New professional standards for teaching and leadership in Wales

24 Jul

New professional standards for teaching and leadership in Wales

The Welsh Government will soon be implementing new standards for teachers. Available from September 2017, they will be mandatory from
September 2018.

Redeploying staff in Scotland

24 Jul

Redeploying staff in Scotland

Scottish local authorities periodically review staff numbers across their establishments. As employees are normally appointed to the service of the council and not to a particular establishment, the authority can utilise its ‘Compulsory Transfer Procedure’ to redeploy staff to other locations in line with service demand.

A public sector that shows the way? Part 4

24 Jul

A public sector that shows the way? Part 4

A personal viewpoint by Patrick, secondary school IT manager and Voice member (England). The views expressed are those of the author.

Primary assessment in England under review

24 Jul

Primary assessment in England under review

By Ian Toone, Director of Policy and Research Services. Voice recently responded to government consultations on the assessment system in primary schools and plans for implementing the recommendations of the Rochford Review.

Reducing teacher workload: more needs to be done

12 Jul

Reducing teacher workload: more needs to be done

“DfE plans to reduce teacher workload ignored by 80 per cent of schools” (TES report on Teacher voice omnibus: November 2016 survey)