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November 17, 2017  

We discuss rampant pay increases for academy leaders - including principals of single schools who are paid more than the prime minister - and new research on free schools that gives ammunition to their critics and their supporters.

We also talk about one academic's concerns that the government plans to formalise the assessment of children in early years are doomed to failure because policy makers do not understand the basics of brain development.

Tune in and enjoy. 

 
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November 15, 2017  

“Schools can create a climate where bullying becomes more acceptable," says Cambridge University Phd researcher Luke Rogers. He has done extensive research into bullying and finds that what most schools are doing is not only ineffective, but in some cases schools can also make things worse. In this podcast, he talks about effective ways of tackling bullying, why we need to change our language and approaches, and why we may need to get rid of those anti-bullying display boards in schools. 

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November 10, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we talk about some of the biggest issues of the week. We discuss the first ever UK-based study into flipped learning in a school setting and we explore whether the increasingly popular teaching technique represents value for money. We also talk how the country is getting worse at helping EAL students' families speak English - and the devastating effects this failure can have on young people. 

 

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November 3, 2017  
Join the Tes team as we talk about some of the biggest issues of the week. We look at the concerns that remain in the profession around exam marking - and discuss why this year's English GCSE has been such a concern. We also talk about the new Institute for Teaching - which was launched in Manchester this week - and director's Matt Hood's comment piece in the magazine. And we discuss whether having a better understanding of neuroscience can make you a better leader. 

 

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November 3, 2017  

In this week’s Tes Further podcast, Sarah Simons and FE editor Stephen Exley discuss the thorny issue of GCSE resits. Exclusive analysis has revealed that fewer disadvantaged learners are attaining a grade C or 4 in their GCSE resists by the age of 19 compared with their peers. Sarah Simons also explains how the college staffroom is a useful resource for any of life’s problems – including the elimination of unwelcome rodents at the foot of your garden. 

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Uta Frith is one of the world's leading experts on autism and emeritus professor of cognitive development at UCL. In this episode, she talks about damaging stereotypes and myths that surround autism and how teachers are crucial to the devlopment of children with autism. She also talks about the best ways for teachers to assist autistic students. 

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October 20, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we talk about some of the biggest issues of the week. We look the dramatic rise in the number of assistant headteachers in recent years, and try to unpick what might be lying behind it - as well as the impact it might be having on teacher workload. We also discuss a very well paid primary leader, and ask how widespread such high salaries are in the non-academy sector. And we talk about the problem that you might see outside your schools gates everyday: parking, parents and local residents.

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October 13, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about the landmark judgement from the Court of Appeal which ruled in favour of Ofsted following a long-running court battle with an Islamic school over the separation of girls and boys. We discuss what the provisional Progress 8 scores mean for schools and we also talk about our new analysis which shows that money will be diverted towards schools with the least deprived children - such as grammar schools.

 

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Professors Robert and Elizabeth Bjork are among the world's leading researchers into memory and learning. For this podcast, they discuss what teachers need to know about memory and explain how group work, tailoring content to student interests and testing are key to helping students retain knowledge. 

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October 6, 2017  
Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about how figures obtained by Tes show that none of the schools branded "coasting" by the government have been turned into an academy as a result, and we discuss how more than a quarter of schools 'ordered' to become academies are yet to convert. We also talk about one teacher's harrowing story about working in a school in special measures. And we discuss this week's Tory conference and what could be on the political agenda. 
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