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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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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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Proposals set out for exams and assessments in 2022

Exams expected to take place next year as Government and Ofqual launch consultations on arrangements to mitigate disruption to education.

From: Department for Education , Ofqual , and The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

Exams next year are set to recognise and mitigate the disruption to students’ education, under proposals on arrangements for 2022...

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Exeter pupils need encouragement more than catch-up sessions, survey suggests

Exeter pupils need encouragement, reassurance and mental health support, not a focus on “catching-up” or “lost learning”, a survey of children, parents and teachers in the city suggests.

Most parents (86 per cent), teachers (71 per cent) and pupils (88 per cent) who took part in the study were against children re-doing the school year, while 90 per cent of teachers, 80 per cent of...

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Boosting wellbeing with a Wave of Thanks for the teaching community

The educational publisher Twinkl has teamed up with the charity Mind and public sector buying organisation YPO to recognise the tireless work of educators and schools throughout the pandemic.

The Wave of Thanks campaign, launched this week, invites and encourages people globally to send in messages of thanks, and to share stories of educators who have supported them or their loved...