Schools And Young People Need To Know They Can Depend On Their Government To Provide An Education System That Works

Paul Whiteman | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Whiteman

Any vision for the future has to begin with full and fair funding for all schools, so it is welcome to hear this promise from Labour. A lack of anything credible to say on school funding from The Conservatives was one of the things that contributed to their poorer than expected General Election result. Nearly a million people switched their votes on Polling Day because the 'school funding has never been higher' mantra rang so hollow.

Summer Holidays May Be Here But We Won't Stop Fighting For Fair School Funding

Paul Whiteman | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Whiteman

As I said to parents on Sunday no matter how effective the campaign may have been up to now, we cannot allow the government to wriggle off the hook when it comes to funding. This week, they tried to do just that, by responding to calls from parents, governors, teachers and school leaders with fresh proposals for the education budget. Fresh proposals, for sure. But certainly no new money.

National Association of Head Teachers Announces Support for No More Page 3

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Davies-Arai

The NAHT have just announced publicly their support for the No More Page 3 campaign, an acknowledgement of the harm caused to young people by the public visibility of Page 3 images from those on the frontline.

Gove Heckled By Head Teachers

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK

Michael Gove faced the wrath of headteachers on Saturday over the state of the education system, just hours after they passed a landmark vote of no co...

Heads Pass 'No Confidence' Vote On Gove Policies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK

Headteachers passed a vote of no confidence in the Government's education policies on Saturday. Many of education secretary Michael Gove's reforms ...

Gove Like 'A Fanatical Personal Trainer', Union Chief Warns

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK

Education Secretary Michael Gove is not a champion of education, more a "fanatical personal trainer" urging headteachers to go "faster, faster, higher...

GCSE Legal Challenge Reaches High Court

PA | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A legal challenge over this summer's GCSE English controversy is due to begin at the High Court on Tuesday. An alliance of pupils, schools, local c...

Pupils Join Unions To Legally Challenge GCSE Grades

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils have joined forces to launch a legal challenge against Ofqual to have their GCSE English exam papers re-graded. Around 180 students aged bet...

Ofsted 'Cutting And Pasting' School Reports

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofsted has been accused of "cutting and pasting" school inspection reports after two documents contained a number of identical sentences and phrases, ...

Ofsted Chief Makes Dramatic U-Turn On No-Notice Inspections

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofsted's controversial chief inspector made a U-turn on one of his key policies on Tuesday. Sir Michael Wilshaw has backed down on contentious plan...

'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...

Heads Need Parents' Backing To Challenge Government, Says Union

PA | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers must win the backing of parents rather than simply striking if they are to challenge government policies effectively and promote their ow...

Heads May Boycott Controversial Reading Tests

PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers could boycott the Government's controversial new reading test for six-year-olds if it is used "as a stick to beat schools with", a union ...

Pupil Premium Used To Plug School Budget Cuts, Heads Warn

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are being forced to use the Government's flagship pupil premium to plug cuts to their budgets, headteachers are warning. More than four-fif...

Schools Trick Ofsted 'By Sending Naughty Children To Alton Towers'

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are tricking Ofsted by using a range of underhand tactics to pass their inspections, including shipping unruly children off to Alton Towers, t...

Schools Without Leaders A 'Worrying' Possibility

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Schools could be left without leaders as "worrying trends" reveal hundreds struggle to recruit headteachers, allegedly due to pay cuts and rising work...

Head Teachers To Vote On Pensions Strike

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PA -- Head teachers are to begin voting on whether to take strike action in the continuing bitter row over public sector pensions. The National Ass...

Head Teacher Union Makes History By Balloting Over Strikes

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) announced on Thursday it will ballot its members for the first time ever over whether to strike on th...

Teachers To Protest Over Pensions

PA | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Thousands of teachers and lecturers are to hold a demonstration at Parliament next month in a fresh protest at the Government's c...