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Britain’s leading educational paper in £5 million relaunch

London:

Britain’s leading educational newspaper, the Times Educational Supplement launches in a new format on Friday 10 November boosted by a £5 million revamp that covers the print newspaper and glossy magazine and the www.tes.co.uk TES website.

The TES is Britain’s best read educational weekly - read by everyone in from classroom teachers and assistants to heads, educational suppliers and government policy-makers - selling around 85,600 copies a week with a weekly print readership close to half a million*.  

The new TES meets the needs of a rapidly changing, increasingly younger and more female workforce.  The launch is underpinned by comprehensive reader research and the redesign, achieves a distinctive contemporary style.  There’s full colour on every page for the first time, giving the paper a fresh new look.

The paper will continue to lead on education news, with the details on how new policies really affect life in the classroom and making sure teachers’ views and experiences are central to the national debate. New sections include a regular feature on primary teaching, as well as those on school leadership and the popular pull out FE Focus for the rapidly growing 16 – 19 education sector.

The new TES Magazine

The new full colour, 64 page weekly glossy TES magazine caters in particular for younger, class room teachers. It brings together teachers’ professional and personal lives through lively features on topical issues, columns written by teachers, a new regular section on travel, a full jobs and careers section to help teachers get the best out of their careers and special features and advice for new teachers.  There’s practical support in the form of a new resources section reviewing the latest materials for teachers, linked to an expanded online resource and review-bank which includes some 3,000 downloadable class room resources and is being added to every day. 

New website features

We've updated the TES websiteto give it a new look and to strengthen the features teachers use most.

“Community”is the home ofthe hugely popular TES online staffroom and blogs that allow teachers to share advice, tips, problems and discuss the hot topics that affect them every day.

Our online “Resource and Review Bank” is a virtual reference library of the best materials to help teachers in their professional role. Review Bank showcases the best and the latest materials from books to software to classroom equipment with practical reviews by professionals and serving teachers.    Resource Bank enables thousands of teachers to share, rank and rate resources they've used in the class room, from lesson plans to teaching guides.

The new Jobs & Careers section of the website has a portfolio of new features.

Jobs watch keeps job seekers up to date with news on the jobs and careers market, employment legislation and recruitment news.

Your career has top tips on interview technique and guidance on how to decide on the right job and

Your staff helps employers to recruit effectively and to create a school environment that attracts and retains the best teachers..

New integrated offer for advertisers

The hugely popular education jobs section – the first stop for every teacher looking to develop their career –also has full colour new look in print and online.

For schools looking for teachers there is a new integrated print and online offer through which advertisers can customise their ads to add colour, downloadable application forms, full details on their school including pictures, local area details and Ofsted reports.

TSL Education Chief Executive Bernard Gray said:

“The Times Educational Supplement is teachers’ first source of news about education, teaching and life in the classroom as well as advice and information about their careers.  We’ve worked closely with teachers across the country to design a paper that is relevant to their professional needs and entertaining and challenging as well as informative.  We believe that’s what the new TES delivers in an exciting new format.”

TES Editor Judith Judd said: “We’re thrilled with the new paper and we believe teachers will be too.  The TES is the paper of record for the education sector but it’s also the best source for teachers at every level for advice about their profession and their careers.  The new TES will continue to meet the needs of today’s readers and reach out to the new generations of teachers finding their way in their careers.”

Teachers’ leaders also expressed their enthusiasm for the new paper:

 ASCL General Secretary John Dunford said: “There has been a significant level of investment in the TES and it shows in the quality of the relaunched publication. The TES has been a staple of the education sector for decades and it is good to see that set to continue in the years to come.” 

 ATL general secretary, Dr Mary Bousted, said:  “I always read the TES on a Friday.  Sometimes it infuriates me, sometimes I’m in disbelief, sometimes I’m amused – but I’m always interested. ATL wishes the TES all the best with their re-launch.” 

 NAHT General Secretary, Mick Brookes said: “The changed format of the TES is a bright new start.  The new look magazine will be very popular as it has adopted a modern approach and promises to be a good read!” 

 NUT General Secretary, Steve Sinnott, said:“The TES has long been essential reading for teachers and all educationists and its exciting new format will help maintain that position. I wish it the very best of fortunes for the future.” 

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For more information please contact Lesley Smith, 0207 782 3331 or 07920 790518.

Background

* The TES is the UK’s leading education publication selling around 85,600 copies a week (ABC Jan – June 2006) with a print readership close to half a million (NRS average monthly readership of 479,000 for six months January-June 2006).

Online the TES is growing.  Our audited ABCe numbers showed audited daily averages of 726,677 page impressions on the site during March 2006 and 1,342,485 visits over that month.

About TSL Education

TSL Education Ltd is the UK’s leading educational publisher. Its publications, the Times Educational Supplement and Times Higher Education Supplement and our magazines, websites, events and exhibitions cover the complete professional educational field, from primary through to higher education.