SCHOOLS NEWS Oct/1
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.
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.