4th April 2016
The TES is reporting that there is more evidence that the rising workload is driving teachers away from the profession and exacerbating the recruitment crisis. More than eight in 10 teachers have considered leaving the profession – with an overwhelming majority looking to exit because of workload, a new poll by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has found.
Read the article in full here.
Ofsted have published information about the way they assess the Parents’ view of schools. In the introduction they explain:
Parent View is an online questionnaire that allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time. It is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views about their child’s school to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.
The document below goes on to explain how Ofsted uses Parent View.
The Secretary of State for Education has presented the document below to Parliament. In the foreword to the document she opens with:
Education has the power to transform lives and, for me, is a matter of social justice – extending opportunity to every child, wherever they live and whatever their background. Good schools and a well-educated population make our country stronger, fairer, wealthier and more secure, and higher standards in the classroom mean better life chances for everyone. Investing in our education system is an investment in the future of our nation.
12 April, 2016
A new report published by School Dash has delved into the data to try and determine whether academies get better results than local authority-maintained school. Click the link to read the full article or:
13 April, 2016
The DfE have published a document providing information intended to dispel some common myths and misconceptions about the academies programme. The document addresses the following 10 ‘myths’:
Read the document here.