Secret School: Part-time requests are a symptom of stress among dedicated teachers
Several teachers in Sheffield schools have made requests to reduce their hours in the next academic year – and the reason for their changing work pattern may surprise you. Headteachers are used to getting requests from teachers wanting to cut down their working days because of childcare issues or as a stepping stone to retirement.
South Yorkshire archeologists invite adult learners to free taster sessions at WWI training camp
Archaeologists at the University of Sheffield are inviting adult learners with an interest in exploring the past to join them as they study a First World War training camp at Redmires – an area in the Peak District that was used for training by the British army as they prepared for WWI.
Secret School: Why more of the same just won’t cut it after dust settles on election
Over the last few weeks I have been assessing the education pledges being made by the main political parties in the run up to the election. Today, as millions of us go out to vote, I look at what the Conservative Party is offering Sheffield schools.
Secret School: Costly manifesto policies to cure all ills will deter party’s voters in droves
The Secret School is taking a look at the manifestos of the main parties and how they could affect education in the city. Today it’s the turn of the Labour Party. Remember the old saying - if something is too good to be true, then it probably is? Many people will look at the Labour Party’s education policy and come to that exact conclusion; it must be too good to be true.
Secret School: Manifesto gets straight to the point but pulls its punches in vital areas
In the run-up to the general election, I am assessing the education policies of the main parties to see how people’s votes could have an impact on Sheffield schools. This week it’s the turn of the Lib Dems. The education section of the Liberal Democrat manifesto wastes no time in getting straight to the point: there is an unprecedented funding crisis in the nation’s schools and the new funding formula is making matters a lot worse.