What if schools turn into academies?

At the beginning of 2016 the UK government proposed to turn all schools into academies. However, in May 2016, the Guardian newspaper reported that the government has abandoned plans to change all state schools in England to become academies. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/06/government-backs-down-over-plan-to-make-all-schools-academies The original plan was that all state schools in England should become academies by the

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Teachers’ salaries (UK)

Qualified teachers in the UK typically earn from £22,244 to £37,871, although leading practitioners can earn up to £58,677. Of course, head teachers earn more and usually earn between £43,665 and £107,210. You will earn more if you are teaching in the London area. If you are an unqualified teacher you can expect to earn

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Teachers’ pay hits the headlines again

Teachers’ pay hits the headlines again as the OECD reports on education’s global top earners. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced an annual report on global teachers’ pay. In the report teachers pay is ranked by country and though in England teachers are amongst the best paid in the World, England

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School news roundup

The School news roundup for the first week highlights issues around: teacher recruitment, school location as a factor in achievement, STEM skill shortages and also school dinners. Teacher recruitment The recent TV advert from the Department for Education Get into Teaching aired on 27 October 2015, and positions teaching as a career of choice. It

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Commute drives job applications

Commute drives job applications Schools Week reports. In a recent survey by Schools Week it was found that 40% of teachers and school leaders said that they first considered the commute from home when looking for a new job. A convenient commute, especially as many teachers have children, was the primary concern for teachers. Though

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