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Why Tes is changing

You’ll notice that Tes looks a little different this week. This is an exciting moment as we unveil a new look, a revamped website and a fresh redesign for our magazine.

TES reveals new data highlighting schools’ recruitment issues

The latest TES Teacher Recruitment Index report tracks how successful secondary schools in England have been at recruiting, by subject and region. We found that schools filled a higher proportion of vacant posts during the Easter 2016 period than in any Easter period since 2012. However, the index also highlighted that schools are less happy with the calibre of teaching candidates, down from 79 per cent in 2015 to 71 per cent now. So despite some success with recruitment, there are growing worries this rise is at the expense of teacher quality. What can schools do to help combat the quality issue and attract top talent?

A digital marketplace for everyone, including teachers?

Scaling a two–sided marketplace is among the most daunting tasks for entrepreneurs. It can also be the most rewarding one. It takes time to build both supply and demand, and requires significant volume to drive meaningful revenue and get the fly wheel running. But the barriers are falling—and the implications for education may be profound.

Teaching to Make a Difference

Lord Jim Knight, TES Chief Education Adviser, addressed a full house at the RSA to talk about talent management in schools and how we can better support the learning and development for teachers.

Launching the TES Global Data and Insights Group

Join our new data insiders group for early access to exclusive education data published by TES Global, the publisher of TES (formerly the Times Educational Supplement) and Times Higher Education.

It’s time to transform the way we recruit teachers

By Polly Howden, Product Director at TES Global

My favourite thing about my job is listening to customers, identifying a problem and working with other passionate people to deliver a meaningful and effective solution.

The Future Of Education: There Are Two Things That Really Work

In an interview with HundrED, Lord Jim Knight talks about the challenges that teachers face, and the role of government in education.

New Mobile App Helps Teachers Discover Digital Content to Create Engaging Lessons

Now available in iTunes, TES Teach with Blendspace, together with the tes.com global catalog of classroom resources, helps inspire teachers to create, share, remix and deliver the best possible lessons.

 

The TES Institute Introduces Draft CPD Standards for Teachers

With little to no formal guidance available on how teachers can, and should, use professional development, the TES Institute has created our own draft set of teacher CPD standards within a progressive framework. We’ll be using these standards within our own course development and delivery, but our standards are designed to help any teachers and schools.

Efficacy research: OER and teacher generated resources

In 2014, researchers from Stanford University conducted a survey of nearly ten thousand teachers who buy or sell education resources on TES.com, the largest online community of teachers with more than 8 million users. The goal of the survey was to determine the “social value” of online resources – that is, whether the materials obtained through the online marketplace helped teachers improve their lessons and stay engaged in their work.

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