Tag: government

itt framework

Is The DfE’s New ITT Framework Worth It?

This week we have found out that the government will not release their new initial teacher training framework until the Spring. This will give providers just a matter of months to implement the changes to the ITT framework. Read on to get all the details on the new framework!

school funding crisis

School Funding Crisis: 80% Of Schools Will Be Worse Off Next Year

Despite the Conservatives’ best efforts, the school funding crisis doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. The current spending plans will see four out of five schools worse off next year than they were in 2015. Read on to find out more about this growing problem!


Ofsted Would Be Replaced Under A Labour Government

We’ve covered several times how Ofsted add to teachers’ stress and workload. Now it seems that the Labour party agree with us. One of our major goals is to make teachers’ lives easier. If Labour win the next general election it looks like that goal will get a major boost. Read on to find out exactly what Labour’s plans are!

teacher workload

Teacher Workload: Will Labour’s 32 Hour Week Work For Teachers?

One of our main focuses at Mark Mate is helping to reduce teacher workload. Depending on how the next general election goes, we might have some major help in achieving that goal! At Labour’s annual conference, John McDonnell has announced the proposal for a 32-hour working week. He’s also promised that this will come with no loss of pay. But will this work for teachers? Read on to find out more!

early years

Early Years Staff Are ‘Doing Too Much Paperwork’

We’ve covered a few times now how much extra stress Ofsted can add to a teacher’s life. Of course, this shouldn’t be an issue at all. Ofsted should be in a position to help us, but now the added workload and extra stress is spreading to teachers that work in early years. Read on to see just what is happening in early years, and why it isn’t good enough.