Yearly Archives: 2019

How satisfied are teachers in England with their pay? It depends upon the perspective you take

John Jerrim. Pay is a key concern of teachers in England. It is one of the key aspects of their employment conditions, with previous research suggesting that pay is closely linked to the recruitment and retention of teachers. At the

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Job satisfaction amongst secondary teachers in England is declining. Now we have some of the least satisfied teachers in the world 

John Jerrim. Today, new results have been released from the TALIS 2018 survey – a study of the teaching profession conducted within more than 40 countries across the world. Along with Sam Sims, I co-authored the national report for England.

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The Tories are now clambering to increase education spending. Here’s where teachers think they should spend their money

John Jerrim. In case you hadn’t noticed, there seems to be a fairly important leadership race taking place. This is, of course, being dominated by Brexit. But many of the candidates have also announced grand education spending plans. Michael Gove

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Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, Teachers and teaching assistants

When it comes to Ofsted’s judgments about school inclusion, context is everything

 Rob Webster. Last week, Schools Week reported on an academy in Dorset that had controversially retained its ‘outstanding’ grade despite Ofsted inspectors’ notes revealing that ‘dozens of pupils leave each year’. The inspection was triggered by concerns over ‘exceptional levels

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Education policy, Special educational needs and psychology

Evolution: as a religious professor of science education, I believe we should rethink how we teach it

Max4e Photo/Shutterstock Michael Reiss. Evolution is near universally regarded by the scientific community as a cornerstone of modern biology. Treating it as anything other than incontrovertible fact can therefore incur the wrath of scientists, who highlight the extensive depth and

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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