September classroom set up

  • August 28th, 2017
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We’ve all started the academic year with the best intentions to follow through with initiatives. But in the general buzz of everyday, they often get forgotten. Below are our easy, practical top tips to help you set up for the year. Staying organised Have a tray for each class as somewhere for spare handouts and […]

Report finds reading at home boosts student achievement

  • July 21st, 2017
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  A recent report by the Social Market Foundation has discovered that children perform better in tests when they’ve had a routine of reading at home with a parent/carer. The report found that young people who had not been read to before the age of five scored lower in reasoning tests. In response, the foundation […]

Schools in England could face £3 billion in cuts

  • June 7th, 2017
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Headteachers have warned Theresa May’s pay cuts will force them to cut staff, sports teams and clubs. Headteachers across one council area have written to the Prime Minister inviting her to visit their schools and witness first-hand the damage the cuts will make to their students and the school. The letter written to Mrs May […]

Schools in Mental Wellbeing Epidemic

  • March 20th, 2017
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With constant access to social media and increased pressure academically, young people have arguably more stressful lives today than ever before. According to Sam Royston, director of policy and research at the children’s society, it has become ‘desperately worrying.’ Charity YoungMinds have reported that 82% of teachers ‘agreed that the focus on exams had become […]

MPs warn teacher shortages are getting worse in key subjects

  • February 22nd, 2017
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MPs warn teacher shortages in key subjects, such as physics and maths are getting worse in schools in England. The Education Select Committee has called for a long-term plan to address the struggle schools are facing to recruit enough teachers whilst facing rising pupil numbers. The MPs claim the Government has failed to deal with […]

UK schools trial body cameras for teachers

  • February 8th, 2017
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Two schools in the UK are trialling the use of body cameras in a bid to stop pupil disruption. The schools, which are currently unnamed to avoid unwanted interference during the trial, will film during incidents in the classroom to tackle ‘constantly low-level disruption’. Tom Ellis, principal lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies […]

School budgets reaching ‘breaking point’

  • January 23rd, 2017
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A survey of headteachers has suggested school budgets are reaching ‘breaking point’. The survey of 1,102 school leaders revealed the number of schools in deficit has doubled since 2015. Almost three-quarters (71%) of respondents said they were only able to balance their budgets by making cuts or dipping into reserves. 72% said their budgets will be […]

Schools could face ‘devastating’ funding cuts

  • January 16th, 2017
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According an analysis based on Government figures, every constituency in England could see schools lose money under Theresa May’s new funding plans. The Government spending plan, which is due to start in 2018, could result in some schools losing more than £1,000 per pupil. A separate set of calculations suggest 98% of schools face “a […]

Schools’ new funding formula

  • January 9th, 2017
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In March 2016, the then Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, announced that consultations would begin on the national funding formula; a system long awaited by many. The formula has long been heralded as ‘fair’ funding, bringing an end to the inequality felt under the current system. Schools currently receive funding based on ‘historic calculations’ on demographics […]

Marking parents on their efforts

  • December 21st, 2016
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Ofsted recently commended a primary school in Newthorpe which grades parents on their efforts to support their child. This could be through helping with homework, attending meetings and watching plays for instance. The school have been doing so since 2011 and Ofsted Chief Inspector, Michael Wilshaw, said it was ‘making a huge difference.’ Students whose […]

Could 10,000 free private school places be offered for low-income pupils?

  • December 20th, 2016
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Up to 10,000 free private school places could be offered to low-income families in England. The Independent Schools Council (ISC), which represents 1,200 private schools, says it can provide the 10,000 places if the government pays £5,550 for each pupils – the figure the state system allocates for each child. The scheme would test some […]

Canadian teachers: We can get you working in the UK

  • November 30th, 2016
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Are you ready to start your next adventure? Our previous trip to Canada was a great success, which is why we’re returning in January 2017 to find great teachers like you to work in the UK. We’re offering Canadian teachers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience within the classroom. We can offer you: A guaranteed work contract before you […]