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September 9, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss the biggest education story of the week - Theresa May's plans to dramatically increase the number of grammar schools. We also look at the magazine's main story, which reveals that thousands of academies are not having their accounts checked. And we talk about the revelations unearthed by Natasha Devon, who was ousted from her role as the government's mental health tsar. Tune in and enjoy. 

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September 1, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss new data on this year's Sats test results, plus tips for teachers from the education guru Dylan Wiliam - and how a sceptical headteacher learned to love setting homework. With Kaye Wiggins, Ed Dorrell, Helen Ward and Helen Amass.

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August 25, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss this week’s GCSE results, which suffered the biggest ever fall in A8 to C grades since the assessments were introduced in 1988. We discuss the reasons behind the drop, we talk the further decline of languages, the effects of Progress 8 and why girls are pulling even further ahead than boys. We also take a look at a striking piece in this week’s magazine about a US teacher and her class who was faced with a student wielding a loaded gun. Tune in and enjoy.

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August 18, 2016  

Join the TES team as they discuss this year’s A-level results. For the fifth year in a row grades have remained steady, very much bringing to an end the era of so-called “grade inflation”. We hear from our very own Kaye Wiggins who guides us through the main headlines from today's big news. Elsewhere, we talk about the lifecycle of an exam paper and how the tests are made. And we revel in a little Olympic glory after Adi Bloom spoke to the teachers who taught some of Team GB's gold medallists. Tune in and enjoy.   

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August 12, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss the possible return of grammar schools, the education policy that will never die. We hear about how teachers have lost all faith in the exam system just as we enter into exam results season. And, finally, we talk about how difficult (or not) it is for a teacher to say farewell to students once they have collected their results and moved on to the next stage in their lives. Tune in and enjoy. 

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July 22, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss this week's biggest stories, including our own survey of the top 100 things  pupils should do before they leave primary school. We talk about summer holidays and why the summer break might not mean much of a rest for many teachers this year. We hear how the old grammar school debate has come back from the dead and we wish all of our lovely listeners a very restful summer holiday. Tune in and enjoy. 

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July 14, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss this week's big news - Justine Greening's appointment as education secretary. The new prime minister Theresa May has undertaken a drastic overhaul of her Cabinet, which saw Nicky Morgan being sacked. In other major news - and as Ed Dorrell made no bones about pointing out - former education secretary Michael Gove has been sacked from government. Hear our thoughts of what will be waiting for Ms Greening as she gets her feet under the desk, and how Ms Morgan and skills minister Nick Boles will be remembered. Tune in and enjoy. 

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July 1, 2016  

Join the TES team as, one week on from Britain's vote to leave the EU, we discuss what it means for schools. Also in this week's episode: the government's changes to teacher training, why millions of pounds in pupil premium funds are not being spent and what secondary schools are learning from primaries about how to manage the transition from Year 6 to Year 7. 

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June 24, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss why big might not be beautiful when it comes to academy trusts, how schools are coping with tougher new maths tests and why schools shouldn't get carried away with research

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June 16, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss the EU referendum. The TES conducted a major YouGov survey to gauge teachers' opinions on the big debate. Find out how they intend to vote and hear what education secretary Nicky Morgan's and free school pioneer Toby Young's arguments for both the Remain and Leave sides. Tune in and enjoy. 

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