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Young teachers are leaving profession over lack of classroom support, says schools inspector

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young teachers are being lost to the profession through a lack of support in the classroom, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has said.












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Scotland’s child poverty levels so severe teachers are sent advice on spotting malnourished students

Child poverty in Scotland is now so severe that teachers are being sent advice on how to spot if a child in their class is going hungry, amid evidence that the problem is having an increasingly serious impact on education.












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Schools must ‘urgently’ hire more minority teachers to give students fairer perception of discipline, say American researchers

Schools urgently need to hire more ethnic minority teachers because doing so will give students more positive attitudes and higher perceptions of fairness in discipline, according to a new study.












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Teachers seeing double in Scotland as one region welcomes record 19 sets of twins to school

Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one.












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Teachers and health workers will be legally required to report FGM under new law

Teachers and health workers will be legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation, under plans being launched by the Government this week.












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First year report: If cuts ignite the wrath of teachers, Nicky Morgan’s popularity will be tested

It was education’s JFK moment: where were you the moment you heard Michael Gove was longer education secretary?












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Schools are using ‘dubious practices’ to boost results, teacher’s union says

Schools are using “dubious practices” and even cheating to achieve better performance results because of the intense pressure of the Government’s test and exam system, a major study for the largest teaching union has found.












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Staffordshire school bans short skirts because they’re ‘distracting’ to male teachers and pupils

Pupils have been banned from wearing short skirts at a Staffordshire school because they are distracting to male teachers and other pupils.












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TV shows like Grange Hill and Waterloo Road put would-be teachers off profession, says chief schools inspector

TV programmes like ‘Grange Hill’ and ‘Waterloo Road’ have helped create a teacher recruitment crisis by putting would-be recruits off from joining the profession, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has declared.










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Teachers speak out over Nicky Morgan’s reappointment as education secretary

Nicky Morgan has been reappointed as Education Secretary in David Cameron’s post-election cabinet reshuffle.










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