News podcast: GCSEs, behaviour and Easter conferences

Key stories from NEU and NASUWT annual conferences as well as the latest drive on behaviour and why recycling exam questions ‘isn't unfair’

podcast April 9

The Tes news team discusses the big stories from the NEU teaching union annual conference this week, including the joint speech by its general secretaries and the call to build for strike action if pay demands aren’t met.

We also look at the NASUWT conference where education secretary Gavin Williamson made a speech saying “far too many teachers” were leaving the profession, and provoked a warning from union general secretary Patrick Roach when he said teacher training would be central to catch-up.   

We discuss our exclusive on GCSEs, in which an exam board defends using recycled questions. And we talk about the DfE’s latest drive to improve behaviour by appointing 22 lead behaviour hub schools to help others.

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Dave Speck

Dave Speck is a reporter at Tes

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