Archives for January 8th, 2002

TEACHER REFORMS

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 January, 2002

The Department of Education and Skills has followed up a major PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report on teacher workload with funding for pilots in thirty schools aimed at tackling excessive demands.Teachers are not just fed up with the bureaucracy that the Department, local councils and even their own school generate. Many feel they are forced to skimp on the key job of guiding pupils’ learning by demands to spend time on non-teaching tasks such as playground duty and materials preparation.

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PEER REVIEW GOES EURO

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 January, 2002

A peer review system which allows people in local government the chance to help each other improve is to be rolled out across Europe.The home authorities involved are Newcastle, Nottingham and Birmingham city councils, which will be working with Den Haag, Leipzig, Malmo, Venice and Vienna.

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