Teacher workload is among one of the greatest issues schools face nowadays. Over recent years this has become a source of wide scale discussion within the profession and in the media. The government has, through recent independent reviews, endeavoured to identify some of the primary factors causing the heavy workload faced by teaching staff and means by which all stakeholders can redress this.
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In this issue of your news round-up we look at the latest guidance on standards for schools’ premises, our advice following a second SATs test being accidently published online, the government abandons its plans to force schools to become academies and how the ‘cancelled’ key stage one SpaG test will still be used to set the standards for seven-year-olds.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has earmarked £2million to fund new research trials into the most effective marking strategies after its study found there’s a “critical lack of evidence” in the area.
In this issue of your news round-up we look at the latest guidance on what the proposals in the White Paper mean for middle leaders, how the testing regime is both “chaotic and distracting,” how a petition by a middle leader echoes the concerns we’ve raised with government regarding the EBacc, and parliament to investigate sexual harassment and violence in schools.
In this issue of your news round-up we look at the latest guidance on budgetary pressures for schools, what the exam watchdog said in response to our concerns regarding the National Reference Test, how marking is a “bad use” of teachers’ time and why it’s vital the “best brains” support children during the early years.
Ofqual wants to hear from students on its proposed changes to the marking review and appeals system.
Pupils won’t benefit from the abolition of national curriculum (NC) levels according to a recent survey of NAHT primary and secondary members and NAHT Edge members.
The TES recently reported NAHT is concerned with the number of incorrect marks in this year’s SATs results.
In March 2015, Ofsted published updated guidance on the marking practices it expects to see when carrying out inspections in schools.
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As every teacher will tell you, the start of a new school year brings with it a tangible sense of new beginnings.
Newly appointed middle leaders could benefit from some tailored training in their new roles, according to a new research project.
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