Talented young teacher returns to the school where he trained

Bickerstaffe C E Primary School are over the moon with its newest teaching recruit, Mr Tom Chandley, for reasons more than him being a wonderfully talented young teacher. The primary school is rooted in a long and illustrious history that has stemmed over one hundred and seventy-five years, and its community

Bickerstar pupil passionate to teach!

Bickerstaffe CE Primary School is a school where pupils are always reminded that when they leave the school in Year 6, although they are no longer part of the school, they are always part of the Bickerstaffe family! This is particularly true for one past pupil, Isobel Housley. Isobel left Bickerstaffe Primary

ITT Review: Consultation launched to review recommendations

Trainee teachers could benefit from new, high-quality training courses as part of proposals to drive up standards of teacher training and make sure every young person can be taught by a brilliant teacher. The government has launched a seven-week consultation on recommendations from a review of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

The new Model Music Curriculum has real strengths

By Chris Cobb, CEO, ABRSM The Department for Education’s (DfE) launch last month of a new Model Music Curriculum was an important public acknowledgement of the vital contribution that arts subjects make to the education and prospects of children today. It is also a vital step towards stemming the very significant decline

81 new teaching school hubs announced

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that £65m of new funding will be provided to add 81 new teaching school hubs (TSH) to enable every school in England to have a local centre of excellence and greater access to expert teacher training and development. The 81 hubs will be operational