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4 November 2020
Since schools re-opened, virus levels are nine times higher among primary pupils and 50 times higher among secondary pupils
17 April 2019
A new Ofsted report shows that educational support for vulnerable children is failing. The report outlines how thousands of children are being taught in alternative provision, often in very poor conditions with no qualified teachers.
30 May 2018
What a racket! Hundreds of car (and some bus and truck) horns were honked in support of Springfield Primary School teachers on 24 May when National Education Union (NEU) members took their first day of strike action against further job losses and increased workloads.
11 April 2018
The National Education Union (NEU) conference (NUT section - the last ever before fully merged conference next year) took place in Brighton against the backdrop of a perfect storm building in our schools
12 April 2017
Schools are under the greatest threat for more than a generation and an equally powerful response is needed. In the next couple of months, the scale of the cuts will be evident
2 November 2016
Cut workload and class sizes, not pay and conditions: Nearly a third of newly qualified teachers who started work in 2010 have already left the profession. Teachers are entering a job that is more pressured than ever. As a newly qualified teacher, I work at least ten hours a day, and often take work home at weekends.
14 September 2016
Theresa May's vow to foster 'social mobility' through the creation of new grammar schools will have made the heads of teachers up and down the country spin. If you want to improve children's life chances, it's simple. Fund reduction in class sizes, and create an exciting and varied educational environment.
31 August 2016
Teaching unions must call coordinated national action: Education policy stands at something of a crossroads and the new academic year will be a significant one.
1 June 2016
Birmingham City Council's troubled children's services are to be handed over to an 'independent' trust. The department has been in special measures for eight years following a string of high profile failures resulting in the deaths of vulnerable children.
27 January 2016
A lack of school places, teacher shortage and cuts are compounding existing issues related to workload.
14 January 2015
Wales FE strike: Further Education union members in Wales delivered a mandate for strike action over pay in ballots that closed on 5 January
9 July 2014
Capita idea: Big business continues to gorge on the public services honey pot, courtesy of the government's privatisation programme
11 June 2014
Birmingham schools: For the last two months, news headlines have been dominated by the so-called 'Trojan Horse' story
16 October 2013
Headlines about the recent education report from the OECD blared that a quarter of adults in England have maths skills no better than those of a ten year old
7 December 2012
Over 30 members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) took strike action on Thursday 6 December at Westfield Sports College, a secondary school in Sheffield, writes Alistair Tice.
18 January 2012
Ofsted, the body responsible for inspecting schools, wants to toughen the language of inspections in England - changing the "satisfactory" rating to "requires improvement", writes Derek McMillan, Mid-Sussex Socialist Party.
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