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20 November 20, 2015

The recruitment crisis won’t be solved by an ad campaign

2017-03-21T15:39:39+00:00

The ongoing teacher recruitment crisis took a new turn earlier this week with the government launching an ad campaign to draw more people into the profession. This was widely criticised by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) who suggest the advert not only creates false expectations of teachers’ salaries but will do little to reduce the millions [...]

20 November 20, 2015

Over 200 primaries with top Ofsted grade lacking essentials

2017-03-21T15:39:39+00:00

A new report by New Schools Network has found that more than a third of primary schools rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted are failing to teach pupils basic skills. We asked the experts what they thought of the findings. Stephen Chamberlain, CEO of the Challenger Multi Academy Trust, says: “Not only does this raise the issue of how [...]

20 November 20, 2015

How do we prevent 18 from becoming the new 40?

2015-11-20T10:33:24+00:00

A report by Demos came out yesterday which reveals just how pervasively unhappy teenagers are. The Mind over Matter report concludes, after surveying 1000 teenagers, that self-confidence is slipping between 14 and 18. So much so that 18-year-olds are half as likely to be happy (33%) as 14-year-olds (60%). This is a worrying find and one that [...]

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