Olympic legacy: The current state of PE in London's schools
Much was made of the Olympic legacy the 2012 Summer Games would leave behind. It was one of the foundations that the successful bid was built on. The International Olympic Committee and the taxpayer were told that having the world's best athletes in London for a three-week extravaganza would help end the UK's growing obesity problems and inspire children swap tech for trainers.
Why is the government so keen to lean on Pisas?
When Ofqual announced the new grading system for the reformed GCSEs earlier this month, one of the standout points was the confusion caused by the categories. Sure, people in secondary school teaching jobs will be able to handle the switch from the older letter-based system to the new number-based grades, but what about the boundaries?
The exam regulator is currently consulting... »
TLTP's call for returning teachers featured in Recruiter
TLTP Education's call to implement new ways of helping teachers get back into work has been featured in Recruiter magazine.
The most recent Department of Education figures showed a rise in unqualified teachers from 14,800 in 2012 to 17,100 in November 2103. This is a trend that has many recruiters and teaching unions worried.
TLTP's managing director Darryl Mydat believes... »
Teachers being subjected to online abuse
People in teaching jobs in are being subjected to insulting and intimidating posts on social media platforms.
This is the warning of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) union, which explained more than one in five teachers had been smeared with "adverse comments" written about them on websites.
According to the NASUWT, a quarter of... »
Teachers 'facing too much pressure from work-related emails'
Teachers are being put under undue pressure and stress by an unacceptable surfeit of ubiquitous work-related emails, according to a new study.
A survey by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) has found that 69 per cent of the more than 7,500 teachers polled receive work-related emails from senior staff outside school hours, with nearly 85 per cent being... »
Compensation for pupil violence shows teachers need more protection, says education recruitment
A leading education recruitment specialist has said that reports that teachers were awarded a record £40 million in compensation last year – including a single pay out of almost £114,000 to one teacher after being attacked by two pupils as she attempted to break-up a fight – reinforces the need for teachers to be given greater levels of protection in the workplace.
Teachers 'have not had enough time to implement curriculum changes'
Teachers across England have expressed their concerns about the amount of time they have been given to implement incoming changes to the National Curriculum.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has published the results of a survey of 1,940 of its members on the topic of the curriculum updates, which are set to come into effect in September 2014, with most expressing doubt over whether... »
Parents 'do not share government's vision for education'
The government is struggling to convince the nation's parents of the wisdom of its plans for the education system, according to a new survey.
Conducted by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and YouGov, the representative survey of 1,526 parents shows that 50 per cent of respondents believe the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition's impact on education has been negative.
Primary school applications 'exceed 100,000 in London'
Official figures have demonstrated the growing pressure on primary school places that is taking hold in London.
Highlighted by the London Evening Standard, the data reveals that the number of children applying for primary school places in London has passed 100,000 for the first time ever, reaching 102,441 this year.
This represents a three per cent increase on the 2013 figure of... »
Join TLTP Education at the Academies Show
TLTP Education will be part of this year's Academies Show.
The event takes place on Wednesday April 30th at ExCeL London and brings together many key stakeholders in the education industry. Throughout its short history, more than 10,000 education leaders have already sought guidance from attending previous Academies Shows. It only takes a few minutes to register for this year's... »
National Offer Day launches amid primary places problems
Today (April 16th) is the first National Offer Day. It is the day that parents all across the country find out whether their children have been allocated their preferred primary school place.
This first co-ordinated sorting of primary school places will see emails and letters sent out with details of where children will be starting school in September and it is part of a series of measures... »
Recruiter article: More needs to be done to attract former teachers back to the classroom, says TLTP MD
More needs to be done to encourage former teachers to return to the profession, according to the managing director of specialist education recruiter TLTP Education (The London Teaching Pool).
Commenting on Department of Education figures that showed a rise in unqualified teachers from 14,800 in 2012 to 17,100 in November 2103, Darryl Mydat says that more can be done to attract former teachers... »
Heads 'waiting to be sacked like football managers'
Ofsted has come under fire from people in teaching jobs as they gather for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) annual conference in Manchester.
Mary Bousted, general secretary of the union, used her speech at the meeting to state heads tasked with changing the fortunes of some of the country's lowest performing schools have been set a near impossible job by the regulator.
Has the autonomy become detrimental to education success?
The man responsible for the increasingly influential Pisa tests recently told ministers that autonomy was a crucial element of any successful schools system.
Andreas Schleicher, division head and coordinator of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment, said the most successful models find a way to instil local autonomy.
Many teachers 'struggling with stress and mental health issues'
People in primary and secondary teaching jobs across England have tried to make the government listen, telling education secretary Michael Gove and other ministers there has been a deterioration in working conditions in recent years.
Despite this, the coalition has been reluctant to make positive changes and now a new survey has revealed more than a third of school and college staff witnessed... »
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