Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 15/08/2019

‘Nightmare’ £7bn pension cost could hit teacher pay – Warning follows Court of Appeal ruling that transitional arrangements for public sector pension reforms were unlawful. The Teachers’ Pension Scheme has been hit by a £7 billion cost that one analyst has warned could lead to teacher pay being frozen or pensions being made less generous. […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 08/08/2019

Space travel should be STEAM-powered – ACS International Schools says that, if space travel is to continue, it is vital that schoolchildren are students of the STEAM approach to learning To ensure the longevity of space travel, says ACS International Schools, it is vital that schoolchildren are students of the STEAM approach to learning (science, […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 01/08/2019

‘Children who don’t fit? Maybe the problem is us’ – Special schools can be great, but if pupils are struggling, the solution isn’t to send them elsewhere. I’m not an opponent of specialist education. I sent my son to a special school, after all. But, as in life, families and everything else, in special education, […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 25/07/2019

Around 9,000 pupils were entered for the wrong science GCSE paper last year, analysis by Ofqual has revealed. Last summer, it emerged Ofqual had been forced to lower the pass grade for GCSE science higher tier exams amid concerns a large number of pupils would receive an “unclassified” grade. It has now emerged that this […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 18/07/2019

Pearson print textbooks to be phased out in the US as publisher rolls out digital first model – The education company said it would look at other digital first markets in the future. The British-owned publishing company, which supplies schools in 70 countries across world, said it was moving to a “digital first” model for […]