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September 20, 2017  

This week, hosts Sarah Simons and West Suffolk College's Lindsey Johnson talk about the difficulties training providers face to ensure that their apprentices are not being used as cheap labour by employers. They also welcome the launch of this year’s Tes FE Awards – which includes two new categories – and consider the challenges of recruiting STEM staff in colleges.

 

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September 20, 2017  

In episode three of Tes Podagogy, professor Linda Graham, a leading researcher into behaviour in the classroom, talks 'No Excuses' policies, misdiagnosed SEND, "productive discipline", and students "hard-baked" to be disruptive by ineffective school behaviour mangement policies

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September 15, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about our exclusive interview with education secretary Justine Greening where she talked about school funding and teachers' pay. We also discuss the government's announcement on primary assessment and the scrapping of KS1 tests. We talk about our feature on the rise of scripted lessons, as well as an interesting piece of research that suggests boys are more likely to be interested in Physics because of the way that they urinate. 

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September 1, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about the new teachers' union which comes into effect today - the National Education Union (NEU) - and what that could mean for the profession. We discuss the sale of school playing fields and the decline of physical education - and we talk about our exclusive interview with Joe Wicks, aka 'The Body Coach', and his mission to get children moving in schools. We also discuss how eating school lunches with pupils can be beneficial. 

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August 25, 2017  

Tune into the Tes podcast to get the full lowdown behind the GCSE results headlines. News editor William Stewart and the exams and assessment reporter Eleanor Busby discuss the reformed qualifications and the new grading system. And Adi Bloom reports on what teachers and pupils thought about this year's GCSEs.

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August 18, 2017  

Tune in to the Tes podcast to get the full low down behind the A-level results headlines. News editor William Stewart discusses what the national results mean for standards. And we speak to Adi Bloom about her experience of visiting a school and we hear first-hand from AS level student Will Allsopp about what it has been like to study the reformed qualifications. We also give you a sneak peek on what to look for ahead of GCSE results day. 

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August 11, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about the exam reforms and what you can expect on A level and GCSE results day this month. We discuss what books teachers are likely to be reading over the summer period, and we debate whether children should learn poems off by heart. 

 

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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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