Month: June 2016

Chevening Scholarships Advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth office, in partnership with the Department for Education, has released a document outlining the criteria and tips for those applying for the Chevening Scholarships. The Chevening Scholarships, started in 1984 with the aim of bringing some of the most talented and inspirational future leaders to the UK, are available to 144 countries. The most scholarships have been awarded to countries India, China, Egypt, South Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan, Mexico and Brazil, who send as many as 30 of their promising leaders to UK universities to study at postgraduate level each year. The government has today announced that they have awarded 14 scholarships...

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New Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants

A group of trade unions has published a set of professional standards for teaching assistants that was proposed by the government earlier this year. The Department for Education (DfE) initially commissioned the educational guidelines drafted by experts in the field, but the government decided to halt proceedings just before the standards were released. Public service union UNISON, headmasters’ union NAHT, the National Education Trust (NET) and Maximising Teaching Assistants (MTA) all contributed to the revival of the document. According to UNISON, the standards which were published last Friday will help teaching assistants to clarify exactly what their role entails. Similarly, headteachers and all other...

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