The Learning Renaissance

Hinds asks heads how to solve special-needs budget squeeze | BBC News

Schools are facing “knock-on pressure” as demand for special-needs support rises, England’s Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has admitted to head teachers. Speaking at the National Association of Head Teachers annual … Continue reading

May 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

School cutbacks put ‘education system at risk’ | BBC News

The £3bn savings expected of England’s schools threaten the stability of the whole education system, says the National Association of Head Teachers. General secretary Russell Hobby says ministers should no … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Special needs units risk closure in shake-up, say heads | BBC News

Plans to shake up special educational needs funding could see special units in mainstream schools close, a teaching union says. The National Association of Head Teachers said reducing the per-place … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

End primary school ‘chaos’, NAHT heads say | BBC News

Head teachers cannot and will not endure another year of the ‘chaos’ that has raged in England’s primary schools, a union leader has said. Russell Hobby closed the National Association … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Exam appeals overhaul ‘fundamentally flawed’, say head teachers | BBC News

Plans to overhaul the exam appeals system in England will make it more unfair, say head teachers. The proposals, from exams regulator Ofqual, will make it harder to appeal against … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Heads warn over pupils’ untreated mental health issues | BBC News

Children’s untreated mental health issues could spiral into psychiatric problems later in life unless more is done in schools, say head teachers. The National Association of Head Teachers says with … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fragmented school places system ‘harms education’ | BBC News

The system for creating new school places in England is fragmented, risking harm to children’s education, head teachers have warned. Lack of cohesive local planning means new schools are not … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Heads warn MPs of teacher shortage | BBC News

Schools in England face a deepening problem in recruiting enough teachers, head teachers are warning. The National Association of Head Teachers said 59% of schools advertising for teachers ‘struggled’ to get applicants … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Head teachers appeal for funds ahead of Spending Review | BBC News

Head teachers have written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan expressing their concern over future funding for schools in England. The National Association of Head Teachers claims education is being seen … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Schools close to funding breaking point, warn heads | BBC News

Nearly two-thirds of school leaders (64%) in England are making significant cuts or dipping in to reserves to fill deficits, a head teachers’ union warns. The National Association of Head … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment