The Quality Provider of Education Supply Staff - Supporting Schools in Delivering Higher Levels of Pupil Attainment

News Items From May 2012

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.

.

Teachers using iPads to improve grades

Flitch Green Academy near London has made iPads, Macs and iPod Touches central to its curriculum – and grades are benefitting as a result...

Posted on 31/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Early years education extension rolled out ahead of schedule

Deputy PM Nick Clegg has announced that two-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds will be offered free early years education a year ahead of schedule ...

Posted on 30/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

School body image lessons needed, MPs say

An All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into body image has advised that schools begin to teach pupils about the issue to boost children's self-esteem...

Posted on 30/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

15 new University Technical Colleges get business backing

Around 200 leading businesses have given their backing to a new wave of 15 University Technical Colleges set to open in England by 2014...

Posted on 29/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Parents to get more say in early years education

Children's minister Sarah Teather has opened up a discussion on how parents could be given a bigger say in their children's early education...

Posted on 28/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Government reveals 261 schools to be rebuilt

Funding to rebuild 261 of England's most dilapidated schools has been announced by Michael Gove as part of the Priority School Building Programme...

Posted on 25/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Validity of rising GCSEs cast into doubt

A-level and GCSE grades may be rising, but student performance appears static when measured against international benchmarks....

Posted on 24/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Ofsted urges DfE to raise its maths ambitions

A new report from the education watchdog shows that maths results are improving, but calls on the Department for Education to raise its ambitions higher when it comes to the essential subject...

Posted on 22/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Babies get teaching jobs in Cardiff schools

UK charity Action for Children is running a new programme that employs babies as 'tiny teachers' in classrooms to help reduce bullying by teaching young pupils about empathy...

Posted on 21/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Ofqual plans major reform of GCSE exams

The examinations watchdog has announced it will conduct a major reassessment of the GCSE system and could potentially overhaul the way exams are graded...

Posted on 18/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Teachers to get govt help improving literacy standards

The Welsh government has announced it will make teacher support and professional development a key component of its new National Literacy Programme ...

Posted on 17/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Prince Edward turns down homework royal pardon

A Year Eight pupil's request for a royal pardon for uncompleted homework has been politely declined by Prince Edward while visiting a Belfast school...

Posted on 16/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Independent schools support ICT curriculum

New research suggests that independent schools are more positive than state schools about the government's ICT curriculum reforms...

Posted on 16/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Welsh-medium teaching gets £5 million funding boost

The government in Wales has announced annual funding of more than £5 million for Welsh-medium teaching across the country...

Posted on 15/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

MP criticises school policy on ignoring spelling mistakes

Andrew Selous has said that English teachers should be stricter on spelling mistakes....

Posted on 11/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Gove rejects 'low expectations' for poorest children

Mr Gove believes more should be done in England to close the achievement gap....

Posted on 10/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

City and Guilds calls for 'revolution' in maths education

A study of 3,000 young people by City and Guilds found that the majority of pupils would prefer maths education that was geared more towards 'real world' situations...

Posted on 04/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Top quality teachers are key to UK economy, report says

The House of Commons Education Committee has said that more needs to be done to recruit the best teachers as they are essential to the UK's progress...

Posted on 03/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

Wales helps primary teachers support gifted pupils

The Welsh government has launched a new training pack designed to assist people in teaching jobs to better support able and talented students...

Posted on 03/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.
.

More female-friendly sports needed, PE teachers told

PE teachers are being encouraged to include sports and activities more popular with girls after a study revealed competitive sports are putting many off exercise...

Posted on 02/05/2012 - [Read More...]

.


Follow teachingperson on Twitter

Subscribe to Teaching Personnel's News Feed:

addtomyyahoo4 Subscribe with Bloglines Add to netvibes Add to Google