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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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January 6, 2017  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We hear how the number of official complaints made about school inspections has fallen dramatically over the past three years. We talk about Euan Blair who has given the TES an exclusive interview about his vision to transform post-16 education, and we discuss the seven steps to surviving your first year as a Sendco. Plus, we give you a sneak peak about next week’s sex education special. Tune in and enjoy.  

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October 7, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points, including the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. We discuss the news that came out of the HMC conference just down the road in Stratford-upon-Avon, and we talk Daniel Willingham who has given the TES an inclusive interview about his new book. Plus, we give you a sneak peak about next week’s Ruskin speech special. Tune in and enjoy.  

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September 30, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week's biggest education news and views, including a look at what governors make of the state of the school system. We discuss maths mastery and the possibility that Nick Gibb is right. And we talk FE and the little known world of colleges that accept students at 14. Plus there's a whole lot more. Well, a little bit more. Tune in and enjoy.

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September 23, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss all this week's major talking points in the wonderful world of education. We hear how the school admissions adjudicator risks being overloaded turning the admissions system into the Wild West. We hear one reason why science teachers are leaving the profession. We discuss whether a no-excuses behaviour policy fails the most vulnerable. We talk "power poses" and the importance of standing like Wonder Woman. And, of course, there's a mention of grammar schools. Tune in and enjoy.

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September 16, 2016  

Join the TES team as we discuss the week's biggest news, which is the continuing fall out from the government's hugely controversial grammar school proposals. We hear how private schools in the North of the country could be tempted to join the state sector if the policy allows them to keep selecting pupils on the basis of their academic ability. Elsewhere we discuss the week's main feature, which argues whether character education is a myth. And we look at the issue of teacher burnout as part of the magazine's mental health and wellbeing special. Tune in and enjoy. 

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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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