An Interesting - and Awkward - Week for England's Classroom Unions

TES | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Other pesky issues tacked on the blog this week included the imminent scrap over the new National Curriculum, due to be published any day, and the chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw's stringent views on the state sector failing its brightest pupils.

Never a Quiet Minute With Michael Gove at the Tiller

TES | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Gove even found time on Wednesday to reveal that on Thursday he would be shadowing an Ofsted team as it inspected a school. To say this got the edu-citizens of Twitter going would be an understatement.

Famous Painting Could Earn School Up To £150k

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A primary school could earn up to £150,000 from the sale of a painting which has hung in its hall for the past 86 years. Captain of the Eleven by ...

Does Work Experience Actually Improve Job Prospects?

PA | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

There is a clear link between work experience at school and job prospects in later life, according to a study. A group of experts and policy makers...

Accused Teachers To Escape Disciplinary Action

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

Teachers are expected to escape disciplinary action due to the abolition of the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE), it was revealed on Friday...

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...

Only 17 Teachers Sacked For Incompetence In The Past Decade, Figures Show

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

More than 200 school teachers have been thrown out of the profession in the past decade, official figures have revealed. Since 2001, 228 have been ...

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...

Oh My Gove: Education Secretary Puts A Bible In Every School

PA | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Every school is to be sent a copy of the King James Bible to mark the 400th anniversary of its translation, it was revealed. The move was condemned...