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At a glance headlines: May 1, 2014

1 May 2014

A new website allowing supply teachers to rate supply agencies, a London Knowledge Quiz for pupils, and a new UK museums resource are among the At a glance headlines for May 1, 2014.







School choir performs alongside Gary Barlow

1 May 2014

It’s not every day that a school choir gets the chance to perform alongside a music superstar – but that’s what happened to pupils from a Manchester secondary school.




Government 'in denial' about asbestos problem

1 May 2014

The government remains in “denial” about the scale of the asbestos problem in the country’s schools, a leading campaigner said this week after winning a prestigious award for his campaign to rid schools of the deadly substance. Dorothy Lepkowska reports.





Chief inspector promises new heads more time

24 April 2014

New headteachers in schools judged to be requiring improvement will be given the chance to discuss with Ofsted the scheduling of their next inspection, Sir Michael Wilshaw has promised.


Teaching unions unite in condemnation of Ofsted

24 April 2014

Ofsted was a hot topic of conversation at all three teacher union conferences this year, as teachers condemned the workload and stress they say inspection causes. A range of solutions, from industrial action to an Inspection Charter, were put forward. Pet






QTS requirement to become key election issue

24 April 2014

The rift between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives over the requirement for qualified teacher status (QTS) within England’s schools is unlikely to be healed, schools minister David Laws has admitted.



‘You are a paedo and your daughter is a whore’

24 April 2014

There has been a call for action after thousands of teachers reported the sometimes horrifying and often disgusting abuse that they have received from both pupils and parents via social media. Pete Henshaw reports.


A local Big Bang

24 April 2014

Teachers can register for free to take their students to a Big Bang Near Me Fair. The regional STEM events aim to give young people a flavour of the range of jobs and careers that science, maths and design technology studies can lead to.

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