The great grammar school debate

Posted by Eteach Blogger on Oct 16, 2015 in In the News

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On Thursday morning Nicky Morgan approved plans for the first new grammar school in over 5 decades. This will give the green light for a 450-pupil grammar school in Sevenoaks, Kent to be built. Read more…

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Posted by Eteach Blogger on Jul 23, 2015 in In the News

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Education watchdog Ofsted is planning to crack down on schools that spend thousands of pounds of public money to unfairly boost their ratings. Currently, schools are spending tax payer’s money on recruiting Ofsted inspector to pre-view their school before an actual inspection to help them prepare and gain a higher rating when the real inspection takes place. Read more…

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Summer holiday to-do list

Posted by Eteach Blogger on Jul 23, 2015 in Other

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After endless marking, constant planning, never ending parents evenings and enduring the most testing of children  – finally it’s the summer holidays! A time where teachers can be themselves, not worry about Ofsted for at least 6 weeks!

So what should you do during your time away from the classroom in order to make sure that you come back refreshed and rejuvenated? Here are some ideas we think will help! Read more…

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1% – don’t spend it all at once!

Posted by Eteach Blogger on Jul 17, 2015 in In the News

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Chancellor George Osbourne recently announced that the funding for teachers’ pay rises is to be limited to an annual 1% increase for the next four years. This news comes at a testing time for British education, which is currently facing a teacher shortage, with training targets not being met and record numbers of teachers leaving the profession.

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Are exams causing mental illness?

Posted by Eteach Blogger on Jul 10, 2015 in In the News

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Too many exams and increasing pressure on results are blamed for causing mental health and self-esteem issues in British schools according to a recent survey. In Britain, children as young as four and five are being tested on phonics when most European countries haven’t even started formal schooling! So why is there a need for constant testing in England? Read more…

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