Teaching

Teacher quitting increase – what can be done?

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The rate of teachers quitting within the first five years of starting has seen an increase. Why is this the case and can EdTech support them in the future?

According to research:

“Seven in 10 teachers considered leaving their job in the last 12 months.”

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Big class sizes – can EdTech help?

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Recent increases in class sizes have contributed to complications for students’ academic progression. What can be done to help both students and teachers, and can EdTech assist?

A recent article by The Guardian highlighted 9 in 10 teachers said that “bigger classes were harming pupils’ progress”. According to a poll of more than 3,000 teachers by the NASUWT teachers’ union:

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Why teachers need support in school

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Teachers across the UK have had to manage to deal with educating their students alongside the added pressure of the pandemic. Something needs to be done, so what can be done to support teachers and students?

According to an NASUWT survey of 4,000 UK members:

“nine out of 10 (91%) have seen an increase in workload in the last year – 61% said it had increased significantly – with full-time teachers working 57 hours a week in a typical midterm week.”

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Half of teachers are “drained and exhausted”

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Half of teachers are “drained and exhausted” while 15% are “physically and mentally on the brink”, a TES survey revealed today.

The survey, carried out this week among teaching staff across the UK, found that just 10% were “completely fine” while only 1% said “I feel great”.

One school teacher said: “We’re in a climate where everyone is on edge and stressed out and worried the whole time. If I’m still in this job by Christmas, I’m going to be amazed. I’ve had enough.

This blog post takes a look at the latest in schools.

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Heads: schools will grind to halt unless covid testing improves

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Headteachers have warned that education will “grind to a halt” unless covid testing improves.

Thousands of school leaders have written to the Government warning of “partial rolling closures” of schools and disruption to pupils’ catch up studies because of serious staff shortages.

The delays in covid testing are “severely hampering” schools, according to a network of over 5,000 heads. This blog post takes a look at the crisis in schools.

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Holiday cover

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The advice from the Government’s coronavirus guidance is that “Supply teachers, peripatetic teachers and other temporary staff can move between schools. They should ensure they minimise contact and maintain as much distance as possible from other staff.”

Having cover for teachers away from the classroom is essential in the modern climate – and this could become one of the worst years for sick leave ever seen around the world.

How can ensure you have the necessary holiday cover while meeting specific guidelines. This blog post explains. 

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One-to-one support to small classroom delivery

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One-to-one support to small classroom delivery to support your students who need to catch up the most.

The new school year is back underway, with a strong focus on student catch-up and teaching specific smaller groups (“bubbles”) in order maintain social distancing.

This presents an opportunity to teach young people a more learning tailored to their needs. This blog post explains how this can be done.

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