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News Items From August 2009

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London head 'brands GCSES boring'

The curriculum is failing to keep children excited about their work, says a London head....

Posted on 28/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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South-west teachers 'prepare to celebrate GCSE success'

Celebrations are expected for Bristol teachers and students following a record-breaking set of exam results....

Posted on 27/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Essex teens sample life as teaching assistants

Teenagers in Basildon were given the chance to test their teaching skills in a free workshop, it has been reported....

Posted on 25/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Lack of university places 'is a concern'

Teaching staff are worried about the future of school leavers....

Posted on 25/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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A-level exams 'will get harder'

Changes to next year's sixth-form exams have been outlined by one education expert....

Posted on 25/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teens 'are choosing employer-friendly A-levels'

Sixth-form pupils are reported to be looking ahead to employment when choosing their A-level subjects....

Posted on 24/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories say secondary school staff 'could see core GCSEs phased out'

Government comes under fire as new figures suggest students avoid traditional subjects....

Posted on 24/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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A-level achievers revealed

New analysis of yesterday's A-level results reveal which pupils performed the best in the country, and where the biggest improvements were made....

Posted on 21/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Technology 'will improve special needs teaching'

Special needs teachers could benefit from the increased use of computers and technology in schools in the future, it has been claimed....

Posted on 20/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff praised as A-levels hit new record

School teachers across the UK have been praised for their efforts in helping the country's A-level students achieve excellent results, setting a new record high....

Posted on 20/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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New book focuses on special needs

A new book being launched in Scarborough has been written by a former special needs teacher and is designed to encourage people to look at issues from the perspective of a child with special educational needs....

Posted on 19/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Supply teacher offers emotional support through book

A supply teacher from Darlington has been putting her experiences to good use by writing a book to help youngsters affected by conflict understand their emotions....

Posted on 19/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Recession 'hitting school clubs'

School clubs providing breakfast and after-school services that are designed to help parents while they are at work are under threat because of a lack of funding, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Technology 'is revolutionising education'

Technology is playing an increasingly important part in the delivery of education and is changing the way school staff operate, an industry expert has suggested....

Posted on 18/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Better training for diploma teaching needed

Secondary school staff need to be provided with better training if they are to make the most of the government's 14-19 diploma system, according to a major new report into the scheme by education watchdog Ofsted....

Posted on 17/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories consider league table overhaul

The Conservatives are looking at reviewing the current secondary school league table system in an effort to put greater emphasis on subjects perceived to be harder, such as maths and science....

Posted on 17/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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After-school activities 'build confidence'

Pupils lacking in confidence could boost their self-esteem by getting involved in new pursuits, says an education spokesperson....

Posted on 14/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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College students 'should think ahead'

A careers expert says school leavers should try and gain skills useful to employers....

Posted on 14/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Uni hopefuls 'could benefit from fresh perspective'

Education expert says state school students need more impartial advice on university applications....

Posted on 14/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistants learn circus skills

Trainee teachers learn the trapeze in a bid to help children with special needs....

Posted on 13/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Call for investment in language teaching

The number of British schoolchildren without native English has doubled in the past ten years....

Posted on 13/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Middle classes 'are overburdening state schools'

Recession-hit parents are relying on state education....

Posted on 13/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Talented pupils are 'missing out on uni places'

New study reveals state-educated pupils are avoiding most prestigious universities....

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

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Tories pledge to 'remove state school monopoly'

Calls for change to Scandanavian system from the Conservative party....

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

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East-end parents 'will be consulted on sex ed'

Tower Hamlets council has promised parents will be consulted on any changes to the curriculum....

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

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Schools 'should protect pupils from tech-danger'

Teachers have an important role to play in beating online bullying, says children's charity....

Posted on 11/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Black Country super-school 'could be on the way'

Midlands super-school merger plan takes the next step forward, reports suggest....

Posted on 11/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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New school-leavers' advice service

Parents and students have been offered access to a new resource detailing education, training and employment options....

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

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Schoolchildren 'to build a plane'

Project designed to encourage schoolchildren's interest in engineering is underway....

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

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Education is 'a matter of life and death'

Government schools advisor warns that dropping out of education could have an impact on life expectancy....

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

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Schools 'should promote apprenticeships'

British industry representatives are calling for better promotion of apprenticeships in schools....

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

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Schools 'should have spiritual dimension'

Archbishop warns that recent legislative changes could have negative impact on pupils' wellbeing....

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

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Pets unit for special needs school

Special needs school's pet sanctuary will have "therapeutic" benefits.
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Posted on 07/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Young people 'should know what's on offer'

Call for local authorities to improve awareness of young people's amenities....

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

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More specialist teachers 'are needed'

New research indicates shortage of history teachers in UK state schools.
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Posted on 07/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teacher creates foreign language scheme

European partnership creates language training opportunity for teachers....

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

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New playgrounds for school hols

Government investment in children's play areas expected to benefit 1.5 million.
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Posted on 06/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Supercollege 'could be built in Wales'

Cardiff colleges are considering teaming-up....

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

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Funding announced for young people's projects

Community projects to get government support....

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

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School leadership events 'on the way'

Headteachers invited to attend free leadership training sessions....

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

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Government 'should replace Sats'

Union calls for rethink of primary school curriculum....

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

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School staff pass special needs test

Bromley special needs staff pass visual impairment training....

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

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Schools 'should invest in playtime'

A focus on providing playground activities will help improve pupils' learning, says expert....

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

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Children 'learn skills from each other'

Group learning has a number of positive effects, says a child development expert.
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Posted on 05/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Welsh teaching assistants honoured

Cardiff teaching assistants rewarded for hard work....

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

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Sats results 'welcomed' by DCSF

DCSF praises teaching staff as Sats results are revealed.
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Posted on 05/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pupils 'say no to teachers' pets'

Report finds UK teenagers are most likely in Europe to complain of favouritism....

Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Low income 'is best indicator of pupil success'

Government needs to help all children, not just those who are most talented.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary tests 'to be re-marked'

Primary schools unhappy with the marking of Sats papers....

Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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New strategy for young people and third sector

Government announces plans to improve provision of third sector and local authority services for young people....

Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Work starts on special needs school

Building work begins on a new training unit for the visually impaired in Derby.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs support 'will be top priority'

Ed Balls announces new policies targeting children with special educational needs.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'help bullied pupils build confidence'

Children's charity says school staff can offer bullied children valuable support.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Gender gap 'is biological'

Education expert says difference in boys and girls abilities is biologically based....

Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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New special needs tech 'on the way'

Plans to extend Home Access package to cover educational special needs have been announced.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Girls 'are outperforming boys' in early years

Government figures reveal gender gap in five-year olds.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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