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News Items From August 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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Number of unauthorised primary absences rises

As figures show number of primary school absences has increased, schools minister Nick Gibb warns government is to crack down...

Posted on 31/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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More teachers needed

With pupil numbers rising, reports warn of a teaching shortage unless the government takes its 13 recommendations on board...

Posted on 31/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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What will GCSE courses look like in the future?

GCSE results reveal a lot of trends that could shape future education policy and help teachers shape their offering to pupils...

Posted on 31/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Primary teacher showing pupils how to be green

Buckinghamshire primary school is teaching pupils the value of teamwork and caring for the environment via an eco programme...

Posted on 30/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Former education secretary says rising grades down to good teaching

The former education secretary Charles Clarke has said that the rise in grades over the history of GCSEs is down to improvements made by pupils and teachers...

Posted on 30/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Pupils advised to speak to teachers in light of unexpected results

Pupils warned not to make 'hasty decisions' by the Association of School and College Leaders after surprise dip in GCSE results...

Posted on 29/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Bradford free school loses funding a week before planned opening

One in a Million free school has had its funding cut a week before it was due to open....

Posted on 28/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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'Surprising drop' in students taking computing

The Good Schools Guide suggests more children view computing as something they can learn themselves....

Posted on 28/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Gove planning two-stage GCSE reforms

Michael Gove wants to reform GCSEs rather than bringing back O-levels....

Posted on 24/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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NAHT: Olympic legacy shouldn't just involve sports

National Association of Head Teachers wants government to ensure that Olympic legacy includes more than just improved sports provision...

Posted on 17/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Outdoor space at centre of latest school sports row

News that the government has scrapped the minimum requirement for outdoor space at schools has caused further controversy...

Posted on 16/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'first port of call' for vulnerable children

New publication deals with the issue of faith-related abuse, with teachers set to play key role in helping at-risk children ...

Posted on 15/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Medal rush sparks schools debate

Team GB's record medal haul at the Olympic Games has led to a debate over the provision of sport in state schools ...

Posted on 14/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Competitive sport to become part of curriculum, says Cameron

Prime minister announces that primary schools will offer competitive sport from the autumn in order to secure Olympic legacy ...

Posted on 13/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Welsh Conservatives call for foreign languages at Key Stage 2

The Welsh Conservatives want Wales to be a trilingual nation...

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

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Boris Johnson calls for compulsory sport

The Mayor of London contradicts David Cameron on sport...

Posted on 09/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Getting pupils to pay attention should be key part of primary teaching jobs

Concentration levels among four and five-year-olds provide an effective way of predicting future academic performance, according to new research....

Posted on 09/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers defended as sports row erupts

Prime minister's comments lead to passionate defence of teachers...

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

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Six Midlands groups apply for free school status

Six organisations in the Midlands have applied for free school status although just two have been approved ...

Posted on 06/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Hunt wants Games to act as school sports catalyst

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt wants the Olympic Games being held in London to help to improve 'patchy' schools sports provision...

Posted on 06/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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IGCSEs becoming focus of growing numbers of teaching jobs

Interest in the International GCSE is growing across England, the country's leading examiners have reported....

Posted on 06/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Expert denounces unqualified teachers plan

A leading professional in the education industry speaks out against the government's controversial plan to allow unqualified teachers to teach in academies...

Posted on 02/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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Global Business Summit on Education taking place

Former Olympians joining education summit which aims to boost trade of educational ideas and services with foreign institutions...

Posted on 01/08/2012 - [Read More...]

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