Monthly Archives: March 2013

‘Gradgrind’ Michael Gove’s new curriculum is ‘so boring that truancy will rise,’ teachers warn

Bored pupils will play truant from school if Education Secretary Michael Gove goes ahead with his planned new “back to basics” national curriculum, teachers warned today.

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The new school laws on attendance that mean you can’t run away to the circus anymore

Travelling circuses could be hit with an exodus of performers as a result of proposed new education reforms, entertainers have warned.




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Teachers ‘scared to use red card’

Some teachers are too scared to report misbehaving children in case they get in to trouble, a union conference has heard.
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Warning of ‘unqualified teachers’

Teaching unions are warning that children in England are increasingly being taught by unqualified staff.
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International school project will track ospreys

Thousands of children from across Europe and Africa are to be brought together in a pioneering project to create a new generation of conservationists.




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VIDEO: Teachers debate curriculum changes

The revised national curriculum for schools in England is narrow and outdated, according to a motion to be debated at the National Union of Teachers’ conference.
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Teachers urge boycott of new Ofsted regime

Teachers have called for a boycott of school inspections after hearing that suicide rates within the profession have risen as a result of the stress they cause.




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NUT agrees on strikes

Teachers pledged their support yesterday for strike action in response to government plans to curb pay rises and increase pension contributions.




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Teachers oppose ‘narrow’ curriculum

The NUT conference will hear claims that the revised national curriculum for schools in England is narrow and outdated.
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Teachers back strike action on pay

Teachers chant ‘Gove must go’ as the NUT conference supports plans for industrial action over pay and pensions.
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