Teachers Criticise New Remote Learning Government Guidelines

The recent updates to the government’s guidelines regarding remote learning have been branded as “unrealistic” and “a distraction” by heads and teaching profession leaders. The non-statutory guidance has triggered some teachers who feel as though the expectations set out by this new guidance system are unreasonable. Key expectations include: to deliver high-quality remote education when…

Deaf Pupils Disadvantaged in Mainstream Schools

New research shockingly reveals that 40 out of 150 councils now have no specialist teaching units for deaf pupils, due to closures. Furthermore, the research shown by an interactive map by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), shows that nearly one in 10 units have closed in the past five years, with just 237 now remaining. As…

One in 12 Teachers Absent Due to Covid

According to the latest data, one in 12 teachers were said to be absent from schools in England during the first week of term. As a consequence, numerous schools have been unable to find temporary staff to cover the absences. Furthermore,8.9% of teaching assistants and other staff were absent in all state schools, and 3.9%…

Schools Instructed to Continue In-Class Learning despite Omicron Threat

Ofsted inspections are to be postponed for the final week of term in order to give schools time to consider measures for potentially coping with the Omicron variant of the virus in January. Furthermore, the Department for Education (DfE) have stated that face-to-face teaching should still continue alongside the usage of face masks in communal areas…

Teachers Pressured by Lockdown Parents

A report has revealed that 1 in 4 private school teachers felt stressed by remote learning, due to parental pressure, during the lockdowns. Undoubtedly, the parent-teacher boundaries became blurred during the remote learning period, with some parents taking a more active approach to their child’s learning, much to the dismay of some teachers. Many felt…

Homeschooling Numbers Rise by 75%

According to research, within the first eight months of the current school year the number of children being registered for homeschooling rose in the UK by 75%, with the main reason being due to anxiety around Covid. The Department for Education says it supports parents that are homeschooling and it plans to launch a registration…

Ofsted Warns of Insufficient SEND Support

After a new study reviewing the experiences of 21 SEND pupils in mainstream primary and secondary schools, Ofsted claims that some of these pupils are not receiving sufficient support. Many of the schools and families that took part in the research had experienced long waiting times and high levels of bureaucracy in the Education, Health…

Ofsted Identifies the Key Principles of Good Science Teaching

In the first instalment of its research review series, Ofsted has determined what it believes to be the key principles of good science teaching. Through their inspections they are planning to closely examine how science is being taught in schools. Thorough subject investigation will be used to gather evidence concerning the quality of education in…

Why Some Teachers Are Happy With Hybrid Teaching

Since the pandemic, many teachers have naturally moved into a hybrid teaching and blended learning model. Whilst some may still prefer more traditional methods, others have fully embraced the new approach. For many it has become second nature to use a mixture of online learning resources with homeschoolers, and face-to-face teaching with those in school….

Remote Learning Features That Are Here to Stay

Over the years technology has increasingly become a larger part of the schooling system, and the last 12 months has consolidated its existence within the future of education. School closures due to Covid, and the dependency on homeschooling in its place, have introduced teachers to a wealth of technological innovations to use within the classroom,…