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14 large (and small) ways artificial intelligence could transform teaching and learning

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"The education system needs to ensure that it reflects the needs of the future, and prepares children for life with AI and for a labour market whose needs may well be unpredictable." In its report, AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able? , the House of Lords Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) considered how this technology will affect many as...
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‘We’ve cut everything’: governors discuss the school funding crisis

‘We’ve cut everything’: governors discuss the school funding crisis
​ Ever-decreasing budgets, a new national funding formula (NFF) and reports of headteachers asking parents to plug holes in finances – schools in the UK are feeling the pinch. This leaves many governors with the difficult task of trying to raise standards while having no option but to make cuts. We spoke to three governors to get a f...
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Changes to SEND policy: what teachers and school leaders need to know

Changes to SEND policy: what teachers and school leaders need to know
As of January 2016, there were 236,805 pupils in Englandwith a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan . This is an increase of 640 from 2015 – and equates to 2.8% of the total pupil population. Schools are still coming to terms with huge policy changes in this area. Following on from the Equalities ...
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Prevent: a brief guide to the policy, your school's duty and resources for teachers

When three East London schoolgirls fled Britain to join Islamic State in Syria in February 2015, the education world was forced to ask itself some difficult questions. The government's counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent , had been in place since 2011, but many teachers and school leaders found the guidance vague and hard to enforce. It's better un...
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Count us in: what is maths mastery and how can schools in the UK get involved?

Count us in: what is maths mastery and how can schools in the UK get involved?
In the latest international Pisa tests , carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 22% of 15-year-olds in the UK performed at the lowest level of mathematics proficiency . In practice, this means they may be unable to carry out simple tasks, such as recognising that travelling four kilometres in 10 minutes means goi...
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