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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

GCSE-RESULTS 5

24th August 2017 will be a memorable day for thousands of students across the UK as they receive their GCSE results. Whilst there’ll be students that are celebrating success there are also always disappointed pupils who didn’t get the grades they expected. Those who are disappointed will no doubt be turning to their teachers for… Read More

August 22, 2017

primary top ten tips

  As a new primary school teacher, you can feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the task placed in front of you. You’ve got to educate the 30 children in your class, all while managing behaviour and accommodating everybody’s needs. It sounds impossible, but it can be done. Here’s the top ten tips that all primary… Read More

August 18, 2017

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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

justine greening

Pressure is growing on the Prime Minister to abandon plans to cut per pupil funding in years to come by protecting school funding by an additional £1.2 billion. There was no mention of whether schools would receive extra funding in the Queen’s speech and now Education Secretary Justine Greening has requested a public statement over… Read More

July 4, 2017

queen's speech, grammar schools scrapped

  Since Theresa May lifted the 20 year ban on grammar schools, the Conservatives have faced backlash and criticism from Conservative MPs and most of the opposition parties. And, now Education Secretary Justin Greening has confirmed the plans have been scrapped after it was excluded from the Queen’s speech last week. “There was no education… Read More

June 29, 2017

papers

  A recent teaching survey of 2,300 National Union of Teachers (NUT) primary members has revealed SATs are having damaging ramifications for both children and schools. Each year thousands of primary school children across the UK who undertake the National Curriculum tests are producing ‘unreliable data,’ causing some pupils to be incorrectly labelled as low… Read More

June 28, 2017