‘Private schools, take pupils in care or risk tax’
Nadhim Zahawi, parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Education, wants to expand the Boarding Schools Partnership – which offers places to children who are in the care of local authorities – to 1,000 private schools.… Read the rest
How can schools help working class children in an education system that’s failing them?
“I really don’t care – do you?” That was the slogan printed on Melania Trump’s jacket (from Zara, fashion watchers) that made headlines back in the summer when she visited detention camps for migrant children. … Read the rest
Teachers’ pay demand gets short shrift from Mackay
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has dealt a blow to Scottish teachers’ hopes of winning an inflation-busting 10 per cent pay rise, insisting that the profession has been made a “fair and affordable” offer.… Read the rest
Need to know: What can schools expect from the Budget?
This key moment in the political calendar has been moved from its traditional Wednesday slot, avoiding an unfortunate coincidence with Halloween, but will it nevertheless turn out to be a nightmare for schools?… Read the rest
More students seek mental health support, analysis shows – Video
The number of students seeking mental health support while studying at university has increased by more than 50% in five years, analysis suggests. … Read the rest
BME academic staff face pay gap at Cambridge University
Black and minority ethnic academics at Cambridge are making on average almost £12,000 less per year than their white counterparts, it has been reported. … Read the rest
‘Respect between teachers and managers is key’
Although one of my favourite pastimes is choosing a suitable stick with which to give to management, I’m not as near-sighted to think that there are not distinct pressures for all levels of staffing when it comes to colleges.… Read the rest