• Computing teachers to get 40 hours of training to upskill

    Computing teachers without qualifications in their subject will receive at least 40 hours of continuing professional development through an £84 million programme announced in the chancellor’s autumn budget. Nick Gibb, the schools minister, has shed further light on the government’s plans to “upskill” 8,000 computer science teachers. In a written answer to a question from

    11.23 Dec. 12th, 2017 | News

  • £600 maths premium ≠ more maths A-levels

    The government’s policy to pay schools to get more pupils studying maths is misguided, argues Luke Sibieta – why not raise sixth-form funding instead? In Wednesday’s Budget, the Chancellor announced various measures aimed at expanding the teaching of maths in schools and colleges. One of the most eye-catching announcements was a commitment to pay “a

    12.00 Nov. 24th, 2017 | Opinion

  • The budget won't help us - so what now?

    With no new funding for schools or young people, the chancellor’s 2017 autumn budget clearly doesn’t have the future in mind, says Paul Whiteman In the three months since I became NAHT’s General Secretary, I’ve visited many schools and been inspired by the professionalism and hope that I see wherever I go. The absolute dedication

    16.31 Nov. 22nd, 2017 | Opinion

  • What will the 2017 autumn budget have in store for schools?

    Recent estimates on the health of public finances have been better than expected indeed July this year witnessed the first government surplus since 2002. Nevertheless, over the medium term the uncertainty of Brexit looms large. A significant downgrading in the OBR’s forecast could lead to a further tightening of the country’s finances on top of

    12.00 Nov. 21st, 2017 | Opinion

  • Budget 2017: £100m National Centre for Computing to train 8,000 new teachers

    The government will train 8,000 extra computer science teachers at a new £100 million National Centre for Computing, Philip Hammond is expected to announce this week. In Wednesday’s budget, the chancellor will set out his vision for a “hi-tech Britain”, and acknowledge the need to train more teachers in computer science. The shortage of computing teachers

    10.26 Nov. 20th, 2017 | News