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News Items From December 2009

Welcome to the news section of our website where you will find news stories which we hope will be of interest to you. Below you will find the latest news entries but if you would like to look back further, please feel free to search our news archive.

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Headteachers dominate OBE honours list

Headteachers and university leaders have made the grade in the New Year's honours list, with several selected for prestigious OBE awards....

Posted on 31/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Lollipop man's job saved by students

A lollipop man has his pupils to thank for saving his job, after they refused to let their local council force him into retirement....

Posted on 31/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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CRB delays 'could be costing teachers jobs'

Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats have shown that some teaching staff are waiting up to four years for Criminal Record Bureau checks to be processed....

Posted on 30/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Coaker encourages school building plans

Schools Minister Vernon Coaker has encouraged local councils to take advantage of extra funding for new build projects, which could lead to new jobs for teachers....

Posted on 30/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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CoE 'to increase academy sponsorship'

The Church of England has revealed that it is to increase its sponsorshop of the government's flagship academy institutions over the course of the next two years....

Posted on 29/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Commons committee: Schools focussing too much on dyslexia

Schools from Leeds to Luton are focussing too much on dyslexia, while other literacy-related issues are being dealt with less effectively, a body suggests. ...

Posted on 18/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Ofqual: Constant exam system changes can cause problems

The exam watchdog, Ofqual, has warned about the potential detrimental effects of making constant changes to the exam system in England....

Posted on 17/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Registration of home-educated children 'should not be compulsory'

A group of MPs has recommended that the registration of children educated at home be voluntary rather than compulsory. ...

Posted on 17/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Virtual world programme enables teachers to explore new classrooms

A computer programme is to be used to allow teachers in Birmingham to take a look at classroom designs in a virtual environment....

Posted on 16/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Study: Over 30% of children obese when they leave primary school

New government figures suggest around 30 per cent of children are suffering weight problems when they leave primary school....

Posted on 15/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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School Food Trust: Free meals can improve academic performance

Children's academic performances at primary school can be enhanced with healthy free meals, the School Food Trust says. ...

Posted on 15/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pupils given iPhones at London secondary school

Teachers at a secondary school in London have issued iPhones to a selection of pupils to see how they can be used for educational purposes....

Posted on 14/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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London schoolboys recognised for long-term attendance record

Authorities in Kingston upon Thames in London have recognised two boys for not missing a single day of school over the past five years....

Posted on 11/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Report: More boys than girls suffering academically at age 7

Girls are still outperforming boys at the age of seven in the basic academic subjects in primary schools, the latest figures have suggested. ...

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

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South-west school saves millions converting office building into classrooms

A school in the south-west of England has saved millions of pounds by converting an office building into additional classrooms....

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

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South-west primary school to receive recognition for languages

The Italian government has recognised the work done promoting overseas cultures and languages at a primary school in south-west England....

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

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NUT: Schools in Wales being shortchanged

Welsh schools are being shortchanged as they are getting less funding than schools in England, according to the National Union of Teachers (NUT)....

Posted on 09/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Lack of male teachers reported in Welsh primary schools

There are currently fewer men working in primary schools in Wales than there have been at any other time in the last five years, new figures suggest....

Posted on 08/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary school children to be taught web safety

Special lessons could be introduced from 2011 to teach young children in schools from London to Leeds how to use the internet safely. ...

Posted on 08/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government backs civic service concept

Young people could be required to undertake some form of civic duty rather than simply leaving school and going into a full-time job under new plans being advocated by the government....

Posted on 07/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Tougher maths' set for science exams

New proposals have been introduced to make GCSE science exams require a higher standard of maths in order to achieve the top results following complaints from scientists over the issue....

Posted on 07/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Ed Balls to demand improvement from 1,400 primary schools

Over 1,400 primary schools throughout England are to face a call for improvement from Ed Balls, the schools secretary, following recent league table results. ...

Posted on 04/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Govt to spend £800m on school projects across England

The Building Schools for the Future scheme is to benefit a dozen extra schools throughout the country using £800 million of funding....

Posted on 03/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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