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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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March 10, 2017  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about education secretary Justine Greening being heckled over grammar schools at the Association of School and College Leaders' (ASCL) annual conference. We discuss the budget and our feature on the sector's inability to get the public to fight its case over funding cuts. We explore concerns about a lack of transparency and conflicts of interest within England's eight regional headteacher boards (HTB), and we give a preview to next week's feature on race. Tune in and enjoy. 

 

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March 3, 2017  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about new data which reveals a postcode lottery of spending on continuous professional development (CPD), with some parts of the country investing three times more per teacher than others. Following the opening of the ballot for a new education union, we discuss the proposed merger and our exclusive interview with the leaders of the NUT and ATL. We discuss the best ways to help students with their revision in the run-up to exam season, and we give a preview to next week's feature on funding. Tune in and enjoy.  

 

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February 17, 2017  

Join the TES team as we look at the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We discuss the claim from psychologists that refusing to touch pupils during day-to-day classroom interactions is a form of child abuse. We hear how the amount of school playing field land being earmarked for sell-offs has increased dramatically, and we explore the potential flaws in how schools talk about food. Tune in and enjoy. 

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February 10, 2017  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We hear how TES columnist and headteacher Geoff Barton fought off competition to win the leadership of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). We discuss the research suggesting that schools could be gaming the system by shedding low attainers, and we talk about our poll showing that more than a third of teachers are willing to wear body cameras in schools. Tune in and enjoy.

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February 3, 2017  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We hear how the boss of Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment) thinks funding cuts in England will hurt school standards, and we explore the most interesting findings from our investigation into the accounts of 20 academy chains. We discuss our interview with former left-wing NUT activist John Blake - who has been appointed as the new head of education at the right-leaning thinktank Policy Exchange, and we talk about how many learning methods in schools are not supported by research. Tune in and enjoy.

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January 27, 2017  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We hear how six out of 10 teachers have not yet received a 1 per cent pay rise, and we discuss how the government's new formula weights deprivation-related funding towards secondaries rather than primaries. We discuss our interview with Brett Wigdortz, outgoing Teach First CEO, who worries that the progress made in London schools will be threatened by changes to funding, and we talk about new data regulations that  mean schools will be at risk of heavy penalties. Tune in and enjoy.

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January 20, 2017  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We hear how more than a thousand small rural schools face the prospects of cuts under the proposals for a national funding formula. Following the release of the secondary school performance tables, we discuss headteachers' concerns about the new accountability measure Progress 8, and we talk about next week's Bett conference and our ed tech supplement. Tune in and enjoy.  

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January 13, 2017  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We hear how the pay gap between classroom teachers and school leaders has widened considerably over the past 15 years, and we discuss the academy leaders who have received pay rises of up to £100,000 in a year. We discuss our interview with Amanda Spielman, Ofsted's new chief inspector, who has promised not to be as outspoken as her predecessor, and we talk about sex and how it should be taught in school. Tune in and enjoy.  

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