Teachers: ‘Our pupils are targeting us’ with more than a quarter victims of abuse on social media

The Independent - 15 hours 48 min ago

Teachers are facing an increasing barrage of “vile” sexual abuse, unfair allegations of incompetence and videos of themselves taken without their consent being posted online by their pupils, according to a report seen by The Independent.








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Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw takes charge of Birmingham ‘Islamist’ schools inquiry

The Independent - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 22:51

The Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, is to take personal charge of the investigation into claims that Muslim hardliners have taken over a number of schools in Birmingham and begun segregating boys and girls in class.








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Joint strikes by major teaching unions unlikely

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 20:08
NUT and NASUWT take different stances on industrial action at their respective annual conferences Continue reading...






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Teachers to boycott new 'baseline' test for infants

Telegraph - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 20:07
National Union of Teachers preparing to back plans for campaign of 'non-compliance' around the Coalition's new literacy and numeracy test for four year-olds, saying it will damage children's development






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Teachers consider boycott over testing of four-year-olds

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 18:48
National Union of Teachers conference debates motion criticising plan for 'baseline assessment' of literacy and numeracy Continue reading...






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Wilshaw takes charge of Trojan Horse

BBC - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 17:58
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.
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Teachers complain about behaviour of Ofsted inspectors investigating 'plot'

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 17:33
NUT's Birmingham executive says teachers were asked if they were homophobic and were told schools would be downgraded Continue reading...






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Ofsted chief to take charge of probe into Islamic school plot

Telegraph - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 15:52
Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, will take personal control of the alleged "Trojan Horse" plot in Birmingham as the National Union of Teachers say the investigation is biased






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Menopause 'worse' in too warm schools

BBC - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 13:10
High temperatures, poor ventilation and lack of drinking water in schools make the menopause particularly tough for teachers, the NUT has heard.
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Extremism in Birmingham schools?

BBC - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 12:47
Investigating claims of Islamic "takeovers" of schools
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Teachers' election year strike threat

BBC - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 11:48
The NASUWT teachers' union warns of industrial action in the run up to next year's general election.
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Teachers put strike vote on hold

BBC - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 10:39
The NUT conference rejects calls for a four-day autumn strike, but could still press for a summer classroom walk-out
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Islamist plot in schools: At last, Ofsted knows it must act

Telegraph - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 07:30
Those denying plot to 'Islamise' schools are starting to look silly in the face of hard evidence






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An education that's hard to beat

Telegraph - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 07:00
Josie Gurney-Read joins North Scarle Primary School on an excursion to a Happy Egg farm; part of a new food education project launched last month






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My parents didn't care about school, but my teachers inspired me to achieve

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 07:00
'If you don't support students who have difficult home lives, you lose them.' Teacher Alicia McKeown discusses how her own education informed her teaching career Continue reading...






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Top head attacks 'prejudice' towards Latin in state schools

Telegraph - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 06:10
The president of the Association of School and College Leaders calls for more schools to offer subjects such as Latin to narrow the gap between the state and private sector






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Classrooms put under 'permanent surveillance' by CCTV

Telegraph - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 06:00
The NASUWT claim that teachers and pupils are being put under "permanent surveillance" because of a rise in the number of schools using CCTV in the classroom






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Learning and teaching experiences in transnational education

Higher Education Academy - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 02:00

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is pleased to announce the publication of two new reports focusing on the quality of learning and teaching in transnational education (TNE); one focusing on the student perspective (commissioned from the National Union of Students (NUS)) and the other focusing on the perspective of UK staff leading or delivering TNE, led by the HEA.

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Student approaches to learning seminar available online

Higher Education Academy - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 02:00

The HEA’s research seminar/webinar series continued on 8 April, when Dr Michael Tomlinson, University of Southampton, spoke about the impact of policy changes on student approaches and attitudes to learning in higher education (HE). The seminar coincided with the launch of a research report funded by the HEA.

 

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New research into the impact of policy changes on student attitudes to learning

Higher Education Academy - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 02:00

Students have a mixed level of identification with the notion of themselves as ‘consumers’, and they continue to value excellent teaching, research published today into the impact of policy changes on student attitudes and approaches to learning in higher education shows.

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