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News Items From April 2009

Welcome to the news section of our website where you will find news stories which we hope will be of interest to you. Below you will find the latest news entries but if you would like to look back further, please feel free to search our news archive.

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Primary school staff to be affected by curriculum changes

The government has unveiled details of the new primary curriculum, produced in a review by education expert Sir Jim Rose....

Posted on 30/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching profession 'fulfilling' for career-changers

City workers affected by the economic downturn have been urged to consider a career in teaching....

Posted on 30/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Minister supports calls for more school staff SEN training

The schools secretary has expressed his backing for recommendations to improve provision for SEN pupils....

Posted on 30/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Calls made for teacher co-operation with Welsh school building scheme

Teachers in Wales should be given input into new school development plans, it has been argued....

Posted on 22/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Full house on the cards for school staff

School staff have been offered the chance to enhance their bingo skills after the government approved a new behaviour initiative....

Posted on 22/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Theatre advice for teachers in new online resource

A new website is being launched that will allow school staff to explore theatrical educational opportunities for their pupils....

Posted on 22/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Technology has 'boosted' self-learning opportunities

Technology has produced a "rich environment" for self-learning, it has been argued....

Posted on 21/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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London teacher shortlisted ahead of award ceremony

A member of school staff from Watford has been nominated for an Asian Women of Achievement award....

Posted on 21/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs enhanced in Exeter through CPD programme

Staff at an Exeter College have embraced a scheme that helps them boost their teaching skills....

Posted on 21/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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CPD Courses April 09

As part of our ongoing commitment to the professional development of our registered candidates, we are pleased to publish the following list of free Teaching Personnel training events that will be running across the country over the next two ...

Posted on 21/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff 'well equipped' to deal with behaviour problems

Teachers have a range of opportunities to enhance their ability to deal with disruptive behaviour, it has been noted....

Posted on 20/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Hopes for new school staff guidance for education of FASD children

The TDA has issued a call for a researcher to look into how to provide the best education to pupils with FASD....

Posted on 20/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff should encourage pupils to think independently, says head

An independent school head has called on teachers to allow pupils to think more 'actively' in lessons....

Posted on 20/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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New start date for advanced science diploma

The introduction of the advanced science diploma is to be delayed a year until September 2012, it has been announced....

Posted on 17/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers urged to help make "great" 21st-century schools

The Building Schools for the Future programme requires teacher input to be successful, it has been argued....

Posted on 17/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff should provide more global issues teaching, argues GA

The Geographical Association has called on teachers to address students' concern about their lack of education about the wider world....

Posted on 17/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff issued with new guidance by government

The government has produced new documents to help teachers exert discipline in schools....

Posted on 16/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Met Office launches new online resource with help of school staff

Pupils will be able to further their knowledge of the weather online with the help of a new resource....

Posted on 16/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Important role of school staff highlighted by minister

The Welsh education minister has noted the vital role that teachers will play in boosting achievement in the country....

Posted on 16/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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"Dedicated" teachers prepared to deal with challenging pupils

School staff begin their jobs with their "eyes wide open", it has been argued....

Posted on 15/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff contribute to discussion about Welsh education policy

The Welsh assembly has announced the formation of a new group to scrutinise its education policies for eight to 14-year-olds....

Posted on 15/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Autism advice for school staff in Norwich

A roadshow advising teachers about best practice in autism education is set to hit Norwich next week....

Posted on 15/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pupils losing interest due to television "soundbites"

Students are failing to focus in lessons because they are more used to television "soundbites", it was argued today....

Posted on 14/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching job training given a boost in north-west

Almost 100 new teacher training courses are set to be available at Edge Hill....

Posted on 14/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary school homework should be scrapped, say teachers

ATL members have called for an end to primary homework, arguing that it provokes stress and pressure....

Posted on 09/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary school homework should be scrapped, say teachers

ATL members have called for an end to primary homework, arguing that it provokes stress and pressure....

Posted on 09/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff 'express backing' for Ofsted inspections

A new survey suggests that the majority of teachers have seen positive results from inspections....

Posted on 09/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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CPD boosted by extension of National Strategies contract

The government is to extend a training programme to boost teaching quality by a year....

Posted on 08/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Calls made for more diploma training for school staff

TSN has reiterated its calls for teachers to be provided with more training and preparation time for the introduction of diplomas....

Posted on 08/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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New school staff must have right "personal qualities"

A teaching professional has highlighted the importance of good communication skills among school staff.
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Posted on 08/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff urged to take issue of homophobic bullying seriously

A government minister has written to headteachers asking them to ensure their staff are familiar with homophobic bullying guidance....

Posted on 07/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Men urged to consider "invigorating" teaching job

Teaching is an ideal career choice for men who want to benefit society, it has been argued....

Posted on 07/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff call for more learning through play

A new ATL survey suggests teachers want less testing and more fun in the primary curriculum....

Posted on 07/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sinnott Fellowship awarded to north-east teacher

A Bishop Auckland teacher has become one of 15 recipients of a prestigious fellowship....

Posted on 06/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Religious education school staff to look at minority beliefs

A new syllabus requires students to look at the rise of minority sects and and movements....

Posted on 06/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff urged to co-operate in fight against childhood obesity

An expert has called on teachers to act to help combat children's weight problems....

Posted on 06/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Academics back mental health lessons from school staff

New research indicates that teenagers' attitude to mental health problems improves after lessons about the subject....

Posted on 03/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers encouraged to offer pupils 'alternative games'

Non-traditional sports are proving popular in schools....

Posted on 02/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Elite teaching posts advertised as council looks to turnaround primaries

A rise in standards in Northamptonshire schools has been targeted through the recruitment of elite teachers....

Posted on 02/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Latest primary school league tables published

Small improvement on number of children reaching expected English and maths levels....

Posted on 02/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers should be 'empowered' to provide national curriculum alternatives

Teachers should have greater autonomy over the curriculum, it has been claimed....

Posted on 02/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Making teachers better is 'most cost-effective way of improving standards'

Teacher competence, rather than class sizes, should be focused on to improve standards....

Posted on 02/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Three Rs 'should not be neglected' in primary schools

Basic skills should not be forgotten in new primary school curriculum....

Posted on 02/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff urged to help improve standards in Wales

Falling reading and writing standards have led schools watchdog to call for efforts to boost attainment....

Posted on 01/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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