Two of Britain’s biggest teaching unions discuss creating a ‘superunion’

The country’s most militant teaching union is in talks with a more moderate rival with a view to creating a new “superunion” for the profession.

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Muslim leader: ‘Teaching British values in schools creates atmosphere of suspicion’

Snap inspections of schools to see if they are teaching “British Values” have created an atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust, a Muslim leader has warned.

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Pupils to try Chinese-style teaching

A group of British teenagers will be taught by Chinese teachers in a unique experiment for a BBC documentary to test whether Shanghai’s education system is as good as it is cracked up to be.

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Teaching unions warn of self-harm epidemic among students

An epidemic of self-harm is blighting the lives of students across the country, with schools unable to offer assistance due to a shortage of support services, teaching unions have warned.

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Strength in numbers: Teaching maths that relates to the real-world

The new ruling, designed to ensure the country becomes more maths literate, came into force this September, so Hollie and her classmates at Abingdon and Witney Further Education College in Oxfordshire are among the first in the country to face the new regime.

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British values teaching plans are too narrow, says Church

The Christian commandment to “love your neighbour” should be included in the “British values” taught to schoolchildren, the Church of England has suggested – warning against making them a narrow test of patriotism.

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From the City to the classroom: ex-financier wins teaching prize

A City finance worker who took a £40,000 pay cut to pursue greater job satisfaction in the classroom has been named one of the best teachers in Britain.

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Sir Chris Woodhead interview: Former head of Osted and scourge of the teaching profession on academies, Michael Gove and motor neurone disease – ‘For those who thought that I was finished – I’ve got news for you’

A wry smile forms on former Chief Schools Inspector Sir Chris Woodhead’s lips as he contemplates one of the lesser-known consequences of his illness.

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Albus Dumbledore voted the teaching profession’s favourite teacher

Teachers have today chosen their favourite role model: Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Harry Potter’s school, Hogwarts, heads their all-time top 10 of teachers from the world of fiction.

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Ofsted ‘biased on teaching methods’

A think tank says teachers are being marked down by Ofsted for using traditional “chalk and talk” teaching methods.
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