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News Items From May 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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'Children from richest areas are twice as likely to go to university'

In less affluent areas, children are half as likely to go on from school into university than in rich areas....

Posted on 29/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children plant, grow and sell their own greens

Children in Kent have shown locals their skills at growing food by selling it at a farmers' market....

Posted on 29/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sports stars offer kids their training tips

Britain's gold medal athletes have offered their advice to kids hoping to follow their example and take up sport....

Posted on 28/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Plymouth families to get special needs training

It is hoped the families and friends of deaf students will take advantage of a new signing course soon to run in Plymouth....

Posted on 28/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children need to be well informed to avoid STIs, says health adviser

Children will be better prepared and less likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) if they are well educated when they are young....

Posted on 27/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Gender gap in school science is greatest in the UK

The performance of boys and girls in science is more disparate than in any other developed nation across the globe, according to new research....

Posted on 27/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers shown to be 'most responsible drinkers'

New research reveals that teachers are the most responsible workers when it comes to having a drink....

Posted on 26/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Give teaching assistants arts training, says former education secretary.

By giving teaching assistants training in the arts schools could better understand the cultural sector....

Posted on 26/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs teaching assistant praised

A teaching assistant who specialises in working with children with learning difficulties has been nominated for teaching assistant of the year....

Posted on 26/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Headteachers slam £285k special needs review

A plan to spend nearly £300k on a review of special needs education in Gloucestershire has been criticised by local headteachers....

Posted on 22/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Blind teaching assistant prepares to take next step

Suffering from an eye disease has not stopped a determined teaching assistant contributing to her community before beginning a teaching degree later this year....

Posted on 22/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Parents of special needs kids warned to consider schools

Children with special needs should not always be sent to special schools, claims the mother of a child with Asperger's Syndrome....

Posted on 22/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs teacher considered for regional award

A special needs teacher from a school in Gloucestershire could be given an award for her work....

Posted on 21/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Lancaster grammar schools target less privileged students

A pair of grammar schools are set to launch a scheme aimed at recruiting pupils for less privileged backgrounds....

Posted on 21/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Graduate scheme offers teaching jobs at Sheffield's "most challenging" schools

Students are being plucked out of university to fill teaching vacancies at some of Sheffield's most challenging schools....

Posted on 21/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs provision assessed in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire's schools will be reviewed in a bid to improve special needs education in the region....

Posted on 20/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Computer games can help children if moderated'

Information technology and computer games can be useful within an educational setting, according to Play England, as long as they are used in moderation....

Posted on 19/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Physics is a relevant and useful career skill, report states

Physics has been highlighted as a subject that can help with an individual's career development by consultancy Laura Grant Associates....

Posted on 19/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Schools increasingly opting for clip-on ties'

Clip-on ties are becoming the standard at many schools in the UK due to concerns surrounding their traditional, knotted counterparts....

Posted on 18/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs teachers 'should receive higher pay'

Teaching assistants who work with pupils with special needs should receive additional remuneration, according to public services union Unison....

Posted on 18/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Growing Schools programme praised by special needs teacher

A school initiative to get children more involved in growing their own produce has been praised by a Chester special needs co-ordinator....

Posted on 18/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Conference for parents of special needs children

A free conference will take place in Eaglescliffe next month for parents and carers of children with special educational needs....

Posted on 15/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistant raises £16k for cancer department

A teaching assistant who recovered from breast cancer has helped organise a charity ball which raised £16,000 for the hospital where she was treated....

Posted on 15/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Demonstrations can help special needs students

Pupils with special needs can respond well to demonstrations, particularly when learning science, an educational specialist has claimed....

Posted on 15/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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School opens special needs centre

Special needs pupils in Bristol are now enjoying the use of a new £1.5 million centre at Brislington Enterprise College....

Posted on 14/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistant to help Thai orphanage

A Hartlepool teaching assistant is giving up her free time this summer and paying for her own trip to Thailand to work with children orphaned by aids....

Posted on 14/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Increase in children with special needs

The number of children with special needs has increased....

Posted on 08/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Staff in classroom on the rise

English schools have enjoyed a rise in the number of teachers in the last year....

Posted on 08/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Dinner ladies have taste for being teaching assistants

A group of dinner ladies are training to become teaching assistants....

Posted on 08/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistant scales mountain for charity

Guide Dogs for the Blind will benefit from a teaching assistant climbing a mountain....

Posted on 07/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Huddersfield teaching assistant challenges for award

A Huddersfield teaching assistant is in contention for the Teaching Assistant of the Year award....

Posted on 07/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Parents invited to ADHD workshop

Parents in Basford are being encouraged to attend a work shop on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder....

Posted on 07/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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NUT elects Blower as general secretary

Christine Blower has been elected general secretary of the National Union of Teachers....

Posted on 06/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Consultation takes place on special needs schools

The future of two special needs schools in Derby is to be considered....

Posted on 06/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Notts county school praised by Ofsted

A school in Nottinghamshire has been praised by Ofsted....

Posted on 06/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Gordon Brown demands schools listen to parents

Schools must listen to parents, says prime minister Gordon Brown....

Posted on 06/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kingswood students surpassing expectations

A school in Bristol has been praised for its high standards by Ofsted. ...

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

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Clear message on sick notes 'is important'

Parents of children at school in Hull are to receive a clear message on sick notes from the local council....

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

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CPD Courses May 2009

As part of our ongoing commitment to the professional development of our registered candidates, we are pleased to publish the following list of free Teaching Personnel training events that will be running across the country over the next two ...

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

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School staff 'unaware' of childcare savings

Those in teaching jobs have been urged to take advantage of childcare benefits....

Posted on 01/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Supermarket sweep for Northamptonshire school staff

Parents at a Northamptonshire school are to have the opportunity to speak to school staff at the supermarket....

Posted on 01/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Cover teaching advice issued to school staff

Staff who are required to teach outside their own subject should remain calm and focus on what they know, it has been noted....

Posted on 01/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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