Teachers TV - News programmes http://www.teachers.tv/news/rss Teachers TV News programmes en Free Schools - For or Against? http://www.teachers.tv/news/89511 The Government legislated free schools in the Academies Act 2010 and since announcing the plans for the all-ability state-funded schools, several teaching unions have voiced their concerns about where the money is coming from. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:07:21 +0000 Teachers TV 89511 at http://www.teachers.tv Confusion over future building projects http://www.teachers.tv/news/89471 New research shows widespread confusion among education workers over where to access information for future building projects. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 05:19:55 +0000 Teachers TV 89471 at http://www.teachers.tv Children's education harmed by poverty http://www.teachers.tv/news/89411 Poverty in Britain is affecting the education of 1.6 million youngsters raised in families with both income and material deprivation. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 05:34:41 +0000 Teachers TV 89411 at http://www.teachers.tv Behind the scenes at the Tamil Academy http://www.teachers.tv/news/89301 England's schools are frequently criticised for their lack of dedication to teaching languages. Campaigns like Speak to the Future emphasise the importance of improving Britain's ranking, but in today's multicultural society it is increasingly important that children from immigrant families have access to support, not only in English, but also in their native language. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 03:25:59 +0000 Teachers TV 89301 at http://www.teachers.tv Dream teachers answer the toughest questions http://www.teachers.tv/news/88971 Not every school can boast teachers with such familiar names as David Starkey, Rolf Harris, Alistair Campbell, Simon Callow or Tinchy Strider, but TV chef Jamie Oliver has them all on the rota for his new Dream School project. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 06:32:15 +0000 Teachers TV 88971 at http://www.teachers.tv Schools warned of child abuse in Devon http://www.teachers.tv/news/88731 Devon and Cornwall Police have written to thousands of parents of children at secondary schools in Torbay and Teignbridge in Devon to inform them of a major investigation into child exploitation and abuse. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 05:36:23 +0000 Teachers TV 88731 at http://www.teachers.tv PM accused of youth betrayal over scrapping of EMA http://www.teachers.tv/news/88531 The latest unemployment figures have revealed that the number of young people out of work jumped by 44,000 in the final three months of 2010, to just under 2.5 million. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 04:04:33 +0000 Teachers TV 88531 at http://www.teachers.tv NUT launches new Reading4Pleasure resource http://www.teachers.tv/news/88451 The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has launched a new online resource aimed at helping teachers keep pupils motivated to read both in and outside school. The Reading4Pleasure site is part of the union's call to schools to move away from reading tests where, the union says, pupils answer mundane questions or only read extracts rather than an entire novel. The union's work is based on reports by the OECD and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which show links between higher attainment and reading for pleasure. The reports also concluded that nearly 40% of children don't read outside the classroom. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 06:36:59 +0000 Teachers TV 88451 at http://www.teachers.tv Esther Rantzen introduces new Community Awards http://www.teachers.tv/news/88351 TV presenter, ChildLine founder and campaigner Esther Rantzen is one of the ambassadors for the Community Education Awards. She is well aware that children have a great deal of interest in fundraising and helping their communities and says these projects encourage them to be part of something bigger, working within their schools and with their teachers: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 05:17:30 +0000 Teachers TV 88351 at http://www.teachers.tv High Court rules against DfE over BSF cancellation http://www.teachers.tv/news/88231 A judge has said Michael Gove is guilty of "an abuse of power" over his scrapping of parts of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. Mr Justice Holman said the Education Secretary failed to seek proper consultation or give valid reasons for stopping individual BSF projects, and that even in the current economic climate there was no public interest or justification for his decisions. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 04:06:28 +0000 Teachers TV 88231 at http://www.teachers.tv