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News Items From October 2012

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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Children proficient in 'pterodactyl', but struggle to spell simple words

Research by the Oxford University Press has found that children can struggle with 'confusables', but spell complex words with no problems...

Posted on 30/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teacher says more to teaching than just grades

The Guardian's 'Secret Teacher' says that teachers need to give their children an emotional as well as an academic education ...

Posted on 29/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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SEN teacher round-up (October)

The Teaching Assistant of the Year award has highlighted the importance of those in special needs roles in England and Wales...

Posted on 26/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Trainee teacher tests to be revamped

The Department for Education has announced that it is making changes to the exams sat by trainee teachers from next year...

Posted on 26/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Experts call for greater awareness of SLI

Two language experts have set up Ralli - Raising Awareness of Language Learning Impairments - to boost the profile of the issue...

Posted on 25/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Gove launches IT education recruitment drive

The education secretary Michael Gove is hoping to attract high quality graduates to teach Computer Science in schools...

Posted on 24/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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New pressure group outlines education reforms

A number of professionals in education teaching jobs have joined forces via Twitter to outline their alternatives to government policy...

Posted on 23/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Headteachers criticise French leader for homework remarks

Francois Hollande's suggestion the homework should be outlawed has been criticised by those in education jobs in England...

Posted on 22/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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New reading campaign launched to helped teachers and parents motivate kids

Pearson has launched an 'Enjoy Reading' campaign to inspire children to bury themselves in literature after teachers revealed a drop in attention spans...

Posted on 19/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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EEF calls for 65% exam target

Engineering Employers Federation calls on government to set 65 per cent target for achieving five 'good' GCSEs in wake of grade drop...

Posted on 18/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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For-profit firms should be allowed to run schools, says former policy head

James O'Shaughnessy, the former head of policy for Number 10, has written a report calling for profit-making firms to run underperforming schools...

Posted on 17/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers report children turning up to school hungry

Study reveals that more breakfast clubs are needed in schools to address the issue of hungry children performing poorly in class...

Posted on 16/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Welsh exam changes right, but timing is not, say unions

Teaching unions baffled by the Welsh government's decision to make changes to GCSE courses that have already started in wake of marking row...

Posted on 15/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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ASCL calls for review to stop repeat of GCSE 'fiasco'

The Association of School and College Leaders wants to see steps taken to ensure that teachers and pupils don't suffer from a repeat of this year's GCSE grading issues...

Posted on 12/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Cameron sets out schools vision

Speaking at his party's annual conference, the prime minister has called for more Free Schools and academies to be opened to help Britain "rise"...

Posted on 11/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Boris unveils Free Schools plan

The mayor of London Boris Johnson announces establishment of New Schools for London to help more Free Schools open in the capital...

Posted on 10/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Primary pupils should learn languages of emerging economies, says British Council

British Council wants to see young pupils exposed to a wide range of languages, especially those related to growing world economies...

Posted on 09/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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World Teachers' Day celebrated

Last week Unesco held World Teachers' Day, which was dedicated this year to improving teaching provision and raising its profile across the globe...

Posted on 08/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers urged to encourage girls to study physics

A new report which found that girls are shunning physics has called for school teachers to take an active role in addressing the issue...

Posted on 05/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teaching Assistant of the Year awarded

Didcot-based teaching assistant scoops top Teaching Personnel award after beating off competition from 150 of her peers in England and Wales...

Posted on 04/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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No Pens Wednesday

Teachers and pupils are being encouraged to put down their pens and master the art of verbal communication on Wednesday October 10th ...

Posted on 03/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Ed Miliband praises his school in conference speech

Labour leader Ed Miliband delivers his vision for the future of education in Britain during conference speech in Manchester...

Posted on 03/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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New Zealand teachers to learn from Welsh counterparts

Four New Zealand teachers are currently in Wales to learn more about bilingual teaching so that they can help the Maori tongue, te reo, survive...

Posted on 02/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Schools to be built smaller in money-saving move

Coalition looking to make savings of £7 million per school by reducing the size of new builds by 15 per cent, including making corridors less spacious...

Posted on 01/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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