Education

Oxford University’s retirement age not discriminatory, tribunal finds

A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and...

Academic staff suffer ‘epidemic’ of poor mental health

23 May 2019

There is an “epidemic” of poor mental health among higher education staff, according to Freedom of Information requests gathered from...

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Older teachers risk ‘dying in classrooms’ if health needs are ignored, warns union

25 Apr 2019

Schools and colleges have been urged to better monitor the health of teaching staff as many older teachers “risk dying...

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One in five teachers stressed most of the time

25 Feb 2019

Working conditions need to improve and workloads must become more manageable if schools are to stem the number of teachers...

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Retention of teachers becomes urgent as pupil numbers soar

2 Nov 2018

School leaders in the state sector face having to fill increasing numbers of vacancies, with lack of job satisfaction a...

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Teachers and students at risk of asbestos exposure in schools

23 Apr 2018

A lack of uniformity in how asbestos exposure is dealt with in school academies is putting both staff and students...

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Pilot flexible working programmes for teachers announced

31 Oct 2017

Justine Greening has announced new pilot programmes to look at ways of supporting and employing teachers flexibly, and enhancing coaching...

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Nurses and teachers choose agency work for better work-life balance, report finds

23 Feb 2017

Teachers and nurses are choosing to work through agencies because they are disillusioned with permanent work, research has found.
A...

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NUT teachers on strike

Teachers’ strike: employees’ rights to time off

26 Mar 2014

Thousands of employers and their staff face disruption today as teachers strike over pay, pensions and working conditions.
Many schools...

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Stress in the world of academia

3 Jul 2013

Modern-day academia has recently been proven to be one of the most stressful professions in Britain. What can employers do...

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Second teachers’ union begins work-to-rule strike action

3 Oct 2012

Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will begin “action short of strike action” today, which will see them refusing...

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Teachers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire threaten strikes over Sats

13 Jul 2010

Teachers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire have threatened to strike if education secretary Michael Gove decides to go ahead with...

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Teachers set to stage industrial action by boycotting Sats tests

10 May 2010

Hundreds of teachers are preparing to stage industrial action this week by boycotting Sats tests for primary school children in...

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Volcano update: Teachers will fight schools over docked pay

20 Apr 2010

Volcano update: Seven things employers should be doing
Teaching unions will fiercely resist any moves by schools to dock the...

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Teachers and students protest against funding cuts

20 Apr 2010

Plymouth teachers and students will take part in a rally tomorrow, to protest against job losses and funding cuts. The...

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