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Four million people have now been automatically enrolled in workplace pensions – an increase of over 1 million this year or over 6,000 a day on average. This is the equivalent of enough people to fill 10,000 jumbo jets. Automatic enrolment began in October 2012, requiring all businesses to enrol eligible staff into a workplace pension and start paying contributions, beginning with the largest employers first. The next stage of automatic enrolment will see small firms begin to enrol their workers into workplace pensions, with all employers due to be included in the scheme by...Read more
Yes folks, you read that right. According to the Mirror, Doctor Who played by Peter Capaldi will hide behind the guise of a School Caretaker. The Mirror says: Doctor Who's companion Clara Oswald is to get a boyfriend in the next series - played by her former Emmerdale co-star Samuel Anderson. The cute pair will go on a date in the fourth instalment of the upcoming eighth run and the romance quickly blossoms. Anderson plays Danny Pink, a fellow teacher at Coal Hill School where Clara teaches when she’s not time-travelling. Capaldi’s version of the Doctor will be the school’s...Read more
A new package of pupil assessment methods, developed by teachers for teachers, was today unveiled by the government. The new methods, one of which will use in-class apps, will help schools easily and accurately chart pupils’ attainment and progress so they can provide effective, targeted support where it is needed, and will give parents clearer information about their child’s performance and progress. The 8 packages were chosen by an independent panel after the Department for Education launched a competition in December encouraging schools to develop...Read more
A School caretaker has retired after 26 years' service and many "happy times" at the same Kings Tamerton school. In Lorna Vickery's time, she has seen Marine Academy's name change three times, the influx of technology into classrooms and new buildings go up. Mrs Vickery remembers that when she joined in the late 1980s, it was unusual to have a woman as a caretaker. But that didn't stop her rising through the ranks to become site manager of the new Marine Academy site, with her own team of staff. In her 26 years, Mrs Vickery has seen the school change from being Kings Tamerton School...Read more
Top employers including Jaguar Land Rover, Hitachi, Dyson and Kew Botanical Gardens back the new schools. Thousands more places offering specialist, technical education are to be created after proposals for 7 new university technical colleges (UTCs) and 4 new studio schools were announced today by Chancellor George Osborne. The new schools, backed by local businesses and universities, will provide more than 5,000 places (when full) for 14- to 19-year-olds. The schools will offer a more technical or vocational based education using curriculums developed in...Read more
New figures published reveal that thousands fewer pupils have been excluded from school since 2010, after the government strengthened heads’ powers to enforce discipline. The latest data, which is for the 2012 to 2013 academic year, shows that compared to the 2009 to 2010 academic year more than 1,000 fewer pupils were permanently excluded - there were 4,630 in the 2012 to 2013 year, down from 5,740 in the 2009 to 2010 year. There were more than 60,000 fewer fixed-term exclusions - there were 267,520 in the 2012 to 2013 year, down from 331,380 in the 2009 to...Read more