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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.

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    • 3.8, 67 Ratings

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.

    GCSE and A Level teacher-assessed grades 'mostly ignored'

    GCSE and A Level teacher-assessed grades 'mostly ignored'

    The Tes news team on more potential controversy with this year's exams grading system

    • 21 min
    Teachers' pay deal 'not as good as it might sound'

    Teachers' pay deal 'not as good as it might sound'

    Schools may struggle to afford teacher pay award, while schools have been 'optimistic' in awarding GCSE grades, says exam regulator.

    • 22 min
    Teachers lack of trust in DfE over Covid-19

    Teachers lack of trust in DfE over Covid-19

    In this episode of the Tes News podcast, we ask 'why are teachers losing trust in the DfE?'
    The Tes News team also discusses why the pandemic may have worsened the school leadership 'drought' and whether the £350 million National Tutoring Scheme should be wholly on-line

    • 16 min
    Concerns over GCSEs and IB

    Concerns over GCSEs and IB

    In this episode of the Tes News podcast:
    40% of teacher-assessed GCSE grades could still change while there's anger among IB students who haven't got expected grades. And, does the cost of remote learning on a mobile phone impact poorer families more?

    • 21 min
    The ‘mind-boggling’ DfE guidance on schools reopening

    The ‘mind-boggling’ DfE guidance on schools reopening

    The Tes news team discuss the logistical problems of all pupils returning to school in September, and why the government’s £1 billion fund for rebuilding schools might not be as good as it sounds.

    • 21 min
    Could creativity be the answer to better mental health in schools? | Sponsored

    Could creativity be the answer to better mental health in schools? | Sponsored

    There are countless questions for schools to consider in the wake of Covid-19 closures, but perhaps chief among them is how to look after their students’ mental health in this strange time. 
    The link between creativity and improved mental health is now well established, so could an increased focus on this area be key to moving forward with wellbeing?
    In this podcast, Tes speaks to two experts to get an in-depth analysis of the topic.
    Julia Wisbey is a senior leader and director of performance at Admiral Lord Nelson secondary school in Portsmouth (which was named creative school of the year at the 2019 TES awards, and was the first school in the country to receive the Artsmark platinum award twice). 
    She’s joined by Wendy Cobb; a senior lecturer in the school of Early Years and Primary Initial Teacher Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, with a particular focus on behaviour, working with parents and emotional health. 
    In this lively, wide-ranging discussion they explore issues including:
    How recent education trends have affected mental health
    What creative thinking really looks like (and how it can protect young people)
    The difficultly of combining wellbeing and accountability 
    How a creative approach to Covid-19 has benefitted lots of schools
    This podcast is sponsored by Artsmark (https://www.artsmark.org.uk/).

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Chris Timothy ,

Hmmm

Some interesting topics but the views are too often conservative and traditional. Typical in British education unfortunately.

jwilsy ,

Needed this to be clearer given the area of conversation.

A shame that Dave was underprepared again.

RockinOnRulz ,

Could be better

The content is great but the recording/audio quality leaves a lot to be desired, especially on the Tes Scotland episodes.

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