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News Items From March 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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400,000 children persistently absent from school

New figures released by the Department for Education reveal that last year nearly 400,000 children missed at least one month of school...

Posted on 29/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Trainee teachers 'to face stricter tests'

Trainee teachers are to face more vigorous testing at the start of their training courses in order to ensure they meet the required standard....

Posted on 28/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Schools failing Ofsted inspections improve by 10%

New research suggests that failing an Ofsted inspection could be beneficial for schools as exam results improve by an average of ten per cent in the aftermath ...

Posted on 27/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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BCS proposes computer science schools network

The BCS Chartered Institute for IT is looking to recruit schools to a new network for teaching excellence in computer science...

Posted on 26/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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74,000 children miss first-choice secondary school

Figures from the Department for Education have revealed that 74,000 pupils missed out on their first choice secondary school...

Posted on 23/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Lords call for compulsory language teaching

There could be a rush to recruit for language teaching jobs after a Lords committee called on the government to teach languages to every child in the UK...

Posted on 22/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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2,000 extra primary schools needed in England

There could be a surge in demand for school teachers in England as an additional 2,000 primary schools are needed by 2015...

Posted on 20/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Language awards presented to Welsh primary schools

Welsh Primary teachers at two schools are celebrating after they won national awards in recognition of the high quality of their language education...

Posted on 19/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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OECD: Raising teacher status will boost schools

A new report published by the OECD says that recognising teachers as the 'high-level knowledge workers' that they are will help improve education systems ...

Posted on 16/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted targets literacy improvements

Chief inspector of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw has issued a challenge to teachers and schools in an attempt to get literacy standards improving once again...

Posted on 16/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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New award recognises pupil achievement

Secondary teachers are central to a new award that will recognise the best pupils and help them achieve their aspirations...

Posted on 15/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Norwich PE teacher wins award for hard work

A PE teacher at South Wootton Junior School in Norwich has picked up an award in recognition of her contribution to the school's physical education programme ...

Posted on 15/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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DfE plans new qualifications for early years education jobs

The Department for Education has published Professor Nutbrown's interim report into early education teaching and childcare...

Posted on 14/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers say Roald Dahl is children's favourite author

Primary school teachers have voted Roald Dahl as their pupils' favourite author in a survey by teaching resources website Teachit Primary...

Posted on 13/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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School pupils turn to Google over teachers, research shows

A new survey has found that rather than asking their parents or teachers, today's pupils increasingly turn to search engines if they need to ask a question...

Posted on 12/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Underperforming Welsh schools get funding boost

The Welsh educations minister Leighton Andrews has unveiled plans to give Band 4 and 5 schools £10,000 in funding to help drive improvements...

Posted on 12/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers warned about dangers of entering children for GCSEs early

The Education Secretary wants to discourage pupils from taking GCSEs early....

Posted on 12/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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New teachers get behaviour management training

As part of new proposals outlined by the government's behaviour tsar, trainee teachers will be allowed to take part in specialist behaviour management training at pupil referral units...

Posted on 08/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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'Wellbeing' lessons help boost pupils' grades

Pupils at a school in Wellington have seen their grades increase after 'wellbeing' lessons were introduced to the curriculum...

Posted on 07/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Welsh Booktrust scheme pleases teachers

The Welsh government has announced funding of £200,000 per year for three years to help Booktrust's programmes boost literacy in Wales...

Posted on 06/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Homework guidelines scrapped by government

Head teachers will now be responsible for determining the amount of homework their pupils are set after Michael Gove scrapped the guidelines introduced by Labour in 1998

Education secretary Michael Gove has scrapped national homework ...

Posted on 05/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Innumeracy blights Britain, says charity

According to the charity National Numeracy, there are 17 million adults in England with poor numeracy skills, but good quality mathematics teachers can help turn this around...

Posted on 05/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted report is music to teachers' ears

A new report published by the education watchdog has urged schools to increase the amount of music being played in lessons after inspections judged the standard of music lessons to be inadequate...

Posted on 02/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Osborne urged to budget for ICT teacher training

With a consultation into the ICT curriculum underway, a group of leading industry and educational bodies has written a letter to chancellor George Osborne urging him to fund ICT teaching infrastructure in his 2012 budget...

Posted on 01/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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