The 1 per cent pay cap has got to go, says NAHT Edge

The 1 per cent pay cap has got to go, says NAHT Edge

NAHT Edge Director, James Bowen comments on the release of the STRB report on teachers' pay

"For far too long teachers have had to endure real-terms pay cuts."

11 July 2017/Number of views (1138)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
Research round-up 10th July

Research round-up 10th July

This fortnight's research covers Secondary TAs, social media and mental health and Stonewall's 2017 report

The latest educational research reports from the education sector.

10 July 2017/Number of views (1744)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
A long term plan is needed to address the recruitment and retention crisis

A long term plan is needed to address the recruitment and retention crisis

NAHT Edge response to the Education Committee's report on recruitment and retention

"The committee is right to say the government does not have a long term plan. When missing recruitment targets, there is no drive to include shortfalls in subsequent targets", says director of Edge James Bowen  

21 February 2017/Number of views (2347)/Comments (0)/
Government needs to get the basics right on recruitment

Government needs to get the basics right on recruitment

National Teaching Service will be scrapped

Until the government are prepared to address the real fundamental issues including teacher pay and workload these schemes are unlikely to have the desired impact

02 December 2016/Number of views (2424)/Comments (0)/
Recruitment, retention and middle leaders

Recruitment, retention and middle leaders

Why are schools finding that there is a shortage of middle leaders?

In the short term a dedicated middle leader can make sacrifices, willing to take on more because they are not only ambitious for themselves but committed to high quality education for pupils within their school. But is this sustainable asks Lara Ginn? 

21 November 2016/Number of views (4276)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Blogs
Annual recruitment survey shows growing problem with teachers leaving the profession

Annual recruitment survey shows growing problem with teachers leaving the profession

The data reveals that recruitment in schools has been in crisis for three years

James Bowen, director of NAHT Edge, said: “The difficulty school leaders are having recruiting middle and senior leadership roles is worrying and has significant consequences for the future if not addressed. Now more than ever we need teachers to be stepping up to leadership positions in schools, but instead too many are leaving as the long hours, weekend working, high pressure and low pay gets too much."

18 November 2016/Number of views (3451)/Comments (0)/
Research round-up

Research round-up

Reports on how exam stress is one of the factors linked to teen suicide and schools could address the recruitment crisis

Schools need to give teachers more support and overhaul their recruitment processes, new research by Randstad Education suggests

07 June 2016/Number of views (4848)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
The White Paper

The White Paper

What does it mean for middle leaders?

The issue of universal academisation has understandably dominated coverage of the government’s recent White Paper. However, there’s a lot more to the paper than just this one issue. Measures to tackle geographical inconsistencies in the quality of schools, further reforms to Ofsted inspections and changes to how teachers gain qualified teacher status are just a few of the other areas that are covered.

03 May 2016/Number of views (5191)/Comments (0)/
Research round-up

Research round-up

Reports on how a perfect storm sees the recruitment crisis worsen and the future for examining

Despite spending £700 million a year on enlisting and training new teachers, the government has failed to meet its recruitment targets for the last four years, a critical report from the National Audit Office has revealed. 

16 February 2016/Number of views (6148)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Employment
Research round-up

Research round-up

Reports on the achievements of young people at the end of key stage four in England and how there’s an “insufficient supply” of senior leaders willing to become head teachers

The percentage of disadvantaged white British boys achieving the expected standard at key stage four lags behind the national average for poorer children, performance statistics published by the Department for Education have revealed.

02 February 2016/Number of views (5171)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 53)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 53)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

In this issue of your news round-up we look at the latest guidance on school transport, how the Education Secretary’s suggestion to allow anyone to choose to move from the Upper to the Main Pay Range is a real risk and how to get your students to become engaged in the democratic process.

15 December 2015/Number of views (4560)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Newsletter
Teachers’ pay from 1 September 2013 (Northern Ireland)

Teachers’ pay from 1 September 2013 (Northern Ireland)

Pay scales for qualified teachers

Teachers’ pay scale 2013 including main pay scale, upper pay scale, teaching allowances, special needs allowances, and recruitment and retention allowances.

05 September 2014/Number of views (12332)/Comments (0)/
Recruitment and retention incentive benefits

Recruitment and retention incentive benefits

School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document

This advice summarises the ability of the relevant body to award recruitment and retention incentive benefits

26 August 2014/Number of views (6051)/Comments (0)/
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How praise can lead to self-doubt – and what to do about it

It feels great to be told we are brilliant, and it makes us more successful.

Jackie Beere

The year ahead

As every teacher will tell you, the start of a new school year brings with it a tangible sense of new beginnings.

James Bowen

New middle leaders: what issues do they face and what training would help?

Newly appointed middle leaders could benefit from some tailored training in their new roles, according to a new research project.

Susan Young