Over 125 UK Academy Trusts are paying salaries of £150,000 plus!

Over 125 UK Academy Trusts are paying salaries of £150,000 plus!

It has been revealed by the Department for Education that for the academic year 2016-2017 that over 125 UK Academy trusts paid a minumum of one salary that was over £150,000 a year.

I knew that I would not be returning to the classroom after lunch time

I knew that I would not be returning to the classroom after lunch time

Working as a supply teacher has various challenges and demands and once you have done it for a while you can spot things in a school that will indicate to you exactly what type of school you are working in. Many people consider behaviour to be the biggest challenge when working in different schools on a short term or even daily basis.

Senior leaders turning to alcohol to deal with the stress of the job

Senior leaders turning to alcohol to deal with the stress of the job

A new study has revealed that there has been an increase in the percentage of headteachers and senior leaders who are stressed and are showing indications of suffering from depression. The research also highlights the growing number that are turning to alcohol as a means of dealing with the situation.

Study shows nearly a third of teachers suffer from mental health issues

Study shows nearly a third of teachers suffer from mental health issues

A new study due to be published tomorrow has worryingly concluded that 31% of teachers have experienced mental health issues in the last academic year. The study also indicates that more than 50% of teachers are now suffering from insomnia which is a drastic rise increasing by a third in the past academic year.

Will technology eventually lead to the end of GCSEs and A levels?

Will technology eventually lead to the end of GCSEs and A levels?

Simon Lebus, the chief executive of Cambridge Assessment has stated he believes technology could replace final exams in the near future. Ongoing computer based assessment could take over during the next 20-30 years and the technology to do this already exists.

Grammar Schools reaction to the appointment of Damian Hinds

Grammar Schools reaction to the appointment of Damian Hinds

Grammar Schools heads are excited and have welcomed the appointment of Damian Hinds as it will in all probability put the plans for expanding the grammar system back on the agenda. Damian Hinds was educated at a Catholic Boys School and his appointment by Theresa May has lead many to the conclusion that there will now be far greater support from the DfE in terms of prioritising the expansion of […]

Schools should embrace and build strong relationships with parents

Schools should embrace and build strong relationships with parents

A leading headteacher has said that in today’s micro pressured world of education that it is more important then ever for schools to embrace and build bonds with parents for the sake of the pupils. It’s a proven fact that when families and schools are on the same page that children achieve more and stay in school longer.

Confusion in the government over early years pledge

Confusion in the government over early years pledge

The government is coming under increasing pressure from campaigners to clarify confusion around the pledge for 30 hours of funded early education. The state have yet to confirm exactly how much of the 30 hours has an educational focus and this has worried campaigners.

Head of ASCL calls for a change of approach

Head of ASCL calls for a change of approach

Teaching must be exhilarating, exciting and people should enjoy it according the Geoff Barton the head of ASCL. This is an opportunity for those in the profession to play the key role in our nations best resource – young talent. Too often there are doom and gloom stories that rip the life and soul of of what should be one of the most rewarding careers available.

Pupils are badly prepared for future careers due to a lack of funding

Pupils are badly prepared for future careers due to a lack of funding

A parliamentary think tank says the education system is failing students by not preparing them for future careers by giving them the skills that businesses need. The two main reasons provided are that schools are not adequately funded in this area as well as high-staes accountability measures. Career advice is patchy and does not serve the needs of disadvantaged children in particular those with SEN and disability.