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postgraduate teaching apprenticeship

A new teaching apprenticeship scheme has been announced by the government which will allow graduates to be employed as unqualified teachers while they are training.   1,000 people are expected to take up the teaching apprenticeship scheme which will launch in September 2018. Applications will open through UCAS on 26th October.  The scheme will run… Read More

October 20, 2017


New data shows the number of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) has dropped for the first time in five years to 38.1 per cent. Latest figures show a 1.5 per cent decline on last year’s figures, when 39.6 per cent of pupils were entered.   The EBacc launched in 2010 by Michael Gove the… Read More

October 17, 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

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


In the last 4 years the number of unqualified teachers in state-funded schools across the UK has risen by 62 per cent. Labour revealed the data from the DfE School workforce which showed in 2016 there were 24,000 unqualified teachers up from 14,800 in 2012, when at the time Michael Gove was Education Secretary removed… Read More

July 26, 2017

additional funding for schools

Education Secretary Justine Greening told MPs she recognised there was concern over school funding and has announced schools will receive an extra £1.3bn over two years. However this is not ‘new’ education money, instead it will be taken from elsewhere in the education budget including £280 million from the free-schools programme. In 2018-2019 the budget… Read More

July 18, 2017

teachers pay cap

For yet another year teachers’ pay will remain capped at 1%, the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed. It will affect more than half a million teachers who will face yet another pay cut in real-terms as limits on public pay continues.  The cap – initially at 0% and later 1% has been in place… Read More

July 11, 2017

teacher leaving the profession

27,500 teachers who trained between 2011 and 2015 had already left the teaching profession by 2016. That means that just over 23% of about 117,000 teachers who qualified over the period have left. New research by the Education Policy Institute found that half of full-time teachers work between 40 and 58 hours a week, whilst… Read More

July 11, 2017