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The Education Policy Institute (EPI) have published a report which suggests new teachers entering the Education system in subjects (i.e. physics) where there is a high shortage of teachers should be given a salary supplement in order to tackle the retention crisis and encourage them to remain in the profession.   The report argues that… Read More

April 26, 2018

knife crime

With only 4 months into 2018 London has already seen over 50 people killed in knife and gun crime. Many of the victims are teenagers who’ve either been caught up with the wrong crowd or been at the wrong place at the wrong time. Angela, a head of department at a secondary school in South… Read More

April 13, 2018

job search

Job hunting can be stressful. Not only do you need to tailor your CV and cover letter for every role you apply to, there are so many different sites to use and so many rules to adhere to. It can be difficult to know what the best approach is to take. What’s more, facing a… Read More

April 5, 2018

Kevin-Courtney NEU

Following yesterday’s (Wednesday 21st March 2018) announcement that more than one million NHS staff will receive at least a 6.5 per cent pay increase over three years, teaching unions are putting pressure on the government for a similar pay rise for school staff.   The National Union of Education (NEU) is demanding an immediate 5… Read More

March 22, 2018

Andria Zafirakou

Andria Zafirakou an arts and textiles teacher from North London has been crowned the world’s best teacher in an Oscars-style awards ceremony in Dubai. Ms Zafirakou who works at Alperton Community School in Brent, beat teachers from more than 170 countries to scoop the $1m prize (£720,000).     Ms Zafirakou’s success came from her… Read More

March 19, 2018

Damian Hinds

In an attempt to resolve the teacher recruitment crisis in England’s schools, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has promised to cut teachers’ workload. Although unions have welcomed the news, there is criticism as action on funding cuts and low teacher pay is needed to solve the crisis.   Hinds addressed head teachers at the Association of… Read More

March 12, 2018


An art and textiles teacher from a north London has been shortlisted as one of 10 finalists in the running for a $1m global teaching prize.   Andria Zafirakou, who works at Alperton community school in Brent, was chosen out of more than 30,000 nominations from more than 170 countries.   The nominations were announced… Read More

February 20, 2018

teachers meeting

When Daniella Lang took the role as headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School, she knew she had her work cut out. There had been two requires improvement Ofsted inspections, and it was judged to be in the lowest 10% for year 6 reading progress. She knew she had to do something to improve the troubling school… Read More

February 5, 2018

damian hinds

As Damian Hinds settles into the new role as Education Secretary he has spoken of the importance of instilling children with ‘soft skills’ from a young age in his first speech. He focused on how schools needed to prepare people for a shifting jobs market and the importance of skills in communication and developing character…. Read More

January 23, 2018


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