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Premier is reporting that England’s children’s commissioner says young people are left to ‘fend for themselves’ in the digital world.
New Year sees spike in interest in becoming a teacher
The TES is reporting that January is the busiest month for interest in becoming a teacher, according to National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, is reporting in The Conversation on why females are put off studying computer science.
New national funding formula will see 10,700 schools gain and 5,500 lose
The TES is reporting that following announcements from the National Audit Office over budget cuts, Justine Greening has outlined a new national funding formula (NFF).
The TES is reporting that 45% of headteachers in England are worried about teacher shortages disrupting their student’s education.
Toshiba increases education sector support through the launch of ‘Toshiba Transform’
Consultancy service dedicated to helping schools maximise their existing IT
The TES is reporting that the government has assigned £190 million for school improvement following a £600 million cut of the ESG.
Focus on teacher recruitment not school structures, Wilshaw tells ministers
The TES is reporting on Sir Michael Wilshaw’s final annual Ofsted report where he has told ministers to focus on teacher recruitment.
The Telegraph is reporting that a minister has warned schools to stop using iPads in lessons in order to prevent bullying. .”
Government’s eyes off the ball on teacher shortages
Commenting on the teacher training figures for the academic year 2016 to 2017, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:
The Mirror reports that Michael Gove has admitted it was a mistake to cancel the Building Schools for the Future programme.
Into Film Awards 2017 Announced
Celebrating young people’s creativity in filmmaking and reviewing, and Innovative Use of Film by Educators
The app will help UK schools and supply teachers connect directly, while saving a ........
Two-fifths of school leaders blame staff quitting profession for recruitment woes, poll shows
The TES is reporting that recent research has revealed that 4 in 5 schools have struggled to fill their vacancies in the past year.
The TES is reporting that Google is offering free training to teachers in the UK with the idea of bringing out virtual reality technology in schools.
Study finds that apps can teach children as well as teachers can
The Daily Mail is reporting that a recent study has found that iPad apps and technology can teach children just as well as teachers can.
It’s Anti-bullying week and The Telegraph is reporting that the number of children needing counselling for online bullying has increased by 88 per cent in five years.
Justine Greening: Technical education ‘has failed to offer a high-quality pathway into work’
The TES is reporting that the education secretary says the new Technical and Further Education Bill will help to create a ‘gold standard’ for FE.
The Guardian is reporting that schools in England will likely face a shortage of 19,000 headteachers by the year 2022.
Majority of heads say parents have abused their school and staff on social media
The TES is reporting that the majority of school leaders say parents have written negative online comments or abuse about their schools or staff over the past year, a cyberbullying survey has found.
Following last weeks post on the levels of obesity in children is rising, BT is reporting that schools should be rated on how physically fit their pupils are, the head of the NHS has said.
More than 1,000 schools found to be ‘spying’ on children’s internet browsing
The Daily Mail is reporting that data protection campaigners have warned that schools could be ‘normalising children to surveillance’ as more than a thousand schools are thought to be monitoring children’s internet usage.
TES is reporting that union leaders have emphasised the importance of managing finances in a school efficiently.
Teachers ‘forced to act as Big Brother’
The TES is reporting that critics say parents and pupils are kept in the dark about snooping software used to monitor students’ computer use
The BBC is reporting that more than 100 schools are either closed or cutting classes as a 48-hour strike by teaching assistants in County Durham gets under way.
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IPads ‘help improve young pupils’ skills’.

The BBC reports that young children’s maths, English and communication skills improve if they use iPads in school on a regular basis.

'Effectively Managing Teacher Workloads'

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) conducted a survey of over 16,000 teachers in September last year and found that: 90% of teachers had considered giving up teaching in the last two years because of workload.