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DfE outlines Teacher and Retention Strategy

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The Department for Education (DfE) has published its Teacher and Retention Strategy, outlining four key areas for focus. Those areas are: Creating supportive school cultures (including ‘an active focus on…

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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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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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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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Government urged to protect child safeguarding budget in schools

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Leading safeguarding experts Ethica Solutions has urged the Government to protect budget for statutory child safeguarding training and Continual Professional Development (CPD) for teachers. Radicalisation, gang culture and child sexual…

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Corbyn: “Children crammed into ‘super-sized’ classes like sardines”

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The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has highlighted Department for Education figures which showed more than 40,000 primary school children are taught in classes of 36 or more pupils, and has claimed…

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New free schools planned despite funding crisis

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The Department of Education has signed off the creation of 131 new Free Schools in England, while 20 local authorities have been given permission to open special needs schools using the same…

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1 in 3 school governing bodies need volunteers with solid legal skills

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Legal knowledge is the main area of expertise missing from school governing bodies with one in three searching for more skills in this area, according to a new survey by…

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Prep for SATs exams damaging children’s mental health…

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According to a new survey from the National Union of Teachers (NUT), 90 per cent of the 6,500 primary teachers and head teachers surveyed across the UK have stated that the intense preparation…

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