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SATs re-sits: Weighing or fattening?

SATs re-sits: Weighing or fattening?

Weighing or fattening? Helen Morris and Dr Val Hindmarsh ask whether re-testing in key stage 3 is the best response for pupils s…

Core subject vacancies widespread as recruitment crisis deepens

Core subject vacancies widespread as recruitment crisis deepens

The complexity of teacher training routes and rising rolls are partly to blame as new poll reveals huge difficulties in recruiting teachers across many key subjects. School leaders have now suggested a 10-point plan to tackle the crisis. Pete Henshaw takes a look

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Appraisals and mid-year staff reviews

Appraisals and mid-year staff reviews

Mid-year reviews are often seen as a ‘tick-box’ exercise. Former school leader Denise Inwood advises on how to ensure that they …

23rd Apr 2015
The fight for universal education – a diary from Ghana

The fight for universal education – a diary from Ghana

George Watts and Emily Pemberton, both 15, from Ysgol Gyfun Plasmawr in Cardiff, are the 2015 Young Ambassadors for the Send My …

23rd Apr 2015
Restorative practice in schools

Restorative practice in schools

School leader Andy Williams explains what restorative practice entails and what benefits it has brought to his school.

23rd Apr 2015

Students anxious and disaffected because of onerous examination system, teachers warn

Students are being asked to learn things for which they are not developmentally ready and are stressed, anxious and disaffected …

Pete Henshaw,23rd Apr 2015
Engaging students in the democratic process

Engaging students in the democratic process

Surbiton High School has been taking part in the Rock Enrol initiative, which is aimed at engaging students in the democratic pr…

23rd Apr 2015
Careers advice: Engaging with business and industry

Careers advice: Engaging with business and industry

Numerous reports have raised fears about the quality of careers advice. Principal Richard Bannister shares his advice for raisin…

23rd Apr 2015
Extra-curricular activities: A skill-set for higher education

Extra-curricular activities: A skill-set for higher education

How can co-curricular activities widen access to higher education? Teacher Clive Greenhough discusses the findings of new resear…

23rd Apr 2015
Seven common CPD problems for schools

Seven common CPD problems for schools

The Teacher Development Trust has audited the CPD plans, procedures and culture in more than 50 schools. David Weston explains t…

Teacher Development Trust,26th Mar 2015
Ofsted: What is changing and how?

Ofsted: What is changing and how?

Are you ready for the changes to inspection from September 2015? Expert Justine McNeillie looks at what is ahead and advises sch…

26th Mar 2015
At the chalkface: Photo oops!

At the chalkface: Photo oops!

Crash lives in a big estate. His father builds houses, which he’ll never afford. His mother’s an NHS nurse, soon to be sacked. H…

Ian Whitwham,26th Mar 2015

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Asbestos management policy is not working, teachers warn

Asbestos management policy is not working, teachers warn

The policy of managing asbestos-containing materials in schools is not working, with many teachers in the dark about whether the…

Pete Henshaw,23rd Apr 2015
Charter aims to prevent support staff misuse

Charter aims to prevent support staff misuse

A Charter has been drawn up in a bid to end the misuse of support staff by schools. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers un…

Pete Henshaw,23rd Apr 2015
Core subject vacancies widespread as recruitment crisis deepens

Core subject vacancies widespread as recruitment crisis deepens

The complexity of teacher training routes and rising rolls are partly to blame as new poll reveals huge difficulties in recruiti…

Pete Henshaw,23rd Apr 2015

Fears that Bergen-Belsen horrors will be forgotten

A majority of pupils do not associate Bergen-Belsen with the Nazi genocide, even after having studied the Holocaust.

23rd Apr 2015

Hundreds of schools are sought for trial projects

Four hundred schools are being sought to take part in trials of new strategies to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students…

23rd Apr 2015
Frustrated teachers launch their own investigation into causes of workload

Frustrated teachers launch their own investigation into causes of workload

Having rejected the government’s response to the Workload Challenge, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers is to launch its …

Pete Henshaw,23rd Apr 2015
Teachers being hit by mental health issues

Teachers being hit by mental health issues

More than six out of 10 teachers admit their job has adversely affected their mental health in the last 12 months, new figures r…

Moira Sharkey,23rd Apr 2015
The time for action on workload is now, teachers say

The time for action on workload is now, teachers say

The time for complaining about workload is over – now is the time to do something about it. That was the message from union chie…

Moira Sharkey,23rd Apr 2015
Schools operating 'mocksteds' face strike threat

Schools operating 'mocksteds' face strike threat

Schools that operate so-called “mocksteds” or whose teachers face “excessive accountability” could face local strike action afte…

23rd Apr 2015
Teachers raise fears about performance-related pay 'gagging clauses'

Teachers raise fears about performance-related pay 'gagging clauses'

Teachers have raised fears that confidentiality clauses or verbal threats preventing teachers from sharing details of their sala…

Pete Henshaw,23rd Apr 2015