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July 21, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about a new PGCE course being offered by a for-profit university, which claims to be the first in the UK to focus on ‘knowledge based’ secondary and primary school teaching. And as we come to the end of 2016-17, we look back at a year dominated by funding issues, and that raised, and then dashed, the hopes of grammar school advocates. Tune in and enjoy. 

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July 14, 2017  

Sarah Simons and Stephen Exley discuss all this week's FE news. This includes a predicted increase of tens of thousands of GCSE English and maths resits; why functional skills should be made available as an alternative to GCSEs; how colleges can save the pennies to make sure staff get a pay rise; and why being "stressed" can sometimes mask more serious problems.

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July 14, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about our Tes analysis which has uncovered the extent of the secrecy surrounding decisions about academies. We explore the top priorities of new Lib Dem education spokesperson Layla Moran - which include improving teachers' pay and morale. And we also discuss how teachers should embrace emojis as they are not going away anytime soon. Tune in and enjoy. 

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July 7, 2017  

Sarah Simons and Tes FE editor Stephen Exley discuss how a former FE minister could be set to make a nuisance of himself, why the controverisal University Technical Colleges have been handed an extra £31 million - and what on earth IS an Institute of Technology?

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July 7, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about the latest research from a leading educational psychologist suggesting that Ofsted inspections should have a checklist. We discuss how teachers' pay has declined over the past seven years - and how austerity has forced some school staff to turn to food banks to get by. We also explore how schools can best deal with the latest fads - such as fidget spinners and JoJo bows. Tune in and enjoy. 

 

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June 16, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about the spike in sexual offences in schools and the impact that online pornography can have on pupils' behaviour. We also discuss what schools can do combat fake expectations that have emerged from porn. And we look at the general election fallout and what it could mean for funding and social mobility. We also give a preview to our feature on Harry Potter in next week's magazine. Tune in and enjoy. 

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June 9, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the outcome of the general election. We talk about last night's event as they unfolded and we explore what it could all mean for funding and grammar schools. Tune in and enjoy. 

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May 26, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about the looming crisis with maths as students up and down the country sit the tougher GCSEs. We discuss whether wellbeing programmes in schools can actually cause more damage than good. And we speak about how schools can make their work spaces more appealing to staff. Slides could be the answer. Tune in and enjoy. 

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April 28, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about how society has made the decision to prioritise pensioners over pupils and we discuss the latest survey on primary assessment ahead of the National Association of Head Teachers annual conference. We talk about our cover feature on Tony Blair's legacy for education and discuss one school’s unique approach to parental engagement. Tune in and enjoy. 

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March 24, 2017  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about the magazine's redesign and discuss how a decline in Asian high-flyers' math scores under the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) study could simply be down to switch to computer tests. We explore how dogs can help pupils progress in schools and we talk about Carol Dweck's response to criticism of her growth mindset theory. Tune in and enjoy. 

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