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  • Caution Over School Online Environments
    Caution Over School Online Environments 15.05.22

    As England sets digital and tech standards for schools, Stewart Watts, vice-president for EMEA at edtech firm, D2L says teachers need to consider carefully how best to upgrade. In March, education secretary Nadhim Zahawi, promised high-speed internet for all schools…

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  • Welsh New Curriculum Set
    Welsh New Curriculum Set 13.05.22

    Welsh schools are under ‘enormous’ pressure – but when it comes to the new curriculum, there’s much to learn from Scotland’s experiences Scotland began rolling out its curriculum – Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) – in 2010, in the wake of the global…

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  • Absent Male Teachers
    Absent Male Teachers 09.05.22

    The number of male secondary school teachers in England has fallen to its lowest proportion on record, according to new research that also highlights an alarming lack of senior teaching staff from ethnic minorities. An erosion in teachers’ pay has had “serious…

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  • The Great Outdoors
    The Great Outdoors 05.05.22

    Gordonstoun, the Moray boarding school which inspired the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, supports a call for at least one week of residential outdoor education to be compulsory in all Scottish schools. A formal consultation opened on a Member’s Bill put…

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  • London Leading The Way
    London Leading The Way 11.03.22

    Adobe2 explores how a new adult education quality mark could take the edge on future bids for funding. London appears to be the first authority with a devolved adult education budget to introduce its own quality mark scheme of this kind….

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  • Teaching Change
    Teaching Change 31.01.22

    A new survey reveals two-thirds of teachers believe climate change is not taught adequately in schools – as the student-written Climate Education Bill heads for its second reading in parliament. Student Scarlett Westbrook and Britain’s youngest MP, Nadia Whittome, are…

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  • Testing The Line
    Testing The Line 10.01.22

    Abode2 investigates the future of exams process as AQA launches a major pilot of up to 2,500 secondary school students, trialling online GCSE examinations This year, a selection of students will sit their final year exams solely on screen, under…

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  • Future Proofed
    Future Proofed 03.10.21

    After a turbulent 18 months across the globe, Neil Pockett, Director of @school-in-UK, shines a light on how independent schools are successfully accommodating their international students This year, more than ever, @school-in-UK has witnessed the importance of the personal touch…

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  • Algorithm Angst
    Algorithm Angst 17.08.21

    A year ago, when the prime minister blamed a “mutant algorithm” for A-level students receiving lower than their predicted grades, a new phrase entered political discourse. Since then, the government’s proposed housing algorithm has been labelled “mutant” by the Conservative…

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