Teach the Teacher

Posted by Eteach Blogger on Jun 17, 2016 in In the News

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There are few roles more critical to the UK’s economic success than teaching. Look at it this way – without thriving students leaving the education system and entering highly skilled roles, industrial growth will slow and the economy will falter. So what’s the secret to successful students? Talented teachers. Read more…

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Character Building

Posted by Eteach Blogger on Jun 10, 2016 in In the News

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Character! What a loaded word. With different meanings in different contexts, it’s hard to know exactly what schools must actually do when told to develop character in their pupils.

To complicate things further, this year, up to £2 million has been allocated to fund projects that have “a military ethos approach to develop character”. The money is part of a £6 million fund that is available to grant-fund projects in the 2016-17 financial year. Grant awards are expected to be in the region of £50,000 to £75,000, so a sizeable sum, but what is it actually for? Read more…

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Motivation despite the gloom…

Posted by Eteach Blogger on Apr 29, 2016 in Education Career Advice and Information

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Teacher morale is at rock bottom. There’s no denying that. Whether you read the mainstream media, social media or the blogosphere there are endless examples of teachers highlighting the follies inherent in current education policies, despairing at the impact this is having on the pupils they teach or reaching the sad and distressing conclusion that teaching is no longer for them.  Read more…

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Time to ‘think again’?

Posted by Eteach Blogger on Apr 22, 2016 in In the News

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David Cameron came under fire during ‘Prime Minister’s Questions’ after Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn cited opposition to the “top down reorganisation” of schools from teachers, parents and some Tory MPs.

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged David Cameron to “think again” over the plans to force all schools to become academies as he tried to capitalise on Tory splits over the controversial proposals. Recently Conservative MPs have questioned the wisdom of forcing all schools to make the switch, which will prove to have a greater impact on rural schools especially if academy chains are not willing to take them over. Read more…

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Are academies the way forward?

Posted by Eteach Blogger on Apr 15, 2016 in In the News

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Are academies the way forward?

Nicky Morgan recently stated in her speech to the NASWUT union that all schools will be made to change to academy status by 2020.

But does academisation necessarily guarantee better exam results? An independent education data specialist has carried out research in a bid to find out! Read more…

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