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News Items From July 2009

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Gifted and talented 'to receive more support'

Young Gifted and Talented programme is to be extended....

Posted on 29/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Call to raise profile of teaching

Improving working conditions would attract a higher calibre of candidates, says teaching body....

Posted on 29/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Nottingham 'could get new Islamic academy'

Private school could become non-fee-paying academy....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Duffield pupils design playground

Pupils team up with local architect to design new school playground....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Funding for school leavers 'guaranteed'

Government outlines its plans for post-16 education....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Runcorn schools get £200m boost

Local schools to be transformed with £200 million investment....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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DCSF says education 'needs reforms'

The government explains proposed reforms to school and A-level education....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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'No link' between qualifications and ability

Education expert says calls for raised levels of teaching qualifications are "exactly wrong"....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Additional training "must be a good thing"

Cash injection for teacher IT training is welcomed by an industry expert....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Parent contract should 'avoid blame culture'

Authorities advised to tread carefully as parent agreement becomes legally binding....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Decline in school-age drinking

Drop in the numbers of teen-drinkers announced as new consulatation is launched....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Good behaviour contracts 'to be legally binding'

Parents are being encouraged to take more responsibility for their children's behaviour....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Ministers blamed for Sats delays

Findings have been released from an enquiry into last year's marking crisis....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Online lessons 'planned for pandemic'

Technology experts confirm government plans for pandemic....

Posted on 23/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Fight truancy with free curry' scheme criticised

School meets with criticism for rewarding good attendance....

Posted on 22/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Academies 'should be universal'

Private funding would help improve school standards and social mobility, says new report....

Posted on 22/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers to get IT training boost

New initiative stresses importance of IT as a learning tool....

Posted on 22/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Young people call for fewer exams

New survey suggests young people favour varied assessment....

Posted on 21/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching staff 'unhappy about classroom cameras'

System that aims to lower truancy figures and improve teaching meets with criticism from school staff....

Posted on 21/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'will include job centres for parents'

Government scheme will see job centre workers offering advice at school gates....

Posted on 20/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Toddler to graduate' school for Dorset

First academy to offer pre-school to university education planned for 2011....

Posted on 20/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Funding for out-of-hours schooling

Cash injection for schools to extend opening hours and support local communities....

Posted on 20/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Climate change project for schools

Climate change is on the agenda for schools thanks to a new charity scheme linking pupils around the world....

Posted on 17/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Animal rights leaflets for schools

Teachers have been offered new resources to help encourage discussion about animal testing in the classroom....

Posted on 16/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs school's stress relief project

School staff have devised an innovative way to help smooth transition to new premises

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Posted on 15/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Uniform 'will last or money back'

Parents have been promised bargain-basement clothes that will last till Christmas....

Posted on 15/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Talking is 'essential part of learning'

How teachers use language within the classroom has a substantial impact on how children develop within an educational environment, according to a new study....

Posted on 15/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Literacy funding raises pupil confidence

Funding provided by the Welsh Assembly has assisted projects working with socially disadvantaged students to increase their self-esteem. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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More managers 'want to be headteachers'

A new survey from the National College for School Leadership has revealed that almost half of senior private sector workers would consider a teaching job....

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children 'need time to play'

Participating in "play" is a key area of any child's development and should attract educational attention, according to one specialist project. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Men told to 'get jobs in primary schools'

The government is set to tackle a shortage of male primary school teachers via a new scheme that is being launched this week in the UK. Currently, four in five applicants are female. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff affected by swine flu

Teachers throughout the UK are currently seeing the impact of swine flu....

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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School computers 'let in harmful content'

Some school IT systems are failing to block inappropriate content, according to new research from online firm E-Safe Education. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Men told to 'get jobs in primary schools'

The government is set to tackle a shortage of male primary school teachers....

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs school up for IT award

A school in Plymouth has been shortlisted for the national ICT Mark award for its innovative use of technology and communication methods. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories call for tougher exams

Conservative plans outlined today by shadow schools secretary Michael Gove could see university academics write GCSE and A-level exam papers....

Posted on 13/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pupils design their perfect school

As part of the My Space for Learning scheme, schoolchildren from the Sheffield area have been assisting architects to design new schools throughout the UK. ...

Posted on 13/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary schools can expect £200m boost

To help cope with rising admissions, an additional £200 million of government funding is expected to be announced for primary schools this week, according to recent reports. ...

Posted on 13/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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School meals survey shows slow increase

Uptake of school meals has increased by around one per cent since last year, new figures reveal....

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

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Schools celebrate shining talent

This year's Shine Week has seen double the number of students participate in activities that are designed to show the positive achievements of pupils throughout the UK....

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

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Barnsley schools get £1bn overhaul

Construction work has started on project that is set to overhaul the education facilities in Barnsley and see those with teaching jobs gain access to new buildings. ...

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

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Govt calls for Communications Champion

A new communications champion will be appointed to help children communicate better....

Posted on 09/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers win top awards

Two teachers from Plaistow in London have been rewarded for their work with a Plato award, highlighting their skills and inspirational attitude to pupils....

Posted on 08/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistants 'could see pay freeze'

Teaching assistants across the UK could see their pay frozen amid plans to rein in public sector pay, it has been suggested....

Posted on 08/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary schools urged to boost language learning

More primary schools need to be delivering language learning in their schools if they are to meet government targets, a new report has claimed....

Posted on 08/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Team says Welsh schools need to push languages more

Welsh schools should try and get more children learning foreign languages such as German, Spanish and French, says regulator....

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

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Kingston parents want two more schools

Parents' poll reveals support for two new schools in Kingston...

Posted on 06/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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MP gets support for school Cadets

Public has offered its support to bring Cadet Force into schools....

Posted on 02/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Newcastle schools to get more free-range meals

Schoolchildren in Newcastle are soon to benefit from a new healthy food initiative....

Posted on 02/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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UK schools ready for sports week

Top Olympic sportsmen and women are touring UK schools and getting pupils excited about National Sports Week....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Merthyr schools want their independence

Sixth formers and pupils protest against plans to unite schools....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers could get five-yearly assessments

New proposals could see teachers tested every five years....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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DCSF gives Yorkshire schools £1.5m

Two Yorkshire schools will benefit from government funding and use the money to further develop their facilities....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Devon mother asks for phone controls

Parent hopes better controls on mobile phones at work will help protect children....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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