Why Early Intervention is Necessary in Schools

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The recent SEND review has highlighted how intervention within schools needs addressing. Can primary schools and parental involvement help support early intervention? 

The government has announced an additional £1 billion of investment in 2022-23, but the review has stated:

“Whilst future funding will need to take account of the increasing prevalence of children and young people with the most complex needs, this needs to be balanced with targeting spending more at strengthening early intervention.”

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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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Department for Education warns of insufficient high-quality teachers

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High-quality teachers are in short supply, according to the Department for Education’s annual report.

An “insufficient number of high-quality teachers” is likely to result “in poor educational outcomes for pupils”, it believes.

The report says that although action is being taken, this issue remains a “high risk” to the Government’s objective that all children and young people will have access to high-quality education.

Access to high-quality education has been worsened during the coronavirus pandemic due to issues such as digital poverty. This blog post explains the findings of the report.

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