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More teachers needed to improve standards

Medway's schools have often come bottom of the country in league tables with one OFSTED report finding nine and a half thousand primary pupils were at schools that were either inadequate or requiring improvement. Now, a major recruitment fair has been held in Rochester with the aim of attracting a hundred and fifty new teachers. This report by Tom Savvides includes interviews with applicant Andrew Washington-Tummings, Headteachers Catherine Burnett and Davinder Jandu and teacher trainee Oluwashola Williams.

More teacher strikes planned for June 2014

Teachers have voted to take more strike action this coming June.

The National Union of Teachers vowed to step up their campaign as the row over pay, pensions and conditions continues.

The decision to take industrial action was made at their annual conference in Brighton.

National strikes will take place in the week beginning Monday 23rd June if "significant" progress is not made in resolving the long-running dispute.

The NUT have also said they will not rule out more than one day of strike action, with further action in the autumn still a possibility.

The strikes could leave thousands of school children across the country facing the prospect of school closures and disruptions to lessons.


Calls for regrading after GCSE results

The Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg has been speaking out about this year's GCSE results after meeting Head Teachers in Southampton.

The proportion of teenagers in England achieving at least five grade Cs at GCSE is down this year official figures show.

Teachers unions say the fall of nearly half a per cent fall is a result of the marking of this year's English exams, which saw the grade boundaries change between January and May.

But the exams regulator says the results are fair.