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Teachers have announced that they will be striking in the East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside regions on October 1st. The two largest teacher unions in the UK – the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) – confirmed the industrial action is in response to government… Read More

September 25, 2013

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People in primary teaching jobs may be able to take heart in knowing that their hard work is being reflected in the latest Sats results. New figures show more 11-year-olds are reaching the levels expected in maths and writing, with 76 per cent of pupils attaining the government's level 4 standard. However, there is still… Read More

September 24, 2013

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Traditional exam papers will be phased out in the next decade, one teaching expert believes. David Hanson of the Independent Association of Prep Schools has said that people in maths and English teaching jobs will need to be prepared for the shift to online tests by 2023, as by then, there will be a new generation… Read More

September 23, 2013

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Performing arts could be marginalised by new plans to alter school league tables, head teachers have argued. From 2014, schools where students take both dance and drama subjects at GCSE level will see the qualifications listed as one in league tables and this could have a dramatic effect on pupils' choices. "Some schools may be… Read More

September 20, 2013

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Just days after concerns were expressed over the amount of classes being covered by supply teachers, a separate report has said that supply teacher numbers are dangerously low. Several Scottish councils have told the BBC there has been a dramatic drop in the number of supply teachers registered locally, while Scotland's biggest teaching union –… Read More

September 19, 2013

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A report that has revealed details of attacks on teachers in Cambridgeshire by pupils as young as 4 may not be unique, according to a leading specialist education recruitment company. TLTP Education says that the report which talked about teachers having been bitten, head-butted, jabbed, punched, kicked and slapped by primary school children is being reflected… Read More

September 18, 2013

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People in English and maths teacher jobs know the benefit of time and consistency when guiding children through a syllabus.  They may not be surprised to hear that two new reports have found an increasing use of supply teachers is affecting pupils' learning and an over-reliance on temporary cover when teachers are absent is resultingin… Read More

September 18, 2013

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A senior academic has claimed that the methods used by Ofsted inspectors in England for making their judgments about schools may not be reliable. Professor Robert Coe, voiced a concern of many people in maths and English teacher jobs, namely that there was no proof the watchdog's lesson observations led to valid judgments. The director… Read More

September 17, 2013

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People in primary and secondary teaching jobs know that there is a lot the government can do to help schools, teachers and pupils. However, the latest ministerial announcement looks like it will come to the aid of hard-pressed parents.  Education minister David Laws outlined new guidance to end the practice of using a single school… Read More

September 16, 2013

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People applying for teaching jobs in London may think the process is the same all over the UK, but in Scotland it could be about to change. A series of tests have been published that could see aspiring teachers quizzed on grammar and basic arithmetic. The papers are devised by Education Scotland in partnership with… Read More

September 13, 2013