If the media coverage of the two big teachers’ conferences over the Easter weekend is anything to go by, four key issues are at the top of the profession’s concerns at the moment: academies; testing; Ofsted; and the Prevent Strategy.
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If the media coverage of the two big teachers’ conferences over the Easter weekend is anything to go by, four key issues are at the top of the profession’s concerns at the moment: academies; testing; Ofsted; and the Prevent Strategy.read more
Easter is traditionally a time when many teachers get together in Conference. NUT members for instance are heading off to Brighton at the end of this week while the NASUWT will be in Birmingham.read more
The government’s latest education White Paper published last week is riddled with things it’s hoping to implement in the coming months; what’s less clear is by when.read more
Some major developments this month and not just in the Budget with announcements on school funding and school system reform, further updates on the apprenticeship levy and the FE sector area reviews, and proposals for a new QA system for HE let alone hints about a potential HE Bill.read more
With his talk of ‘turbulence,’ ‘strong headwinds’ and ‘gathering storm clouds,’ it seemed as if the Chancellor was delivering the weather forecast rather than the latest economic details when he stood up to announce his latest Budget details this week.read more