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Workload forcing new teachers out of the profession, survey suggests

New recruits say they don’t have a good work-life balance and 25% think they will quit in their first five years*Five top reasons people become teachers – and why they quitAlmost three quarters (73%) of trainee and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) have considered leaving the profession, according to a new survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.Heavy workloads are wreaking ha

IPCC investigates alleged student assaults during tuition-fee protest

10 Warwick University students lodged complaints against West Midlands police and alleged ‘dangerous’ use of CS sprayThe police watchdog has launched an investigation into allegations that officers assaulted students during a demonstration at a university that called for the scrapping of tuition fees.The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is also examining claims that police use

How a law degree could launch your career in politics

The skills and experience you gain as a law student could benefit you in other careers – such as politics*What do you need for a career in law? – join our live Q&A*Read more stories about studying law Continue reading...

A third of headteachers say school buildings not fit for purpose

Leaking roofs, rising damp … four years after Building Schools for the Future was scrapped, this is the reality for 35% of school leaders surveyed Continue reading...

The Costa book of the year contender bringing poetry to class

Poet and teacher Jonathan Edwards, up against Ali Smith for the top Costa prize, has no intention of leaving school. It’s where he gets his inspiration, he says Continue reading...

Schools need to be part of a community, not stand alone

The breakdown in relations between government and local authorities, even in some Conservative areas, has caused a mess Continue reading...

Has the Research Excellence Framework been drowned out by its own noise?

When 25 university departments can each prove that they came in the top three, rankings are over Continue reading...

Five top reasons people become teachers – and why they quit

A new survey shows that 73% of trainee teachers have considered leaving the profession – mostly due to workload. But they join because they want to work with young people*Workload forcing new teachers out of the profession, survey suggests Continue reading...

General election 2015: Send us your schools questions for the Green party

What would you like to ask the Greens’ spokesperson for schools, Samantha Pancheri? Tweet or email us your questions now for our readers’ interview Continue reading...

Sums don’t add up in inquiry into school’s finances

The public accounts committee examines the affairs of a school held up as an academy programme flagship by Michael Gove Continue reading...

A healthy diet

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How to teach … volcanoes

From lava flowing papier-mache models to class trips to the Science Museum, there’s plenty of ways to get your pupils fired up about volcanoes Continue reading...

How to find your first teaching job

Teaching isn’t the most competitive of graduate job markets, but it can still be challenging to find the right school for you Continue reading...

Risk Wise: Nine Everyday Adventures review – required reading for the education secretary

Polly Morland offers acute insights into our dangerous habit of trying to eliminate all risk from our lives Continue reading...

Green party’s education policies are outdated and ‘total madness’ – Labour

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt criticises party’s approach such as delay of school starting age, as a ‘throwback to the 70s’ Continue reading...

Policies for improving schools had ‘no effect’, finds parliamentary inquiry

Committee says impact of coalition’s multibillion pound converter academy programme for raising performance in England is ‘inconclusive’ Continue reading...

Duke of Wellington and Napoleon to finally meet at Waterloo exhibition

Shared Destinies event is one among many exhibits planned across Europe to mark Battle of Waterloo’s bicentenary Continue reading...

Majority of UK’s most influential had independent school education – survey

Debrett’s 500 list reveals more than 40% went to fee-paying schools, confirming lack of diversity and showing trend of Britain becoming ‘less meritocratic’ Continue reading...

Nicole Pisani quits top London restaurant to make school dinners

Chef who made her name in Yotam Ottolenghi’s Soho restaurant to serve up lunch for 500 students on a budget of 92p a child • Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes Continue reading...

Even with classes of 70 to 100, behaviour is better in Uganda than the UK

Teacher Emmanuel Okiria talks about what it’s like to teach in Uganda and the lessons he’s learned from taking part in an international exchange programme Continue reading...

Yale police investigating second sexual assault on campus in four-day span

*Incident reportedly happened Wednesday, but students were informed Friday *School criticised in 2013 for failing to expel those guilty of sexual misconduct Continue reading...

Parents face court over term-time break after schools split on permission

Primary school allowed daughter to go on family holiday but high school turned down son and notified council of his absence Continue reading...

A language family tree - in pictures

Minna Sundberg’s illustration maps the relationships between Indo-European and Uralic languages. The creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, put the illustration together to show why some of the characters in her comic were able to understand each other despite speaking different languages. She wanted to show how closely related Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic were to each other,

Freegan freshers: the students making savings by living off waste

Some students say they are swapping supermarket shelves for backstreet bins, so that they can save money and help the environment Continue reading...

Ministers accused of playing politics over Durham free school’s closure

Parents condemn move to shut after just 16 months as Ofsted rate it bottom for teaching and behaviour Continue reading...

What do you need for a career in law? – live Q&A

Thinking about becoming a lawyer? Join our Q&A for students on Thursday 29 January from 1-3pm Continue reading...

Forget fad diets: sustainable food is healthier and more eco-friendly

If you want to eat in a healthier and more cost-effective way, then follow a sustainable diet of home-grown vegetables and cut down on the meat Continue reading...

Veterans bring ‘military ethos’ to schools

Growing number of organisations employ ex-servicemen and women to work in schools helping children develop ‘character’ Continue reading...

University guide 2015: find your course

Your route to every university course on offer in the UK• University league table 2015 - the complete list• Browse by subject• How to use the tables Continue reading...

Cracking the code to economic success: social scientists are as vital as engineers

History shows us that social scientists are essential if we are to get the most out of our engineering and technological innovationsGovernments across the world tend – perhaps increasingly – to point to the importance of the so-called “Stem” subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. Global economic competitiveness is the aim, with innovation being seen as one of the drivers.B


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