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News Items From September 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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EHRC launches education resource for teachers

EHRC has launched a new online education resource for secondary school teachers aimed at helping the teaching of equality and human rights issues...

Posted on 30/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Thousands of children behind targets by the age of seven

Primary school teachers still have work to do in improving literacy and numeracy attainment levels with figures published by the DfE showing over 100,000 seven-year-olds are not able to write at their predicted level...

Posted on 30/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted to emphasise teaching quality in school inspection shake-up

Focus shifts to standard of teaching and pupil behaviour as school inspection system gets major overhaul by education watchdog Ofsted...

Posted on 30/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Review of Welsh qualifications will impact the future of teaching jobs

The Welsh Assembly is to conduct a major review of the Welsh qualifications system in the hope of simplifying it and making qualifications more valuable and relevant...

Posted on 29/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Alliance of unions will benefit teachers

Four teaching unions have agreed to work together in their campaigns to help strengthen the voice they offer to teachers across the UK...

Posted on 28/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Primary Education chief calls for review of maths education

Mathematics teachers need clearer guidelines from the government to improve the standard of maths education pupils get, one expert has said....

Posted on 27/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistant celebrated with national award

Primary school teaching assistant in Chester wins national award in recognition of her work...

Posted on 27/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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English exams getting easier, watchdog claims

A report by Ofqual, the examinations watchdog, has found that English Literature A-level exams got easier in certain areas between 2005 and 2009...

Posted on 26/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Computer skills important in teacher jobs, report reveals

ICT skills are increasingly important for new teaching jobs with 50 per cent of all learning time in schools now involves computers according to a new report...

Posted on 26/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Expert demands investment in science and maths teaching jobs

A leading authority has called on the government to intensify the recruitment drive for quality science and mathematics teachers to maintain growth in students taking the subjects...

Posted on 23/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Single-sex schools increase sexism and stereotypes in students, report claims

A report published today claims that far from achieving better in exams, students educated in single-sex schools are actually more likely to be sexist and believe in gender stereotypes...

Posted on 23/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted: Teaching standards improving in federated schools

A new report by education inspector Ofsted has revealed that federated schools are improving across the board, offering an ideal place for graduates to get their first teaching job...

Posted on 22/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Clegg's summer school plan may increase vacancies for teaching jobs

At the Liberal Democrat party conference, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is to propose a two-week summer school for 11-year-olds falling behind in education...

Posted on 21/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Demand for teacher jobs could rise with plans for free early years education

The government has announced plans to extend free early years education to two-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of a drive to help reduce inequality in education...

Posted on 20/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils getting more than nine hours sleep make teaching job easier

Research in Spain has shown that primary school children who get less than nine hours of sleep a night are not as likely to have academic success as children sleeping for longer...

Posted on 19/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Science teaching jobs under the spot-light

A campaign has been launched by some of the top scientists in the UK which aims to get creationism removed entirely from teaching in science classrooms...

Posted on 19/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government to give teachers new powers to deal with classroom indiscipline

Education secretary Michael Gove has announced the government is to give teachers new powers to combat badly behaved students who disrupt others' education...

Posted on 16/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Primary school teachers to conduct one to one reading tests

From next summer all primary school teachers at state schools in England will have to conduct one-to-one reading tests with their year one pupils...

Posted on 16/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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First 100 teaching schools begin their new roles

Charged with developing and improving teacher training in under-performing schools, the first 100 teaching schools began their new roles this week...

Posted on 15/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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More practical science lessons needed, Select Committee reports

A Commons Select Committee has published the findings of its inquiry into science education, reporting that the practical lessons and field trips essential to developing scientists of the future are being ignored because of health and safety concerns...

Posted on 14/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers given freedom to control school day

The government has removed bureaucratic control over the school day by giving teachers and heads the power to change school times as they see fit....

Posted on 13/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Award for study of children who achieve against the odds

A study into disadvantaged children who achieved educational success despite having disadvantaged beginnings has won an 'article of the year' award...

Posted on 13/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Report calls for benefits withdrawal for parents of disruptive pupils

A government think-tank has recommended that parents refusing to take action over their children's disruptive behaviour at school should have their benefits withdrawn...

Posted on 12/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Online payment for school meals 'will help to increase numbers'

Allowing parents to pay online for their children's school meals could help to boost take-up, it has been suggested....

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

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Educating boys and girls separately 'better for self-esteem'

Being separated during the school day can give both boys and girls greater self-esteem, it has been claimed. ...

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

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Pupils 'behave better after healthy school meal'

Children and teenagers are more likely to concentrate and behave better after eating a healthy school meal, it has been claimed....

Posted on 08/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Rote learning for maths 'not necessary'

Learning sums by heart will not necessarily make children any better at maths, it has been suggested....

Posted on 07/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Children 'not worshipping at school'

Thousands of British children do not worship collectively a school, despite the fact that legislation requires this....

Posted on 06/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Boys 'need more kinaesthetic ways of learning'

Boys tend to be more practical than girls and need a more kinaesthetic way of learning, it has been claimed....

Posted on 05/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Gove: Government will tackle 'educational underclass'

Michael Gove has called for more to be done to help those students falling through the cracks of the education system....

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

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