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The proportion of university students achieving grades above 2:2 level has increased significantly in recent years, but researchers have claimed this is not a result of grade inflation, as previously suspected. According to a study conducted by Lancaster University, people in teaching jobs across the board can take responsibility for the rise, which it argues… Read More

January 21, 2014

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A new report has suggested that parents earning a combined income of £80,000 or more should be required to pay fees to send their children to the most popular state schools.  The idea has been floated by private headmaster Dr Anthony Seldon in a document issued by the cross-party think tank Social Market Foundation.  He… Read More

January 20, 2014

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High-performing headteachers will be asked to work in schools that need new leaders, but have previously struggled attracting top teaching talent. Schools minister David Laws believes this "champions league" of heads will help turn struggling schools around, but he accepts that in order to set it up, the jobs will have to be rewarded with… Read More

January 17, 2014

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People in teaching jobs should stop presenting themselves as "victims". This is the view of the head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw who believes that constant complaints from teachers are undermining the good work being carried out in the UK's schools. Speaking at the North of England Education Conference in Nottingham, the country's chief teaching… Read More

January 16, 2014

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In a break from the current education policy, Labour will ensure that any person who holds a primary or secondary teaching job will have the requisite qualifications. The rise of free schools and academies have allowed many school operators to employ who they like to work in classrooms and teach youngsters. However, Labour's education secretary… Read More

January 15, 2014

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People looking for teaching jobs in London and the south east could find there is a substantial difference in the salary they receive depending on the geographical location of the school they are offered a role in. Gordon Smith, headteacher at Riddlesdown Collegiate and chair of the Croydon Secondary Headteachers group, has said a funding… Read More

January 14, 2014

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People in primary and secondary teaching jobs could be held in the same professional standing as doctors and lawyers – if the Labour party win the next election. Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt believes that like people in other professions, teachers should be made to take regular tests that check their ability.  The idea seems… Read More

January 13, 2014

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A free school which was going to be set up with the objective of preventing young people getting embroiled in the gang culture in London has been knocked back by the government. Part of the plans of the Diaspora High School in Lewisham was going to be a compulsory three months' work experience on reaching… Read More

January 10, 2014

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Schools need to take the role of the teaching assistant (TA) more seriously in 2014. This is the view of Rob Webster, research associate at the Institute of Education, who believes that TAs have an important role to play in alleviating some of the stresses faced by people in teaching jobs. Writing a blog in… Read More

January 9, 2014

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TV viewers are about to get a sneak peek into what it takes to succeed in a teaching job in London's schools. A new programme on BBC3 documents the lives of new recruits into the teaching profession. Cameras followed a group of London trainee teachers from the Teach First scheme who, after just six weeks… Read More

January 8, 2014