Tories refuse to reverse school budget cuts as new funding formula is announced

International Teaching

7/9/17

The Government has been accused of “papering over the cracks” after it announced a new funding formula for schools that will see budgets fall in real terms and which “does nothing” to reverse cuts that have already been made.  Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, said schools will be given a funding rise of 0.5 per cent per pupil next year and a 1 per cent increase in 2019-20. The most under-funded schools will see their budgets rise by 3 per cent. Ms Greening announced in July that an additional £1.3bn will be invested in primary and secondary education. 'Worrying rise' in exclusion rates for children with autism 

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Announcing the government response to the consultations on primary assessment and the recommendations of the Rochford Review.

International Teaching

6/9/17

Primary education is fundamentally important to ensuring that every child receives the best possible start in life. As I set out in my statement to Parliament in March this year, the primary assessment and accountability system has a crucial role to play in ensuring that every child, no matter what their background or where they go to school, benefits from a high-quality primary education. Last October, I set out my intention to establish a settled, trusted primary assessment system. To help us move towards this, we published earlier this year parallel consultation documents on the long-term future of primary assessment and on future assessment arrangements for children working below the

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GET YOUR STUDENTS TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT CHILDREN CAUGHT UP IN CONFLICTS

International Teaching

5/9/17

Free Teaching Resources

Is ‘disability’ a word your students associate with the war in Syria? Much has been written about the conflict but few people realise it is one of the most disabling wars in history. Over two million people have been injured and one in five Syrian refugees now has a disability. War has changed and towns and cities are now battlefields; hospitals and schools are regularly bombed. This term your students can learn more, get involved and speak up to protect innocent civilians. Your students can take action and develop their citizenship skills by exploring the impact of conflict on Syrian children as part of Handicap International’s Forgotten 10 Challenge – 10 days of action from 1st to 10th December.

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Success for Learning Nexus and Safran on Learning Technologies Awards 2017 shortlistI

International Teaching

5/9/17

Safran Landing Systems, in partnership with learning solution provider Learning Nexus, have been shortlisted for their new revolutionary onboarding training. The shortlist for Learning Technologies 2017 was announced on Tuesday 12th September, where around 400 applicants eagerly awaited the fate of their learning success entries. With over 40 entries in to the “Excellence in Design of Learning Content – Commercial Sector”, Learning Nexus and Safran Landing Systems are delighted to have been shortlisted for their entry to the UK category. Learning Nexus and Safran Landing Systems decided to enter the Awards after the huge success of a new onboarding solution implementing earlier in the year. The solution is seen to be revolutionary by Safran, as the blended solution

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'Worrying rise' in number of children with autism being expelled or suspended from school

International Teaching

4/9/17

Autistic children are increasingly being suspended or expelled from school, official figures show. The number of times youngsters with autistic spectrum disorder were permanently excluded rose by more than a third in 12 months, while fixed term exclusions increased by around a quarter, according to statistics published by the Department for Education (DfE). One charity said it was “very worrying” that recorded exclusions for these children were rising, as it warned it was concerned pupils were also being excluded from lessons unofficially. 

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