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CRISIS IN THE CLASSROOM: 350% SPIKE IN DEMAND FOR TEACHER MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT CAUSED BY PANDEMIC

Teachers stretched to the limit, struggling to cope with the COVID-19 , are facing a mental health crisis with sickness claims soaring, it can be revealed today (20 Jan).

SCHOOL LEADER CALLS FOR SENSIBLE SPENDING THAT KEEPS MONEY IN EDUCATION

Schools, academies and Trusts need to think creatively about how they spend their money and manage their resources, while questioning whether there are better ways of sourcing and delivering vital services in a way that doesn’t compromise quality and still delivers savings.

Young people suffer as Government concedes it has broken its promise to hit 3 million #apprenticeships

As the government concedes it has broken its promise to hit three million apprenticeships starts by 2020*, youth employment charity Leadership Through Sport & Business claimed last night that apprenticeships in the UK are being completely undermined.

OVERHAUL NEEDED TO STOP TEACHER EXODUS

Schools need to provide better access to well-being services to prevent a mass exodus of teachers That’s the warning from leading school business manager, Tracey Gray, who argues that the main factors driving the exodus are being neglected:

TEACHERS AT BREAKING POINT AS BUDGETS SQUEEZED

‘BREAKING POINT’: CALL FOR SCHOOLS TO SPEND SMART AS BUDGETS SQUEEZED

THE MUTUAL REVOLUTION THAT IS HELPING SCHOOLS SAVE THOUSANDS

Education Mutual was created by education professionals who were motivated to create a new model after growing frustrated with insurance policies charging a premium for a decreasing service. 

Innovative business model helps schools address the crisis of staff absences

NEW STAFF INSURANCE MODEL FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE RECOGNISED BY @EducationGovUK  A unique staff absence and cover scheme for schools has been recognised for its exceptional cost-effective service by the Department for Education (DfE).

APPRENTICE CALLS FOR ASPIRING FEMALE MECHANICS TO PUT THEIR FOOT DOWN

A SERVICE TECHNICIAN apprentice from Enfield has called on more females to drive their careers forward in the automobile industry.Britney Fingall, who commutes 2 hours every day from North London to Alan Day VW’s showroom in Hampstead, believes the industry is lacking female representation:“When I was training at college, only 2 of my class of 20 were female. I’d personally like to see more women in the motor industry – the more the merrier! “I’d encourage anyone who has a passion for the motor industry to pursue it as a career regardless of gender.“Yes, it’s a male-dominated industry but anyone can do it. The world is changing, as long as you’re passionate about something, you can do it, that’s how I see it.”Paul Tanner, Managing Director from Alan Day VW, said:

SPRING INTO ACTION TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

SPRING INTO ACTION TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Crisis in the classroom: 57 per cent of teachers have considered quitting over health pressures

Shock figures reveal a staggering 57% of teachers have considered leaving the education sector within the past two years because of health pressures.

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