The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has accepted all the recommendations from the independent School Teachers’ Review Body to raise the starting salary for new teachers by 5.5% and increase the upper and lower boundaries of the pay ranges for all other teachers by 2.75%.
Cognitive load theory is a term which is increasingly being used in schools and teachers throughout the country. Cognitive load theory was developed in the late 1980s out of a study of problem solving by John Sweller.
Teacher probation periods are increasingly found more often in employment contracts. It’s an interesting topic as probation periods are not mentioned in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) or Burgundy Book.
British values are required to be promoted in all maintained schools, independent schools and academies in England. The announcement was made originally in 2014, in response to the Trojan Horse scandal
Teachers and tattoos can be a controversial subject. You might be a teacher interested in getting a tattoo but apprehensive about whether your school will allow it or already have one and have been told by your line manager that it needs to be covered up.
You may be interested in embarking on a career in teaching but are unsure of how much teachers get paid? The Department for Education (DfE) has said salaries for new teachers are set to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23, and the move would make starting salaries for teachers among the most competitive in the graduate labour market.
Tutoring will be at the forefront of a “catch-up plan” for pupils. The government will spend £1 billion on an education “catch-up plan”, with a large chunk of the cash going directly to schools.
How do you find your QTS certificate and do you need it when applying for teaching jobs? You will need to login to the Teacher Self-Service Portal to access electronic copies of your QTS certificate.
You might be asked by your school to teach outside your subject specialism for a temporary period of time. This might be because of staff shortages or restructuring taking place within your school or Trust.