TAs’ wellbeing ‘ignored’, Ofsted assesses visits

TAs’ wellbeing ‘ignored’, Ofsted assesses visits

TAs ‘ignored in wellbeing charter’   Teaching assistants have been left out of the DfE’s new Education Staff Wellbeing Charter. For many, this shows once again the lack of status these core staff are given in schools. Leaving out TAs and other support staff is a...
Quality CPD entitlement, qualifications cull

Quality CPD entitlement, qualifications cull

Quality CPD entitlement ‘affordable’   Providing all teachers with at least 35 hours of quality CPD per year would cost less than 1% of the government’s total school expenditure, found a new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI). This entitlement to...
Schools speak out on impact of pandemic

Schools speak out on impact of pandemic

Severe impact on pupil wellbeing, challenges of social distancing, too much emphasis on academic catch up – senior leaders have spoken out about the impact of the pandemic on school life. They have also revealed the huge financial costs incurred.     ‘Put...
Changes afoot for 2022 exams, and school day

Changes afoot for 2022 exams, and school day

Speak out on next year’s exams   Ofqual wants your views on how to run next year’s exams. Solutions being considered include: advance notice of exam content choice of topics in some subjects formulae and equation sheets for GCSE maths, physics and combined...