Education Update - Wednesday 28 January 2015

Periodically the Education Communications Team receives information which may prove useful to colleagues in their work areas. Please see below several Government announcements which may assist you.

Children, Families and Education

Association of Teachers and Lecturers: New teachers already demotivated about teaching at the start of their careers

Three-quarters of trainee and student and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) say they have already considered leaving the teaching profession, according to a survey by ATL. More information here.

Decisions following consultation on GCSEs and A levels

Ofqual has confirmed the assessment arrangements for a number of GCSE, AS and A level subjects which will be taught from 2016. More information here.

LGA: Councils comment on Education Select Committee report into academies and free schools

Commenting on the Education Select Committee's report ‘Academies and Free Schools', Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, said: "We have long argued that 4,200 academies cannot be answerable to Whitehall, which has acknowledged that it lacks the capacity and local knowledge to oversee so many schools." More information here.

School workforce in England: November 2013

Statistics on the size and characteristics of the schools' workforce in state-funded schools. More information here.  


Published: 28/01/2015
Audience: All
Contact: Education Communications Team

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