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News Items From March 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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Pupils celebrate science and engineering week

Students at one Cornwall school have been taking part in a host of exciting experiments to celebrate science and engineering week....

Posted on 31/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils learn about journalism with newspaper visit

Youngsters from on Scarborough school were given the opportunity to spend an exciting day at the offices of their local newspaper this week....

Posted on 31/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Worcestershire pupils 'perform better at school than college'

A report on A-level results in the Worcestershire area has revealed that students tend to perform better when they attend a school sixth form, rather than a college....

Posted on 31/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Parents given access to detailed GCSE data

Parents can now access detailed GCSE data for every secondary school in England....

Posted on 31/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils learn about life in WWII

Pupils at one Cornwall school stepped back in time this week to experience life during wartime Britain....

Posted on 30/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Croydon students take part in interactive science lessons

Students from one Croydon school have taken part in a special event aimed at raising standards in science. ...

Posted on 29/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Scunthorpe school rebuilding programme 'gets go ahead'

A £38 million school rebuilding scheme has been given the go ahead in Scunthorpe....

Posted on 29/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Burhnam: EMA replacement is a shambles

Shadow education secretary Andy Burnham has described the government's Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) replacement scheme as a "shambles"....

Posted on 29/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government to unveil EMA replacement

The government is set to detail how it will replace Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) payments, which it plans to scrap next year....

Posted on 28/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers march against public sector cuts

Thousands of teachers descended on London on Saturday (March 26th) to take part in a planned protest against the government's public sector cuts....

Posted on 28/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Design and technology curriculum 'needs modernising'

Design and technology (D&T) classes need to be modernised if they are to keep pace of global advances, education watchdog Ofsted has warned....

Posted on 25/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Budget 'will strengthen case for vocational qualifications'

George Osborne's Budget will help to strengthen the case for vocational qualifications, it has been claimed....

Posted on 24/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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NUT blasts Osborne's Budget

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has criticised chancellor George Osborne's Budget....

Posted on 23/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils should read 50 books a year, says Gove

Secondary school children are not reading enough, it has been suggested....

Posted on 22/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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ATL: Scrapping EMA will leave vulnerable pupils struggling

Scrapping Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) payments will leave vulnerable pupils struggling to meet their expenses, it has been suggested....

Posted on 21/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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GSA: Single-sex schools improve confidence

Attending a single-sex school can be extremely beneficial for some pupils, it has been suggested. ...

Posted on 21/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Letting students use handheld devices 'can cut classroom costs'

Allowing students to bring iPads and other handheld devices into the classroom could help schools to reduce their costs, it has been suggested....

Posted on 18/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Disadvantaged students 'need more financial help'

More financial resources need to be directed towards pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Nick Gibb: Not enough good schools

More than 79,000 children missed out on a place at their first-choice secondary school, official figures have revealed. ...

Posted on 17/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Single-sex schools 'provide fewer distractions'

Attending a single-sex school can be less distracting for children than if they are educated alongside students of the opposite sex, it has been suggested. ...

Posted on 17/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government urged to save EMA

The government is being urged to make a U-turn over its decision to scrap Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) payments. ...

Posted on 16/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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History lessons being marginalised, says Ofsted

Education watchdog Ofsted has published a new report into the quality of history teaching....

Posted on 14/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Transparency of school league tables 'to be improved'

The government is set to overhaul school league tables and make them more transparent....

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

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English baccalaureate 'could lead to return of two-tier system'

The recently introduced English baccalaureate qualification could lead to the return of a two-tier education system, it has been suggested....

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

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Falmouth children get taste of life in the past

Pupils from one Falmouth school were given a blast from the past this week when they spent a day experiencing life in a different era....

Posted on 10/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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IT education 'needs to appeal to tech-savvy teens'

The IT education on offer in British schools needs to appeal to tech-savvy young people if more school-leavers are to work in the industry....

Posted on 10/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government announces SEN shake-up

The government has published a green paper detailing its plans for reforming the education and support available to children with special educational (SEN) needs....

Posted on 09/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Labrador helps improve school behaviour

A chocolate Labrador called Oscar has been proving a hit at one Southampton school....

Posted on 09/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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'Games-addict' pupils unable to concentrate

An increasing number of young people are finding themselves unable to concentrate during lessons because they are hooked on computer games. ...

Posted on 08/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Single-sex schools 'punch above their weight in league tables'

Attending a single-sex school can be beneficial for students, it has been suggested....

Posted on 08/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Bolton set for £36m 'superschool'

Pupils, parents and teachers in Bolton were celebrating today as work got underway on a new £36 million superschool for the town....

Posted on 07/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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School catchment areas 'have major impact on housing decisions'

The standard of local schools can have a major impact when it comes to the decision-making of potential property buyers, it has been claimed....

Posted on 07/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Derby academic publishes teaching book

Derby academic Professor Dennis Hayes has published a new book on the teaching profession....

Posted on 04/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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More primary places for Stoke

Almost 700 new primary school places are to be created in Stoke-on-Trent, it has been revealed. ...

Posted on 04/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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