Headteacher resigns in protest government's academy plan
The government's decision to announce a plan that would see all schools in England and Wales removed from local authority power and turned into academies has been criticised for the past few weeks, and now a headteacher has quit his position in protest against the plans.
Since the government announcement, various teachers' unions up and down the country have carried out protests... »
Training applicant numbers fall year-on-year
The number of young people applying to get onto teacher training courses has fallen in the last year, according to the latest statistics released by the body that deals with college and university applications.
UCAS data shows that this year's applicant numbers for teacher training courses were down, with as many as 6.5 per cent fewer people looking to get themselves onto such... »
Ministers accused of failing to listen after dropping reception tests
Ministers have been accused of failing to listen to sound advice they were given by teachers' unions after they eventually chose to shelve plans to introduce new baseline testing for reception pupils across England and Wales.
Earlier this week, it was announced that the tests would be scrapped for this year, because the three testing systems that were being used would have proven... »
Do schools now see libraries and books as 'obsolete'?
The rise of technology is often seen as a fantastic way to bring education into the modern world, but could the use of such devices actually be harming schools? According to one union, they are, with more libraries facing cuts as head teachers see books as old fashioned and somewhat obsolete.
According to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' annual conference, too many schools... »
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