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New drive aims to recruit professionals and PhD graduates into teaching

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A series of programmes aimed at recruiting experienced business leaders and talented PhD graduates into the classroom – including one which has seen a former Nasa scientist retrain as a…

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New scheme to boost teaching workforce for further education providers

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The first 37 providers to receive funding from the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme have been confirmed. The scheme has been set up to help recruit the ‘best and brightest…

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Government trumpets phonics success in primary schools

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163,000 more 6-year-olds are on track to become fluent readers since the introduction of the phonics screening check in 2012, according to official figures. The results of this year’s phonics…

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UK schools to connect with international classrooms

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The Department for Education has unveiled a new initiative to connect UK schools with classrooms around the world, co-funded by the British Council. The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme is…

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Government provides schools with cost-savings ‘toolkit’

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A new toolkit to help schools save money to ensure every pound possible is being spent in the classroom has been published by the Government. The School Resource Management Strategy…

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BESA welcomes DfE’s educational technology stance

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The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) says it will work with the Department for Education to deliver free software trials for schools and a series of best-practice regional ‘demonstrator’ roadshows…

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Pilot aims to boost early language skills and cut teacher workload

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Schools are set to pilot improved measures to support children’s early development in language and vocabulary in the Reception year. The pilots build on two schemes announced by the Education…

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‘Dissatisfaction’ with UK education system causing teachers to work overseas

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A new report has revealed that nearly a third of teachers working abroad considered quitting before making the move through ‘dissatisfaction’ with the current education system within the UK. The…

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NAHT: Government’s policy on Grammar school expansion “misguided”

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The National Association of Head teachers (NAHT) has responded to the Department for Education’s (DfE) announcement of £50 million to expand grammar schools across the country, calling the policy “misguided”.…

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Unions claim nearly 18,000 schools will face budget cuts

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The NEU teaching union, the NAHT headteachers’ union, Unison and GMB have updated their data, claiming that 500 more schools are now expected to miss out under the DfE’s funding…

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