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Funding for special education needs (SEND) students reaches crisis point, following the “severe cuts to health and social care provision,” general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), Paul Whiteman, warns.   According to a survey led by NAHT, more than 90 per cent of respondents said that the shortage of resources, coupled… Read More

September 5, 2018

TLTP CCS Supply Teacher Framework  accreditation

London Teaching Pool Ltd (TLTP Education) has successfully been awarded accredited supplier status on the new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supply Teacher Framework. The framework has been designed to introduce consistent standards for safeguarding and employment checks for all supply staff.  This also means that schools will receive the best possible value for money and… Read More

September 5, 2018

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A children’s charity is calling for teachers to receive training on how to support pupils that have undergone childhood abuse.   An online survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of Barnardo’s Scotland, found that 54 per cent of the teachers that participated had not received any training on the impact of a child’s early traumatic… Read More

August 15, 2018

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Children stuck in hospital no longer have to miss out on school work, following the launch of an avatar robot that helps kids take part in class from their hospital bed.   In the midst of a robotic revolution, where Artificial Intelligence (AI) are gradually being integrated in various parts of society, it seems that… Read More

August 8, 2018

child learning from parents

It is a “scandal” that some children starting school still struggle to speak or read “simple words”, Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, shed some light on social mobility in his first speech.   Mr Hinds insists he does not plan to “lecture” parents on their parenting, but merely to offer advice on what can be done… Read More

August 1, 2018

stressed teacher

Schools in Redbridge face a teaching crisis as they struggle to retain staff, a representative confirmed.     In an interview with the Recorder, Kash Malik of Redbridge National Union of Teachers (NUT) said that the problem was worse in primary schools, and in “core subjects” at secondary schools.     He said that teaching… Read More

July 31, 2018

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A teaching strategy, which has been integrated in classrooms in the US since the 1960s, has proven to have a positive impact on children’s learning.   The teaching method was developed by the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI), and has been widely adopted in various aspects of literacy and numeracy delivered by US and… Read More

July 31, 2018

teacher pay rise 3.5%

School teachers in England and Wales will receive a 3.5 per cent pay rise from September, the government announced.   The announcement came after a group of school leaders and unions worked collectively to campaign against lack of school funding from the Department of Education (DFE).   Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the… Read More

July 25, 2018

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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