Education

‘New grammars by 2020’ reveal heads after assembly ministers

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Ministers seem able to press forward with new grammar colleges and increasing choice The primary of a brand new wave of grammar colleges in England could possibly be open by 2020 – the Grammar Faculty Heads’ Affiliation has revealed, following a gathering with the schooling secretary. Among the many choices is to confess solely the highest 10% of the flexibility vary – in contrast

Heads ‘livid’ at grammar money promise

Picture copyright iStock Picture caption College leaders are indignant at how politicians are choosing the funding obtainable Head academics warning that they face monetary meltdown are “livid” that the federal government has been pledging funds to create grammar faculties in England. It was revealed on Wednesday that ministers had invited grammar school leaders to apply for £150m over three years for brand new selective college locations. College leaders have additionally

Help workers ‘plugging extra educating gaps’

Picture copyright gpointstudio Faculty help workers are being requested more and more to show classes to cowl the gaps brought on by workers shortages, a ballot suggests. Some (78%) of these surveyed by the Affiliation of Academics and Lecturers say the work they do when protecting a category is identical as that of a instructor. The union stated faculties didn’t have sufficient funds to exchange workers once they depart due

Name to finish ban on council-run colleges sponsoring academies

Picture copyright Joe Raedle Picture caption At present solely colleges with academy standing can type trusts to sponsor weaker colleges A ban on high council-run colleges sponsoring failing colleges quantities to “pink tape” and needs to be dropped, say council bosses. In England, solely colleges with academy standing are allowed to type trusts to sponsor weaker colleges. And, the Native Authorities Affiliation mentioned, a scarcity of “good high quality” sponsors

Bethnal Inexperienced head Mark Keary suspended over examination repair claims

Picture caption Mark Keary is without doubt one of the greatest paid head academics in England with a reported wage of £220,000 a yr One of the crucial extremely paid head academics within the nation has been suspended amid claims of examination fixing. Mark Keary is principal at Inexperienced Spring Academy Shoreditch in east London, and is reportedly paid £220,000 per yr. He was in cost when three women from

Impartial college college students achieve additional time for exams

Picture copyright PA Picture caption The proportion of pupils receiving additional time for exams was increased in unbiased faculties than state faculties final 12 months One in 5 college students in unbiased faculties obtained additional time to finish GCSE and A-level exams final 12 months. The proportion was considerably increased than those that obtained the particular measure in state faculties the place the determine is fewer than one in eight.

Sutton secondary heads ask dad and mom for assist to battle funds cuts

Picture caption Mother and father are warned their youngsters face much less selection, bigger lessons, much less assist and fewer alternatives, as budgets are squeezed Heads within the south London borough of Sutton have enlisted dad and mom in a bid to battle funds cuts. Urging dad and mom to e-mail MPs and councillors, the heads instructed them: “They aren’t listening to us and we hope as an alternative they

Authorities adviser walks away from baby safety plans

Picture copyright Thinkstock Plans to permit councils to choose out of key authorized duties to susceptible kids have been labelled a “severe hazard” by a former authorities adviser. Prof Eileen Munro, whose social work overview impressed the Youngsters and Social Work Invoice, mentioned the opt-outs create “extra risks than advantages”. Below the invoice, kids’s rights and checks on care might be put aside by councils attempting new methods of working.

EU Referendum: Reassurance sought over EU students

Image copyright Phil Coomes Image caption More than 125,000 EU students are currently studying at UK universities Universities have pledged to pressure ministers to ensure European staff and students can still work and study in the UK after the vote to leave the EU. Vice-chancellors from the Universities UK umbrella group say the decision to leave will create “significant challenges” for higher education. They are already in talks with EU

Teaching union backs programme of strikes

Image copyright Rui Vieira Image caption NUT members joined other striking unions in October 2013 Schools in England and Wales are set to be hit with a new programme of strike action over pay, working conditions and school funds. National Union of Teachers members will walk out first on Tuesday 5 July, after 91% of those who voted backed the action. The turnout was 25%. NUT deputy general secretary Kevin