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News Items From October 2009

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Schools 'cannot ignore racism'

A children's charity has called on the government to conduct further research into why racism is still prevalent in schools....

Posted on 30/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Businesses 'should be asked what they want from school leavers'

The government must clarify what employers are looking for in staff before making further changes to the school curriculum, says an education expert....

Posted on 30/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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School places appeals system 'is working'

The government has announced its school places appeals system for parents unhappy with where their child has been placed is effective....

Posted on 30/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Call for more special needs teachers in Wales

New research highlighting inconsistencies in dyslexia support has recommended the recruitment of more specialist teachers in Wales....

Posted on 29/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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East Midlands teens get stuck into diplomas

Students in the East Midlands reportedly approve of the new hands-on form of learning introduced by the government in September last year.

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Posted on 28/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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North-east teacher wins best newcomer award

A dyslexic teacher from Yorkshire has been commended for his work with children with special needs....

Posted on 27/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Dealing with false accusations against teachers 'a difficult balance'

Schools dealing with allegations against a member of staff must find a balance between supporting their colleagues and protecting pupils' welfare, says a teaching representative....

Posted on 27/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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New careers strategy unveiled

The government has revealed details of new plans for careers advice targeting all young people, from primary school pupils to 18-year-olds....

Posted on 27/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'should be stricter on pupils skipping lessons'

A rise in the number of unauthorised absences has prompted an education campaigner to urge schools to crack down on absent pupils....

Posted on 26/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Green light for new round of trust schools

The government has confirmed a further 114 schools will be granted trust status as they link with a range of business and non-profit partners....

Posted on 23/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Charitable deeds from West Midlands teens

Students at a Staffordshire have been doing their bit for the community in a week of charity activities, it has been reported....

Posted on 23/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Experiment to improve Midlands pupils' behaviour

A new pilot scheme involving thousands of Birmingham primary school children aims to improve discipline and behaviour, it has been reported....

Posted on 22/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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North-west pupils encouraged to continue learning

Greater Manchester is among 11 areas selected for a new government pilot scheme aiming to encourage participation in learning beyond the age of 16....

Posted on 22/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary schools 'can help raise university hopes'

Support should be extended to primary schools to ensure bright children are identified early and are put on the path to university success, says an education expert....

Posted on 21/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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South-east speech therapy gets £500k boost

The government has pledged £500,000 towards a centre helping children overcome speech difficulties....

Posted on 21/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Midlands schools celebrate improved GCSE results

Newly released government figures reveal that schools in the Midlands have achieved a significant rise in GCSE results....

Posted on 19/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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South-west council 'should target struggling schools'

Focusing more on schools struggling to meet literacy levels and less on those already achieving target levels would improve attainment overall, says a local councillor in the south-west....

Posted on 16/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'should try to understand eating disorders'

A south-west-based healthcare charity has urged schools to face up to the dangers of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia....

Posted on 15/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government welcomes school sports results

A new survey has revealed that just over half of all school-age children take part in three hours or more of sport every week....

Posted on 15/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers' tech programme unveiled

Plans have been revealed for a £5.6 million training programme for teachers, which aims to help bring technology into the classroom.

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Posted on 14/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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South-west schools get safer journeys

South-west parents' concerns about darker evenings as winter approaches have prompted the local police to launch a new road safety campaign, it has been reported.

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Posted on 14/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Work starts on Midlands model village school

Building work has started on a new primary school, which will be at the heart of a village in the West Midlands, it has been reported.

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Posted on 13/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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One-to-one tuition 'breaks link between poverty and bad results'

New research has revealed that offering children one-to-one tuition helps to break the cycle of deprivation and lower results.

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Posted on 12/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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African link brings award to south-west school

An Exeter school for pupils with special needs has won an award for its partnership with teachers and children in Africa.

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Posted on 09/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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North-west pupils fighting crime online

A new computer system will allow children at eight schools in the north-west of England to alert police to crime, it has been reported....

Posted on 08/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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A-levels 'should be a week earlier'

Sixth form exams should be sat a week earlier to ensure students are not denied places at university because they have missed the deadline for applications, says an education watchdog.

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Posted on 08/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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London pupils get digging

Young people from east London were joined by a former television presenter and Cambridge students last week for an archaeological dig, it has been reported.

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Posted on 07/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Voice for vulnerable children nominated

The government has confirmed its nomination for the post of children's commissioner, a role designed to champion the rights of vulnerable young people....

Posted on 07/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories accused of 'pigeonholing' young people

A Conservative party pledge to introduce a new type of "technical" school in 12 cities across England has met with criticism from teaching bodies.

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Posted on 06/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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London agency may handle underage drinking campaign

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has confirmed plans for a new advertising campaign aiming to tackle the problem of underage drinking.

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Posted on 06/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children's database consultation launched

The government has invited children's services workers to offer their opinions on its online directory for under-18s.

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Posted on 06/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Midlands MP calls for Islamic schools regulation

A Birmingham MP has urged the city council to place checks on staff employed at local madrassas after it emerged many teachers have not had criminal record checks....

Posted on 05/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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East London schools get top Ofsted rating

Two primary schools in London's east-end have been named among the best in the country for improving in "challenging circumstances"....

Posted on 02/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories call for eye tests for pupils in Wales

Welsh Conservatives have pressed the country's health minister on when eye screenings for pupils will be implemented.

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Posted on 01/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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