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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

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  How much do you really know about education and schools around the world apart from different curriculums? Here are some interesting facts which might just make you look at it with a new perspective.           1. The world’s oldest school is in Canterbury, England. The King’s School, was founded in 597… Read More

January 4, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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In today’s Autumn Budget today the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced a £177m boost for maths as well as plans to train more computer teachers and support adult skills.   Maths skills are key to “cutting edge” jobs of the future, said the Chancellor. There will be financial incentives to boost maths… Read More

November 22, 2017

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Several education unions are urging the Government to immediately increase the pay for all teaching staff by 5 per cent.   The Association of School and College Leaders, the National Association of Head Teachers, the National Education Union, UCAC, and Voice, said teachers’ pay levels have fallen behind that of other graduate professions. Ahead of… Read More

November 7, 2017

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The Department of Education (DfE) has announced a new pilot scheme to offer flexible working in schools to help boost teacher recruitment and retention. Education Secretary Justine Greening will focus on teachers flexibly and coaching schemes for women working in education.   The announcement was made at the first Flexible Working in Schools Summit, which… Read More

November 1, 2017