Teachers have suspended what would have been the first strike action against one of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools.
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Thursday 07 April 2011
Teachers at a troubled high school said they were 'delighted' today after starting a one-day strike over bad behaviour by children and 'poor treatment' from bosses.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
A programme designed to address the link between poverty and low academic achievement is to be introduced in struggling primary schools.
Friday 11 February 2011
Thursday 27 January 2011
Just a thought: members of the National Association of Head Teachers gathered together last week for their annual shindig for the media in the Churchill War Rooms off Whitehall.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in central Tunis yesterday as pressure grew for the removal of government ministers linked to ousted president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.
Thursday 16 December 2010
Asign of the times? The National Association of Schoolmasters/ Union of Women Teachers is protesting about Britain's biggest head teachers' union's links with a private company providing education services. Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT, argues that the arrangement between the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the Schools Advisory Service could lead to a "conflict of interest".
Tuesday 14 December 2010
Almost a thousand primary schools are failing to give their pupils a decent grounding in reading, writing and arithmetic, official figures suggest.
Saturday 20 November 2010
The number of teachers in England taken to hospital after being assaulted at school is at its highest level for five years. Government figures show that 44 school staff were so badly injured they needed an ambulance – up from 29 the previous year. In the past decade, nearly 300 school staff have suffered injuries serious enough to warrant hospitalisation.
Thursday 18 November 2010
You do not have to look too hard to find negative images of how disabled people have been portrayed throughout history. Take Richard III, for instance. Much is made in Shakespeare's play of his deformed figure. Remember, too, that Shakespeare was writing in Tudor times and there is a school of thought that the Tudor dynasty had the most ruthless spin doctors in history – centuries before Alastair Campbell was born. It is said that they touched up his hunchback in portraits to make him look more disfigured, so that to their eyes and (they hoped) to the portrait's viewers he would look more evil.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
A radical shake-up of the teaching profession that could see schools paying their staff as much as they like will be unveiled by the Government within the next couple of months.
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Sunday 14 November 2010
Thursday 04 November 2010
Schools made almost 23,500 appeals against this year's Sats results, official figures showed today.
Monday 18 October 2010
Thousands of teaching posts will be cut despite the Government's attempts to protect school budgets.
Friday 15 October 2010
Children "must not pay the price for this generation's mistakes", Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warned today as he laid out plans for a £7 billion "fairness premium" to help the poorest youngsters.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
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