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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

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People looking for teaching jobs in London may hardly expect to find any guidance in Tatler, but the society magazine has broken from its tradition and published a guide to the best state schools. It has traditionally been an advocate of the private education system, believing that it is more appealing to its readership. However,… Read More

January 7, 2014

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The head of the UK's largest teachers' union has been responding to the notion that senior teachers could be paid up to £70,000 a year under a new performance related pay scheme. Think tank Policy Exchange claimed last week that teachers needed to be rewarded for good results in the classroom and a higher base… Read More

January 6, 2014

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People in teaching jobs could earn up to £70,000 a year. This is the claim of a think tank that has been accessing a new performance related pay scheme. Policy Exchange states that in order for the new remuneration structure to be fair and reward excellence in the classroom, there must be real incentives and… Read More

January 3, 2014

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Is a teacher job becoming one of the most stressful career choices a graduate can make? The personal rewards offered by classroom work often draw people to the teaching profession, with many educators describing the job as a vocation, however, are constant government cuts making the job much more difficult than it used to be?… Read More

December 30, 2013

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Many people study for years to ensure they are adequately prepared for a primary or secondary teaching job, however new figures have revealed the extent of non-qualified teachers in free school classrooms in the UK. A freedom of information request reported by the Press Association shows that, on average, only around one in 40 teachers… Read More

December 27, 2013

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The love of teaching may always be a factor, but many people in the education profession have considered leaving their jobs in what has been a difficult 12 months for teachers. A new survey conducted by independent polling company ComRes seems to validate unions' stances that teachers are very unhappy with the reforms of the… Read More

December 24, 2013

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Forbes has highlighted the good work carried out by people in teaching jobs in London over the past decade or so and claimed their methods can help children all over the world receive a better standard of education. The article highlights the borough of Tower Hamlets, which 15 years ago had some of the worst… Read More

December 23, 2013

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Teachers at the first free school to be ordered to close should be given more time to turn it around. This is the view of the parents and pupils from the Discovery New School in Crawley, West Sussex, who made their opinions heard during an impassioned plea at Downing Street. Discovery was placed on Ofsted… Read More

December 20, 2013