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News Items From June 2009

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Schools need to watch spending

The Audit Commission will report that UK schools could do more to manage their spending....

Posted on 30/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Mersey schools to clamp down on unauthorised absences

Schools are having to take action as parents take children from school for unofficial holidays....

Posted on 30/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers say behavioural partnerships will work

A new survey has revealed teachers' opinions on the contents of a new government bill and classroom safety issues....

Posted on 30/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children enjoy their first parliament

Pupils from schools in Somerset have taken part in a children's parliament and learnt about democracy....

Posted on 30/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government toughens stance on misbehaving pupils

Under proposals soon to be announced, parents could face fines and even jail if they fail to help their children behave....

Posted on 29/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Hampton Hill takes sustainable prize

Children have helped their school win a national environmental prize and cut emissions....

Posted on 29/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Ballroom dancing 'boosts behaviour'

Teaching jobs could become easier in future if staff provide their pupils with ballroom dancing lessons, a new survey has suggested....

Posted on 26/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Birmingham primary teachers see students focus on environment

Jobs in education could become more lucrative for those at the top end if government proposals to help failing state schools are put into practice, it has been claimed....

Posted on 25/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government plans special needs investment to tackle dyslexia

A study into dyslexia in the classroom has suggested further investment is needed in order to train teachers and teaching assistants to respond more effectively to children with the learning disability....

Posted on 25/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Govt promises more support for disabled workers

By changing people's expectations the government hopes to get more people with learning disabilities into work....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Yorkshire school enjoys Olympian's visit

Olympic medallist visits schools to help promote new energy initiative....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sats replacement to undergo further trials

New examinations need further evaluation, say the government....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Govt hopes headteachers will help weaker schools

Under new proposals headteachers could lead federations and help weaker schools....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children need stable first language to learn from, says expert

Children living abroad should first master their own language before learning a new one....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kids advised to eat smart to help studies

Healthy food can help children achieve better examination results, it has been claimed....

Posted on 23/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Streatham kids try for walking bus world record'

Children and teachers joined together to try to make the world's longest human bus around a school in Streatham....

Posted on 23/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Young people invited to government's open weekend

By giving children pizza-making sessions and the chance to play in a rock band the government hopes to reduce after-school anti-social behaviour....

Posted on 22/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Two new schools will offer children special needs help

In place of three older institutions two new schools will help with the teaching of the region's special needs kids.

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Posted on 22/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Derbyshire MPs will go to school for Sats talk

MPs are to meet local teachers to discuss the future of school examinations....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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IT skills are as important as reading and writing, says expert

Computer skills are just as important as the more traditional school subjects, it has been claimed....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Headteacher will propose centre for disruptive pupils

A conference of teachers will hear of a proposal to create a dedicated centre for disruptive pupils....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Threshfield school teaching assistant makes final

Special needs teaching assistant from Threshfield primary school, North Yorkshire, makes regional final....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Most Leicestershire schools will get 20mph zones

Schools are hoping that new low-speed zones will make life safer for their pupils....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Immediate action needed to help children reach GCSE targets, says Balls

Councils need to act soon to help their schools hit government targets, says Ed Balls....

Posted on 17/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs schools get £3m

Ten local authorities are to receive additional funding to help them improve their special needs teaching...

Posted on 17/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Surge in men training to be teachers

There has been a major increase in the number of men learning to be primary school teachers at Exeter University, thanks to the institution's new programme....

Posted on 16/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistants urged to resist medical care pressure

The government has been urged to tackle the problem of the growing number of teaching assistants being asked to carry out medical work in schools that they are not trained for....

Posted on 16/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sutton Benger School celebrates turnaround

A school in Chppenham has turned around its own perfomance and has now received an outstanding grade....

Posted on 15/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Conservatives propose Sats changes

The Conservative party says it is better to test children when they move into secondary school....

Posted on 15/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kids roll up for bike breakfast

A Bristol school has hosted a 'bike breakfast' for children who cycled into their lessons....

Posted on 15/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Cardiff City Hall honours best teachers

Wales has celebrated the achievements of its best teachers in an awards ceremony held at Cardiff City Hall....

Posted on 12/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Welsh school hopes to tempt new teachers with trial days

By having an open day and showing more of its day-to-day life, one Welsh school is hoping to recruit more teachers....

Posted on 12/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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English now has one million words, experts reveal

One English language monitor has claimed there are now one million English words and phrases in use....

Posted on 12/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs Teacher of the Year announced

Award winning special needs teacher 'radiates an infectious love for teaching'....

Posted on 12/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Coventry school gives kids teaching roles

Children in Coventry have been trained as life-coaches and are passing on their newly-learned skills to staff and other pupils....

Posted on 11/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Students and teachers take their closure protest to No 10

Chatham schoolchildren have taken 4,000 signatures to Downing Street in a bid to help save their school from closure....

Posted on 11/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tyneside schools achieve Artsmark standard

Arts Council England has awarded 14 schools in North Tyneside its Artsmark standard in recognition of their creativity. ...

Posted on 11/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Nintendo hopes to help copy schoolyard games

Japanese gaming company Nintendo is helping a project to digitise playground games. ...

Posted on 11/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Northumberland council spends £1m on school broadband

Council invests £1 million to help schools get wireless broadband and close the 'digital divide'....

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

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Girls worried about failing in schools

Girls are more worried they will fail in schools thanks to education targets and their own perception of which jobs will be available....

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

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West Drayton kids get to grow their own

Kids in West Drayton can now grow their own vegetables thanks to a new greenhouse which was opened by the mayor....

Posted on 09/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools help their community to bloom

Children from Grimsby and Cleethorpes schools have been busying themselves tidying their local areas....

Posted on 09/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Basingstoke head gets top accolade

The head teacher of a school in Basingstoke has been told she is top of her class, she has been awarded a prize as Head Teacher of the Year....

Posted on 08/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Doncaster children take virtual Tour de France

Doncaster schoolchildren are riding a virtual Tour de France and hoping to promote cycling to school....

Posted on 08/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sats hit by delays

Problem with evaluating markers of English papers has led to delay in marking Sats papers, it has been reported.

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Posted on 08/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary school helps start £50m investment programme

A £50 million redevelopment of schools in Middlesbrough has begun with students starting the digging of foundations at Archibald Primary School....

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

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Staffordshire school gets gold arts standard

The Arts Council has awarded one of its coveted gold standard awards to a school in Staffordshire....

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

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Kids get healthy passports

Children in Bexley are the proud owners of new health passports after learning new skills to help them live healthy lives....

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

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New education bill to give government 'sweeping powers'

The government's new education bill will give ministers greater power over the curriculum and the way in which education is taught in the future, it has been claimed....

Posted on 04/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs school praised

A special needs school in South Shields has received a good report from the government's national inspectorate Ofsted, resulting in a special treat for pupils....

Posted on 04/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Welsh teaching staff prepare for awards

A major awards ceremony taking place in Wales will celebrate the country's school staff and promote their achievements in local education....

Posted on 04/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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CRE: Subject gender gaps unimportant

The Campaign for Real Education (CRE) has stated that too much attention has been placed on gender-related performance rates in schools across the UK....

Posted on 03/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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School clubs 'boost exam results'

New research shows children who take part in after-school clubs tend to do better in their GSCE exams and also reap social benefits from their participation....

Posted on 03/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Swindon Academy meeting special needs demands

School staff at Swindon Academy have been praised for an improving teaching standards by Ofsted, despite dealing with a large number of special needs pupils. ...

Posted on 03/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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London school first to teach social media course

London school is the first to bring teaching social media skills into its GCSE curriculum....

Posted on 02/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Families' minister will step down

Beverly Hughes has written her notice of resignation and will stand down at the next election, it has been reported....

Posted on 02/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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College takes firm line on smoking

College makes its teen smokers attend smoking cessation clinics to help them give up....

Posted on 02/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kent schools off to French final

A number of pupils from Kent primary schools will be competing in a sports competition organised by the Pas-de-Calais Sports Union of Physical Education in Calais, France this month....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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IT solution 'assisting teachers'

A new IT application – dubbed the Classroom Monitor - is being pitched as an aid that could save teachers time and allow them to spend more minutes in the classroom. ...

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Make your experiments exiting, minister tells science teachers.

Exciting experiments will help keep children interested in the sciences, says secretary of state....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Teenage pregnancy rates falling'

Teenage pregnancy rates are falling, according to the latest statistics released by the government....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Lincolnshire home to new Montessori school

A new school, developed on former farm land and offering its own distinct philosophy, is now open in Lincolnshire; creating 100 new places and providing a range of activities....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Conservative Gove details faith-based education polices

The Conservatives may establish "scores" of faith schools should they come to power at the next general election. However, they also state these institutions would be subject to "formidable checks"....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Essex 'dedicated to special needs education'

Wickford in Essex could be the location of a new special needs facility and councillors are also highlighting their dedication to providing top class facilities....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Self-defence to feature on curriculum

The Safety Box scheme is planning to introduce self-defence lessons into schools across Leeds, Derby and Manchester for pupils who are aged seven years old and above....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Brixham College raises £500 for disabled locals

School organises sponsored activities to raise £500 for a local home for the disabled....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Wandsworth pupils get to fashion finals

Pupils from Wandsworth turn on the style and reach fashion finals...

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Customer Care Survey Winner

Congratulations to Mrs Thakoordin, winner of our customer care survey prize draw - a £50 book token is on its way! Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey, the feedback was very encouraging and will help us to continue improving ...

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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