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News Items From July 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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Parents want children to gain 'secure sense of self' at school

Parents are concerned about more than just grades when it comes to their children's schooling....

Posted on 29/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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School exclusion statistics published for 2009/10

There were nearly 6,000 permanent exclusions at primary and secondary level in 2009/10....

Posted on 28/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Children 'perform better with effective teaching'

Students attain better results when they have good teachers....

Posted on 28/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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New initiative to improve educational attainment in Wales

The Welsh government is to help unlock the potential of the students most at risk of dropping out of school with a new £15 million scheme....

Posted on 27/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Small class sizes 'can make a significant difference'

Reducing class sizes can make a significant difference to how well children perform, it has been suggested....

Posted on 27/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Creative play 'important for educational development'

Creative play is an important factor where academic development is concerned....

Posted on 26/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Christian children 'least likely to go to university'

Teenagers who are Christian or atheist are less likely to go to university than people from Hindu and Muslim backgrounds, it has been revealed....

Posted on 25/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Britain 'suffering from education divide'

There are "huge" disparities in educational achievement across Britain, new research has revealed. ...

Posted on 22/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Students 'need to make good choices' when entering clearing

It is important that school leavers make the right choices when going through clearing and do not rush to sign up to the first course they are offered....

Posted on 21/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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New 'transparent' league tables to be introduced

The government has announced plans to reform school league tables to ensure that they only feature the highest quality qualifications....

Posted on 20/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Phonics checks 'will distort teaching at EYFS'

Government plans to introduce synthetic phonics checks for six-year-olds have been criticised by the National Association for Primary Education (NAPE)....

Posted on 19/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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School leavers 'should not be put off by tuition fees'

People leaving school this year should not let higher tuition fees deter them from enrolling on a university course....

Posted on 18/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Neptune celebrates birthday

The planet Neptune celebrated its first birthday this week....

Posted on 14/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh government backs school singing scheme

Education minister Leighton Andrews has announced plans to invest £165,000 in a scheme to promote singing in Welsh schools....

Posted on 13/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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English Baccalaureate feeds students into higher education

A study examining the experiences and activities of 19-year-olds has found the English Baccalaureate is beneficial to students...

Posted on 13/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Leading university aims to bring in state school candidates

A leading UK university is planning to draw in more candidates from state schools according to The Independent newspaper...

Posted on 13/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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School meals 'proving popular'

The number of children eating school meals is on the rise, new figures show.

According to the School Food Trust, 44.1 per cent of children in primary school and 37.6 per cent of secondary school pupils had school meals over the last ...

Posted on 12/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Boys underachieve in co-ed schools, says head

Boys are underachieving in co-ed schools, according to City of London School head David Levin, who blames the 'feminisation' of the curriculum for fuelling a widening gap between the attainment results of girls and boys...

Posted on 12/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Disadvantaged students 'progressing worse than three years ago'

Research by the Education Endowment Foundation shows that the poorest students in challenging primary schools are making less press progress than three years ago...

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

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Fresh guidebook will help supply teachers

New guide issued by the Department for Education should help supply teachers with classroom management and behavioural issues...

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

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School meals 'proving popular'

The number of children eating school meals is on the rise, new figures show....

Posted on 08/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Change to Welsh education system 'essential'

The Welsh education system must be structured in a way that will deliver sustained improvement, it has been claimed. ...

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

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Four academies opening every day

Figures released this week by the Department for Education show that four academies are now opening each day....

Posted on 06/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh students 'need good computer skills'

It is important that young people in Wales have a good grasp of computer skills....

Posted on 05/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government simplifies health and safety guidance for school trips

Health and safety legislation has been simplified for teachers arranging school trips....

Posted on 04/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Good degree 'not the only thing teachers need'

Having a good degree will not necessarily make you a successful teacher, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 01/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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