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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

school planning

In the midst of an eventful summer, back to school planning can be rather nerve-racking and overwhelming.   With the new academic year gradually approaching, now is the time to recharge your physical and mental balance so you can feel refreshed and ready to tackle the school year.     Whether you are a newly… Read More

July 17, 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

Make-The-Most-Of-Summer

As the school year comes to an end, it is only natural for you to begin pondering on new ways to spend your summer holiday.   Whether it’s binge-watching the whole season of your favourite TV show or taking a long break in the Bahamas; with so much to choose from, it can be difficult… Read More

July 12, 2018

sports day

As we near the end of school term, this can only mean one important thing. It is that time of the year again, where teachers put on their thinking caps to organise activities for their school’s sports day. It is a cheerful afternoon where kids can indulge in a day of sports festivity, and a… Read More

June 29, 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

obese primary school children

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