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News Items From October 2010

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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Welsh students encouraged to study science

Welsh students are being encouraged to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects as part of a new £3 million project. ...

Posted on 28/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Students 'learn valuable skills through sport'

The skills that young people develop though sporting activities can be transferred to their academic work, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 27/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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One in five primaries 'over crowded'

One in five primary schools in England are overcrowded at present, new figures have revealed....

Posted on 26/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Class background 'has influence on absenteeism'

Class background has an influence on absenteeism, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 22/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Large class sizes 'contribute to increase in SEN'

Large primary school class sizes are contributing to the increase in youngsters being diagnosed with special educational needs (SEN)....

Posted on 22/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government spending review 'is a mixed bag for education'

The government's spending review, which was presented yesterday (October 20th), is a mixed bag for schools. ...

Posted on 21/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Quarter of boys have SEN

A quarter of boys in primary school are branded as having special education needs (SEN)....

Posted on 20/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Absence rates falling in schools

Statistics released by the Department for Education show that absence rates declined during autumn term 2009 and spring 2010....

Posted on 19/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Principal offers £5K to failing A-level pupils

A headteacher from Blackburn has been criticised for offering A-level students £5,000 compensation if they fail their exams....

Posted on 18/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching girls and boys separately 'is good idea'

Teaching girls and boys separately could be extremely beneficial for British schoolchildren, it has been claimed....

Posted on 15/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Thousands of pupils missing class for term time breaks

British schoolchildren are missing approximately 31 million lessons each year as a result of term time holidays abroad, new research has revealed....

Posted on 13/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Captain Jack Sparrow makes appearance at primary school

Students at a London primary school received an extraordinary surprise last week when one of the world's most famous actors popped into assembly....

Posted on 13/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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School leavers 'need good financial advice'

School leavers planning to attend university need to be made aware of the financial help that is available to them. ...

Posted on 12/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Disadvantaged students 'must not be put off higher education'

It is important that students from a disadvantaged background are not put off attending university....

Posted on 12/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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One in six children fall behind in three Rs

With one in six children falling behind in English and maths lessons between the ages of seven and 11, schools minister Nick Gibb has issued a call to arms....

Posted on 07/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Sandwell Council takes action over school cuts

A number of councils in the UK are launching legal action against the government over the scrapping of school rebuilding projects in Britain. ...

Posted on 06/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Shorter holidays 'will benefit pupils'

A shorter summer break will make things easier for secondary teachers when pupils return to school, it has been suggested....

Posted on 05/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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