Over 1,000 head teachers marched on London today, to protest against school cuts.
Using the hashtag #stillnotlistening on social media, headteachers from up and down the country posted photos from the march with school leaders holding placards reading slogans such as, “Education is an investment, not an expense.” The protesters delivered a letter to Downing Street, asking Theresa May for more funding for schools.
Secretary of State Damian Hinds has announced the DfE's initial response to the report ‘Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Teacher Career Progression’, at Friday's National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference. Changes include extending the induction period from one to two years, while he blasted Mocksteds and triple marking as "costly distractions".
There’s no doubt that children are using social media more and more. Whether in school or at home, children spend a seemingly ever-increasing amount of time using apps and the internet for school work, home work, watching video, playing games – and, of course, social media.