‘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.
Five Conservative MPs, five Labour MPs and one Scottish National Party MP will serve alongside chair Robert Halfon, the former Skills Minister, on the new Education Committee, it has been announced. The Education Committee is responsible for holding the Government and regulators, such as Ofsted and Ofqual, to account in areas including policy and spending.
New statistics released this week suggest that children starting school are more than ever before likely to lack basic skills such as speaking effectively or even using the toilet.
Leading specialist recruiters are reporting that schools are beginning the term with rising numbers of teaching vacancies – up a quarter on two years ago. Education recruiter Eteach reported seeing a rise of 15% over two years at the end of August.