Teacher Workload: The Elephant in the Room?

Teacher Workload: The Elephant in the Room?

A personal perspective from Lara Ginn

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.

16 November 2016/Number of views (3958)/Comments (0)/
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Dispelling Ofsted myths

Dispelling Ofsted myths

Materials from the standards watchdog to clear-up common misconceptions

Still confused about what colour pen to use when marking?

23 June 2016/Number of views (4675)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 70)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 70)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

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.

10 May 2016/Number of views (3606)/Comments (0)/
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Urgent need for more studies on the impact of marking strategies, says new report

Urgent need for more studies on the impact of marking strategies, says new report

Research trials funded by the Education Endowment Foundation to fill the evidence gap

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.

09 May 2016/Number of views (5232)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 69)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 69)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

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.

03 May 2016/Number of views (3296)/Comments (0)/
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NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 67)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 67)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

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.

19 April 2016/Number of views (4180)/Comments (0)/
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Students’ views wanted on exam marking review and appeals system

Students’ views wanted on exam marking review and appeals system

Get your students to tell the exam watchdog what they think for a chance to win an iPad

Ofqual wants to hear from students on its proposed changes to the marking review and appeals system.

03 March 2016/Number of views (5781)/Comments (0)/
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Pupils unlikely to benefit from the abolition of national curriculum levels

Pupils unlikely to benefit from the abolition of national curriculum levels

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.

25 September 2015/Number of views (4219)/Comments (0)/
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SATs results - marking concerns

SATs results - marking concerns

Request for evidence of any marking mistakes

The TES recently reported NAHT is concerned with the number of incorrect marks in this year’s SATs results.

29 July 2015/Number of views (4618)/Comments (0)/
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Ofsted inspections: clarification for schools

Ofsted inspections: clarification for schools

Marking and feedback should be in line with the school’s assessment policy

In March 2015, Ofsted published updated guidance on the marking practices it expects to see when carrying out inspections in schools.

05 May 2015/Number of views (9843)/Comments (0)/
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