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Pupils 'Taught On The Cheap' By Unqualified Teaching Assistants, Warns Union

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils are taught "on the cheap" by unqualified teaching assistants, a union has warned, Schools are drafting in cover supervisors and unqualified ...

'Guinea Pig' Pupils Tested Too Much, Warns Union Leader

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

"Guinea pig" pupils are tested too much and should not be labelled "substandard citizens" if they fail to meet the Government's definition of academic...

Assaults By Primary School Children 'On The Rise'

PA | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Primary school children are being suspended from school increasingly often for assaulting their teachers and classmates, according to official figures...

Back-To-Basics Lessons Branded As 'Boring'

PA | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers have unveiled proposals for a back-to-basics curriculum focusing on times-tables, spelling, reading and arithmetic but a union leader warned...

'You Don't Know What Stress Is' Ofsted Chief Tells Teachers

PA | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofsted's controversial chief inspector today launched a stinging attack on heads and teachers who make excuses and complain about their jobs, saying t...

350,000 Children In Poverty Could Lose Free School Meals, Charity Warns

PA | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 350,000 children could lose their free school meals under the government's planned welfare reforms, a charity has warned. An analysis by ...

Strike Sees Thousands Of Pupils Miss Lessons

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of children are missing lessons as teachers in Nottingham stage a walkout over proposed changes to school term dates. Nottingham City Cou...

'Toxic' Schools Segregate Pupils Along Class Lines, Warns Union Leader

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are segregated along class lines, leaving the poorest children struggling to achieve against poverty and deprivation, a teacher's leader warne...

Ofqual Backs Gove's Call To Change A-levels

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

England's qualifications watchdog has given its support to Michael Gove's proposal that universities play a larger role in A-level exams. In a lett...

Addictive Games Are 'Luring Young Into Violent Fantasy World'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Violent and addictive computer games are luring youngsters into a fantasy world of drugs, murder and crime, a union leader warned on Wednesday. It ...

Schools Need Discipline 'Like Corporal Punishment'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools need tough behaviour sanctions to rival corporal punishment as a deterrent for naughty pupils, teachers have warned. Current methods, such ...

Regional Pay 'Could Cause Teacher Crisis'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools could struggle to recruit staff if government plans to introduce regional pay for public-sector workers goes ahead, teachers are expected to w...

Poor Pupils Lagging Behind Rich Classmates Is A 'National Scandal'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It is a "national scandal" that poorer pupils are lagging up to a year behind their richer classmates in their schooling, Stephen Twigg will warn teac...

Price Of 'Very Small' School Dinners Rises - As Do Poverty Numbers

PA | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

England's young children are being served "very small" school dinners, and given limited choice despite paying more for their meals, a survey of teach...

Teachers 'Forced To Manipulate' Exam Results

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are bowing to pressure to make sure pupils pass exams and are being "forced to manipulate" results, a survey has suggested. One teacher ev...

Kicking, Punching And Shoving: The Bad Behaviour Teachers Deal With

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A third of teachers are forced to deal with physical violence from pupils, including one girl telling her teacher she would "kick the smile off her fa...

Teaching Unions Voice Fears Ahead Of Osborne's Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

As George Osborne prepares to unveil the Budget for 2012, teaching unions have voiced their fears over the future of funding for education. One sai...

Lucy Sherriff

'Unemployed Teachers Are Left To Fend From Themselves'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The unemployment landscape looks bleak. Teachers are struggling to find jobs, just like any other professionals, despite the government's drive to bui...

UCAC Latest Union To Reject Government's Pension Offer

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

One of the largest teaching unions in Wales has become the latest body to refuse the government's pension offer. UCAC, which has more than 4,500 me...

A Bum Deal For Teachers As More Pupils Start School Without Toilet Training

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More parents are turning their noses up at toilet training their children - instead leaving it to schools and teachers to handle the mishaps. Risin...

Union Refuses To Sign On The Line For Pension Proposals

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The government faced continued resistance to its controversial public sector pension reforms when members of the biggest teachers' union continued to ...

One In Five Teachers Victims Of 'Cyberbaiting' By Pupils Out For Revenge

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly a fifth of teachers are victims of "cyberbaiting" by pupils who deliberately taunt their teachers, film their reaction and then post it on the ...

Teachers Headed For 'Pension Poverty', Says Union

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are being condemned to "pension poverty" after a lifetime of teaching the nation's children, a union leader has warned. Dr Mary Bousted, g...

Teachers Descend On Parliament To Protest Against Pensions

PA | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of teachers and lecturers are descending on Parliament to protest against planned Government changes to their pensions. Teaching unions h...