Blow for NUT as UCU refuses to join strike
Members belonging to the University and College Union (UCU) have rejected the option to strike alongside the National Union of Teachers (NUT) in July.
The Times Educational Supplement (TES) reports the row over pay was a topic that split delegates at the UCU's Further Education conference, which was held yesterday (May 29th) in Manchester.
A final meeting is due to be held in... »
Boosting your chances of being shortlisted for a teaching job
After years of learning the craft, applying for your first teaching job feels like the realisation of a life-long ambition for some people.
The application process itself is the final step and one that you will not want to stumble on after the journey you have already taken.
Know your audience
At this point you are no longer writing to impress university... »
Is teaching still a dream job?
How many people applying for teaching jobs at the moment are doing so because they consider it to be their dream career?
The topic has been debated by the the Independent's education editor Richard Garner this week (May 28th), highlighting how tensions between the sector and education secretary Michael Gove is potentially putting future teaching professionals off staying in the classroom... »
Why are parents put off London's primary free schools?
As somebody who is looking for a primary school teaching job in London. How would you feel about being employed by a free school?
Autonomous free schools have become more popular under the coalition government and they are now a viable option for employment, even if not all of them will be looking for candidates solely with QTS.
However, one potential issue that could affect... »
What does summer 2014 hold for teaching recruitment?
Now that teachers' resignation deadline for the academic year has come and gone, the sector's recruitment specialists will be weighing up what the immediate future holds for the profession. Will the summer yield the required replacements, or will schools struggle to fill vacancies with qualified staff? And will new government schemes do anything to lessen the burden?
There are a... »
New English GCSE curriculum 'out of the 40s'
Changes to the English literature GCSE curriculum have effectively been branded as a step back in time by a teaching group.
The National Association for the Teaching of English has described the most recent alterations to the study plan as "a syllabus out of the 1940s", following the removal of a number of titles considered by many to be literary classics.
Among those... »
Recruitment specialist launches new Legal Division
Recruitment specialist TLTP Group, which has significant experience in the education and healthcare sectors, has announced the launch of TLTP Legal.
TLTP Legal offers the recruitment of locum criminal solicitors both as police station representatives and duty solicitors and has also supplied practices with locum solicitors to take on work for firms or supplement existing teams. The new... »
Teaching Schools: Are they working?
The pressure is on for the government's teacher training programme to deliver results, with concerns remaining over how effective it will be in the long term.
It's reported in the Telegraph that around one in six places on so-called Training Schools were unfulfilled at the start of the previous academic year, with experts warning the educational system will be in a "bad... »
NUT call off June strike
People in teaching jobs in England and Wales will not be walking out of the classroom in June.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) had said it would conduct its latest round of industrial action, but it has now withdrawn the threat, stating it would give the government the option of opening talks to try to work out a solution to the stand-off.
Teachers are concerned about ministerial... »
What is morale like among the UK's teachers?
There is no doubt that teaching is a tough job.
A teacher has to tailor their output to 30 individuals all of whom are at quite different starting points. These people are motivated to learn in a multitude of different ways, while some of them are reticent to learn at all. There are more variables in play than almost any other position.
Yet anyone who applies for a teaching job... »
Resignation Friday for teachers to herald challenging summer to recruit replacements, says education specialist.
With the busiest day of the academic year for teacher resignations coming up this week, a specialist education recruitment company has warned again of serious teacher shortages across a range of subject areas.
Darryl Mydat, managing director of TLTP Education (The London Teaching Pool), says that schools have already started calling to fill vacancies even though teachers looking... »
School trips improve pupils writing skills?
How often do you take your class on school trips?
Have you noticed any lasting educational improvements when you have?
According to new research, school trips to the zoo, geological sites and local castles allow children struggling with writing to make significant progress with the quality of their written work.
The results published by the Education Endowment Foundation... »
Newham top London borough 'for school placements'
At the start of the year, there was a rush among some parents to apply for primary school places for their children. The capital is currently on the verge of a schools shortage and parents are concerned about the quality of their children's education, not to mention travel times.
The results of the process have just been published and they show that Newham is the best borough to live... »
New teacher recruitment scheme is not addressing problems
The government insists there has never been a been a better time to work in a science teacher job in the UK, or any classroom position for that matter.
So, if that is the case, why are ministers making funds available to woo PhD students with large salaries to enter the teaching world?
Most trainee teachers see their initial placement in a school as the fulfilment of their... »
Level 6 Sats participation doubles in 2 years
One of the fundamental aspects of any primary education teaching job is to push pupils, allowing them to make the most of their potential and it seems that is what UK teachers are doing.
Despite widespread upheaval at many levels of the education system, primary school teachers have doubled the number of children who are taking harder national curriculum tests in just two years, according... »
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