The salary increase for new teachers is welcome news, but the government also needs to focus retention.
The proposal to increase teachers’ salaries to £30,000 by 2022-23 necessary and will be welcomed by many. However, as Dr Mary Bousted rightly points out, the government also needs to set out how teachers will be retained.
The CollectivED research and practice centre is working in partnership with Growth Coaching International (GCI), this partnership was celebrated at the CollectivED Knowledge Exchange Conference which took place this July.
The high levels of engagement from the pupils demonstrated the importance of sharing a love of learning with primary children.
Anyone with a passing interest in education will have noticed the increasing frequency with which advisory groups spring up.
Schools can play a significant role in reducing mental ill health in children and young people but this is a sticking plaster which masks the underlying causes of poor mental health.
The rise of social media has led to an increase in the number of digitally manipulated images and researchers across the globe are giving increased attention to the effect of digital editing on young people’s self-esteem.
Mental ill health in young people appears to be increasing. There is a link between social deprivation and mental ill health. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including abuse, neglect and insecure attachments with primary caregivers also contribute to poor mental health.
Professor Jonathan Glazzard
Researchers at Leeds Beckett University have conducted a survey to ascertain public opinion on teaching young children about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and on the teaching of same-sex relationships in primary schools. The research findings have been revealed during the high-profile media coverage of Parkfield Community School in Birmingham where parents have protested about the school’s LGBT curriculum programme, No Outsiders. Similar protests have also taken place in Manchester.
Dr Chris Ford, Course Director for Undergraduate Primary Teacher Education, looks back on his experiences in primary teaching.