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Mar
06

One hundred exceptional middle leaders across England can now apply to spend one year in an underperforming school, in an effort to raise the quality of teaching. This will enable some of the more challenging schools to benefit from the skills, expertise and knowledge of middle leaders.

Mar
06

Education is one of the top five issues that people care about most – Jeff Hart explores what the different parties promise in the run-up to the May election.

Mar
05

The Chancellor and the Education Secretary plan to improve education standards in the North, with £10 million of funding going into local schools. This which will enable the area’s best academies to share their excellence through becoming sponsors of underperforming local schools. Amongst other things their expertise will be used to help improve exam results, providing young people with better opportunities for the future.

Mar
05

There are three new reports from teaching schools' research on pedagogy themes agreed by the NCTL research and development network. Teaching school alliances are the way forward for professional development and this research by teachers for teachers will help shape national policy and implementation.

Mar
04

Early Years practitioner Natalie Sehayek writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses her progress on the course, what she finds rewarding and gives her confidence, and how she works alongside her mentors to take her learning forward.

Mar
03

Jayne Leaver, an EYITT trainee in Exeter, gives feedback on conference presentations by Prof. Dr. Ferre Laevers, Julia Moon and Judith Twani.

"I joined over 300 other delegates and we were inspired, amused and informed".

Conference hosted by Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol City Councils. Located at Bristol Templemeads Passenger Shed on February 5th 2015.

Feb
20

Early Years practitioner Rosie Goodrich writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses her career so far, what she hopes to achieve, and how the training and support has helped her gain confidence in her practice.

Feb
13

The Government has received 44,000 responses to its enquiry into teachers’ workload. The research findings have been published this week (Research and analysis - Workload challenge: analysis of teacher responses) and it makes and interesting read. What did teachers say? Here are a few of the responses:

Feb
06

Congratulations to Azmeena Abdulla from Ashfield Academy, Leicester, who is the national winner of the HLTA of the Year award 2014. The HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP) HLTA of the year award is aimed at teaching assistants who have gained HLTA status and who go above and beyond to demonstrate the vital role which HLTAs play within schools.

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