Operation Trojan Horse: Now 25 Birmingham schools under investigation for alleged Islamic extremist takeover plot
The investigation into an alleged plot by Islamic extremists to take over schools in Birmingham has widened after more than 200 complaints were received by the city council amid claims that religious hardliners threatened to overthrow secular head teachers.
Teachers need a period of calm and consensus in education rather than a "permanent revolution", Schools Minister David Laws said today.
Teachers' leaders are demanding a code of conduct for school inspections after warning education standards watchdog Ofsted had "lost all credibility".
Too many teachers are missing out on lunchtime breaks as schools scrap staffrooms and increase teacher workloads, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) annual conference has heard.
Many teachers are denied a break away from pupils, either because there is no staffroom available or because they are "required to do more in the same amount of time", teacher Alison Bradey told the conference in Manchester.Continue reading...
It was a love of comedy that encouraged Alex Blower to study a postgraduate degree in drama. After taking a year out to work as activities vice president at his student union, he decided that a master's qualification would allow him to specialise in his area of interest.
He says: "I wasn't sure at the time whether I wanted to go into higher education teaching or not, but I knew that I'd need a master's to do so, and that it would give me more of an idea of what academia was like."Continue reading...
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) have announced plans for a joint project to explore how directed independent learning is promoted in UK universities and colleges. The work will look at how courses are designed and delivered to do this most effectively.
Over recent months we have been developing our plans to deliver highly focused and evidence-informed projects which will support the sector in our shared drive to inspire teaching to transform learning. We can now confirm we have received the funding to do this.