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Employers left confused by new GCSE grades - The level of confusion over the new GCSE grading system has been revealed after a survey highlighted that one in four employers believe the worst GCSE grade is the best one. The findings underline the degree of confusion with 8% of universities also believing that the GCSE Grade 1 was the top grade. In addition, 16% of parents also believe this. However, just 64% of employers could correctly state that a GCSE Grade 9 is actually the best grade. T...
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Education Committee unveils school and college funding inquiry - An enquiry into the funding of schools and colleges has been unveiled by the House of Commons’ Education Committee. Its aim is to help inform the Department for Education and their bid for funding educational needs in England and whether a longer term vision is required for this purpose. The spending review will determine the overall levels that public funding for colleges and schools will enjoy. This is not part of the govern...
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Growing numbers of teachers calling support helpline - A helpline for teachers needing emotional support has seen a 37% rise in the numbers calling over the last year. The helpline is run by the Education Support Partnership and between April last year and March they dealt with 8,668 calls. The numbers who said they are a teacher grew by 37% over the same period to reach 3,136 cases. The helpline is available free of charge to lecturers, staff and teachers working in education in England, W...
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Schools struggle in ‘desperate financial climate’ - Headteachers have warned government ministers that their schools are continuing to struggle in what they call a ‘desperate financial climate’. The heads have written to the Education Secretary Damian Hinds as well as the Chancellor Philip Hammond to highlight the stark reality of trying to run schools on their current funding levels. The teachers make clear that they need extra cash because their costs are spiralling and many services have...
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Union plans to scupper national tests for 4-year-olds - A major teaching union says it will scupper the government’s plans for introducing a national test for four-year-olds when they arrive at school. The union is now urging the schools that are taking part in a pilot programme to boycott the baseline tests that will begin in September 2019. The National Education Union says the proposed testing of young children is ‘immoral’. The promise to undermine the tests was made at the union’s annu...
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Rejected teachers’ pay offer will ‘lead to industrial action’ in Scotland - Teachers in Scotland who asked for a 10% pay rise have rejected their employers ‘best and final’ offer of 3% which will, says one politician, lead to industrial action. The teachers rejected the employers’ offer saying it fell short of the 10% pay rise they need. The teacher salaries in Scotland are negotiated by the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) and their offer of a 3% pay rise is in line with ...
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‘Poor schools’ leave Northern children behind - Children in the North of England suffer with poor schools and an education gap that begins before they start attending school and then widens over time, a report claims. The findings from Anne Longfield, England’s Children Commissioner, says that poor children also face the double disadvantage of not just having poor schools but also entrenched deprivation. She is now calling for more investment and a boost to teacher recruitment for Northern ...
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Teach First hails doubling of LGBT numbers - The near-doubling of LGBT teachers joining the Teach First scheme has been hailed as showing “positive progress within schools”. The teacher recruitment and training firm says that the numbers of new teachers who are identifying as LGBT has grown to 9% in September 2017 from 5% in 2014. The organisation adds that this increase in LGBT teachers entering classrooms will help “drive acceptance in schools”. However, the figures do not reveal whether ...
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Call for 5% teacher pay rise – or strike action - Spurred on by the government’s recent NHS proposed pay settlement of 6.5%, the National Union of Teachers is calling for a 5% teacher pay rise. They are also urging the possibility of strike action among teachers. The union, Britain’s largest, is considering a pay claim motion at its annual conference along with other school unions and they state that any pay rise should be funded not from current school budgets but by the government. The NU...
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Promise to end teacher recruitment problems - With many schools facing a teacher recruitment issue, the Education Secretary Damian Hinds says he will help reduce workloads in a bid to boost recruitment. The MP also told a headteachers’ conference there will be no changes to A-levels, GCSEs or primary tests in the current Parliament. However, he faced questions on funding shortages from delegates. He reassured headteachers: “Funding is tight and it’s been tough, I do not deny that.” The Asso...
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