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According to the latest job market data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, the amount of education professionals applying for new jobs increased by 14.5% last month, while average salaries also grew by a comfortable 3.7%.

The findings, which compared job market data from June 2019 with the same period last year, comes as welcome news to employers that are hiring right now, as the amount of education professionals looking for work online grew by 50.4%.

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Over three quarters (76%) of UK parents would like their children to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), according to a survey commissioned by Shell’s national schools’ competition, The Bright Ideas Challenge[1]. This is despite more than a third of parents (36%) saying they lack the knowledge and confidence to give STEM careers advice to their children.
 

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Majority of professionals working in education want to move jobs, but won’t because of low salaries

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Nike, Youth Sport Trust & Discovery Education host event for Birmingham Primary Schools as part of nationwide Active Kids Do Better programme

Teachers from across Birmingham came together at a special event last week to help the region’s primary schools. 

Schoolchildren took to the streets today in a national day of action to raise awareness of road safety, as horrifying statistics surrounding traffic deaths and injuries were highlighted.

More than 63,000 children of primary age took part in Brake’s Kids Walk with Shaun the Sheep, as 45 children are killed or injured every day on roads across the UK.

An interview with Ofsted’s Deputy Director for Schools, Matthew Purves, has revealed that school leaders and teachers believe Ofsted has the right focus for the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) which will be launched in September. The interview, conducted by primary school curriculum provider Cornerstones Education, is the third in a series with Ofsted, as part of their commitment to help schools understand what to expect from the new framework.

Research shows workplace conditions play greater role than personal characteristics

Workload and management support are more strongly associated with teachers’ ability to cope with the demands of the profession than their personal characteristics, new research suggests.

Academics at Manchester Metropolitan University found that the resilience of teachers was influenced more by external factors – such as how a school is run and its culture – than internal and personal factors, such as lack of confidence. 

NetSupport is delighted to announce the launch of Google Classroom integration in its award-winning classroom management solution, NetSupport School, at ISTE 2019!

Young people interested in a career in law have the chance to gain careers insight and work experience at a leading legal firm under a programme designed to improve social mobility. The national education charity Future First has partnered with Taylor Wessing to offer a programme for 80 sixth form students from London schools which will improve their aspiration and confidence and boost their job readiness and employability.

Education Mutual is the latest firm to join the Association of Financial Mutuals (AFM), becoming the organisation’s 50th member.

Education Mutual, a national mutual, launched in July 2018 to provide cover for schools for staff absences and other health services. The mutual’s core purpose is to be ‘By Schools, for Schools’, which means schools and academies that sign up to its services automatically become members.