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Psychologist warns teachers not to use ‘bullycide’ videos
Stories about suicide should not be used in school anti-bullying campaigns because they risk giving a message to children that “there is a way out”, warns a leading...
GCSE results dip in sponsor-led academies
GCSE results have dropped over the past two years in more than two in three established sponsor-led academies. Analysis of provisional GCSE performance data released last week shows...
111 MPs write letter pressing for 'national funding formula'
The government is facing pressure to introduce a “national funding formula” after 111 MPs wrote to David Cameron in protest over discrepancies between areas. The letter to the...
Ministers avoid tackling ‘holiday hunger’
Children’s minister Edward Timpson has been criticised for ignoring funding and policy changes needed to stop children going hungry during the school holidays. Lindsay Graham, a school food...
Commuting time tops list of what attracts teachers to job
A quick commute from home and having an influence on pupils’ learning are the two top job draws for teachers, suggests a new report. A study published today...
Government will double amount of teachers completing training in schools
The government will double the number of teachers completing their training in schools and speed-up reductions in university-based places, new figures reveal. Figures released by the National College...
EEF grants £4.6m for teaching assistants to boost pupils' maths skills
Almost £4.6m will be handed to universities and education charities to help teaching assistants boost pupils’ number and maths skills. The Education Endowment Foundation will fund 13 projects, six...
Ofsted ‘inconsistent’ on handwriting rules
Ofsted has been accused of a “lack of consistency” on handwriting after academics claimed it has affected inspection results in some schools. The chair of the National Handwriting...
Editor's comment: Morgan must know that pride, and prejudice, comes before a fall
Watching Kathy Harwood receive the outstanding teaching assistant of the year trophy at the Pearson Teaching Awards on Sunday night was quite something to behold. After leaping onto...