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News Items From September 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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The Science Council: Science teachers require more backing

People holding science education jobs need to be supported to teach effectively....

Posted on 27/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government move could create education jobs

The government has announced an independent review into music teaching that could result in more teaching jobs....

Posted on 27/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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£15bn needed for school improvements

Local authorities anticipate that approximately £15 billion will be needed over the next five years to fund the cost of school refurbishment work and make classrooms safe....

Posted on 24/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Good degrees 'do not make good teachers'

Having a good degree does not necessarily mean a person will be a successful teacher, it has been suggested. ...

Posted on 23/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government 'reduces form-filling burden on teachers'

The government said it has asked Ofsted to "ditch" its Self Evaluation Forms (SEF)....

Posted on 23/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Free school policy 'will not lead to segregation'

The government's free schools policy will not lead to greater segregation, it has been claimed....

Posted on 22/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Children like tests, but not SATs

The majority of children like to be assessed in science at primary level, but do not enjoy sitting SAT exams. ...

Posted on 21/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Lib Dems reject academies and free schools

Liberal Democrat MPs and delegates have voted to campaign against the coalition's policies relating to free schools and academies....

Posted on 21/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Males 'prefer secondary teaching'

Male graduates tend to opt for secondary school teaching over primary....

Posted on 21/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'want discipline and proper uniforms'

The majority of parents have a common sense approach to education and want to see their children properly disciplined, it has been suggested....

Posted on 20/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Kent pupils 'on first-name terms with teachers'

Students at Boughton-under-Blean and Dunkirk Primary School in Faversham have been told to address staff by their first names....

Posted on 16/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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School libraries 'not being used to full potential'

Many school libraries across UK are not being used to their full potential, it has been claimed....

Posted on 15/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Qualified history teachers 'disappearing'

A survey carried out by the Historical Association has revealed that many teachers are concerned about the lack of qualified history teachers employed in their schools....

Posted on 13/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Vocational courses 'must strike right balance'

Vocational courses must strike a balance between theory and practical work....

Posted on 10/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers and parents urged to contribute to SEN green paper

The government is calling on teachers, parents and charities to contribute ideas to its special educational needs (SEN) green paper. ...

Posted on 10/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government announces major independent review into vocational education

The review will be led by Professor Alison Wolf of King's College London....

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

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UK primary classes 'should be limited to 20 children'

It is unacceptable that UK class sizes are the largest in Europe, according to Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers....

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

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Gove 'pleased at free schools progress'

Education secretary Michael Gove said he is pleased at the number of free schools due to be established over the coming year....

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

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Exams 'could get tougher'

Education secretary Michael Gove said it is important that young people in the UK are sitting competitive exams....

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

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First free schools proposals progress to next stage

Education secretary Michael Gove has announced which free schools proposals will progress to the business plan and case stage....

Posted on 07/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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'Not surprising' that few schools are applying for academy status

It is not surprising that a relatively low number of schools have applied for academy status, is according to Chris Husbands, professor of education at the Institute of Education. ...

Posted on 06/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Boys and girls 'should be educated apart'

Boys and girls develop at different rates and should be educated apart, it has been suggested. Alison Morris, editor of MyDaughter.co.uk said that more gender-targeted teaching could help both sexes flourish....

Posted on 03/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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After-school activities 'boost children's confidence'

Taking part in after-school activities helps to develop children's confidence and boost their ability in the classroom, it has been suggested....

Posted on 02/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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New academies open

142 schools will convert to academies over the coming year, the Department for Education has announced. These include seven primary schools....

Posted on 02/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Girls 'believe they are cleverer than boys'

Girls 'believe they are cleverer than boys' ...

Posted on 01/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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