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News Items From August 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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Tight budgets 'prompting surge in term-time holidays'

An increasing number of parents are taking their children out of school for holidays according to new research....

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'putting league tables before pupils'

Nick Seaton, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, has accused some schools of putting league tables before their pupils....

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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'Opportunities still available' for disappointed GCSE students

Young people disappointed with the GCSE grades they received last week have been urged not to lose heart. ...

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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After-school clubs 'too expensive for poorer parents'

Research carried out by charity Save the Children found that almost two-thirds of parents struggle to fund after-school activities for their kids. ...

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Ofqual announces comparability study

The watchdog has announced plans to carry out comparability studies between qualifications such as GCSEs and IGCSEs....

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Labour 'should be proud of education legacy'

Labour's education policies succeeded in improving life chances for many disadvantaged children, according to Sheffield MP David Blunkett....

Posted on 26/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Fewer GCSE candidates taking languages

The number of students taking GCSE exams in French and German has declined significantly over the last year and is a worrying trend, it has been claimed....

Posted on 25/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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GCSEs 'are a crucial stepping stone'

Schools minister Nick Gibb has congratulated students on their GCSE results, saying the exams are a crucial stepping stone in life....

Posted on 25/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Record numbers pass GCSEs

Record numbers pass GCSEs...

Posted on 24/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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All students 'should continue studying maths'

Maths is valued by all employers and students should continue studying the subject beyond the age of 16, according to the CBI....

Posted on 24/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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A-levels 'leaving students unprepared'

Students are having their heads filled with fast-forgotten facts, instead of being provided with skills they need for the future, it has been claimed....

Posted on 23/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parenting lessons 'could benefit teens'

Children should be taught about parenting in the classroom, according to poverty tsar and Labour Birkenhead MP Frank Field....

Posted on 11/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Disappointed school leavers 'should consider gap year'

A record number of school leavers are set to be left without university places this September, with demand for courses up by around 11 per cent....

Posted on 11/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Forensic dramas 'making science popular'

An increasing number of children are opting to study science due to the popularity of programmes such as CSI and Silent Witness, it has been suggested....

Posted on 10/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Good career guidance 'is essential'

It is essential that schoolchildren are provided with good career guidance and realise that there are alternatives to university, it has been claimed....

Posted on 09/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Reception teachers are the most important

Reception teachers have a big impact on children, making them particularly important in the education system....

Posted on 06/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers from Canada heading to posts in Grimsby

Some Canadian teachers are being employed in Grimsby....

Posted on 06/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Small amount of reading each day 'can dramatically help children'

Welsh education secretary Leighton Andrews has launched a new reading campaign, saying ten minutes per day can make a dramatic difference....

Posted on 05/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Girls outshine boys in Sats

Girls fared better than boys in most areas in this year's Sats exams, according to figures published by the Department for Education....

Posted on 04/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Getting fundamentals right is essential, says schools minister

It is vital to ensure that children master the fundamentals of maths and English before they begin secondary school, schools minister Nick Gibb has ...

Posted on 04/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Council loses school catchment spying case

Poole Borough Council monitored the Paton family on 21 occasions in 2008 to establish which school catchment area they were living in....

Posted on 03/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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More courses on offer to Welsh teens, says Estyn

The number of courses on offer to Welsh students has risen significantly in the last two years, according to education and training inspectorate Estyn....

Posted on 03/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Students 'may have to consider apprenticeships over university'

School-leavers may be forced to consider options such as apprenticeships if they are unable to find a place at university, according to Mary Curnock Cook, chief executive of the University and Colleges Admissions Service....

Posted on 02/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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