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NAHT writes to Nicky Morgan with concerns ahead of the Spending Review
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has written an open letter to the education secretary Nicky Morgan outlining the unions concerns over education funding. Ahead of the...
How computing won the day
Schools spend somewhere between £500 million to £1.5 billion every year on computing kits and software, with more than 14,000 teachers employed to teach children how to use...
Nick Gibb: All secondary schools should stock literary classics like Pride and Prejudice
Schools minister Nick Gibb has said today he wants every secondary school to fill their bookshelves with literary classics such as Great Expectations and Jane Eyre. Mr Gibb...
Trust under financial notice to improve plans staff redundancies
An academy trust issued with a financial notice to improve 18 months ago is looking to make staff redundant. Guru Nanak Sikh Academy, an all-through school in Hayes,...
Don't focus on tests, do include high quality photos - says new textbook guidelines
New guidelines for what makes good textbooks include using high quality colour photographs in geography and not preparing pupils just to pass tests in maths. Publishers, subject experts,...
East of England RSC warns 7 schools over standards and threatens one with takeover
Seven schools in the east of England were handed warning notices within the space of 5 days, with one told it could be removed from its sponsor. A raft of...
Anti-Bullying Week: Teachers "ill-equipped" to deal with mental health issues
Seven in ten teachers say they feel “ill-equipped” to deal with mental health issues stemming from bullying, a new survey shows. To mark the start of Anti-Bullying Week,...
Ofsted starts talks over more anti-extremism teacher training
Ofsted has started talks with teacher trainers to incorporate anti-radicalisation training into their courses amid concerns that teachers are underprepared to deal with pupils showing a vulnerability to...
Criminal check needed for access to National Pupil Database
Researchers and businesses applying for access to the national pupil database may be “put off” by new rules demanding a £25 criminal record check with their application. The...