cuts of staff

As headteachers struggle to balance their books, according to a joint survey by heads´union the TES and the NAHT has revealed that 37 per cent of schools are expecting to see redundancies. Unfortunately four in ten schools are planning to reduce some of their staff over the next 12 months. Mr Hobby said the drop in the number of school staff mat not seem that high however we have to remember this is only in one year. On the other hand and under my point Read More +

You can learn a second language and fight off Alzheimers´s

I was recently quite impressed with the article from the Daily Express on Saturday the 19th of February of 2011 about the possibility to learn a second language and fight off Alzheimers´s. It has been claimed by experts that speaking two language-s wards off Alzheimer´s and at the same time keeps the brain young. What do you think about this? People that speak several language-s push their brain to the peak which make it stronger. I will not go into detail as you can read Read More +

Flash Forward – school –

School News Friday 9th of April, 2010 A really interesting article from Yojana Sharma talking about the networking sites and some Web 2.0 technologies. Flash forward It’s 8pm on a Monday. Primary languages teacher Clare Seccombe logs on to her home computer to “attend” a Flashmeeting. More than a dozen teachers around the country are at the free video-conference, and another joins from Australia, to discuss how they use wikis -web pages that can be added to and edited by a class – to Read More +

The Times Educational Supplement

Schools News Friday 2nd of April 2, 2010 Tes Ofsted slates lack of professional training in non-core subjects Narrow focus does little to improve teachers’ expertise and schools are failing to recognise ‘value for money’ of CPD courses, watchdog says By William Stewart. Teachers ARE still not getting the training they need in individual subjects outside English and maths, Ofsted has found. The watchdog’s report on contin­uing professional development (CPD) in schools also warns that schools do not pay enough attention to assessing the value Read More +