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How do you reward pupils at your school? Secondary schools can try Vivo Miles, an online school rewards platform.
Read about a new project which aims to kickstart a debate around the question: What’s the purpose of education?
A new network is being developed to support men in primary schools. The aim of the network is to increase applications from men to teacher training courses, achieve higher retention rates, and encourage more to stay in the teaching profession. Three short films with male primary school teachers have been created and three initial events are being [...]
Here is another collection of links to the latest education news stories: SATs for 11 year olds have too high a margin of error to be used to compare schools in league tables, according to the NUT and ATL, who have urged the government to scrap the tests for Year 6 pupils. The leader of [...]
Here’s a round-up of this week’s education-related news stories: In his budget statement, George Osbourne, warned that education spending in England could be cut by as much as 25% over the next four years. The chair of Ofsted has resigned, fuelling speculation that ministers plan significant changes at the organisation. An announcement is expected next [...]
Nominations for the next set of Teaching Awards are now open and any teacher or pupil who makes a nomination will be entered into a prize draw. www.teachingawards.com/matilda Teachers can win a class trip to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda, A Musical’, plus an RSC Education workshop. Pupils who make [...]
Research by Samaritans shows that the pressure to achieve high marks is one of the biggest worries for nearly a third (30%) of young people aged 18-24. Exams can bring a whirlwind of emotions from panic and fear of failure to anxiety about the future, and students need to know they are not alone. They [...]
The Health and Safety Executive is running a new campaign to reduce slips, trips and falls in the workplace. Throughout 2008-2009, across the Education sector in the UK, there were 948 major injuries and a further 1865 that resulted in workers having to take more than three days off work as a result of slips, trips and falls – [...]
I have recently been sent an email about a petition to reduce excessive paperwork in schools… “We are a Primary School in Cambridgeshire whose Head teacher outreaches to many other schools in the locality and beyond. For many years he has been involved in a mentoring/coaching role with other heads and has been appalled at [...]