Secret Teacher: My outstanding school felt like a results factory | Teacher Network | The Guardian

Visiting a number of schools around here which are considered outstanding I notice one common thread, a senior leadership team that thinks to be a good leader your staff have to fear you. Once the fear is taken away the senior leaders are exposed for what they are. The Secret Teacher hints at the fear in this article. Moving from a school that Ofsted consistently rated … Continue reading Secret Teacher: My outstanding school felt like a results factory | Teacher Network | The Guardian

There’s trouble with transparency in the UK’s academies | Teacher Network | The Guardian

Developing good relationships with business is essential for academies, but critics say the system is plagued by secrecy and conflicts of interest Across the country, academies have been plagued by allegations of financial impropriety, conflicts of interest and even corruption. Source: There’s trouble with transparency in the UK’s academies | Teacher Network | The Guardian Continue reading There’s trouble with transparency in the UK’s academies | Teacher Network | The Guardian

Workload, low pay and respect for the profession at an all-time low: no wonder no one wants to be a teacher | News

I’d like to be optimistic about the future of teaching, writes this educationist, but it sometimes seems too hard Source: Workload, low pay and respect for the profession at an all-time low: no wonder no one wants to be a teacher | News Continue reading Workload, low pay and respect for the profession at an all-time low: no wonder no one wants to be a teacher | News

Open Letter to David Cameron About the Retrospective Student Loan Hike | Martin Lewis

  “As you may be aware, I have engaged lawyers who are currently looking at whether this change can be challenged legally. Yet this is just as much a moral issue as a legal one. A retrospective change will destroy any trust current and future generations can have in the student finance system, and perhaps, even more widely, in the political system as a whole.” … Continue reading Open Letter to David Cameron About the Retrospective Student Loan Hike | Martin Lewis