Author: Laura Jeffrey

Pupil outcomes – how well are MATs performing?

Pupil outcomes – how well are MATs performing?

Multi-Academy Trusts are new to the education industry. There is, therefore, only a small amount of data available that can be used to draw up a performance comparison with mainstream schools. But, so far, how are MATs performing with regard to pupil outcomes, compared to mainstream schools? The Institute of Education released a report early … Continue reading Pupil outcomes – how well are MATs performing?

Is a 9 – 5 working day suitable for everyone?

Is a 9 – 5 working day suitable for everyone?

A YouGov survey of 4,000 people has recently found that only 6% of UK workers work the traditional hours of 9 - 5. Almost 50% of workers who took part in the survey use flexible arrangements to help them with their other commitments, such as compressed hours and job sharing, BBC News has reported. The … Continue reading Is a 9 – 5 working day suitable for everyone?

How artificial intelligence can help ease the burden of marking for teachers

How artificial intelligence can help ease the burden of marking for teachers

It has been reported by the Times Higher Education that Pearson, who are responsible for supporting BTEC qualifications, have developed an artificial intelligence tool which could mark and grade student essays. The artificial intelligence tool will be tested in US higher education system before coming to the UK. Pearson has developed this tool using IBM’s … Continue reading How artificial intelligence can help ease the burden of marking for teachers

The robots that help children to return to school

The robots that help children to return to school

The TES has recently reported about an East Midlands project which aims to give children, who are ill in hospital, the chance to go back to school. Currently over 72,000 children are missing out on their education due to a long-term illness. The project has been given £544,143 in funding by the Department for Education. AV1 … Continue reading The robots that help children to return to school

Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships –  by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships – by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships has made eight recommendations, via its annual report, to help improve the uptake of apprenticeships in the UK. There are eight key proposals that the TES have highlighted as the most important. The government need to ensure that apprenticeships are flexible to better suit small and medium sized enterprises … Continue reading Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships – by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

The new Police Detective graduate training programme

The new Police Detective graduate training programme

BBC News have reported that a new three-month training scheme has been developed to tackle a recruitment crisis which consists of a shortfall of 5,000 Investigators across England and Wales. This programme is aimed at graduates and will allow them to work on robbery and crime cases within three months. They will also have extensive … Continue reading The new Police Detective graduate training programme

The colleges who will be the first to teach the new T-levels have been announced

The colleges who will be the first to teach the new T-levels have been announced

The government has released a list of colleges that will be teaching T-levels to students from 2020. The selected colleges range throughout England and will give teenagers the opportunity to try something different to traditional A levels. The T-levels will include courses in education, construction, digital and childcare, where the student will also have a … Continue reading The colleges who will be the first to teach the new T-levels have been announced

Will robot teachers replace humans in the future?

Will robot teachers replace humans in the future?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a bigger part in our lives. AI is in phones, cars, social media and helps us with our online shopping. And now it is making its way into education. What does this mean for the future of students and teachers? The TES have reported that, in a survey that was conducted … Continue reading Will robot teachers replace humans in the future?

Struggling with revision? Here are my top 10 tips!

Struggling with revision? Here are my top 10 tips!

With exam season starting soon, it is important to start revising now before your exams start. You may have had some mock exams to help prepare for the real thing, but here is some advice and tips on how to revise for upcoming exams. Start revising now – starting to revise earlier rather than later … Continue reading Struggling with revision? Here are my top 10 tips!