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News Items From November 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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Athletes criticise plans to cut £162m sports funding

A host of top athletes have slammed government plans to reduce school sports funding....

Posted on 30/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Expert criticises government plans to introduce new reading test

An education expert has criticised government plans to introduce a new reading test for Year 1 pupils. ...

Posted on 30/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Academies 'raising standards'

Academies are using their freedoms to raise standards, it has been claimed....

Posted on 24/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'bogged down by rules and league tables'

Teachers can easily find themselves weighted down by the stress of league tables and exam results, leaving them without the will to give inspirational lessons. ...

Posted on 24/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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More disciplinary powers for teachers

Teachers are to be given more disciplinary powers as part of a government white paper to be published next week. ...

Posted on 22/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Gove 'to get rid of GCSE modularisation"

Education secretary Michael Gove said he wants to end the modularisation of some GCSE subjects. ...

Posted on 22/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Nick Hornby unveils writing project for schoolchildren

Author Nick Hornby has launched a new project encouraging schoolchildren to put pen to paper and get creative. ...

Posted on 19/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government 'placing too much emphasis on exam results'

Placing too much emphasis on exam results is having a negative impact on excluded pupils, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh Budget 'offers protection for education frontline'

Wales' draft Budget offers protection for the education frontline, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Smooth move to secondary school 'hinges on good communication'

Starting secondary school can be daunting for any child, but it is particularly difficult for anyone who is being bullied....

Posted on 17/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government to create more NLEs

The government is to increase the number of National Leaders of Education (NLEs) in the UK from 393 to 1,000, it has been revealed....

Posted on 17/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government outlines early education reforms

The government has announced details of its planned early education reforms....

Posted on 16/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Sports stars support reading campaign

Rugby players in Wales are lending their support to a new campaign aimed at encouraging children to spend more time reading. ...

Posted on 15/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Schoolchildren 'must get the fundamentals right'

Schools minister Nick Gibb has stressed the need for greater emphasis to be placed on teaching the basic skills of reading and writing to primary school pupils....

Posted on 12/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Careers in teaching 'popular with kids'

Children are still interested in traditional careers such as teaching and medicine, according to new research....

Posted on 11/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Publishing teacher qualifications 'will exacerbate student divide'

Government plans to publish information relating to teachers' qualifications and sick days have been criticised by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)....

Posted on 10/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'should stay up-to-date with curriculum'

Parents have been advised to stay up-to-date where their child's school curriculum is concerned....

Posted on 09/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Governors and headteachers 'should take control and become academies'

Governors and headteachers at top-performing schools should consider "taking control" and converting to academy status. ...

Posted on 09/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Performance of some academies 'has not been a success'

While some academies have performed well, others have done "absolutely appallingly"....

Posted on 04/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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School admissions framework 'will be simplified'

The government intends to make the school admissions framework fairer and simpler, according to education secretary Michael Gove. ...

Posted on 02/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Axing school league tables 'has negative impact'

Axing school league tables in Wales has not had a positive impact, according to new research. ...

Posted on 02/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'go to any length for school place'

Although many parents find school admissions systems confusing and stressful, millions claim they would go to any lengths to get their child into a good school. ...

Posted on 01/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh education minister welcomes new disciplinary guidance

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed new powers coming into force under the Education and Inspection Act 2006, which clarify teachers' roles when it comes to classroom discipline and exclusions....

Posted on 01/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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