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News Items From November 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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Evolution debate could spell extinction for some free schools

Free schools will be required to teach evolution or risk losing their funding, under new government rules....

Posted on 30/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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More high-quality graduates taking teacher jobs

More top quality graduates are opting to take up teaching jobs, according to new figures...

Posted on 29/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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England calls for change as Wales opts for status quo

England is set for a period of great change within the qualification system, but Wales wants to keep the recognised brands....

Posted on 28/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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UK's education system '6th best in developed world'

The education system in the UK is ranked sixth best in the developed world behind leaders Finland and South Korea, according to a global league table published by education firm Pearson....

Posted on 27/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Religious Education still important to teaching jobs in UK

The majority of UK adults support the teaching of Christianity to pupils as an important part of understanding English history....

Posted on 26/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Religious Education still important to teaching jobs in UK

The majority of UK adults support the teaching of Christianity to pupils as an important part of understanding English history....

Posted on 26/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Majority support foreign language teaching in primaries

Research suggests most believe teaching young children foreign languages is beneficial in their development....

Posted on 23/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Academy conversions costs DfE £1bn

There has been a ten-fold increase in the speed of academy openings since May 2010....

Posted on 22/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'failing' to make the most of technology in the classroom

Schools are investing hundreds of millions of pounds in education technology without but are not getting the most out of it....

Posted on 21/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'failing to build' Olympic legacy

The majority of parents feel growing enthusiasm for sport among children is not being matched by schools....

Posted on 20/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Calls made for 'rebel teachers' who break the mould

Teachers should be encouraged to foster creativity in the classroom, says the CBI....

Posted on 19/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Improving language and literacy 'starts with teacher training'

Ofsted has highlighted the importance of training for new teachers in raising language and literacy standards....

Posted on 16/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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GCSE coursework on the chopping block

Coursework at GCSE level could be scrapped depending on the findings of a review by Ofqual...

Posted on 15/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Exam success 'key to child wellbeing'

Mr Gove believes that more rigorous testing standards are required in England....

Posted on 14/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Building boom on the cards for private schools

Nearly half of private schools in England are investing in new facilities....

Posted on 13/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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400 worst-performing primaries to be converted to academies

The worst-performing primary schools are to be converted into academies....

Posted on 12/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Calculators banned from maths tests at 11 years old

Calculators will be banned from maths tests for 11 year olds from 2014....

Posted on 09/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Project launched to make London schools greener

A new pilot has been launched to encourage businesses to sponsor greening efforts in London schools....

Posted on 08/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Private schools told to support academies

Private schools have been urged by Lord Adonis to do more to support academies....

Posted on 06/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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New funding for Shakespeare at school

New funding will be made available next year so schools can celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. ...

Posted on 05/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Unions back teachers after Ofqual publishes exams report

Association of School and College Leaders calls Ofqual report into GCSE exam fiasco 'outrageous' after teachers are accused of being too generous with their marking...

Posted on 02/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers should be life-long learners, says expert

General Teaching Council for Wales chief executive Gary Brace says teachers need continuing professional development programmes...

Posted on 01/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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