The Evening Standard is reporting warnings from a head teacher that teenagers feel more stress from having to keep up appearances on social media than they do from exams…
Marion Gibbs, head of James Allen’s Girls School (JAGS) in Dulwich, said teenagers live in a goldfish bowl where they are under “horrendous” pressure to look good and be popular.
The TES is reporting that the outgoing head of Eton College has described teacher training as “a mess” and said it should be easier for unqualified teachers to get into the classroom…
Tony Little, who is preparing to leave the boarding school this summer, called for a national system that would open up teaching to people “without professional qualifications but with good subject knowledge”.
The TES is reporting that new research shows a keen sense of ambition is far more likely to keep teachers in the classroom than to tempt them to look elsewhere for work…
Teachers who set themselves difficult goals are more likely to stay within the profession long-term than their less goal-oriented colleagues, according to Brady Jones of Northwestern University in Chicago.
The BBC is reporting that an “inadequate” school, placed in special measures by Ofsted, was praised for its “vision” just weeks earlier by the DfE…
In March Ofsted said leadership, pupil safety and pupil achievement at Ely College were all “inadequate”.
The BBC is reporting that a Cornwall free school that cost taxpayers £4.5m to open has been described as “not a viable proposition” by its sponsors and is to be taken over by a larger school.
St Michael’s Catholic secondary school in Camborne is the only free school in Cornwall and opened with about 60 pupils in 2012.
The Mirror is reporting that comments made by Nicky Morgan on the Andrew Marr show have led to a backlash from teachers after admitting she thinks academies are better than local authority schools.
BBC host Andrew Marr asked her if ‘all things being equal’ she thought academies were a better type of school than those under council control.
The Mirror is reporting that a primary school headteacher has sent out a code of conduct to parents after she received e-mails that contained “abusive personal comments” about staff.
Tonia Crossman has written to parents about “harsh judgements and opinions” on social media commenting on how Emmer Green Primary School is run.
The Manchester Evening News is reporting that hundreds of students fear they may have flunked their history A-Level after a topic they had not been taught appeared in an exam.
Students and teachers reportedly reacted with horror when they opened the AS Level history paper on Wednesday, which some A2 level students were re-taking.