Tag Archives: workload

Bursaries not the answer to recruitment and retention crisis in Scotland’s schools

9 Oct

Bursaries not the answer to recruitment and retention crisis in Scotland’s schools

Dougie Atkinson, Senior Professional Officer Scotland, comments on news that bursaries are to be created for those wishing to change career and become a teacher in STEM subjects.

School staff under pressure

18 Sep

School staff under pressure

“An overwhelming majority of the UK’s education professionals say they have suffered physical and mental health issues as a result of their jobs”, according to YouGov research, commissioned by the charity Education Support Partnership.

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)

The Scottish Education Governance Review: Update: Next Steps

15 Jun

The Scottish Education Governance Review: Update: Next Steps

Education ‘at the heart’ of First Minister of Scotland‘s priorities. Updates: Education Summit in Edinburgh, 15 June 2016, Voice Scotland’s Letter to John Swinney, and Delivery Plan published by Scottish Government. Education Scotland publishes guidance for teachers on how to reduce workload and bureaucracy. Voice Scotland’s Education Governance Survey (October 2016). Voice Scotland’s response (January 2017). Next Steps: June 2017

‘Crisis? What crisis?’ (updated – again)

22 Mar

‘Crisis? What crisis?’ (updated – again)

Responses to articles on TES, BBC, Guardian etc on teacher recruitment and retention, plus joint union statement and responses to NAO report and Ofsted commentary. Further reports and comment, including from Commons Education Committee…