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First-choice primary school places increase in high-demand areas
Councils expecting the biggest rise in demand for primary school places have managed to offer more youngsters their first choice school. Around half a million youngsters are finding out...
Teacher trainers told they can recruit 25% more trainees
The government has made the unprecedented decision to allow teacher training providers to recruit an extra 25 per cent of trainees on top of their original allocated amount....
Schools urged to coincide inset days with elections
Schools are being urged to reschedule inset days to coincide with planned elections in order to reduce “unnecessary” school closures. Theresa May’s announcement this morning of a snap...
More than 1,000 schools given a mental health 'point of contact'
More than a thousand schools will be given a “point of contact” mental health expert in the face of rising anxiety and depression among pupils. An ongoing pilot linking...
NUT demands funding formula response before election
Kevin Courtney, the general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, says it would be an “absolute and total disgrace” if the government does not respond to its national...
Snap General Election 2017: 5 key things schools need to know
Theresa May has called a snap election on June 8th this year,  stating it was required to “guarantee certainty and security for years ahead”. She previously said a...
NUT threatens strike over teacher pay
Delegates at the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers have voted to ballot members for a national campaign of strike action over teacher pay it talks...
Three in four unable to access mental health support for pupils
Three in four teachers feel unable to access support to tackle their pupils’ mental health issues, a survey teaching union NASUWT has shown. An upsurge of mental health...
Teachers want school asbestos removed by 2028
Schools staff are being left in the dark about the presence of asbestos in their workplace, leaving them and their pupils at risk of exposure, a survey by...
Vote on boycott of primary tests postponed
A vote on whether to ballot members of the National Union of Teachers for a boycott of primary school tests next year has been postponed after debate overran...
NUT to seek summer term strike action over school cuts
The National Union of Teachers is taking steps towards regional strikes over school funding in the summer term, based on a pre-existing ballot of its members. Last summer...