A year on and still no EBacc plan

9 November 2016

Questions are being asked this week as to why the government is still to respond to its consultation over plans to make 90 per cent of children take the English Baccalaureate suite of GCSEs.

Demystifying the Oxford interview

2 November 2016

University of Oxford academics have released a set of sample interview questions in a bid to reassure applicants and help them to understand the interview process.

Improve retention but limit pay rise to 1%, STRB told

2 November 2016

“There remains a strong case for continued pay restraint in the public sector.” The message from education secretary Justine Greening to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) has been made abundantly clear.

Mental health toolkit launched

2 November 2016

A toolkit to help schools face the challenges of mental health and wellbeing has been published by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB).

Wales to get advice from the OECD

2 November 2016

The organisation behind the PISA rankings is to advise the Welsh government on how it can improve its performance in education.

Complaints against teachers down in Scotland

2 November 2016

Formal complaints about Scottish teachers almost halved overall in 2015/16 compared with the year before, although parents have lodged more, according to figures from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

Opportunity Areas target high employer engagement

12 October 2016

Students in schools within the new “Opportunity Areas” are to receive at least four encounters with employers during their secondary education as part of the government’s plan to drive up social mobility.

Making Shakespeare relevant for today’s young people

12 October 2016

From streaming live plays to classrooms to apps explaining Shakespeare’s use of language, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is bringing the Bard’s work alive for children and young people of all ages.

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