GOVERNMENT plans to “hunt down” the “rogue marker” who leaked the answers to the spelling, punctuation and grammar Sats test, as if this were the answer to its exam woes, are ludicrous.
So is the Department for Education’s claim that the leak is part of an...
Wednesday 11th May 2016
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
MINISTERS ordered a hunt yesterday for the “rogue marker” who released an excessively difficult Sats spelling and grammar test for six and seven-year-old pupils to a journalist.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb told MPs that the exam had been “mistakenly uploaded”...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Academies U-turn welcomed by Labour
Tuesday 10th May 2016
HEADTEACHERS could be balloted on strike action after they voted overwhelmingly against the government’s plans to force all schools to become academies.
A motion at the National Association of Head Teachers’ annual conference that “no schools should be forced to...
Monday 2nd May 2016
TEACHERS warned the Scottish government to be ready for a marking boycott yesterday if ministers continue to ignore concerns over their workload.
Scotland’s largest teaching union, Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), is to press ahead with a ballot on industrial action after...
TORY funding cuts will force English schools to sack staff and pack more pupils into every classroom, according to an alarming independent analysis revealed yesterday.
The House of Commons Library has forecast a “real terms cut in per pupil funding” that will leave schools...
Thursday 14th Apr 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
TEACHERS called for an urgent review into all public private partnership (PPP) contracts yesterday following the closure of schools built under the scheme due to safety fears.
Education union EIS made the call as Edinburgh City Council was forced to shut 17 schools after...
Tuesday 12th Apr 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
We’re stronger together, say ATL members
Thursday 7th Apr 2016
posted by Will Stone in Britain
TEACHERS issued a rallying cry against forced academisation of schools yesterday and gave unanimous support to strike action.
ATL delegates condemned the government’s white paper as “an attack on democracy,” calling for campaigns against it to be stepped up including...
Wednesday 6th Apr 2016
Gibb defends academy policy, delegates jeer
Tuesday 5th Apr 2016