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Today (March 26th) sees thousands of people in teaching jobs in London and the south east leave the classroom and take to the picket line in a row over pay, pensions and working conditions. The strike has been organised by the National Union of Teachers (NUT), leaders of which say the industrial action is a… Read More

March 26, 2014

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Teaching jobs in a London secondary school will become the latest to be put in front of the TV cameras. Following on from Educating Essex and Yorkshire, a school in east London's Walthamstow will be highlighted in the Channel 4 series. Cameras will be welcomed into Frederick Bremer School, which was only opened in 2008…. Read More

March 25, 2014

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Ofsted has outlined radical new proposals that could mean up to 60 per cent of England's schools may no longer be subject to full inspections. Speaking to a selection of the UK's head teachers, chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw addressed concerns about the current Ofsted regime head on. A number of think tanks have recently… Read More

March 24, 2014

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The debate about the suitability of academy chains rages on. Some academy operators have been criticised because they are too "managerial" and do not place enough emphasis on learning. This is according to Christine Gilbert, who chaired an independent commission of inquiry into academies last year.  Yesterday (March 19th) she told the Commons Education Select… Read More

March 21, 2014

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People in secondary maths teaching jobs have come under scrutiny from an industry leader, who believes they are failing to give pupils comprehensive careers advice. Hot on the heels of Vince Cable's comments regarding teachers who 'know nothing of the world of work', Jenny Body, the first female president of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS),… Read More

March 20, 2014

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Michael Gove has recently took the simple decision of choosing which school to send his daughter to. However, it made headlines as Beatrice Gove will become the first offspring of a Conservative education secretary to enrol at a state secondary school when she starts at Grey Coat Hospital in London later this year. The Gove… Read More

March 19, 2014

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People in teaching jobs in Essex and London are preparing for industrial action next week in a dispute over classroom conditions and remuneration. National Union of Teachers (NUT) members in Epping Forest and Harlow are set to join picket lines on March 26th and some schools are expected to close as a result. The industrial action… Read More

March 19, 2014

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Know of someone in a London or south-east teaching job who deserves $1 million (£600,000)? In fact, it doesn't need to be restricted by any sort of geographical or specialist basis, as the cash bonus is the prize for the 'world's greatest teacher'. Organisers hope the award will become the education industry's equivalent to a… Read More

March 18, 2014

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The people tasked with assessing the role others perform in teaching jobs lack the necessary skills to be fair and reliable. This is the damning assessment of Ofsted outlined in a new report by think tank Policy Exchange, which explained that many schools inspectors are employed on a part-time basis by private firms and do… Read More

March 17, 2014

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More teaching jobs need to be created if a third of local authorities are to avoid a shortage of secondary school places in the next five years. In an effort to meet demand, councils are being forced to borrow tens of millions of pounds and are having to open up schools in repurposed buildings rather… Read More

March 14, 2014