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School support staff are being exploited

School support staff are experiencing soaring workloads, with many expected to teach classes, a union has warned.

Published: 12th March 2018

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School leader ‘declares war’ on workloads

A school leader is “declaring war” on excessive workloads for teachers.

Published: 10th March 2018

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Heads: Social media damages mental health

Almost all head-teachers feel that social media is damaging the mental health of pupils, a survey has found.

Published: 9th March 2018



Secondary class sizes rise

Class sizes are rising in secondary schools due to chronic underfunding, unions have warned.

Published: 8th March 2018

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Heads welcome plans to drop mandatory reporting

Head teachers have welcomed the government’s announcement that it has abandoned plans to introduce mandatory reporting of child abuse for professionals.

Published: 6th March 2018



Ofsted should not be as focused on SATS

Ofsted inspectors should not place too much focus on SATS results, the Association of School and College Leaders has warned.

Published: 2nd March 2018



Science teacher banned from teaching after sending inappropriate messages to pupil

A science teacher has been banned from teaching after exchanging inappropriate messages with a 15-year-old pupil.

Published: 28th February 2018



Advanced maths premium announced

An advanced maths premium has been unveiled by the government in a bid to increase the number of students studying maths after GCSE.

Published: 28th February 2018

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Statutory guidance launched on promoting education of children in care

Virtual school heads have a “key role” to ensure looked-after children have the maximum opportunity to reach their full educational potential, official guidance has stated.

Published: 28th February 2018



Teacher who lied about employment history is banned from teaching

A teacher has been banned from teaching after he lied about his previous employment and submitted a falsified degree certificate.

Published: 21st February 2018

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Heads should not be undermined on exclusions

Head-teachers’ powers to exclude pupils should not be undermined by Ofsted, NASUWT has warned.

Published: 21st February 2018

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Heads: Are your pupils being exploited for ‘county lines’?

Head-teachers are being urged to be vigilante and identify any suspect behaviour which could mean their pupils are at risk of or involved in ‘county lines’.

Published: 16th February 2018



T-level plans ‘flawed’ says union

The government’s plans for T-levels are flawed, the National Education Union has warned.

Published: 16th February 2018

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Multiplication tables check pilot announced

A trial of multiplication tables check will start from next month, the government has announced.

Published: 16th February 2018



Schools cut teaching posts due to financial constraints

Cuts in school funding are resulting in a large reduction in the number of secondary school teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in schools in England, according to research.

Published: 12th February 2018

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