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News Items From December 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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Primary teacher sees project published in scientific journal

A group of children from a school in Devon have had their work published in a well-known scientific journal, those in teaching jobs may be interested to learn....

Posted on 22/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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The Department for Education's change of mind about scrapping funding to the Schools Sports Partnership has been praised by those in teaching jobs.

The Department for Education's change of mind about scrapping funding to the Schools Sports Partnership has been praised by those in teaching jobs....

Posted on 21/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs in sport to make PE 'part of rounded education'

Additional funding has been announced for schools, which should help them make competitive sport become the centre of a rounded education....

Posted on 21/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Boys 'failing to grasp basics'

More than half of five-year-old boys are struggling to grasp basics such as reading and writing, it has been revealed. ...

Posted on 17/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Gap between wealthy and poor pupils 'remain stubbornly high'

Schools minister Nick Gibb said the government is concerned that the attainment gap between wealthy children and those eligible for free school meals "remains so stubbornly high". ...

Posted on 16/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh headteachers given snow guidance

Headteachers in Wales have been given guidance on how to deal with closures and adverse weather conditions....

Posted on 15/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Social class 'drives academic progress'

A new study suggests the children of professionals outperform peers whose parents are unemployed....

Posted on 15/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Disadvantaged pupils 'should be offered support early'

The regional editor of the Good Schools Guide believes more resources are needed in schools to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds....

Posted on 15/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Sure Start has failed to boost pre-school education levels, report argues

A team of researchers has argued that a range of pre-school initiatives have failed in their aim of boosting numeracy and literacy levels among children under five. ...

Posted on 14/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Nearly 1,000 primary schools not meeting basic standards

The latest government league tables show almost 1,000 schools are still failing to meet minimum maths and English standards. ...

Posted on 14/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Lack of higher maths could hinder future teachers, experts warn

The teachers of tomorrow could be hindered by a lack of higher maths skills, one education expert has argued. ...

Posted on 14/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Top teachers helping to push standards up in Sheffield schools

The policy of placing the best talent into some of the most challenging teaching jobs in Yorkshire has been credited with helping raise standards in Sheffield. ...

Posted on 13/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Schools will not benefit from 'real-term' increase in funding

The government has acknowledged that schools will be no better off financially over the next four years, despite its latest funding plans. ...

Posted on 13/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Bolton pupils work to uncover school's past

Pupils at a school in Bolton have been taking part in an exciting history project backed by the government....

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

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Strong literacy skills 'essential for schoolchildren'

It is important that young people get the basics right and develop strong literacy skills....

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

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School leavers 'face scramble for university places'

Pupils leaving secondary education next year are likely to face a scramble for university places, it has been claimed....

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

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Devon primary school scoops international award

A primary school in Devon has been honoured with an international award....

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

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Welsh government announces £25m to ease tuition fee pressures

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced plans to allocate an additional £25 million to ease tuition fee pressures on students....

Posted on 09/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pisa report 'should not be used to criticise teachers'

Teachers and schools should not be criticised following the publication of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) report. ...

Posted on 08/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pisa report 'underlines urgent need for education reforms'

British pupils are sliding down international education rankings, it was revealed this week....

Posted on 07/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Poetry teaching 'needs to be more interesting'

The teaching of poetry needs to be made more interesting in British schools, it has been claimed....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary pupils given reading tents

Pupils at one primary school in Gloucestershire are being encouraged to read and learn outside....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pupils enjoy Met Office visit

Students at one Devon college had the opportunity to visit the headquarters of the Met Office earlier this week....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Young carers 'may need extra support at school'

Young people who help to care for parents with mental illnesses may need extra support at school....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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New special needs school gets go-ahead

The go-ahead has been given for the creation of a £15 million special needs school in Burgess Hill....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Admissions need an overhaul, says Ucas chief

University admissions are in need of an overhaul, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 03/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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State school pupils 'perform better at university'

Students who attended comprehensive schools are likely to be awarded higher degree classifications than those educated at independent or grammar schools....

Posted on 03/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Snow shuts quarter of schools

Almost 7,000 schools across Britain have been forced to shut their doors due to the wintry weather currently sweeping across the UK....

Posted on 02/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh language reading scheme launched for boys

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed the introduction of a new scheme to encourage primary pupils to read Welsh language books....

Posted on 02/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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