Your invite into education’s busiest newsroom. Join Tes reporters and news editors as we discuss the big school stories of the week and what they mean for teachers. We give you the inside track on our latest exclusives and prepare you for what’s ahead. Relevant, irreverent and occasionally slightly shambolic. Essential listening for anyone interested in schools.
Support Staff Pay Rise, Edtech Oversight, SEND Reform Concerns
Hello and welcome back to the Tes News Podcast
The stories discussed on this episode:
https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/7-ways-dfes-send-reforms-could-fail (7 ways the DfE’s SEND reforms could fail)
https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/ps1bn-support-staff-pay-rise-could-break-school-budgets (£1bn support-staff pay rise could ‘break’ school budgets)
https://www.tes.com/magazine/analysis/general/edtech-schools-education-technology-regulation (Should schools have greater oversight of edtech?)
Teacher Pay, IB Wellbeing, Repeat RI Intervention
Welcome back to the Tes News Podcast
On this week's episode, we discuss:
https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/teacher-pay-rises-dfe-james-cleverly (Experienced teacher pay to rise by 5%)
Cleverly: Not the right time to confirm two-year teacher pay increases
https://www.tes.com/magazine/analysis/general/teacher-pay-rises-2022-23-schools (Teacher pay 2022-23: what the salary rises mean for you)
https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/heads-leaders-consult-industrial-action-over-inadequate-teacher-pay-award (Threat of heads’ industrial action over ‘inadequate’ pay award)
https://www.tes.com/magazine/analysis/general/why-sector-should-embrace-plans-help-repeat-ri-schools (Why the sector should embrace plans to help repeat ‘RI’ schools)
https://www.tes.com/magazine/analysis/specialist-sector/ib-chief-why-were-reviewing-our-wellbeing-impact-pupils (IB chief: Why we’re reviewing our wellbeing impact on pupils)
Teacher Pay, SATs, School R&D Teams
Welcome back to the Tes News Podcast.
This week we discuss:
https://www.tes.com/magazine/leadership/staff-management/why-schools-should-set-their-own-rd-departments (Why schools should set up their own RandD departments)
https://www.tes.com/magazine/analysis/general/ks2-sats-results-what-secondary-leaders-need-know (KS2 Sats results: what secondary leaders need to know)
https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/teacher-pay-rises-school-budgets (Exclusive: School budgets on a ‘knife edge’ over teacher pay)
https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/school-chain-ups-support-staff-salaries-amid-pay-arms-race (School chain ups support staff salaries amid pay ‘arms race’ )
One Week - Three Education Secretaries, SATs Results
Hello and Welcome back to the Tes News Podcast.
I'm your host, Joshua Morris.
It’s been a really busy week in the world of education - one that has seen three education secretaries and, of course, SATs results.
Reporters John Roberts and Callum Mason catch everyone up on the whirlwind week in Westminster.
And senior editor Grainne Hallahan ponders the usefulness of SAT targets.
DfE scraps Academy Power Measure, Explosion of New Starters
Hello and welcome back to the Tes News Podcast, I'm your host Joshua Morris.
On this week's episode, I'm joined by John Roberts to discuss:
https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/schools-bill-dfe-scraps-academy-power-measures-after-backlash (Schools Bill: DfE scraps academy power measures after backlash)
https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/dfe-plan-academies-coasting-schools-ofsted (Plan to academise ‘coasting’ schools goes ahead despite Ofsted fears)
And Grainne Hallahan offers advice for schools facing their biggest ever influx of new staff:
https://www.tes.com/magazine/leadership/staff-management/teacher-recruitment-schools-7-point-plan-your-september (A 7-point plan for your September new starter explosion)
Building grant setbacks, energy, governance
In this episode of the podcast Callum Mason discusses two major scoops focusing firstly on the huge swathe of schools that are repeatedly being rejected for funding to improve dilapidated buildings and secondly around data that shows no schools used the energy switch service in the first three months of the year.
Then Grainne Hallahan discusses pieces on governance on Tes this week and why schools need to think hard about the make-up of their governing body to ensure they have the right expertise on hand when required.
The sound quality makes this unlistenable at times. It would be wonderful if you could sort this out. There were dogs barking over a recent episode and one person has a device with notifications pinging regularly!
Could definitely do better
With constant break-ups, pings, cut-outs, volume changes, talking over one another etc this has the production values of a Year 9 RE cover lesson. I know we’re in difficult times, but from a tech point of view, this is the worst remote conversation podcast I’ve heard.
Also as a first time listener - who are these people? Journalists? Teachers? Parents? Surely a basic introduction, beyond names, isn’t too much to ask for.
A shame since the chat was fairly interesting.
Some interesting topics but the views are too often conservative and traditional. Typical in British education unfortunately.