• Private school caps value of Christmas gifts for teachers

    A prestigious private girls’ school has written to parents urging them to cap the value of Christmas gifts for teachers to avoid “awkward” situations. St Helen and St Katharine school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, which charges £16,470 a year, has warned parents that its policy on giving and receiving gifts sets out a “number of restrictions”

    5.00 Nov. 30th, 2018 | News

  • Data helps us intervene early, says academy trust

    Trusts are concerned that a new government diktat to pull back from data collection will stop them making rapid interventions for struggling pupils. The Department for Education this week pledged to cut out unnecessary workload so teachers could “devote their energies to teaching”. It followed several recommendations in a Workload Advisory Group report, which were

    5.00 Nov. 10th, 2018 | News

  • New jobs board website offers teachers way out of profession

    A jobs website set up to help disaffected teachers find work in other industries has been labelled “an indictment of how bad things have become”. Did Teach is a jobs board website that wants to become a “huge portal” for finding jobs that suit the skillset of teachers seeking alternative work. Modelled on similar services

    7.00 Nov. 5th, 2018 | News

  • Most locked-out trainee teachers have failed their QTS skills test resits

    Just six per cent of would-be trainee teachers locked out of the pre-qualifying test for their courses under old government rules have applied to take the tests again since the rule limiting resits was lifted, according to exclusive new figures seen by Schools Week. What’s more, the majority of formerly locked-out candidates who have repeated

    5.00 Apr. 13th, 2018 | News

  • Teachers are 'happy with pay' despite real-terms drop

    Most teachers remain happy with their income, despite a real-terms drop in pay and longer working hours in recent years, new research has found. A new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research found 79 per cent of teachers said they were satisfied with their income in 2015-16, even though teachers’ average hourly pay has

    0.01 Mar. 20th, 2018 | News