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  • Time to spring into step as supply teacher demand increases

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Did you know that the second half of spring term is the busiest time of year for supply teachers? This trend and valuable insight is helping schools plan for the months ahead, ensuring head teachers can prepare and manage supply teacher requirements and ultimately ensure the quality of teaching and standards of education are maintained. In Randstad Education’s inaugural Supply […]
  • Education near the equator

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    VSO education volunteer Elizabeth Barnes talks about preparing for her VSO placement in Rwanda. “I had known about VSO for a while, but kept putting off the option of volunteering. Now, with six years of teaching in primary schools behind me, I felt it was the right time to go for it. The training provided by VSO in the UK […]
  • Curriculum changes and sharing views at The Education Show

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Caroline Wright, Director of BESA, tells Education Today readers of the great opportunity offered to teachers at the Education Show 2013. “Since January 2011, schools have been waiting to hear the results of the Government’s primary curriculum review. During this time everything has been on hold, with publishers having delayed the release of new study material until they were given […]
  • BuzzWords: recording 10 years of language change

    By Education Today on March 6, 2013
    Macmillan Dictionary’s popular BuzzWords column celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. First published in 2003 as weekly online articles, the BuzzWords column was created to identify and capture new words and phrases as they emerged in the English language. Looking back, Kerry Maxwell, author of the BuzzWord articles, recalls the daunting task of starting BuzzWords 10 years ago: “I thought […]
  • UCAS: an academic approach to university admissions?

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    The UCAS form is a game changer – get it right and your student gets a university place, get it wrong and they’re back to square one. Education expert Dr Alexander Moseley looks at the challenges posed by the application process and asks if there isn’t a better alternative Each year there is a stressful and contrived rush to complete […]
  • Striving for excellence in South Sudan

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    Ann Flood, 57, a VSO volunteer originally from Lancashire, speaks of her experiences teaching in the world’s newest country. “When I first told my family and friends that I was going to volunteer with VSO in South Sudan their reactions fell into one of two camps: some thought it was amazing and others just thought it was crazy. I admit, […]
  • Primary literacy: strategies for success

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    Approximately 21 per cent of UK primary students are not meeting required literacy standards, according to recent figures from the DfE. However, the number of primary schools providing a good foundation in literacy is on the rise. Janice Middleton, Headteacher of Edlington Victoria Primary School in Doncaster and a Trustee of the education charity FILMCLUB, discusses her thoughts on teaching […]
  • FREE University events site for school teachers celebrates first year of business

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    UniTasterDays.com, an innovative free site aimed at helping teachers find university events for their students in order to make informed choices about higher education, is celebrating its first year of business. UniTasterDays.com helps students gain a well-rounded perspective about university life by actively providing useful information for teachers in order to book events. This follows reports that up to 40% […]
  • Professional body launched to support facilitators

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    The Association of Facilitators (AoF) has been launched as the UK’s only professional body dedicated to the training, accreditation, support and supervision of new and experienced facilitators.  Being run exclusively for its members, the organisation will benefit everyone who works in education as a facilitator and leads a group or team, from teachers and head teachers to university chancellors. The […]
  • Dulux searches in Kent for Apprentice of the Year

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    The national competition to find Dulux Decorator Centres’ Apprentice of the Year 2013 will be kicking off at North West Kent College on Thursday 21st March 2013, the home of last year’s winner Aron Baker. The competition, which is now in its sixth year, will visit nine UK colleges before the grand final, at Sandwell College, West Bromwich, on 12 […]