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Ofsted to change inspection of teacher training partnerships

Inspection body is to adopt a more rigorous approach to its assessment in an attempt to raise standards....

Posted on 17/02/2014 - [Read More...]

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Latin 'becoming more popular in schools'

Charity provides support for teachers to help them teach the subject, with positive results....

Posted on 02/01/2014 - [Read More...]

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More top graduates becoming teachers

New official figures show the proportion of new trainee teachers holding a first class honours degree rose by a percentage point to 12 per cent in 2011-12....

Posted on 12/11/2013 - [Read More...]

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Funding targeted at raising London teaching standards

Boris Johnson has allocated nearly £7 million of funding awards to support 30 schools and education organisations in their efforts to raise teaching standards....

Posted on 16/10/2013 - [Read More...]

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Private schools to play part in teacher training

Private schools Wellington College and Guildford High School have been asked to participate in training teachers for state schools....

Posted on 08/03/2013 - [Read More...]

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New fund to bolster London's teaching

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced the launch of a £24 million fund to support teacher training and sharing of best practice....

Posted on 13/02/2013 - [Read More...]

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Religious Education still important to teaching jobs in UK

The majority of UK adults support the teaching of Christianity to pupils as an important part of understanding English history....

Posted on 26/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Religious Education still important to teaching jobs in UK

The majority of UK adults support the teaching of Christianity to pupils as an important part of understanding English history....

Posted on 26/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'failing' to make the most of technology in the classroom

Schools are investing hundreds of millions of pounds in education technology without but are not getting the most out of it....

Posted on 21/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Improving language and literacy 'starts with teacher training'

Ofsted has highlighted the importance of training for new teachers in raising language and literacy standards....

Posted on 16/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers should be life-long learners, says expert

General Teaching Council for Wales chief executive Gary Brace says teachers need continuing professional development programmes...

Posted on 01/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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New Zealand teachers to learn from Welsh counterparts

Four New Zealand teachers are currently in Wales to learn more about bilingual teaching so that they can help the Maori tongue, te reo, survive...

Posted on 02/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Welsh teachers encouraged to study for Masters in Education Practice

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews wants to raise standards in schools by launching a new teacher development programme...

Posted on 24/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'first port of call' for vulnerable children

New publication deals with the issue of faith-related abuse, with teachers set to play key role in helping at-risk children ...

Posted on 15/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Govt to improve behaviour management ITT

The government's behaviour tsar Charlie Taylor has called on trainee teachers to be given more training in behaviour management skills...

Posted on 03/07/2012 - [Read More...]

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Survey: Parents want dyslexia teacher training

A survey of parents with dyslexic children has revealed that nine in ten think teachers should be offered better support training...

Posted on 28/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers offered more cash to train in poorer schools

Graduate teachers who take up training posts in England's poorer schools are to be given as much as £5,000 more by the government...

Posted on 14/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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UK leads Europe in citizenship education

Citizenship lessons now take place in all EU countries, but the UK is one of only two countries that offers specialist teacher training in the subject...

Posted on 07/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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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...]

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Welsh universities to offer NQT masters programme

A consortium of universities in Wales has won its bid to provide the NQT masters programme recently unveiled by the government...

Posted on 20/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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SEN support staff funding announced

Hundreds of teaching assistants and support staff are to be funded to degree-level as part of a new £500,000 government programme ...

Posted on 18/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Trainee teachers 'to face stricter tests'

Trainee teachers are to face more vigorous testing at the start of their training courses in order to ensure they meet the required standard....

Posted on 28/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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DfE plans new qualifications for early years education jobs

The Department for Education has published Professor Nutbrown's interim report into early education teaching and childcare...

Posted on 14/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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New teachers get behaviour management training

As part of new proposals outlined by the government's behaviour tsar, trainee teachers will be allowed to take part in specialist behaviour management training at pupil referral units...

Posted on 08/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Osborne urged to budget for ICT teacher training

With a consultation into the ICT curriculum underway, a group of leading industry and educational bodies has written a letter to chancellor George Osborne urging him to fund ICT teaching infrastructure in his 2012 budget...

Posted on 01/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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10,000 teacher training bursaries made available

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced that 10,000 bursaries worth £1,000 are to be made available for trainee teachers in 2012-2013...

Posted on 24/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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Major teacher shortages forecast for the UK and Europe

A recent study by the European Commission has revealed that several leading EU countries are on the brink of a major shortfall in teachers, but what is being done about it?...

Posted on 23/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teacher training centre gets £30m renovation

The Institute of Education at the University of Reading is celebrating after returning to its London Road campus following a £30 million upgrade...

Posted on 09/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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More specialist ICT teachers needed, the Royal Society says

With the publication of new research that shows just 35 per cent of ICT teachers are specialists in the subject, The Royal Society has called on the DfE to increase the number of experts in ICT teaching jobs...

Posted on 13/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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UK Space Agency launches teacher training academy

A teacher training programme – the National Space Academy – is to be launched by the UK Space Agency in February 2012 in a bid to train teachers to use space as a context to improve STEM lessons...

Posted on 19/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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National Scholarship Fund awards hundreds of teachers

Nearly 700 people in teaching jobs were awarded scholarships of up to £3,500 as part of the new National Scholarship Fund which aims to help teachers develop their skills and subject knowledge...

Posted on 14/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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DfE plans overhaul of head teacher qualification

The NPQH is to become non mandatory as part of Department for Education plans to overhaul the national head teacher training qualification...

Posted on 07/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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Sums add up for maths provision at new teaching school

One of the first teaching schools in Greater Manchester is reaping its rewards after recruiting nine trainee maths teachers to train in the classroom...

Posted on 01/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers to get music training under new proposals

A new national music plan is to make a music teaching module compulsory for all trainee primary teachers, while giving all children the chance to learn an instrument for at least one term...

Posted on 28/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh NQTs offered new Masters programme

Newly Qualified Teachers in Wales will be offered the chance to continue their professional development on a three-year Masters programme when they enter their first teaching job...

Posted on 25/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers get free PE training amid calls to test pupils

Sports medicine specialists have called on the government to introduce mandatory PE testing in a bid to safeguard pupils' health...

Posted on 23/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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100 trainee teachers a year to win £20,000 physics scholarship

Government announces a new scholarship for trainee physics teachers in association with the Institute of Physics as it bids to fill the gap in the specialist subject...

Posted on 09/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted begins consultation into teacher training inspections

Education watchdog wants to change framework in which ITE inspections take place, including cutting the inspection notice time to 3 weeks...

Posted on 31/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Review into early years teacher training announced

An independent review of training and qualification provisions for early years teachers and carers has been announced by the DfE...

Posted on 31/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Outstanding head publishes behaviour checklist for teachers

A checklist written by the government's expert behaviour adviser aimed at helping teachers improve classroom discipline has been published on the DfE website...

Posted on 19/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Computer skills important in teacher jobs, report reveals

ICT skills are increasingly important for new teaching jobs with 50 per cent of all learning time in schools now involves computers according to a new report...

Posted on 26/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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First 100 teaching schools begin their new roles

Charged with developing and improving teacher training in under-performing schools, the first 100 teaching schools began their new roles this week...

Posted on 15/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teacher training 'not working'

New figures suggest that teacher training courses are not being used effectively....

Posted on 11/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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