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News Items From February 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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Ex-service personnel to mentor schoolchildren

Former members of the armed forces will become mentors to troubled teens at a number of schools across the country, it has been announced....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Derbyshire pupils name new housing estate

Pupils from one Derbyshire school have been given the opportunity to name a new housing estate....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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All-through free school 'could open in Dorset'

Dorset could become home to a new all-through free school if plans are approved....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh primary pupils create colourful exhibition

Primary school pupils from across the south of Wales have been given the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents this month....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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History students 'moved' by trip to Poland

A group of Year 11 students from Coombeshead College in Devon have revealed how a trip to Poland opened their eyes to the atrocities carried out by Nazi troops during WWII....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pen and paper exams 'out of date'

Children should no longer use pen and paper in their exams, it has been claimed....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Moon rocks help pupils in Bury get excited about physics

Young students in the north of England have reluctantly handed some rare samples of moon rock back to the Science and Technology Facilities Council. ...

Posted on 24/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh pupils most likely to live in poverty

Teachers in Wales are more likely to have children from impoverished backgrounds in their classrooms than their counterparts in England or Scotland. ...

Posted on 24/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers need to know how pupils' brains work, scientists say

Scientists at the Royal Society have called for basic neurology to be made part of teacher training courses in the UK. ...

Posted on 24/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Campaign for Real Education: Phonics in reading tests is good idea

The Campaign for Real Education has welcomed government plans to introduce phonics into reading rests for primary school pupils. ...

Posted on 23/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'increasing use of IT in lessons'

The number of teachers using technology during lessons is on the increase....

Posted on 23/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Exam marking errors causing pupils to lose out on uni places

Hundreds of A-level grades had to be revised after an inquiry into marking errors by the exams board AQA uncovered a range of serious blunders. ...

Posted on 23/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Nurses and teachers credited for helping reduce teen pregnancies

School nurses and teachers in Wales are being credited with helping drive down teenage pregnancy rates. ...

Posted on 23/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Education expert calls for shake-up of Welsh schools

The education system in Wales needs to be given a thorough makeover in order to boost standards, a leading expert has argued. ...

Posted on 23/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Devon pupils take part in cycling campaign

Pupils from one Devon school hopped on their bikes and scooters last week to promote healthy living as part of a special cycling event....

Posted on 22/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Repeat reading key to vocabulary growth

Children who re-read rather than read more show better word retention....

Posted on 22/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils pitch Olympic Park plans

Pupils from schools near the Olympic Park have been pitching ideas for the site to a panel of judges....

Posted on 18/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Windsor teachers gearing up for royal visit

The Queen is to pop into a Windsor primary school to help it celebrate a landmark anniversary this week. ...

Posted on 17/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Royal Society calls for science shake-up in schools

Britain's top scientists have called for school science lessons to be made more appealing to pupils. ...

Posted on 17/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Soldiers visit East Riding schoolchildren

Children at one East Riding school enjoyed a special visit this week....

Posted on 15/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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A-level subject debate 'needed'

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews is calling for a debate about the future of A-level and vocational subjects. ...

Posted on 15/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Stoke pupils head to Africa

A group of lucky students from Stoke-on-Trent are travelling to South Africa this week as part of an 11-day charity trip....

Posted on 14/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Preston students encouraged to study languages

Students from one Preston college attended an event aimed at encouraging them to study languages this week....

Posted on 10/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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School 'brings science to life' with community fair

A Staffordshire high school is inviting the public to take part in hands-on activities and experiments next month as part of its annual science fair....

Posted on 09/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Confidence improved 'though singing at school'

New research has revealed that singing at school can improve wellbeing and make children feel more positive about themselves....

Posted on 09/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Gove accused of failing schools

Shadow education secretary Andy Burnham has accused education secretary Michael Gove of failing schools with his "obsessive drive" to push through reforms....

Posted on 08/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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£82.5m pledged to improve music education

The government has pledged £82.5 million for music education, with the aim of ending the musical divide between pupils from poor and wealthy backgrounds....

Posted on 08/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'dropping art over English baccalaureate'

Some secondary schools are planning to cut their arts curriculum in order to steer pupils towards English baccalaureate subjects....

Posted on 07/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Nape: Free school movement is an attack on local authorities

At the moment we are being confronted by a "lot of rhetoric" about the free school movement, but little evidence of how it will work....

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

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Campaigners prevent closure of remote Yorkshire school

Local campaigners have prevented the closure of a remote Yorkshire school....

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

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Parents 'should handle social aspects of education'

Parents should deal with the social aspects of education, such as teaching children about money matters, it has been claimed....

Posted on 01/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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