July 2017

The perceived teacher recruitment crisis

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Is there a teacher recruitment crisis?  Statistics reveal that teaching vacancies are up by more than a quarter while the number of qualified teachers has fallen. We do not have to look far to find that teacher vacancies have risen by 26 per cent in the past year,… Read More


Can Graduates make a significant difference to your school?

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

There are many articles in circulation waxing lyrical about how graduates can make significant differences to businesses. But how can they make a difference to schools? Two years ago, I took the risky step of employing twenty graduates into positions across my school. They managed the… Read More


5 reasons why you should consider teaching

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

I’m Dean Thomas-Lowde –  a former senior school leader and now senior consultant at Castles Education. A teacher makes a difference in the world by enabling each of their students to fully maximise their talents, imagination, skills and character. But, as the consultant in charge… Read More


Education Minister backs gender-change revolution and encourages Teachers to target homophobic school bullies

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

A new set of measures are to be introduced into schools – specifically highlighting the new socially liberal image of the Conservatives. New measures are being introduced to include the fast-tracking of gender-change, new rules on gay men giving blood and a new research study… Read More


A £60 fine for parents if their children are late to school

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Guidelines have been issued by schools and education councils across the West Midlands, Sussex, Essex, and Hampshire to families, warning them to send their children to school in time to avoid being charged with a fine. A fine of £60 will be charged to the… Read More


Maths mastery method improves student engagement

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Following a recent survey, it’s been revealed that half of teachers have seen attainment levels rise since adopting the mastery of maths method. As many as six out of ten teachers have suggested that by using the maths mastery method, pupil engagement is rising. Half have… Read More