This week the Labour Party held their annual conference in Brighton. Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner set out her vision of education from a Labour perspective and took the Conservative government to task on their education record to date.
Following the departure of Lord Nash this week, Sir Theodore Agnew, the founder of the Inspiration Trust, has been announced as the new Minister for Academies. It was speculated that Agnew would be Lord Nash’s successor, however it has now been confirmed by the Prime Minister’s Office that he will take the coveted position.
The Head of Ofsted has said that schools should not be afraid to promote British Values, regardless of the fact that some children are being brought up in environments that are ‘actively hostile’ to them.
‘The one constant in your life is change’ – those were the words of Cathy Kirby, Regional Director of Ofsted for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber at the SCHOOLS NorthEast Ofsted event this week at Boldon.
It has been announced this week that Tim Leunig, Chief Science Adviser for the DfE, is leaving the department to work for Michael Gove’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) region is the first in the country to pilot the eight National Career Benchmarks identified by Sir John Holman and the Gatsby Foundation.
New figures suggest that the number of 15-16 year olds studying arts subjects in England, such as drama and music, has fallen to the lowest level in a decade as a result of government policies.
A set of free videos introducing the issue of mental health to primary school has been released by BBC Learning.
Head Teachers have warned that the proposed new one-day Ofsted school inspections could see schools graded as ‘good-ish’ and confuse parents as to what this means.
Amanda Spielman has raised concerns about a lack of curriculum expertise in schools at this week’s ResearchED annual conference, held at Chobham Academy in Stratford, East London.
New research has found that a fifth of parents with primary school-aged children do not spend time reading with them.
Research by the Department for Education (DfE) has found that workload is the ‘most important factor’ for teachers leaving the profession, with factors such as government initiatives and being undervalued by the Senior Leadership Team as close contributing reasons.