teaching

College of Teaching ‘standards’ plan

A blueprint for an independent professional body for teachers says it would set standards and share research.
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Teaching standards ‘need to rise’

The quality of teaching in Wales needs to improve if overall standards in schools are to have any chance of increasing, inspectors say.
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Teaching in tongues: the bilingual pre-school tapping new potential

The children in this nursery in the leafy London suburb of Richmond are busy acting out a story about a bear in a forest. Stage directions, however, are being given to them by their teacher in Russian.


    








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What the £9,000 fee gets you: less teaching time

University lecturers devote less time to teaching now their students are paying £9,000 a year for courses than they did when tuition was free, the universities minister, David Willetts, reveals today.


    








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Union rejects teaching changes

Members of Scotland’s largest teachers’ union have rejected proposed changes to their working conditions
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What the £9,000 fee gets you: less teaching time

University lecturers devote less time to teaching now their students are paying £9,000 a year for courses than they did when tuition was free, the universities minister, David Willetts, reveals today.


    








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Unions accuse schools of teaching on the cheap by using classroom assistants told to cover lessons

Schools have been accused of teaching on the cheap by using unqualified staff to take lessons.


    








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Ofsted says religious education teaching ‘not good enough’

Many pupils leave school with scant knowledge or understanding of religion and beliefs, according to a report by Ofsted inspectors released today.


    








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Supply teaching rise ‘hits learning’

An increasing use of supply teachers to cover sickness absence is affecting pupils’ learning, two critical reports warn.
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Teaching union leader Alison Sherratt warns of exam ‘drilling’ of schoolchildren

Children are being subjected to regimented school days in which they are drilled to pass tests rather than enjoy their education, a union leader has warned.


    








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