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News Items From September 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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Pupil Premium to rise to £900

The Pupil Premium, which is designed to help disadvantaged pupils catch up with their peers, has been increased to £900...

Posted on 28/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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How can teachers add extra value for their pupils?

With much uncertainty surrounding the exam system, what can teachers do to help restore their students' confidence ahead of the arrival of EBaccs?...

Posted on 28/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers and pupils to benefit from walk to school initiative

Stoke-on-Trent schools to join Living Streets' Walk to School campaign to help beat congestion...

Posted on 28/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Welsh parents satisfied with schools

Nine in 10 Welsh parents are satisfied with the schools attended by their children, according to the National Survey for Wales...

Posted on 28/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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58% passed phonics test

Department for Education figures show that 42 per cent of children didn't reach required standard on phonics test at Key Stage 1...

Posted on 27/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teacher and pupils benefitting from 'eTwinning'

A multi-lingual secondary school teacher has said that working with schools in other countries has benefitted both her and her pupils...

Posted on 26/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Danish teachers bemused by 'backward-looking' exam reforms

Danish teachers left baffled on a visit to the UK after head teacher explains the coalition's examination reforms to them ...

Posted on 25/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers, not exams key to improving education, says expert

The director of the Institute of Education has said that teachers are central to improving education and restoring 'rigour'...

Posted on 25/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Welsh teachers encouraged to study for Masters in Education Practice

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews wants to raise standards in schools by launching a new teacher development programme...

Posted on 24/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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MP seeks support from those in teaching jobs for Royal College proposal

Charlotte Leslie, a member of the Education Select Committee, wants to see teachers establish a Royal College to provide support and progression...

Posted on 21/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Concerns raised over how those with SEN will handle new EBaccs

BDA warns that dyslexic pupils would be disadvantaged by a move away from modular and coursework-based approach to examinations...

Posted on 19/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teaching bodies react to exam reform announcement

Teachers' unions have expressed concern that the exam reforms announced by Michael Gove will marginalise some pupils and subject areas...

Posted on 18/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Clegg: Exam reforms not a return to two-tier system

Michael Gove and Nick Clegg have announced the introduction of English Baccalaureate Certificates, pending a consultation...

Posted on 17/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Welsh could break away from England after exams row

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews wants to see Wales develop its own examination system after GCSE controversy this summer...

Posted on 14/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers can help pupils overcome 'maths anxiety'

US study finds that maths anxiety can hinder the performance of the most able students but that intervention can ease stresses...

Posted on 13/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Microsoft: Academic outcomes should be priority when introducing new technology

UK education marketing manager at Microsoft says outcomes, apps and support all need to be considered when purchasing technology...

Posted on 12/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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New Studio Schools and UTCs open

A total of 97 UTCs, Studio Schools and Free Schools have opened in England in the past year, backed by the education secretary...

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

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'Transmission' teaching may turn pupils off maths

University study finds that transmission teaching could explain why maths is rated as the least favourite subject for a fifth of students...

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

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Teachers urged to get children reading

Teachers urged to take action after study reveals that 22 per cent of school-age children 'never' or 'rarely read' in their spare time...

Posted on 07/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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London's shortage of school places to reach 90,000 by 2016

London Councils warns 90,000 students will be without a school place in London by 2016....

Posted on 06/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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David Laws returns as education minister

Former chief secretary to the treasury David Laws returns from expenses-scandal exile to take up education minister role...

Posted on 05/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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Gove reiterates desire to reform exams

Education secretary Michael Gove rules out involvement with this summer's results, but says 'unfair' system needs reforming...

Posted on 04/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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55 Free Schools to open their doors next term

Education secretary Michael Gove announces that an additional 55 Free Schools are to open, following the 24 that did so last year...

Posted on 03/09/2012 - [Read More...]

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