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News Items From April 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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A-levels set for overhaul, Ofqual says

The examinations watchdog Ofqual has indicated that A-levels could get a major overhaul following reports of grade inflation...

Posted on 30/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Humanities and language teaching rises in secondary schools

The number of pupils studying geography, history and modern languages has increased in English secondary schools, official figures have revealed...

Posted on 27/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Female head teachers on the rise in Wales

In the last eight years the number of female head teachers in Wales has doubled, with nearly 32 per cent of all secondary school heads now women...

Posted on 26/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Government cracking down on bad behaviour

The Department for Education has announced plans to crack down on disruptive pupils by giving head teachers stronger powers of exclusion...

Posted on 23/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Welsh universities to offer NQT masters programme

A consortium of universities in Wales has won its bid to provide the NQT masters programme recently unveiled by the government...

Posted on 20/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Drinking water during exams boosts grades, study shows

A recent study appears to show that staying hydrated during exams leads to better grades, suggesting secondary teachers should encourage their pupils to take water into the examination hall...

Posted on 19/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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SEN support staff funding announced

Hundreds of teaching assistants and support staff are to be funded to degree-level as part of a new £500,000 government programme ...

Posted on 18/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Government gets tough on school absence

Following an independent review into school absence, the government has announced new measures will be taken to track absenteeism and crack down on the parents of absent children...

Posted on 18/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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NASUWT presents award to Warwickshire teacher

A primary teacher from Rugby in Warwickshire has been named Young Activist of the Year 2012 by the NASUWT teaching union...

Posted on 16/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'keen' to send children to Free schools

New figures released by the Department for Education reveal strong demand for free schools among parents, with many oversubscribed...

Posted on 13/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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London primary schools get cash boost

Primary schools in the capital will benefit the most from the £600 million allocated to help increase the number of places...

Posted on 12/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teach children skills not facts, union says

Teachers should focus on educating pupils in general skills rather than teaching them facts that they can look up on their smartphone, according to the ATL...

Posted on 11/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers make the best savers

A new study of UK savers by the Co-operative Bank has revealed that those in teaching jobs save more each year than in any other profession...

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

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Science comes to life for Welsh pupils

Science and mathematics education in Wales is to receive a boost after the government announced new funding for teaching programmes...

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

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Somerset teaching assistant wins award

The dedication and hard work of a teaching assistant at Welton Primary School in Somerset has been recognised with an Employee Excellence Award...

Posted on 05/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers see more pupils eating free school meals

A study by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has found that the number of pupils getting free school meals is increasing...

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

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Welsh government launches reading campaign

A campaign to get children in Wales reading more has been unveiled by the Welsh government in a bid to boost literacy standards...

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

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Govt to give universities control over A-levels

Michael Gove and examinations watchdog Ofqual are backing a move that will see universities take a leading role in setting A-level syllabuses amid fears that the courses do not prepare students for degree programmes...

Posted on 03/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Games help disadvantaged children thrive, study shows

Research has shown that fun yet educational early years' activities such as dressing up or arts and crafts can help narrow the attainment gap at GCSE level...

Posted on 02/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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