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News Items From November 2011

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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Free nursery places increased in Autumn Statement

During his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor has revealed plans to almost double the number of free early years education places from the figures released earlier this month...

Posted on 30/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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MP: 'Sat Nav' generation too reliant on calculators

Ahead of a parliamentary debate on the maths curriculum, a Conservative MP has said that the use of calculators in primary schools should be restricted...

Posted on 30/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh teachers see school development completed

Following a £4 million investment from the government's 21st Century Schools Transitional Grant scheme another school has unveiled its new-look campus...

Posted on 29/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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IT teaching needs reform, government says

The government has said that IT teaching in England needs to be better suited to modern technology and needs...

Posted on 29/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers to get music training under new proposals

A new national music plan is to make a music teaching module compulsory for all trainee primary teachers, while giving all children the chance to learn an instrument for at least one term...

Posted on 28/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh NQTs offered new Masters programme

Newly Qualified Teachers in Wales will be offered the chance to continue their professional development on a three-year Masters programme when they enter their first teaching job...

Posted on 25/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Report: School leavers lacking maths and English skills

A study by the Centre for Cities has revealed that half of all young people living in the UK's cities are not leaving school with good GCSE grades in maths and English, making it hard for them to find employment...

Posted on 25/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Secondary teachers helping parents help children

Secondary teachers at an Academy in Leeds now have over 100 families registered to take part in a scheme which aims to help parents engage in school work...

Posted on 24/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers get free PE training amid calls to test pupils

Sports medicine specialists have called on the government to introduce mandatory PE testing in a bid to safeguard pupils' health...

Posted on 23/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers encouraged by Ofsted to show greater ambition

Schools watchdog Ofsted has published its annual report revealing that many underperforming schools are beginning to turn things around, though too many schools lack ambition for greatness...

Posted on 23/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Make history compulsory, professor urges

History teacher jobs could get a boost if the Department for Education takes the advice of a leading Princeton University professor, who has called for the subject to be compulsory to the age of 16....

Posted on 22/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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A-level college students win awards at national ceremony

The Association of Colleges held its fifth annual Student of the Year Awards in Birmingham last week, with three teenagers recognised for their achievements...

Posted on 21/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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New programme helps SEN children take strides in maths and English

SEN teachers have seen the maths and English results of their pupils improve under a large-scale pilot programme now set to be rolled-out nationwide...

Posted on 18/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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EC report says teachers need more support from policy-makers

People in maths and science teaching jobs need more support from government policy-makers to help improve achievement levels, new reports from the European Commission claim...

Posted on 17/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Anti-Bullying Week underway in Wales

Anti-Bullying Week in Wales is currently taking place as primary and secondary teachers hold activities to educate and inform students on issues surrounding bullying...

Posted on 16/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Eight new Free Schools get government go-ahead

More teaching jobs in Free Schools set to open in September 2012 will become available following the government's announcement that eight new schools have received the green light...

Posted on 15/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Report into best maths teaching techniques published by Ofsted

Schools watchdog Ofsted has published a new report following a study of the practices used by the best primary teachers of maths...

Posted on 14/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Works starts on state-of-the-art Welsh primary school

Construction work has begun on a £6 million project to build a cutting-edge new primary school in Caerphilly, Wales...

Posted on 11/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Most local authorities providing good children's services, Ofsted says

Ofsted has published its 2011 Annual Children's Services Assessment, revealing that the majority of local authorities are providing good or improving services for their young people...

Posted on 10/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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100 trainee teachers a year to win £20,000 physics scholarship

Government announces a new scholarship for trainee physics teachers in association with the Institute of Physics as it bids to fill the gap in the specialist subject...

Posted on 09/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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'Common sense approach' proposed for school building regulations

DfE plans to cut the 5,000 pages of 'over-prescriptive' school building regulations by 75% in a bid to make building new schools quicker and better value for money...

Posted on 08/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Details of funding for extra school places revealed

Extra funding for the creation of school places in England will be shared primarily among 100 local authorities, with most going on primary school projects....

Posted on 07/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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London borough offers launches EMA alternative

Pupils in Tower Hamlets encouraged to stay in school by with new Mayor's Education Award which offers the same level of funding as old EMA...

Posted on 04/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government unveils primary school admission reforms

Schools Minister Nick Gibb announces new proposals to the primary schools admission code, including giving primary teachers priority for their own children...

Posted on 03/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Study shows summer babies at school disadvantage

Secondary teachers may need to pay more attention to summer-born babies with a new report showing they are at a major educational disadvantage...

Posted on 02/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers' Oscars presented in glittering ceremony

A 71-year-old art teacher was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award as teachers of all kinds were celebrated at the annual Teaching Awards...

Posted on 01/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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