Ofsted data from August 2017 has revealed that 2,274, or 11%, of English schools were deemed ‘inadequate’ or ‘requiring improvement’.
The government body, which is responsible for reviewing a range of educational institutions across the UK, has recently revealed changes to its inspection strategy moving forward to 2022. These include inspecting top schools more often, making reports more accessible to parents and listening to the views of employers, learners and parents.
A leading recruitment agency has warned that the teacher shortage crisis is "reaching a critical level".
Latest figures from UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) have revealed that acceptances to teacher training courses have plummeted by seven per cent this year.
This year is the fifth consecutive year where government targets for teacher training have been missed, with only 26,000 people being accepted on to teacher training courses for 2016 and 2017.
Teachers across the UK have a powerful new voice after two of the nation's largest unions joined forces to create one "super-union".
The new National Education Union will become the biggest union of teachers and education professionals in the whole of Europe, as well as the fourth largest trade union in the UK, with almost half a million members.
This new super-union, which was announced today, comprises the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers, and will come into existence on 1 September 2017.
Whether we like it or not, it appears that more and more schools will become ‘married’ as part of a Multi Academy Trust in the years ahead; leaving behind their relative independence (and the varying quality of parenting provided by different Local Authorities) in order to enter into an often polygamous lifelong partnership with other schools.
NEW SURVEY SHOWS SCHOOLS ARE BECOMING MORE FLEXIBLE IN ORDER TO FILL VACANCIES, BUT AT THE EXPENSE OF TEACHER QUALITY
Sixth formers urged to evaluate teaching methods and technology adoption
Quality of teaching, teaching style and technology are the key factors current undergraduates advise sixth formers to consider when selecting their university choices this year, new research reveals.
Teachers from some of the UK’s leading digital schools will be inspiring their pupils with new technology this term, after attending a prestigious teaching and learning event in the US.
8 teachers from schools in the Midlands, Hertfordshire, London and Devon flew to Chicago this summer to take part in the Discovery Education Summer Institute, an exclusive professional development and networking summit for education’s ‘digital leaders’.
When I was 11 years old I knew that I wanted to be a primary school teacher. It wasn’t just the influence of having parents as teachers (they didn’t put me off!) I just knew that I liked doing pretty much everything. I loved learning and I loved the day-to-day variety of being busy doing different things at school.
It is common knowledge for everyone with an interest in education that primary and secondary schools across the UK are finding it more and more difficult to attract and retain teaching staff.
The changing landscape of consumer behaviour seen in recent years, thanks to the increasingly widespread use of mobile technology and the rise of the internet, has had a significant impact on the way in which children learn and retain information. For this reason, schools have been put under increasing pressure to adapt teaching techniques to keep up with this, placing technology at the forefront in the classroom in the 21st century.