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News Items From April 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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Behaviour levels 'unacceptable at 1 in 5 schools'

Behaviour is good or outstanding at 82 per cent of schools....

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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NUT prepared to strike over government pension plans

Teachers could strike over government pension plans...

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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'Tiger Mother' phenomenon justified by 'better exam results'

Chinese mothers are said to be pushing their children harder to perform well at school....

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Green spaces help 'improve mental wellbeing'

Green spaces could improve students' mental wellbeing...

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Private school enrolment falls

There was a drop in private school admissions last year....

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Coalition government accused of wasting millions on education consultants

The National Union of Teachers has criticised spending on consultants for free schools....

Posted on 27/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Qualified teachers 'should be used to cover long-term absences'

Teachers must have qualifications to cover long-term absence, the ASCL has said....

Posted on 27/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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English Bac defended by schools minister

The Ennglish Baccalaureate is one of several new accountability measures that the government intends to launch....

Posted on 27/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Voucher initiative 'could transform English education'

One expert has recommended a voucher programme for English education....

Posted on 27/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Middle-class 'to foot bill' for poorer students' courses

Middle-class students will pay significantly more from next year than their poorer counterparts....

Posted on 27/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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IQ tests not a good indicator of intelligence

Intelligence cannot be measured by IQ tests, new research suggests....

Posted on 26/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Decision to scrap EMA criticised

A schoolboy has criticised the government's move to scrap EMA....

Posted on 26/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Additional funding for academies 'may hinder poorer schools'

Some schools converting to academies are actually seeing their budgets rise....

Posted on 26/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Top university warns over state school admissions

State school teachers could see less of their students getting places at Cambridge next year....

Posted on 26/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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CofE to open admissions up?

CofE is considering a wider admissions policy....

Posted on 26/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Free schools 'should be allowed to profit'

Free schools should be allowed to make a profit, it has been suggested....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Education reforms "spinning out of control"

The government's education reforms are "spinning out of control", it has been claimed....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers heckle schools minister at conference

Schools minister Nick Gibb has been heckled by teachers while giving a speech at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' (ATL's) annual conference....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Many teachers 'lack subject expertise'

Many education workers lack expertise in the subjects that they teach, new data suggests....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'must use pupil premium money effectively'

Schools must be given the right information and support to use their pupil premium money effectively, it has been suggested....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Thousands of education staff bullied, says survey

A quarter of education staff have been bullied by their work colleagues, a new survey has revealed....

Posted on 20/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Loss of authority 'contributing to bad behaviour in schools'

The loss of authority of both teachers and parents is contributing to bad behaviour in British schools, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 20/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Private school pupils 'moving to comprehensives for A-levels'

The number of private school students that switch to comprehensives for their A-levels is on the increase, it has been claimed....

Posted on 12/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Academies 'will fragment education system'

Increasing the number of academies in England will fragment the education system, it has been suggested....

Posted on 12/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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BCC: Expand the selective education sector

David Frost has highlighted what he sees as an "education failure" and called for the creation of more selective schools....

Posted on 08/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Key Stage 2 review progress report published

The report indicates most teachers feel assessments are more effective than testing at KS2....

Posted on 08/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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New phonics resources for primary school teachers

Those in teaching jobs may soon be able to make use of more resources for teaching phonics in the classroom....

Posted on 08/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Devon pupils do fundraising coin trail for Japan

Pupils at one Devon primary school did their bit for charity this week when they raised money for victims of the Japanese earthquake....

Posted on 06/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Design and technology 'should remain part of core curriculum'

Design and technology is an important part of the school curriculum and should remain a compulsory subject. ...

Posted on 05/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'must have sufficient technology training'

It is important that teachers are provided with sufficient training time in order to effectively use new technology in the classroom....

Posted on 05/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Video Games Ambassadors scheme 'good news for pupils'

The launch of the new Video Games Ambassadors mentoring scheme is "good for young people, good for education and good for the games industry"....

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

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Teachers 'can prosecute students making false allegations'

The government will give teachers the power to prosecute students that make false allegations against them, it has been announced....

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

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Children 'want to play part in teacher recruitment'

Schoolchildren are keen to play a part when it comes to recruiting teachers....

Posted on 01/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Michael Gove: Pupils need to read more classic books

Classical literature is at risk of dying out in English schools, education secretary Michael Gove has warned. ...

Posted on 01/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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