Clegg tackles teacher workloads, trend of tooth decay and salaries underneath attack

Good week for

Teacher workloads. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has established a “workload challenge” to free of charge teachers from bureaucracy. Teachers are invited to discuss ways to ease pressure on the Occasions Training Supplement web site.

Early years. Additional energy is currently being given to schools to enrol two-yr-olds under new legislation at present going by way of parliament that removes bureaucratic hurdles. The law is made to boost early education specifications.

Bad week for

Healthier teeth. A public well being survey discovered that in some components of the nation half of 5-year-olds have tooth decay or fillings. It also located that twelve% of younger kids in England suffered from tooth decay. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Wonderful) has known as for nurseries and major colleges to stage in when it comes to oral hygiene. Share your views on the concern right here.

Headteachers with huge shell out packets. The schooling secretary Nicky Morgan has explained that college leaders need to consider very cautiously about ranges of pay out and make certain as significantly public cash as feasible is spent on “frontline education”.

What you are saying

This week we asked you which film character you would most like to be in school. We had a assortment of responses from Star Wars’ Darth Vader and Harry Potters’ Dumbledore to King Julian from Madagascar. Other ideas incorporated Katniss Everdeen and the shark from Jaws. A extremely mixed bag! Maintain sharing your characters with us via @GuardianTeach employing #filminschools.

Photograph of the week

Sticking with a movie theme, this week’s image of the week is of the Rhino hamster in Bolt. Thanks for sharing this cute little creature @RCivval.

The week in numbers

The charity ActionAid sent out resources on the Ebola virus to 1000’s of colleges to give college students a much better grasp of the illness.

A new review has discovered that teachers are not qualified to deal with bereavement. According to a review by Ellie Stokes, a University School of Birmingham ultimate yr pupil who researched the subject as part of her dissertation, 7 out of ten colleges are very likely to have a bereaved child on the roll at any a single time, but employees are not constantly outfitted to support.

Teachers need to be paid 25% a lot more to function in some of the country’s most deprived locations, according to a new report. The Social Mobility and Youngster Poverty Commission known as for higher-carrying out teachers to be brought into to the most tough colleges.

Dates to bear in mind

Halloween is on its way. Will you be creating a display region of all factors ghoulish in your class? If so, send us a tweet @GuardianTeach and have a read of How to educate … Halloween arts and crafts. With Nationwide Anxiety Awareness Day on 2 November, consider a look at our site on employing mindfulness. And really don’t neglect it’s also Guy Fawkes Evening on five November.

Assets for you

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Quote of the week

We couldn’t miss out this film character suggestion from Moseley College, and we loved the tweet that came with it. Totally bodacious.

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