• DfE to test and 'quality-mark' education apps

    The Department for Education plans to assess and “quality-mark” smartphone and tablet education apps for younger pupils. Officials will also consider extending the assessment to apps for older children if the process is a success. But experts in educational technology say that the scheme’s success will hinge on whether teachers with experience of learning with

    7.00 Jan. 11th, 2019 | News

  • Shireland Collegiate Academy: The school replacing TAs with technology

    Shireland Collegiate Academy has been signposted by the DfE as an example of EdTech best practice. Schools Week went to observe the teaching in their immersive room and chat to the leadership team about what they’re doing, and why If you ask the Department for Education which schools are doing EdTech well, Shireland Collegiate Academy

    5.00 Sep. 25th, 2018 | Features

  • Hinds calls on tech companies to create new solutions to support teaching

    Education secretary Damian Hinds is calling on technology companies to help improve teaching and cut teacher workload, ahead of plans to develop new online resources for schools in the autumn. From September, the Department for Education (DfE) will work with the Chartered College of Teaching, the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and other organisations to develop

    0.01 Aug. 7th, 2018 | News

  • How to avoid school shaming incidents: build good parent relationships!

    In this internet age, former headteacher Mark Lehain shares his advice on how to maintain good communication with parents and avoid incidents that might shame your school Interaction with students and their families is one of the best parts of working in schools. A highlight for me was a parents evening in 2006 where, as

    5.00 Dec. 3rd, 2017 | Opinion

  • WISE 2017 - Learning to embrace technology in the classroom

    Former headteacher and author Tom Sherrington meets former principal and author Eric Sheninger at the World Innovation Summit for Education 2017, in Doha, Qatar, to discuss the power of technology to enhance education. Meeting Eric last week was a breath of fresh air.  He is more demanding when it comes to the impact that technology

    15.52 Nov. 24th, 2017 | Opinion

  • £20m crack team of digital specialists to help solve teacher workload

    A crack team of digital specialists will be set up in the heart of government to encourage education technology startups to solve problems faced by schools, such as teacher workload. The new “GovTech Catalyst” unit will get £20 million over the next two years to provide match funding to public bodies wanting to commission tech

    5.00 Nov. 24th, 2017 | News

  • Cyberbullying cases double over five years

    The NSPCC wants the government to act on cyberbullying after the number of children seeking counselling for online abuse doubled over the last five years. Its Childline service delivered 5,103 counselling sessions to children suffering from online abuse in 2016/17, up from 2,410 in 2011/12 and 12 per cent more than the 4,541 delivered in

    5.00 Nov. 18th, 2017 | News

  • Freedom of speech or damaging reputations? What schools should do about students on social media

    At the start of November, a certain corner of Twitter was flooded by posts from outraged teenage girls at Brentwood County High School in Essex, complaining they had been sent home for violating the school’s uniform policy without good cause. The teenagers posted photos showing the lengths of their skirts, which were seized upon by

    5.00 Nov. 17th, 2017 | News

  • Screen time in the classroom must be shared, says tech expert at global summit

    Children should not use devices one-on-one in lessons but instead work in groups of two or more, according to one leading education writer speaking at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Qatar today. Anya Kamenetz, author and lead digital education correspondent for America’s National Public Radio, said that working collaboratively on devices leads

    19.20 Nov. 15th, 2017 | News