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Can technology reduce teacher workload?

Following on from the Workload Challenge, I was commissioned by Advanced Learning to write a short report on the potential role of edtech in reducing workload. The report "Can technology reduce teacher workload" focusses on the key barriers that are holding back edtech innovation and its potential to impact upon workload.

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7 tips for the legal profession on working with Michael Gove

With the news that Michael Gove has been appointed in charge of the Ministry of Justice I can already see on social media and in some sections of the press that the personal attacks are starting.  He was unpopular with swathes of the teaching profession, but the profession made some big mistakes in handling him …

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Why the Acas Code of Practice should change

Business secretary Vince Cable recently announced that he was signing off a “minor” amendment to the Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures after a year-long consultation. In the next breath he called for Acas to carry out a full review of the same code. Why did the outcome of a minor consultation trigger a full review ...

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