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News Items From January 2013

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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New figures show improvement in GCSE results

New figures show that 58.8 per cent of pupils in state-funded schools achieved five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent including in English and maths last year....

Posted on 31/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted calls for Suffolk 'shake up'

The head of Ofsted has called on Suffolk County Council to "shake things up" following the poor recent performance by secondary schools in the area....

Posted on 31/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Planning reforms to support free school opening

Planning law is being reformed to enable free schools to open in almost any site for up to a year before they require local authority permission....

Posted on 30/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Parents struggling with children's maths homework

A poll has revealed that only one in 20 parents could accurately answer all ten questions on a primary school level maths test....

Posted on 29/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Sikh school planned in South Bucks

The chairman of Slough Sikh Trust has stated that its planned Sikh free secondary school could alleviate demand for school places in South Buckinghamshire....

Posted on 28/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Review advocates greater choice over schools for disadvantaged

The government needs to do more to ensure children from less advantaged backgrounds have access to the best schools, David Boyle has asserted....

Posted on 28/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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New Hampshire primary school to be built

Hampshire County Council has backed plans for a new primary school in Whiteley, which could open on temporary grounds in September....

Posted on 25/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Welsh primary schools see improvement in attendance

Just 6.7 per cent of half-day sessions were missed through authorised and unauthorised absences in Welsh primary schools in 2011-12, new figures show....

Posted on 24/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Gove wants schools to stay open through wintry weather

Education secretary wants more to schools to remain open in adverse weather conditions, after over 5,000 closed earlier this week due to snow....

Posted on 23/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Free school bidders to be disclosed

The government has failed in its battle to allow organisations that bid to set up free schools to retain their anonymity....

Posted on 22/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Government to press ahead with teacher job pay changes

The framework for teachers' pay is set to become more closely linked to performance in order to boost teaching standards, Michael Gove has confirmed....

Posted on 21/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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High performing Welsh schools to provide leadership to others

The Lead and Emerging Practitioner Schools programme will see Wales' leading schools work with others for 18 months to help them improve performance....

Posted on 18/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Broadband boost for Welsh schools

The Welsh government has allocated £27 million to help the country's primary and secondary schools upgrade their internet connections....

Posted on 17/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Conservative group advocates for-profit state schools

The Bright Blue group of Conservative party modernisers has advocated that for-profit organisations should be allowed to set up free schools....

Posted on 16/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Academy numbers increase

The number of academies in England that are either academies or are set to become academies has increased to 3,167, according to new official figures....

Posted on 15/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Report call for improvements in academies programme

Academies need to become more collaborative, accessible and accountable if they are to offer an improved standard of education, according to a new report....

Posted on 14/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Free school breakfasts for Blackpool children

Around 12,000 children are expected to benefit from a pilot scheme to provide free breakfasts at primary schools across Blackpool....

Posted on 11/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Childcare costs to exacerbate child poverty, warns report

Barnado's has called on the government to extend the proportion of childcare costs covered under universal credit to 80 per cent....

Posted on 10/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Children's laureate criticises phonics tests

Children's laureate Julia Donaldson has criticised the government's emphasis on phonics, arguing that children learn to read in many different ways....

Posted on 09/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Teaching profession 'stronger than ever', claims ex-head

A retired head teacher has claimed the teaching profession is stronger than ever, as exemplified by improved provision for children with special educational needs....

Posted on 08/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Norfolk primary 'reaps benefits' of longer school day

A primary school in Great Yarmouth has reportedly seen a drastic improvement in its performance since the introduction of a 45-hour week....

Posted on 07/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Third of poorest pupils 'have no internet at home'

A third of the poorest students still do not have home internet access, research suggests....

Posted on 04/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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School building plans criticised

Plans from the government to build new schools in a simplified and pared back manner have come under further criticism....

Posted on 03/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Girls 'should be encouraged to make their own choices'

The incoming president of the GSA believes girls are still being raised to be homemakers....

Posted on 02/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Teaching Personnel Launches New Website

Teaching Personnel has launched a new website aimed at providing extensive content to schools and education professionals. The new site incorporates video, news and much more!...

Posted anthony on 01/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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