SCHOOLS NEWS Oct/1

Posted on October 12, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

A pick from the news last week:

Are we asking too much from our teachers? Schools in England are already amongst the most scrutinised and accountable in the world, yet now a whole new burden of responsibilities is being heaped on them. See more

No cuts in health or education budgets, says PM: Gordon Brown insists bank bail-out won't come at the expense of better public services. See more

Schools to be judged on how they boost wellbeing: New schools minister launches consultation on how to assess pupils' contentment. See more

Guidance for schools on extremist views: Schools Secretary Ed Balls has announced a new toolkit for schools to tackle the messages of violent extremism. See more

1 in 5 support caning: A fifth of teachers say they would support the reintroduction of corporal punishment if it would help restore order to the classroom. from a poll taken with over 6,000 teachers. See more

Young people's climate change project unveiled: InterClimate Network has launched a new project to engage young people with the issue of climate change. See more

Extended services budget is set out: The government has revealed how money to develop extended schools will be distributed during the next three years. See more

See the latest education stories from Teachers TV here, including a finding that over half of teachers interviewed in their poll thought that students shouldn't be allowed to wear religious symbols in schools.

Coming up:


National Teaching Awards. Sunday 19 October, 6pm BBC2. See more


Quoted in the papers:



"There is no such thing as atheism. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship." David Foster Wallace, quoted last week in The Guardian.