2018

stressed primary school child

The chief inspector of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman has highlighted concerns over the rising number of children starting school who lack basic hygiene and communication skills. As a result, these children are starting school at a disadvantage and more than a million hours per year of valuable teaching time is lost as teachers have to spend… Read More

June 5, 2018

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Alarming new figures revealed by the Local Government Association (LGA) shows almost 60% more children in their last year of primary school are classed as ‘severely obese’ than in their first year. The LGA which represents 370 councils in England and Wales obtained statistics which shows children rapidly gaining weight and becoming unhealthier as they… Read More

May 30, 2018

mental health

Between 2014-2015 and 2017-2018 schools in England have made 123,713 referrals for specialist mental help according to statistics obtained by children’s charity the NSPCC. Worryingly, more than fifty percent of referrals came from primary schools and alarmingly the youngest child being referred for help was just 3 years old. Over this period referrals to Child… Read More

May 14, 2018

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) have published a report which suggests new teachers entering the Education system in subjects (i.e. physics) where there is a high shortage of teachers should be given a salary supplement in order to tackle the retention crisis and encourage them to remain in the profession.   The report argues that… Read More

April 26, 2018

knife crime

With only 4 months into 2018 London has already seen over 50 people killed in knife and gun crime. Many of the victims are teenagers who’ve either been caught up with the wrong crowd or been at the wrong place at the wrong time. Angela, a head of department at a secondary school in South… Read More

April 13, 2018

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Following yesterday’s (Wednesday 21st March 2018) announcement that more than one million NHS staff will receive at least a 6.5 per cent pay increase over three years, teaching unions are putting pressure on the government for a similar pay rise for school staff.   The National Union of Education (NEU) is demanding an immediate 5… Read More

March 22, 2018