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Government supporting schools and colleges to provide face-to-face learning for millions of children and young people

Over 585 former teachers have already come forward to support face-to-face learning

From: Department for Education

Hundreds of former teachers have signed up with supply agencies following the Education Secretary’s call for them to temporarily return to the profession, data published (on Wednesday 12 January) shows.

Initial data from around ten per cent of supply agencies...

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Education Secretary calls for ex-teachers to return to classrooms

Omicron expected to cause increased staff absence levels in the spring term, with former teachers needed to expand supply staff across country.

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published 20 December 2021

The Government is asking former teachers who have the skills and time to return to the classroom to sign up from today.

The Omicron...

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Plans to develop world class teachers through high-quality training and support

The government has confirmed reforms for initial teacher training to ensure all children and young people receive an excellent education.

From: Department for Education and Robin Walker MP

Published 1 December 2021

Trainee teachers will benefit from high-quality mentoring and increased time on school placements, through government reforms to drive up teacher training...

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Two in three teachers in the South West don’t know how to teach a deaf child

Two in three teachers in the South West don’t know how to teach a deaf child
  • 67% of teachers aren’t confident they can teach deaf children effectively.
  • A third aren’t receiving crucial support from specialist staff.
  • Deaf children in the region already achieve an entire grade less at GCSE, even though deafness isn’t a learning disability.
  • The National
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VR and robots will have major role in the classroom but we must solve the engagement issue

New research into children’s education post-pandemic finds glaring gap between engagement levels and tech-enabled teaching

New research published today from edtech gaming studio, Kuato Studios , has found that 18 months since nationwide lockdowns began, the top priority for teachers across the UK and US is bridging the gap between decreasing children’s engagement levels and using tech...

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New teaching facilities as more people enter post-16 education

£83 million investment to create extra space so schools and colleges can continue to offer places to all young people.

From: Department for Education and Alex Burghart MP

Published 9 November 2021

Teaching facilities across England will be extended and transformed for 16-19 year olds as part of a new £83 million investment in post-16 providers.

Demand is expected to...

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All schools and colleges to receive extra funding for catch up

Every pupil in every school to benefit from significant new investment in education to help young people catch up on lost learning

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Every school and college in England will have more money to support young people’s recovery from the impact of the pandemic, as the government confirms billions of pounds of additional...

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Over £300 million to attract and develop world-class teachers and leaders

New trainee teachers can get bursaries of up to £24,000 and existing teachers in all state schools can access free courses to develop their skills.

From: Department for Education and Robin Walker MP

Published 12 October 2021

Graduates applying to train as teachers in high-demand subjects will receive thousands of pounds in tax-free cash bursaries under Government plans to...

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Salary boosts for new maths, science and computing teachers

Salary boosts for new maths, physics, chemistry and computing teachers

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Teachers in the early years of their careers will be able to get a salary boost of up to £3,000 tax-free to teach maths, physics, chemistry and computing.

This will support recruitment and retention of specialist teachers in these subjects and...

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New support for teachers to help pupils manage emotions and have their voices heard when parents separate

Experts have designed new lesson plans to help pupils manage the emotions they may feel when parents separate and ensure their voices are heard during this difficult time.

The new resources, ‘The Rights Idea?’ are designed to help schools sensitively tackle parental separation as part of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum. They have been produced by Professor. Anne Barlow and Dr Jan...