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Many schools need to make improvements to prepare for FSM

Figures show one in three schools may need to upgrade their facilities to ensure they can provide free meals....

Posted on 09/04/2014 - [Read More...]

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English pupils perform well in Pisa problem-solving tests

Students at English schools outperform many of their international peers in problem-solving abilities....

Posted on 02/04/2014 - [Read More...]

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SEN resources for ASD

Resources are available to teachers looking to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder....

Posted on 31/03/2014 - [Read More...]

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Copyright deals 'will save money for schools'

DfE has reached agreements with a number of organisations which will cut the bureaucratic burden on schools....

Posted on 31/03/2014 - [Read More...]

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Abstract gestures 'help children learn maths'

Psychologists demonstrate that abstract gestures may be more effective than conventional learning methods....

Posted on 27/03/2014 - [Read More...]

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Figures reveal fall in persistent absence from school

Government says its education reforms are responsible for the fall in the number of pupils regularly missing school....

Posted on 26/03/2014 - [Read More...]

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Mentoring initiative raises GCSE grades

A charity-led programme has led to an increase in GCSE A*-C grades within certain areas of Manchester and London....

Posted on 28/02/2014 - [Read More...]

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Gove to provide schools with FGM guidance

The education secretary is to provide guidance on preventing FGM following a high-profile campaign....

Posted on 27/02/2014 - [Read More...]

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Banding and lotteries 'on the rise'

Sutton Trust report says more schools are using banding and random allocation as part of admissions criteria....

Posted on 27/02/2014 - [Read More...]

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Parents encouraged to participate in children's education

NAHT and Family Action to issue leaflet giving example of activities parents can undertake with sons and daughters. ...

Posted on 20/02/2014 - [Read More...]

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Fewer pupils attending underperforming secondary schools

The standard of school performance continues to increase after tougher targets were introduced by the government....

Posted on 24/01/2014 - [Read More...]

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Latin 'becoming more popular in schools'

Charity provides support for teachers to help them teach the subject, with positive results....

Posted on 02/01/2014 - [Read More...]

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Professionals move home to find best schools, report finds

Study reveals extent to which middle class families use financial advantage to secure access to the best schools....

Posted on 18/12/2013 - [Read More...]

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Nature big influence on GCSE grades, study finds

Research demonstrates impact genes can have on pupils' exam results outweighs environmental factors....

Posted on 16/12/2013 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted calls for further improvement in schools

Annual Ofsted report shows that schools are improving but identifies "poverty of expectation" as barrier to success....

Posted on 11/12/2013 - [Read More...]

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Schools urged to do more to bridge gender gap

Institute of Physics report suggests state schools need to do more to tackle the problem of gender stereotyping in subject choice....

Posted on 09/12/2013 - [Read More...]

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Cameron calls for children to learn Mandarin

PM pledges to strengthen education ties with China, providing extra funding for teaching assistants to double the number of children learning Mandarin....

Posted on 05/12/2013 - [Read More...]

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Northumberland schools receive satisfactory Ofsted inspection

Ofsted's latest round of inspections in Northumberland has seen all schools rated as satisfactory or better....

Posted on 28/11/2013 - [Read More...]

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London schools a 'modern day success story'

The success of schools in London demonstrates how positive changes can be made in the education sector....

Posted on 27/11/2013 - [Read More...]

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Grants allocated to projects introducing military ethos to schools

The government has allocated £4.8 million to six projects that seek to introduce a military ethos into schools so as to improve performance among disengaged pupils....

Posted on 18/11/2013 - [Read More...]

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English schools to take OECD tests

Individual secondary schools in England will as of 2014 be able to take OECD PISA tests to see how they rank against the world's best education systems....

Posted on 13/11/2013 - [Read More...]

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EEF announces school technology trials

The EEF has allocated £3.5 million of funding to support school technology projects such as using iPads to enhance learning skills....

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

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Persistent absences show decline

The number of pupils missing 15 per cent or more of school fell by 139,950 between 2010-11 and 2012-13, according to new official figures....

Posted on 21/10/2013 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted investigates Northumberland attainment gap

Ofsted is investigating Northumberland schools to discern why children on free school meals there do worse there than elsewhere in the north-east and England....

Posted on 18/10/2013 - [Read More...]

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Report highlights role of confidence in attainment

Children who did well at primary school tend to have greater confidence in their abilities and so perform better at secondary school too, according to a new study....

Posted on 25/09/2013 - [Read More...]

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Swansea education rated adequate by watchdog

Estyn has rated local authority education services in Swansea as adequate, but the watchdog believes the council has good potential for improvement....

Posted on 23/09/2013 - [Read More...]

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Study shows e-readers could help dyslexic pupils

An American study has found pupils who struggle with sight-word reading and have limited visual attention spans find it easier to read from an e-reader....

Posted on 20/09/2013 - [Read More...]

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Assistant head tells teachers to make best use of teaching assistants

An east London assistant head teacher has told teachers they can make better use of teaching assistants by communicating with and empowering them....

Posted on 13/09/2013 - [Read More...]

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50% of 7 year olds are not exercising enough

Young children need to get more exercise, a new study has found....

Posted on 23/08/2013 - [Read More...]

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GCSE results point to success of EBacc

The English Baccalaureate has brought about a revival in core academic subjects....

Posted on 22/08/2013 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'concerned about new term dates'

Mums and dads are worried about new term dates being considered by schools....

Posted on 20/08/2013 - [Read More...]

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Schools lose outstanding ratings

Over 100 schools previously deemed to be outstanding by Ofsted have lost that rating following changes to the assessment system placing greater emphasis on teaching....

Posted on 30/07/2013 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted criticises Norfolk and Isle of Wight over school support systems

Ofsted has criticised Norfolk County Council for failing to challenge its weaker schools and Isle of Wight Council for its "uncoordinated" approach to school improvement....

Posted on 26/07/2013 - [Read More...]

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Bristol schools show improvement in inspections

Ofsted inspected 15 schools in Bristol, as part of its efforts to raise standards in the city and deemed one of them to be outstanding and a further ten to be good....

Posted on 11/07/2013 - [Read More...]

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Schools rewards for pupil premium usage

A primary, a secondary and a special school have each received awards of £10,000 for their success in utilising pupil premium funding....

Posted on 11/07/2013 - [Read More...]

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Further improvement required in East Riding schools

Following an inspection of schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire area, Ofsted has called for the local authority to implement a clear strategy for school improvement....

Posted on 04/07/2013 - [Read More...]

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Figures show rise in absolute child poverty

New figures published by the DWP indicate 300,000 more children lived in absolute poverty during 2011-12 than did so in 2010-11....

Posted on 17/06/2013 - [Read More...]

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New resource for child road safety

The new online THINK! resource centre offers teachers lesson plans and additional materials for educating children in road safety issues....

Posted on 03/06/2013 - [Read More...]

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Welsh parents express satisfaction with schools

A new survey has shown that 92 per cent of Welsh parents are satisfied with the standard of their children's primary school and 83 per cent with their secondary....

Posted on 31/05/2013 - [Read More...]

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Suffolk schools announce Hackney link up

Following a critical RSA report into education in Suffolk, the county's schools will enter a partnership with counterparts in the London borough of Hackney....

Posted on 28/05/2013 - [Read More...]

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Estyn wants further improvement in Blaenau Gwent

Estyn has again rated Blaenau Gwent's education provision as unsatisfactory due to issues around attainment and flaws in its school improvement initiatives....

Posted on 20/05/2013 - [Read More...]

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Bolton receives funding to expand school place provision

Bolton council has been allocated £4.7 million to fund an increase in the provision of primary and secondary school places in the town....

Posted on 09/04/2013 - [Read More...]

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Branson calls for enterprise culture in schools

Sir Richard Branson has argued that enterprise culture could be encouraged by giving school pupils a taste of what it is like to run a business....

Posted on 26/03/2013 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted heartened by signs of school improvement

New figures indicate that 47 per cent of schools inspected by Ofsted in the past quarter improved their performance from the last time they were visited....

Posted on 13/03/2013 - [Read More...]

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Professionals warn of underfed children

A new survey of professionals who work with children has revealed that 77 per cent believed hunger was detrimentally affecting pupils' ability to learn....

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

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Ofsted inspecting Portsmouth schools

Ofsted is undertaking coordinated inspections of schools in Portsmouth, where just 34 per cent of secondary pupils attend a school rated good or better....

Posted on 28/02/2013 - [Read More...]

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Report highlights variation in child poverty levels

New Campaign to End Child Poverty figures show that 20.2 per cent of the UK's children live in poverty and that in some areas this level exceeds 40 per cent....

Posted on 27/02/2013 - [Read More...]

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Disabled children facing exclusion, warns charity

A poll of families with children with SEN found that 53 per cent of had been asked to collect their child during the school day because there were not enough staff to support them....

Posted on 26/02/2013 - [Read More...]

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Lack of wireless web access hindering learning, says BESA

A study has found that only 28 per cent of secondary schools and 22 per cent of primary schools surveyed had wireless internet access in at least most classrooms....

Posted on 21/02/2013 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted wants PE to be more testing

A new report by Ofsted has found that PE did not do enough to improve pupils' fitness in one quarter of the country's schools....

Posted on 20/02/2013 - [Read More...]

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OECD report highlights inequalities in UK schools

The UK's schools have performed well in the OECD's table for school performance, but done less well in its rankings of fair opportunities for pupils....

Posted on 18/02/2013 - [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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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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Calls for free school meals as research shows a million children go hungry

New research suggests teachers are having to provide money and food to some children to make sure they do not go hungry....

Posted on 24/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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UK's education system '6th best in developed world'

The education system in the UK is ranked sixth best in the developed world behind leaders Finland and South Korea, according to a global league table published by education firm Pearson....

Posted on 27/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Religious Education still important to teaching jobs in UK

The majority of UK adults support the teaching of Christianity to pupils as an important part of understanding English history....

Posted on 26/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Religious Education still important to teaching jobs in UK

The majority of UK adults support the teaching of Christianity to pupils as an important part of understanding English history....

Posted on 26/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Academy conversions costs DfE £1bn

There has been a ten-fold increase in the speed of academy openings since May 2010....

Posted on 22/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Calls made for 'rebel teachers' who break the mould

Teachers should be encouraged to foster creativity in the classroom, says the CBI....

Posted on 19/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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GCSE coursework on the chopping block

Coursework at GCSE level could be scrapped depending on the findings of a review by Ofqual...

Posted on 15/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Children proficient in 'pterodactyl', but struggle to spell simple words

Research by the Oxford University Press has found that children can struggle with 'confusables', but spell complex words with no problems...

Posted on 30/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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EEF calls for 65% exam target

Engineering Employers Federation calls on government to set 65 per cent target for achieving five 'good' GCSEs in wake of grade drop...

Posted on 18/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers report children turning up to school hungry

Study reveals that more breakfast clubs are needed in schools to address the issue of hungry children performing poorly in class...

Posted on 16/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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No Pens Wednesday

Teachers and pupils are being encouraged to put down their pens and master the art of verbal communication on Wednesday October 10th ...

Posted on 03/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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Schools to be built smaller in money-saving move

Coalition looking to make savings of £7 million per school by reducing the size of new builds by 15 per cent, including making corridors less spacious...

Posted on 01/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Number of school exclusions falls

Number of permanently excluded pupils drops from 5,740 in 2009/10 to 5,080 in 2010/11, according to latest Department for Education figures...

Posted on 25/07/2012 - [Read More...]

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Only qualified teachers should carry out inspections, says NAHT

Groups respond to TES findings...

Posted on 20/07/2012 - [Read More...]

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£10m school renovation inspires teachers and pupils alike

Following a multi-million pound renovation project, Cefn Hengoed in Swansea has been transformed into a state-of-the-art teaching complex...

Posted on 27/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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PE teachers play 'vital role' in developing athletes

Mo Farah's school PE teacher underlines the importance of coaching from an early age...

Posted on 26/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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School twinning brings global outlook to UK classrooms

Teachers in the UK could soon be holding joint assemblies with a school in a developing country as part of a new linking scheme...

Posted on 21/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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Truants skip 3.7m school days, DfE figures show

Overall absence figures are improving in England despite a total of 3.7 million school days being missed by truants last autumn...

Posted on 15/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers using iPads to improve grades

Flitch Green Academy near London has made iPads, Macs and iPod Touches central to its curriculum – and grades are benefitting as a result...

Posted on 31/05/2012 - [Read More...]

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School body image lessons needed, MPs say

An All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into body image has advised that schools begin to teach pupils about the issue to boost children's self-esteem...

Posted on 30/05/2012 - [Read More...]

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Government reveals 261 schools to be rebuilt

Funding to rebuild 261 of England's most dilapidated schools has been announced by Michael Gove as part of the Priority School Building Programme...

Posted on 25/05/2012 - [Read More...]

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Failing an Ofsted inspection improves schools

New research published by the London School of Economics has found that schools can see 'significant improvements' following a failed Ofsted inspection...

Posted on 16/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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12,000 English schools enter Olympics Games race

Half of the schools in England have signed up to take part in the first ever Sainsbury's School Games ahead of this year's Olympics ...

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

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New league table data released

More in-depth data has been released by the DfE in the latest school league tables, exposing the plight of disadvantaged pupils...

Posted on 26/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers encouraged by Ofsted to show greater ambition

Schools watchdog Ofsted has published its annual report revealing that many underperforming schools are beginning to turn things around, though too many schools lack ambition for greatness...

Posted on 23/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Former Ofsted chief: School leaving age should be 14

Former chief of Ofsted Sir Chris Woodhead has said the school leaving age should be cut to 14 to prevent forcing education on non-academic students while allowing for vocational courses...

Posted on 03/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Single-sex schools increase sexism and stereotypes in students, report claims

A report published today claims that far from achieving better in exams, students educated in single-sex schools are actually more likely to be sexist and believe in gender stereotypes...

Posted on 23/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Online payment for school meals 'will help to increase numbers'

Allowing parents to pay online for their children's school meals could help to boost take-up, it has been suggested....

Posted on 09/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Children 'not worshipping at school'

Thousands of British children do not worship collectively a school, despite the fact that legislation requires this....

Posted on 06/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Independent schools excelling with A* grades

A* A-level grades have been won by 19 per cent of pupils at independent schools....

Posted on 30/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Modern languages suffering at GCSE

GCSE figures have shown a drop in the uptake of French and German....

Posted on 26/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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This year has been 'difficult' for university applicants

This year has been difficult for people who are hoping to secure a place at university, it has been claimed....

Posted on 23/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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'Support needed' for students with no university place

One of the country's leading education unions is urging the government to provide more support for students who are left without a university place this year....

Posted on 22/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Record number of students enter clearing

A record number of young people will enter the clearing process this year in a bid to secure a place at university....

Posted on 19/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Majority of students 'satisfied with university courses'

The majority of students enrolled on university courses in the UK are satisfied with the quality of them, new research has revealed. ...

Posted on 18/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Rise in number of students studying maths

There has been an increase in the number of A-level students taking exams in maths, it has been revealed....

Posted on 18/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Retention 'should be improved' in teaching profession

Government action is needed to improve retention within the teaching profession, it has been claimed....

Posted on 17/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Students 'failed by lack of career guidance and university places'

Thousands of young people are facing bleak futures due to a lack of university places and poor career guidance, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 15/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Private coaching to get ahead at school 'on the rise'

The number of students being privately coached to get ahead at school is on the increase, it has been suggested....

Posted on 08/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Thousands of young people 'disappointed by university'

Many graduates are discovering that their qualifications are not going to help them climb the career ladder as much as they anticipated....

Posted on 08/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Children 'improving in three Rs'

The proportion of 11-year-olds reaching their expected level in reading, writing and arithmetic is on the rise, government data has revealed....

Posted on 02/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Nape: Teachers should not decide curriculum

Individual teachers should not decide school policy, it has been claimed....

Posted on 01/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Parents want children to gain 'secure sense of self' at school

Parents are concerned about more than just grades when it comes to their children's schooling....

Posted on 29/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Children 'perform better with effective teaching'

Students attain better results when they have good teachers....

Posted on 28/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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New initiative to improve educational attainment in Wales

The Welsh government is to help unlock the potential of the students most at risk of dropping out of school with a new £15 million scheme....

Posted on 27/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Small class sizes 'can make a significant difference'

Reducing class sizes can make a significant difference to how well children perform, it has been suggested....

Posted on 27/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Creative play 'important for educational development'

Creative play is an important factor where academic development is concerned....

Posted on 26/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Christian children 'least likely to go to university'

Teenagers who are Christian or atheist are less likely to go to university than people from Hindu and Muslim backgrounds, it has been revealed....

Posted on 25/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Britain 'suffering from education divide'

There are "huge" disparities in educational achievement across Britain, new research has revealed. ...

Posted on 22/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Students 'need to make good choices' when entering clearing

It is important that school leavers make the right choices when going through clearing and do not rush to sign up to the first course they are offered....

Posted on 21/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Neptune celebrates birthday

The planet Neptune celebrated its first birthday this week....

Posted on 14/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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School meals 'proving popular'

The number of children eating school meals is on the rise, new figures show.

According to the School Food Trust, 44.1 per cent of children in primary school and 37.6 per cent of secondary school pupils had school meals over the last ...

Posted on 12/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Boys underachieve in co-ed schools, says head

Boys are underachieving in co-ed schools, according to City of London School head David Levin, who blames the 'feminisation' of the curriculum for fuelling a widening gap between the attainment results of girls and boys...

Posted on 12/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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School meals 'proving popular'

The number of children eating school meals is on the rise, new figures show....

Posted on 08/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Four academies opening every day

Figures released this week by the Department for Education show that four academies are now opening each day....

Posted on 06/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh students 'need good computer skills'

It is important that young people in Wales have a good grasp of computer skills....

Posted on 05/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Good degree 'not the only thing teachers need'

Having a good degree will not necessarily make you a successful teacher, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 01/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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One in ten university leavers 'struggle to find jobs'

Almost ten per cent of graduates struggle to find jobs when they leave university, new research shows. ...

Posted on 30/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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NUT 'Teachers not burying heads in sand'

Teachers are not burying their heads in the sand over pensions, it has been claimed....

Posted on 30/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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ATL: Government has failed to value TPS

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has questioned how the government knows more money is required for teachers' pensions when it has not yet valued the scheme....

Posted on 30/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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TCM Group: Teachers should try to find constructive alternatives to striking

Teachers should try to find more constructive and consensus-based alternatives to going on strike, it has been claimed....

Posted on 30/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Websites 'cannot replace professional careers advice'

The launch of the new UCAS Connect site for potential students is a welcome development, but cannot act as a replacement for professional careers advice in schools, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 29/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Gove: Strike will not help schools

Over 3,000 schools in England and Wales are set to close this week as thousands of teachers take strike action over changes to their pension contributions....

Posted on 29/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Melanie Phillips: Teachers should never strike

Teachers should never go on strike as they have a duty of care towards their pupils. ...

Posted on 29/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Students 'need to get facts straight on higher education'

It is essential that students understand how the new tuition fee system should work, according to Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes....

Posted on 29/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Trainee teachers 'to tackle bad behaviour'

Trainee teachers will be taught how to handle students that behave badly, under new government plans....

Posted on 28/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government 'can't attract best graduates to teaching while cutting pay'

The government cannot expect the brightest graduates to enter the teaching profession when pay is being eroded by increasing pension contributions, it has been claimed....

Posted on 28/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Heads urged not to use volunteers on strike days

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has urged school principals to avoid using parent volunteers to supervise children on strike days....

Posted on 28/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government announces new teacher training plans

The government has outlined new plans aimed at attracting the brightest graduates into teaching. ...

Posted on 27/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils 'don't understand tuition fee system'

Only a third of secondary school students understand how the government's new tuition fee system will work....

Posted on 27/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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RE 'being squeezed out of schools'

The introduction of the English baccalaureate means that religion is being put on the backburner in many schools....

Posted on 24/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Headteachers urged to avoid strike closures

Education secretary Michael Gove has written to headteachers ahead of next week's planned strikes by members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers....

Posted on 24/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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High quality vocational qualifications 'can enhance life chances'

Employers and education providers from around the UK gathered to celebrate Vocational Qualification Day (VQ Day) this week....

Posted on 23/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Latest exam mistakes 'are unacceptable'

Education secretary Michael Gove has described it as "unacceptable" that more errors have been round in A-level and GCSE papers....

Posted on 22/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Free schools 'will help improve education'

The introduction of free schools will help to improve the education system, it has been suggested....

Posted on 21/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Students 'need to think more carefully about university courses'

Those planning to enter higher education need to think more carefully than ever about their university options....

Posted on 17/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Underperforming primary schools to become academies

The worst 200 primary schools in the country are to be turned into academies, it has been announced. ...

Posted on 17/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Strike action 'better for schools in long term'

Strike action may cause disruption but it is better for schools in the long term, it has been claimed....

Posted on 16/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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ATL announces national strike date

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has announced plans to hold its first ever strike on June 30th 2011....

Posted on 16/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers vote to strike

Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) have both voted in favour of taking strike action over government plans to increase pension contributions....

Posted on 15/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Comprehensive students 'mis-sold pointless A-levels'

Pupils from state schools are being mis-sold 'soft' a-levels, it has been claimed....

Posted on 15/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teenagers 'need better maths skills'

Many universities are being forced to reduce the maths requirements on their courses because an increasing number of teenagers are leaving school without a good knowledge of the subject, it has been suggested....

Posted on 14/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'given time out to improve Welsh language skills'

Teachers in Wales will be given time off to improve their knowledge of the Welsh language under a new government initiative launched this week....

Posted on 14/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'confused by fees system'

Many parents are confused by the government's new tuition fee loan system, new research suggests....

Posted on 13/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted voices concern over vocational business courses

Education watchdog has criticised the quality of vocational business courses on offer in some English secondary schools....

Posted on 13/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils 'skipping school for cheap holidays'

An increasing number of British parents are open to the idea of allowing their children to skip school in order to secure a cheap holiday deal....

Posted on 13/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Ofqual clamps down on exam blunders

Following a number of high-profile mistakes in recent exam papers, qualifications watchdog Ofqual is demanding that tests are checked more rigorously....

Posted on 09/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Duchess of Cornwall backs literacy campaign

The Duchess of Cornwall is supporting a campaign aimed at improving literacy levels among children. ...

Posted on 08/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Exam students given 'impossible' business studies question

An exam board has apologised after it set AS-level business studies students a test paper containing an 'impossible' question....

Posted on 08/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Mistake found in AS-level biology paper

An AS-level biology exam sat by pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland last month contained a mistake, it has been revealed....

Posted on 08/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Over 1,200 schools apply for academy status

More than 1,200 schools have now applied to become academies, it has been revealed....

Posted on 06/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Schools not up to scratch, says Angelina Jolie

Actress Angelina Jolie said she chooses to educate her children at home with tutors because schools are not up to scratch....

Posted on 03/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Sutton Coldfield pupils 'go into business'

Dozens of children from primary schools across Sutton Coldfield will be given the chance to show off their entrepreneurial skills this summer....

Posted on 03/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Hadlow College in bid to create 'rural' free school

Kent-based Hadlow College is proposing to open a free school next year....

Posted on 02/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Thousands of five-year-olds 'not ready for school'

Thousands of children are not ready for school by the age of five, it has been claimed....

Posted on 02/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Students given 'impossible question' in maths exam

Thousands of teenagers were asked to answer an 'impossible question' during a maths AS-level exam set by the OCR exam body last week....

Posted on 02/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Millions of children 'own no books'

One in three children in the UK do not own any books, it has been revealed....

Posted on 01/06/2011 - [Read More...]

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Private schools 'planning to opt out of curriculum'

Hundreds of private schools are planning to move away from the national curriculum amid concerns that it is not challenging enough....

Posted on 31/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government admission code plans 'weaken role of local authority'

The government's draft admissions code, which was put out for consultation today (May 31st), contains a very "disparate set of proposals", it has been claimed....

Posted on 31/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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University applications 'on the rise'

The number of people applying to start university in September is on the rise....

Posted on 31/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'should be given more support to deal with dyscalculia'

Teachers and learners should be given more support where dyscalculia is concerned, it has been claimed....

Posted on 31/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'should help ensure study leave is used effectively'

Parents have been given advice on how to help their children prepare for the exam season. ...

Posted on 31/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils learn traditional building techniques

Hundreds of schoolchildren from Devon stepped out of the classroom last week for a special visit to Launceston Castle....

Posted on 31/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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ECaR scheme 'has positive impact on pupil attainment'

The Every Child a Reader (ECaR) has been successful in helping to improve attainment levels in literacy....

Posted on 31/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government pension plans 'show up political ideology'

Government plans relating to pensions for teachers and other public sector workers are "driven by political ideology and not necessity", it has been claimed....

Posted on 31/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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New device 'to help flag up exam cheating'

A new high-tech device has been created to help stamp out cheating in exams....

Posted on 27/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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First Lady reunited with London schoolgirls

US First Lady Michelle Obama made time during her busy schedule this week to meet with pupils from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in London. ...

Posted on 27/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Innovative business idea wins pupils trip to Hong Kong

A group of schoolchildren from Devon are celebrating this week after winning a trip to Hong Kong. ...

Posted on 27/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh government supporting school Filmclub initiative

The Welsh government is to provide £170,000 funding for a new school Filmclub initiative. ...

Posted on 26/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Success of academies 'still in the balance'

Academies have not been around long enough to be deemed successful or otherwise, it has been suggested....

Posted on 26/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Music 'being squeezed out of classroom'

Music is being squeezed out of the classroom by the government's failure to include it in the new English baccalaureate qualification, it has been suggested....

Posted on 25/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government 'will make it easier for overseas teachers to work in UK'

The government has announced plans to make it easier for teachers from overseas to work in the UK....

Posted on 24/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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A-level students 'more stressed than ever'

Teenagers sitting their A-level exams are under unprecedented levels of stress, according to new research. ...

Posted on 23/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Third of Welsh schools 'not up to standard'

A third of schools in Wales are not up to scratch, according to inspection body Estyn....

Posted on 23/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Good school governance 'of huge importance'

Good school governance is extremely important and can have a considerable impact on the success of schools, according to education watchdog Ofsted. ...

Posted on 20/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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School teachers 'need greater awareness of language problems'

Teachers need greater awareness of the specific language impairment (SLI) disorder, it has been claimed....

Posted on 20/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Private schools 'asking debt collectors to chase fees'

The bleak economic climate has led to many private schools enlisting the services of debt collectors, it has been revealed. ...

Posted on 17/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Parents and teachers should 'work together' to tackle exam stress

Parents and teachers need to work together to help young people deal with the stresses of exams, it has been claimed....

Posted on 16/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Careers guidance 'must improve' in schools

Students, employers and colleges are suffering because of inadequate career guidance in schools, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 16/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Gove: Academies know how to attract good teachers

Academies know how to attract and keep good teachers, it has been claimed....

Posted on 16/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Ofqual 'to investigate falling standards'

Qualifications watchdog Ofqual is set to investigate whether exams are getting easier for pupils in England....

Posted on 13/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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More than 1,000 schools apply to become academies

More than 1,000 schools in England have applied to become academies since 2010, it has been revealed. ...

Posted on 11/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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RE 'should be central to curriculum'

RE should form a central part of the school curriculum and be included in the new English baccalaureate qualification, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 11/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Poor standard of maths and English 'a concern to employers'

A large proportion of British employers are concerned about the basic maths and English skills of today's school leavers....

Posted on 09/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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University of Cambridge 'accepting more state school pupils'

The number of state school pupils attending the University of Cambridge is on the rise....

Posted on 06/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Religion 'should form part of English baccalaureate'

Religion should form part of the new English baccalaureate qualification....

Posted on 05/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teach pupils benefits of abstinence, says Tory MP

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries believes British schoolchildren should be taught the benefits of abstaining from sex....

Posted on 05/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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More overseas students attending UK private schools

An increasing number of overseas schoolchildren are travelling to the UK to study, it has been revealed....

Posted on 04/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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UK 'lagging behind in education'

The UK is ranked only 23rd out of 43 more developed countries in terms of child wellbeing. ...

Posted on 04/05/2011 - [Read More...]

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English Bac defended by schools minister

The Ennglish Baccalaureate is one of several new accountability measures that the government intends to launch....

Posted on 27/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Decision to scrap EMA criticised

A schoolboy has criticised the government's move to scrap EMA....

Posted on 26/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Free schools 'should be allowed to profit'

Free schools should be allowed to make a profit, it has been suggested....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Education reforms "spinning out of control"

The government's education reforms are "spinning out of control", it has been claimed....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers heckle schools minister at conference

Schools minister Nick Gibb has been heckled by teachers while giving a speech at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' (ATL's) annual conference....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Many teachers 'lack subject expertise'

Many education workers lack expertise in the subjects that they teach, new data suggests....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'must use pupil premium money effectively'

Schools must be given the right information and support to use their pupil premium money effectively, it has been suggested....

Posted on 21/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Thousands of education staff bullied, says survey

A quarter of education staff have been bullied by their work colleagues, a new survey has revealed....

Posted on 20/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Loss of authority 'contributing to bad behaviour in schools'

The loss of authority of both teachers and parents is contributing to bad behaviour in British schools, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 20/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Private school pupils 'moving to comprehensives for A-levels'

The number of private school students that switch to comprehensives for their A-levels is on the increase, it has been claimed....

Posted on 12/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Academies 'will fragment education system'

Increasing the number of academies in England will fragment the education system, it has been suggested....

Posted on 12/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Key Stage 2 review progress report published

The report indicates most teachers feel assessments are more effective than testing at KS2....

Posted on 08/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Devon pupils do fundraising coin trail for Japan

Pupils at one Devon primary school did their bit for charity this week when they raised money for victims of the Japanese earthquake....

Posted on 06/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Design and technology 'should remain part of core curriculum'

Design and technology is an important part of the school curriculum and should remain a compulsory subject. ...

Posted on 05/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'must have sufficient technology training'

It is important that teachers are provided with sufficient training time in order to effectively use new technology in the classroom....

Posted on 05/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Video Games Ambassadors scheme 'good news for pupils'

The launch of the new Video Games Ambassadors mentoring scheme is "good for young people, good for education and good for the games industry"....

Posted on 04/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'can prosecute students making false allegations'

The government will give teachers the power to prosecute students that make false allegations against them, it has been announced....

Posted on 04/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Children 'want to play part in teacher recruitment'

Schoolchildren are keen to play a part when it comes to recruiting teachers....

Posted on 01/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Michael Gove: Pupils need to read more classic books

Classical literature is at risk of dying out in English schools, education secretary Michael Gove has warned. ...

Posted on 01/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils learn about journalism with newspaper visit

Youngsters from on Scarborough school were given the opportunity to spend an exciting day at the offices of their local newspaper this week....

Posted on 31/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Worcestershire pupils 'perform better at school than college'

A report on A-level results in the Worcestershire area has revealed that students tend to perform better when they attend a school sixth form, rather than a college....

Posted on 31/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Parents given access to detailed GCSE data

Parents can now access detailed GCSE data for every secondary school in England....

Posted on 31/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils learn about life in WWII

Pupils at one Cornwall school stepped back in time this week to experience life during wartime Britain....

Posted on 30/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Scunthorpe school rebuilding programme 'gets go ahead'

A £38 million school rebuilding scheme has been given the go ahead in Scunthorpe....

Posted on 29/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Burhnam: EMA replacement is a shambles

Shadow education secretary Andy Burnham has described the government's Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) replacement scheme as a "shambles"....

Posted on 29/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government to unveil EMA replacement

The government is set to detail how it will replace Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) payments, which it plans to scrap next year....

Posted on 28/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers march against public sector cuts

Thousands of teachers descended on London on Saturday (March 26th) to take part in a planned protest against the government's public sector cuts....

Posted on 28/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Budget 'will strengthen case for vocational qualifications'

George Osborne's Budget will help to strengthen the case for vocational qualifications, it has been claimed....

Posted on 24/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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NUT blasts Osborne's Budget

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has criticised chancellor George Osborne's Budget....

Posted on 23/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils should read 50 books a year, says Gove

Secondary school children are not reading enough, it has been suggested....

Posted on 22/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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ATL: Scrapping EMA will leave vulnerable pupils struggling

Scrapping Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) payments will leave vulnerable pupils struggling to meet their expenses, it has been suggested....

Posted on 21/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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GSA: Single-sex schools improve confidence

Attending a single-sex school can be extremely beneficial for some pupils, it has been suggested. ...

Posted on 21/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Disadvantaged students 'need more financial help'

More financial resources need to be directed towards pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Nick Gibb: Not enough good schools

More than 79,000 children missed out on a place at their first-choice secondary school, official figures have revealed. ...

Posted on 17/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Single-sex schools 'provide fewer distractions'

Attending a single-sex school can be less distracting for children than if they are educated alongside students of the opposite sex, it has been suggested. ...

Posted on 17/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government urged to save EMA

The government is being urged to make a U-turn over its decision to scrap Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) payments. ...

Posted on 16/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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History lessons being marginalised, says Ofsted

Education watchdog Ofsted has published a new report into the quality of history teaching....

Posted on 14/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Transparency of school league tables 'to be improved'

The government is set to overhaul school league tables and make them more transparent....

Posted on 11/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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English baccalaureate 'could lead to return of two-tier system'

The recently introduced English baccalaureate qualification could lead to the return of a two-tier education system, it has been suggested....

Posted on 11/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Falmouth children get taste of life in the past

Pupils from one Falmouth school were given a blast from the past this week when they spent a day experiencing life in a different era....

Posted on 10/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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IT education 'needs to appeal to tech-savvy teens'

The IT education on offer in British schools needs to appeal to tech-savvy young people if more school-leavers are to work in the industry....

Posted on 10/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government announces SEN shake-up

The government has published a green paper detailing its plans for reforming the education and support available to children with special educational (SEN) needs....

Posted on 09/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Labrador helps improve school behaviour

A chocolate Labrador called Oscar has been proving a hit at one Southampton school....

Posted on 09/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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'Games-addict' pupils unable to concentrate

An increasing number of young people are finding themselves unable to concentrate during lessons because they are hooked on computer games. ...

Posted on 08/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Single-sex schools 'punch above their weight in league tables'

Attending a single-sex school can be beneficial for students, it has been suggested....

Posted on 08/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Bolton set for £36m 'superschool'

Pupils, parents and teachers in Bolton were celebrating today as work got underway on a new £36 million superschool for the town....

Posted on 07/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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School catchment areas 'have major impact on housing decisions'

The standard of local schools can have a major impact when it comes to the decision-making of potential property buyers, it has been claimed....

Posted on 07/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Derby academic publishes teaching book

Derby academic Professor Dennis Hayes has published a new book on the teaching profession....

Posted on 04/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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More primary places for Stoke

Almost 700 new primary school places are to be created in Stoke-on-Trent, it has been revealed. ...

Posted on 04/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Ex-service personnel to mentor schoolchildren

Former members of the armed forces will become mentors to troubled teens at a number of schools across the country, it has been announced....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Derbyshire pupils name new housing estate

Pupils from one Derbyshire school have been given the opportunity to name a new housing estate....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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All-through free school 'could open in Dorset'

Dorset could become home to a new all-through free school if plans are approved....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh primary pupils create colourful exhibition

Primary school pupils from across the south of Wales have been given the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents this month....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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History students 'moved' by trip to Poland

A group of Year 11 students from Coombeshead College in Devon have revealed how a trip to Poland opened their eyes to the atrocities carried out by Nazi troops during WWII....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pen and paper exams 'out of date'

Children should no longer use pen and paper in their exams, it has been claimed....

Posted on 28/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Campaign for Real Education: Phonics in reading tests is good idea

The Campaign for Real Education has welcomed government plans to introduce phonics into reading rests for primary school pupils. ...

Posted on 23/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'increasing use of IT in lessons'

The number of teachers using technology during lessons is on the increase....

Posted on 23/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Devon pupils take part in cycling campaign

Pupils from one Devon school hopped on their bikes and scooters last week to promote healthy living as part of a special cycling event....

Posted on 22/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Repeat reading key to vocabulary growth

Children who re-read rather than read more show better word retention....

Posted on 22/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils pitch Olympic Park plans

Pupils from schools near the Olympic Park have been pitching ideas for the site to a panel of judges....

Posted on 18/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Soldiers visit East Riding schoolchildren

Children at one East Riding school enjoyed a special visit this week....

Posted on 15/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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A-level subject debate 'needed'

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews is calling for a debate about the future of A-level and vocational subjects. ...

Posted on 15/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Stoke pupils head to Africa

A group of lucky students from Stoke-on-Trent are travelling to South Africa this week as part of an 11-day charity trip....

Posted on 14/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Preston students encouraged to study languages

Students from one Preston college attended an event aimed at encouraging them to study languages this week....

Posted on 10/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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School 'brings science to life' with community fair

A Staffordshire high school is inviting the public to take part in hands-on activities and experiments next month as part of its annual science fair....

Posted on 09/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Confidence improved 'though singing at school'

New research has revealed that singing at school can improve wellbeing and make children feel more positive about themselves....

Posted on 09/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Gove accused of failing schools

Shadow education secretary Andy Burnham has accused education secretary Michael Gove of failing schools with his "obsessive drive" to push through reforms....

Posted on 08/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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£82.5m pledged to improve music education

The government has pledged £82.5 million for music education, with the aim of ending the musical divide between pupils from poor and wealthy backgrounds....

Posted on 08/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'dropping art over English baccalaureate'

Some secondary schools are planning to cut their arts curriculum in order to steer pupils towards English baccalaureate subjects....

Posted on 07/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Nape: Free school movement is an attack on local authorities

At the moment we are being confronted by a "lot of rhetoric" about the free school movement, but little evidence of how it will work....

Posted on 02/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Campaigners prevent closure of remote Yorkshire school

Local campaigners have prevented the closure of a remote Yorkshire school....

Posted on 02/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'should handle social aspects of education'

Parents should deal with the social aspects of education, such as teaching children about money matters, it has been claimed....

Posted on 01/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Devon's largest school 'could convert to academy status'

Devon's largest school could be set to convert to academy status this year.

Governors at Exmouth Community College have entered a period of consultation before deciding whether or not to give the go ahead.

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Posted on 31/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Kent pupils facing transport fees

Parents in Kent may soon find themselves forced to contribute to their children's school transport fees. ...

Posted on 31/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Gove approves business plans for eight free schools

Education secretary Michael Gove has approved business plans for eight new free schools....

Posted on 31/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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State schools 'not catering for brightest pupils'

State schools are not doing enough to push their brightest pupils, it has been suggested....

Posted on 31/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Southampton primary school set for £7.5m rebuild

A primary school in Southampton is set to be given a total overhaul after council bosses approved plans for a £7.5 million rebuild....

Posted on 31/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Hull schoolchildren create book

Children from a school in Hull have put their creative talents to good use by producing their own book....

Posted on 31/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Quarter of graduates 'would not recommend university to A-level students'

Nearly half of graduates believe their time at university has not provided them with the skills they need for the world of work....

Posted on 28/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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ATL: Many teachers subject to false allegations

Thousands of teachers are subject to false allegations from pupils every year, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 27/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Fewer state school students studying languages

The popularity of languages is continuing to decline in state schools, according to new research. ...

Posted on 27/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Huddersfield school crossing patrols 'at risk'

Schools may have to fund lollipop men and women themselves in future if money for these services is withdrawn....

Posted on 27/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh local authorities 'spending less per pupil than England'

Welsh local authorities are continuing to spend less per pupil than their English counterparts, it has been revealed....

Posted on 26/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Academies 'pose serious problems for councils and schools'

Academies pose serious problems for local authorities and schools, it has been claimed....

Posted on 25/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Headteacher apologises for excluding 'adult' pupil

A headteacher has today apologised for excluding a 14-year-old pupil that he thought was an adult....

Posted on 25/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'concerned over increased powers to search'

Teachers are concerned over the government's plans to increase the power they have to search and discipline students....

Posted on 25/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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NUS leader: Universities will charge whatever they can

Most universities will charge students £9,000 a year when tuition fees are raised in 2012, National Union of students (NUS) leader Aaron Porter predicts....

Posted on 25/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Companies 'recruiting at schools to snap up brightest pupils'

British companies are beginning to recruit at schools and colleges in order to snap up the most promising students, it has been revealed....

Posted on 25/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds 'more likely to struggle with reading'

A report published last week by Ofsted suggested that youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to struggle at school when it comes to literacy....

Posted on 25/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Devon pupils 'return to Victorian era'

Pupils at one Devon primary school took part in a hands-on history lesson last week when they stepped back to the Victorian era....

Posted on 24/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Gove's education plans 'full of contradictions'

Education secretary Michael Gove's plans to overhaul the national curriculum have been criticised by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL). ...

Posted on 24/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Summer holidays 'should be broken up'

The six-week summer holidays should be broken down and spread throughout the year, according to Welsh party Plaid Cymru....

Posted on 24/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Businesses 'should encourage youngsters to study science'

Employers should play a more active role in helping to encourage young people to study science at school....

Posted on 24/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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School forced to abandon 'scary history lesson'

A Lancashire primary school was forced to abandon a history exercise after it became too realistic for pupils....

Posted on 21/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Headteacher criticises curriculum review

The coalition's plans to hold a curriculum review have been criticised by one Newcastle headteacher. ...

Posted on 21/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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History and geography 'an important part of curriculum'

History and geography are an important part of the national curriculum, it has been suggested....

Posted on 21/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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English baccalaureate ' a concern'

A headteacher from west Cumbria has expressed concern over the government's publication of English baccalaureate figures last week. ...

Posted on 21/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Home schooling 'needs tighter regulation'

A Welsh education expert has urged the government to ensure that home-schooled children are properly monitored....

Posted on 20/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted recognises 'inspirational head teacher'

A head teacher has been recognised for her outstanding work at a local school in Northamptonshire, the Chronicle and Echo reports....

Posted on 20/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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School IT provision threatened by cash cuts

Schools in Dudley may be dealt a technological blow after councils were informed of a change in how IT projects are to be funded, the Halesowen News reports. ...

Posted on 20/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government 'to shake-up national curriculum'

Children will learn about England's former kings and queens, and study great literary works following a major shake-up of the national curriculum....

Posted on 20/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Initiative launched to improve relations between pupils and police

A new initiative has been introduced in a number of Cornish schools, aimed at boosting relations between young people and the police....

Posted on 20/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Blackburn company 'unveils new super whiteboard'

Blackburn-based technology firm Promethean has unveiled a new state-of-the-art iPad-style school whiteboard....

Posted on 19/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Staffordshire pupils boost citizenship skills

Pupils at one school in Staffordshire have been working to improve their citizenship skills by spending an entire day focusing on the subject....

Posted on 19/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Cutting EMA 'could lead to colossal waste of talent'

Scrapping the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) could lead to a "colossal waste of talent"....

Posted on 19/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government announces capital funding package for sixth forms

Schools minister Lord Hill has today (January 19th) announced a new capital funding package for sixth form colleges across England....

Posted on 19/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Students gather for EMA protests

Thousands of students across the UK are gathering today (January 19th) to show their opposition to the government's plans to scrap the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). ...

Posted on 19/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Staffordshire schoolchildren experience Victorian era

Children at one Staffordshire primary school took part in an exciting hands-on history lesson earlier this week, discovering what life would have been like for pupils studying during Victorian times....

Posted on 19/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'should not ask pupils with hands up'

Asking pupils to put their hands up is not an effective way of judging whether children have absorbed what they are being taught....

Posted on 18/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Majority of EMA students 'rely on support'

The majority of students who receive Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) rely on this support, it has been revealed....

Posted on 18/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Predicted grades 'could be a thing of the past'

Teachers may no longer have to predict what grades their A-level pupils will achieve....

Posted on 17/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Mothers 'telling parenting fibs at school gate'

Parents are increasingly feeling under pressure to look perfect, according to new research....

Posted on 17/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'need to catch up with technology'

Schoolchildren are learning more about technology at home than they are in the classroom. ...

Posted on 14/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Welsh education minister unveils new school technology zone

Children at one school in Wales now have a cutting edge technology plaza at their disposal. ...

Posted on 14/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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KPMG to fund degree programme for school-leavers

KPMG has announced plans to fund a study programme for 75 school-leavers attending Durham University. ...

Posted on 13/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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This week's school league tables 'are nonsense'

The government has been criticised over the publication of school league tables containing data relating to its new English baccalaureate qualification....

Posted on 13/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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NUT criticises English baccalaureate move

The government has been criticised over its decision to use the English baccalaureate in this year's GCSE performance table....

Posted on 12/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Disadvantaged pupils 'should be encouraged to study languages'

It is important that students from disadvantaged backgrounds recognise the importance of learning a language at school. ...

Posted on 12/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government announces 'new era of school data transparency'

The Department for Education has announced that parents are to have more information than ever about the performance of their child's school....

Posted on 12/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Gove warned 'history lessons are being dumbed down'

The Better History campaign group has warned education secretary Michael Gove that history classes are being dumbed down in English secondary schools....

Posted on 12/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Headteachers 'angry over inclusion of English baccalaureate in league tables'

The government has been criticised over its decision to include the English baccalaureate in league tables due to be published this week. ...

Posted on 11/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Modern language tuition criticised by Ofsted

An Ofsted report has highlighted that there are "significant barriers to good language learning" in many British secondary schools....

Posted on 11/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Universities 'should limit intake from private schools'

Universities should limit the number of pupils they offer places to from private schools....

Posted on 10/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Bring nature into the classroom, says David Attenborough

Many children have very little contact with the natural world, so it is important that they learn about it at school....

Posted on 10/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government 'planning new vocational schools'

The coalition government is planning to create specialist vocational schools to train children from the age of 14. ...

Posted on 07/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'need training in mental health issues'

All professionals working with children should be equipped to spot the signs of depression....

Posted on 07/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Schoolchildren 'let down by science experiments'

Schoolchildren in England are being let down when it comes to science, according to Ofsted....

Posted on 07/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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School sees attendance improve due to art sessions

Pupil attendance levels at one school have improved after children began taking part in art and music sessions....

Posted on 07/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Music teachers should not avoid contact with pupils, says Gove

Education Secretary Michael Gove has spoken out after music teachers were advised to avoid physical contact with pupils....

Posted on 07/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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One in ten secondary schools is an academy

New government figures have revealed that 11 per cent of secondary schools in England are now academies. ...

Posted on 06/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Taking GCSEs at 14 'will lead to fewer pupils dropping out'

Taking GCSE exams at the age of 14 will lead to fewer pupils dropping out of school, it has been suggested....

Posted on 06/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Widdecombe: Ban on new grammar schools should end

Former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe is urging the coalition government to end the ban on new grammar schools....

Posted on 06/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Competition for grammar schools 'on the rise'

Competition for grammar school places is on the increase, it has been claimed....

Posted on 05/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Free schools could be beneficial, says Campaign for Real Education

Free schools could be beneficial in providing parents with an alternative to other schools, it has been claimed....

Posted on 05/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Girls' School Association to publish parenting book

The Girls' School Association is set to publish a book on parenting for those bringing up daughters....

Posted on 05/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Free schools "divisive and unaccountable"

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is urging the government to scrap its plans for free schools and "stop playing with the educational future of this country"....

Posted on 04/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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Common Entrance 'set for online overhaul'

The Common Entrance is set to be overhauled, with pupils possibly taking it online in future. ...

Posted on 04/01/2011 - [Read More...]

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The Department for Education's change of mind about scrapping funding to the Schools Sports Partnership has been praised by those in teaching jobs.

The Department for Education's change of mind about scrapping funding to the Schools Sports Partnership has been praised by those in teaching jobs....

Posted on 21/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs in sport to make PE 'part of rounded education'

Additional funding has been announced for schools, which should help them make competitive sport become the centre of a rounded education....

Posted on 21/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Boys 'failing to grasp basics'

More than half of five-year-old boys are struggling to grasp basics such as reading and writing, it has been revealed. ...

Posted on 17/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Gap between wealthy and poor pupils 'remain stubbornly high'

Schools minister Nick Gibb said the government is concerned that the attainment gap between wealthy children and those eligible for free school meals "remains so stubbornly high". ...

Posted on 16/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh headteachers given snow guidance

Headteachers in Wales have been given guidance on how to deal with closures and adverse weather conditions....

Posted on 15/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Social class 'drives academic progress'

A new study suggests the children of professionals outperform peers whose parents are unemployed....

Posted on 15/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Disadvantaged pupils 'should be offered support early'

The regional editor of the Good Schools Guide believes more resources are needed in schools to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds....

Posted on 15/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Sure Start has failed to boost pre-school education levels, report argues

A team of researchers has argued that a range of pre-school initiatives have failed in their aim of boosting numeracy and literacy levels among children under five. ...

Posted on 14/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Nearly 1,000 primary schools not meeting basic standards

The latest government league tables show almost 1,000 schools are still failing to meet minimum maths and English standards. ...

Posted on 14/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Strong literacy skills 'essential for schoolchildren'

It is important that young people get the basics right and develop strong literacy skills....

Posted on 10/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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School leavers 'face scramble for university places'

Pupils leaving secondary education next year are likely to face a scramble for university places, it has been claimed....

Posted on 10/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Devon primary school scoops international award

A primary school in Devon has been honoured with an international award....

Posted on 10/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pisa report 'should not be used to criticise teachers'

Teachers and schools should not be criticised following the publication of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) report. ...

Posted on 08/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pisa report 'underlines urgent need for education reforms'

British pupils are sliding down international education rankings, it was revealed this week....

Posted on 07/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Poetry teaching 'needs to be more interesting'

The teaching of poetry needs to be made more interesting in British schools, it has been claimed....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary pupils given reading tents

Pupils at one primary school in Gloucestershire are being encouraged to read and learn outside....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pupils enjoy Met Office visit

Students at one Devon college had the opportunity to visit the headquarters of the Met Office earlier this week....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Young carers 'may need extra support at school'

Young people who help to care for parents with mental illnesses may need extra support at school....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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New special needs school gets go-ahead

The go-ahead has been given for the creation of a £15 million special needs school in Burgess Hill....

Posted on 06/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Admissions need an overhaul, says Ucas chief

University admissions are in need of an overhaul, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 03/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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State school pupils 'perform better at university'

Students who attended comprehensive schools are likely to be awarded higher degree classifications than those educated at independent or grammar schools....

Posted on 03/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Snow shuts quarter of schools

Almost 7,000 schools across Britain have been forced to shut their doors due to the wintry weather currently sweeping across the UK....

Posted on 02/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh language reading scheme launched for boys

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed the introduction of a new scheme to encourage primary pupils to read Welsh language books....

Posted on 02/12/2010 - [Read More...]

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Athletes criticise plans to cut £162m sports funding

A host of top athletes have slammed government plans to reduce school sports funding....

Posted on 30/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Expert criticises government plans to introduce new reading test

An education expert has criticised government plans to introduce a new reading test for Year 1 pupils. ...

Posted on 30/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Academies 'raising standards'

Academies are using their freedoms to raise standards, it has been claimed....

Posted on 24/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'bogged down by rules and league tables'

Teachers can easily find themselves weighted down by the stress of league tables and exam results, leaving them without the will to give inspirational lessons. ...

Posted on 24/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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More disciplinary powers for teachers

Teachers are to be given more disciplinary powers as part of a government white paper to be published next week. ...

Posted on 22/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Gove 'to get rid of GCSE modularisation"

Education secretary Michael Gove said he wants to end the modularisation of some GCSE subjects. ...

Posted on 22/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Nick Hornby unveils writing project for schoolchildren

Author Nick Hornby has launched a new project encouraging schoolchildren to put pen to paper and get creative. ...

Posted on 19/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government 'placing too much emphasis on exam results'

Placing too much emphasis on exam results is having a negative impact on excluded pupils, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh Budget 'offers protection for education frontline'

Wales' draft Budget offers protection for the education frontline, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Smooth move to secondary school 'hinges on good communication'

Starting secondary school can be daunting for any child, but it is particularly difficult for anyone who is being bullied....

Posted on 17/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government to create more NLEs

The government is to increase the number of National Leaders of Education (NLEs) in the UK from 393 to 1,000, it has been revealed....

Posted on 17/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government outlines early education reforms

The government has announced details of its planned early education reforms....

Posted on 16/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Sports stars support reading campaign

Rugby players in Wales are lending their support to a new campaign aimed at encouraging children to spend more time reading. ...

Posted on 15/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Schoolchildren 'must get the fundamentals right'

Schools minister Nick Gibb has stressed the need for greater emphasis to be placed on teaching the basic skills of reading and writing to primary school pupils....

Posted on 12/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Careers in teaching 'popular with kids'

Children are still interested in traditional careers such as teaching and medicine, according to new research....

Posted on 11/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Publishing teacher qualifications 'will exacerbate student divide'

Government plans to publish information relating to teachers' qualifications and sick days have been criticised by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)....

Posted on 10/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'should stay up-to-date with curriculum'

Parents have been advised to stay up-to-date where their child's school curriculum is concerned....

Posted on 09/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Governors and headteachers 'should take control and become academies'

Governors and headteachers at top-performing schools should consider "taking control" and converting to academy status. ...

Posted on 09/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Performance of some academies 'has not been a success'

While some academies have performed well, others have done "absolutely appallingly"....

Posted on 04/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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School admissions framework 'will be simplified'

The government intends to make the school admissions framework fairer and simpler, according to education secretary Michael Gove. ...

Posted on 02/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'go to any length for school place'

Although many parents find school admissions systems confusing and stressful, millions claim they would go to any lengths to get their child into a good school. ...

Posted on 01/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh education minister welcomes new disciplinary guidance

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed new powers coming into force under the Education and Inspection Act 2006, which clarify teachers' roles when it comes to classroom discipline and exclusions....

Posted on 01/11/2010 - [Read More...]

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Students 'learn valuable skills through sport'

The skills that young people develop though sporting activities can be transferred to their academic work, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 27/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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One in five primaries 'over crowded'

One in five primary schools in England are overcrowded at present, new figures have revealed....

Posted on 26/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Class background 'has influence on absenteeism'

Class background has an influence on absenteeism, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 22/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Large class sizes 'contribute to increase in SEN'

Large primary school class sizes are contributing to the increase in youngsters being diagnosed with special educational needs (SEN)....

Posted on 22/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government spending review 'is a mixed bag for education'

The government's spending review, which was presented yesterday (October 20th), is a mixed bag for schools. ...

Posted on 21/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Quarter of boys have SEN

A quarter of boys in primary school are branded as having special education needs (SEN)....

Posted on 20/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Absence rates falling in schools

Statistics released by the Department for Education show that absence rates declined during autumn term 2009 and spring 2010....

Posted on 19/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Principal offers £5K to failing A-level pupils

A headteacher from Blackburn has been criticised for offering A-level students £5,000 compensation if they fail their exams....

Posted on 18/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching girls and boys separately 'is good idea'

Teaching girls and boys separately could be extremely beneficial for British schoolchildren, it has been claimed....

Posted on 15/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Thousands of pupils missing class for term time breaks

British schoolchildren are missing approximately 31 million lessons each year as a result of term time holidays abroad, new research has revealed....

Posted on 13/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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School leavers 'need good financial advice'

School leavers planning to attend university need to be made aware of the financial help that is available to them. ...

Posted on 12/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Disadvantaged students 'must not be put off higher education'

It is important that students from a disadvantaged background are not put off attending university....

Posted on 12/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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One in six children fall behind in three Rs

With one in six children falling behind in English and maths lessons between the ages of seven and 11, schools minister Nick Gibb has issued a call to arms....

Posted on 07/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Sandwell Council takes action over school cuts

A number of councils in the UK are launching legal action against the government over the scrapping of school rebuilding projects in Britain. ...

Posted on 06/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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Shorter holidays 'will benefit pupils'

A shorter summer break will make things easier for secondary teachers when pupils return to school, it has been suggested....

Posted on 05/10/2010 - [Read More...]

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£15bn needed for school improvements

Local authorities anticipate that approximately £15 billion will be needed over the next five years to fund the cost of school refurbishment work and make classrooms safe....

Posted on 24/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government 'reduces form-filling burden on teachers'

The government said it has asked Ofsted to "ditch" its Self Evaluation Forms (SEF)....

Posted on 23/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Free school policy 'will not lead to segregation'

The government's free schools policy will not lead to greater segregation, it has been claimed....

Posted on 22/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Children like tests, but not SATs

The majority of children like to be assessed in science at primary level, but do not enjoy sitting SAT exams. ...

Posted on 21/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Lib Dems reject academies and free schools

Liberal Democrat MPs and delegates have voted to campaign against the coalition's policies relating to free schools and academies....

Posted on 21/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Males 'prefer secondary teaching'

Male graduates tend to opt for secondary school teaching over primary....

Posted on 21/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parents 'want discipline and proper uniforms'

The majority of parents have a common sense approach to education and want to see their children properly disciplined, it has been suggested....

Posted on 20/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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School libraries 'not being used to full potential'

Many school libraries across UK are not being used to their full potential, it has been claimed....

Posted on 15/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Qualified history teachers 'disappearing'

A survey carried out by the Historical Association has revealed that many teachers are concerned about the lack of qualified history teachers employed in their schools....

Posted on 13/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Vocational courses 'must strike right balance'

Vocational courses must strike a balance between theory and practical work....

Posted on 10/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers and parents urged to contribute to SEN green paper

The government is calling on teachers, parents and charities to contribute ideas to its special educational needs (SEN) green paper. ...

Posted on 10/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government announces major independent review into vocational education

The review will be led by Professor Alison Wolf of King's College London....

Posted on 09/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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UK primary classes 'should be limited to 20 children'

It is unacceptable that UK class sizes are the largest in Europe, according to Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers....

Posted on 09/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Gove 'pleased at free schools progress'

Education secretary Michael Gove said he is pleased at the number of free schools due to be established over the coming year....

Posted on 08/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Exams 'could get tougher'

Education secretary Michael Gove said it is important that young people in the UK are sitting competitive exams....

Posted on 08/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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First free schools proposals progress to next stage

Education secretary Michael Gove has announced which free schools proposals will progress to the business plan and case stage....

Posted on 07/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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'Not surprising' that few schools are applying for academy status

It is not surprising that a relatively low number of schools have applied for academy status, is according to Chris Husbands, professor of education at the Institute of Education. ...

Posted on 06/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Boys and girls 'should be educated apart'

Boys and girls develop at different rates and should be educated apart, it has been suggested. Alison Morris, editor of MyDaughter.co.uk said that more gender-targeted teaching could help both sexes flourish....

Posted on 03/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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After-school activities 'boost children's confidence'

Taking part in after-school activities helps to develop children's confidence and boost their ability in the classroom, it has been suggested....

Posted on 02/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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New academies open

142 schools will convert to academies over the coming year, the Department for Education has announced. These include seven primary schools....

Posted on 02/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Girls 'believe they are cleverer than boys'

Girls 'believe they are cleverer than boys' ...

Posted on 01/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Tight budgets 'prompting surge in term-time holidays'

An increasing number of parents are taking their children out of school for holidays according to new research....

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'putting league tables before pupils'

Nick Seaton, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, has accused some schools of putting league tables before their pupils....

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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'Opportunities still available' for disappointed GCSE students

Young people disappointed with the GCSE grades they received last week have been urged not to lose heart. ...

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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After-school clubs 'too expensive for poorer parents'

Research carried out by charity Save the Children found that almost two-thirds of parents struggle to fund after-school activities for their kids. ...

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Ofqual announces comparability study

The watchdog has announced plans to carry out comparability studies between qualifications such as GCSEs and IGCSEs....

Posted on 31/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Labour 'should be proud of education legacy'

Labour's education policies succeeded in improving life chances for many disadvantaged children, according to Sheffield MP David Blunkett....

Posted on 26/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Fewer GCSE candidates taking languages

The number of students taking GCSE exams in French and German has declined significantly over the last year and is a worrying trend, it has been claimed....

Posted on 25/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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GCSEs 'are a crucial stepping stone'

Schools minister Nick Gibb has congratulated students on their GCSE results, saying the exams are a crucial stepping stone in life....

Posted on 25/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Record numbers pass GCSEs

Record numbers pass GCSEs...

Posted on 24/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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All students 'should continue studying maths'

Maths is valued by all employers and students should continue studying the subject beyond the age of 16, according to the CBI....

Posted on 24/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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A-levels 'leaving students unprepared'

Students are having their heads filled with fast-forgotten facts, instead of being provided with skills they need for the future, it has been claimed....

Posted on 23/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parenting lessons 'could benefit teens'

Children should be taught about parenting in the classroom, according to poverty tsar and Labour Birkenhead MP Frank Field....

Posted on 11/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Disappointed school leavers 'should consider gap year'

A record number of school leavers are set to be left without university places this September, with demand for courses up by around 11 per cent....

Posted on 11/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Forensic dramas 'making science popular'

An increasing number of children are opting to study science due to the popularity of programmes such as CSI and Silent Witness, it has been suggested....

Posted on 10/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Good career guidance 'is essential'

It is essential that schoolchildren are provided with good career guidance and realise that there are alternatives to university, it has been claimed....

Posted on 09/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Girls outshine boys in Sats

Girls fared better than boys in most areas in this year's Sats exams, according to figures published by the Department for Education....

Posted on 04/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Getting fundamentals right is essential, says schools minister

It is vital to ensure that children master the fundamentals of maths and English before they begin secondary school, schools minister Nick Gibb has ...

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Council loses school catchment spying case

Poole Borough Council monitored the Paton family on 21 occasions in 2008 to establish which school catchment area they were living in....

Posted on 03/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Students 'may have to consider apprenticeships over university'

School-leavers may be forced to consider options such as apprenticeships if they are unable to find a place at university, according to Mary Curnock Cook, chief executive of the University and Colleges Admissions Service....

Posted on 02/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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MPs back Academies Bill

MPs have voted in favour of the government's Academies Bill....

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Teachers criticise 'unreliable' Sats exams

Sats have been criticised by a teaching union after an Ofqual study highlighted marking inconsistencies....

Posted on 27/07/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching core subjects to a high standard 'is vital'

A campaign group has warned that the Academies Bill could lead to schools not being required to teach core subjects such as maths and science....

Posted on 26/07/2010 - [Read More...]

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Science GCSE 'must be more challenging'

GCSE science is not challenging enough and does now allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of the subject, it has been suggested....

Posted on 23/07/2010 - [Read More...]

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Axing AS-levels 'is not right approach'

Many universities rely on AS-level results when it comes to awarding places, according to Dr Geoff Parks, director of admissions at Cambridge University....

Posted on 23/07/2010 - [Read More...]

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Oliver campaign 'prompts rise in demand for school meals'

An increasing number of children are opting to eat school meals following celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's campaign, according to new figures released by the School Food Trust....

Posted on 09/07/2010 - [Read More...]

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Free School funds 'will not be taken from school meals scheme'

Funding for the coalition government's new academies scheme will come from low-priority IT projects and not from school nutrition drives, the education secretary has told parliament....

Posted on 28/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Those in teaching jobs will see pay deal 'honoured in full'

A teaching jobs pay deal recommended by a review body and implemented by the Labour government is to be honoured by the new coalition government despite cuts to other areas of public sector pay....

Posted on 23/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parents to have more input on education jobs with Free Schools

From today, charities, parents and those in education jobs can all apply to set up new places of learning under new government plans based on the US system of charter schools.

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Posted on 18/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted report praises those in education jobs in deprived areas

The latest report by schools inspector Ofsted has praised the work of those in education jobs in deprived areas, where the number of schools classed as outstanding matched the national average....

Posted on 17/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers set to be given more powers to stop bullying

Education secretary Michael Gove has promised to give more powers to help deal with the problem of bullying in schools and help those in teaching jobs to maintain order....

Posted on 14/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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GTC 'to be scrapped'

The General Teaching Council for England is to be scrapped, schools secretary Michael Gove has confirmed....

Posted on 02/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'wary' over academy offer

Head teachers remain wary of education secretary Michael Gove's offer to turn schools into academies, reports suggest....

Posted on 01/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Schools should not be expected to 'solve society's problems'

A new report has said that social issues are increasingly making their way into the school curriculum....

Posted on 28/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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New academies 'may not work well in practice'

Creating more academies could widen the gap between the best and worst schools, Sue Fieldman, regional editor of the Good Schools Guide, has said....

Posted on 27/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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East Anglian teachers to compete for prestigious awards

Staff in teaching jobs from Suffolk and Essex are among the finalists in this year's esteemed Teaching Awards....

Posted on 24/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Tech event promotes computer gaming in the classroom

Head teachers, staff in teaching jobs and regional education consultants from Bradford took part in an event aimed at explaining how technology can aid learning....

Posted on 24/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Curriculum should include food lessons, says My School Lunch

Schools need to foster pupils' interest in food, according to Arnold Fewell, managing director of My School Lunch....

Posted on 19/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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New campaign encourages pupils to walk to school

Pupils and parents are encouranged to think about the benefits of making it to class on foot as part of this year’s Walk to School Week, running from 17 to 21 May. ...

Posted on 19/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pupils with limited English should receive special treatment, says Chris Davis

The former chair of National Primary Headteachers has said that children who enter education with limited or no English language skills should be treated as "special needs" pupils....

Posted on 18/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Leeds teachers to build a school in Africa

Two secondary teachers in Leeds are hoping to create a school for underprivileged children in Zambia....

Posted on 17/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Michael Gove named new schools secretary

The former journalist has been appointed schools secretary in the new government....

Posted on 13/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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End of Sats would turn primary school performance into a 'secret garden'

Scrapping key stage two Sats would "do away with objective testing for the whole of the primary sector", according to the Campaign for Real Education....

Posted on 11/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Clifton teachers run for charity

Staff in teaching jobs from Clifton will take part in a running event to raise money for children overseas, a local news report has said. ...

Posted on 10/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government funding given to Sheffield schools to expand

Primary schools in Sheffield are set to share a pot of £13.8 million as part of an expansion drive to deal with the city's rising birth rate, a local news report has said....

Posted on 07/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Campaign urges school to sign up to dyslexia training for teachers

A new campaign has been launched urging schools to enrol on a training course in dyslexia for staff in teaching jobs....

Posted on 06/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Community group launched in north-west London school

Staff in teaching jobs, pupils and councillors in Kingsbury have created a new community group, a local news report has said....

Posted on 06/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Rural school judged 'outstanding'

A secondary rural school in south Cumbria is celebrating a glowing report by Ofsted, the learning watchdog....

Posted on 06/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary school to benefit from new library

A community library is set be built at a primary school in Norton, a local news report has said....

Posted on 05/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Merger plan approved for Harrogate primary schools

The amalgamation of two primary schools in Harrogate has been approved by local authorities, a news report has said....

Posted on 04/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Wirral teachers run for charity

Wirral teachers raised thousands of pounds for charity by running last Sunday's London Marathon, a local news report has said....

Posted on 29/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Parents lack expertise to run schools, says Good Schools Guide

Parent run schools will not work in practice, according to the regional editor of the Good Schools Guide. ...

Posted on 27/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pupils opt for alternative science qualifications, says report

Alternative qualifications are corrupting the work of science teachers, a new report has claimed. ...

Posted on 23/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Oliver unveils plans to invest millions in food education

Jamie Oliver plans to invest millions to improve the quality of food education and dinners in UK primary schools, in news which might be of interest to those in teaching jobs....

Posted on 22/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Tories to allow parents set up schools

The Conservatives have announced plans to allow parents and other providers to create their own schools with state funding, a news report has said....

Posted on 14/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Determining school places by ballot an 'awful suggestion'

The Campaign for Real Education has criticised the use of a ballot to decide school places, in news which might be of interest to those in teaching jobs....

Posted on 14/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Leave learning to teachers, ATL tells politicians

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has urged the country's politicians to leave education alone and stop using it as a political football. ...

Posted on 30/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Experts call for sleep lessons at school

Top sleep experts have called for pupils in Britain to receive lessons on the value of getting a good night's sleep....

Posted on 23/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Johnson says more state schools should teach classics

London mayor Boris Johnson has urged more state schools to provide lessons in the classics....

Posted on 18/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Poll shows Labour 'more popular on education'

A new poll has found Labour's plans for the education sector are more popular with potential voters than those of their main opposition parties, in news which may be of interest to people in education jobs....

Posted on 12/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Staff in teaching jobs at top schools 'could have Ofsted-free future'

The shadow schools secretary has pledged to end Ofsted inspections for staff in education jobs at state institutions which consistently produce outstanding exam results....

Posted on 12/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Staff in top teaching jobs 'should have curriculum flexibility'

Teaching staff employed in education jobs at some of the UK's top state schools should be rewarded for their hard work with greater flexibility in how they teach, it has been claimed....

Posted on 11/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs 'held in higher esteem' under Labour

The esteem in which teacher jobs are held in the UK has increased since Labour came to power, a Treasury minister has claimed....

Posted on 11/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Plan unveiled to upgrade PE teacher jobs

One educational entrepreneur believes he has come up with a solution to the shortage of people employed in PE teacher jobs in schools....

Posted on 10/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh pupils 'spend most time with science secondary teachers'

Science teachers employed in education jobs in Wales have been shown to spend more time in the classroom with pupils than in any other country surveyed as part of a new study....

Posted on 08/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teacher jobs 'could be affected' by schools shift

Hasty moves to turn failing schools into academies could affect teaching jobs and children's education, it has been claimed....

Posted on 04/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Increased school sizes 'highlight quality of teacher jobs'

An increase in the size of many schools under Labour has been attributed to the high quality educational experience provided by those in teaching jobs by a government minister....

Posted on 04/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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New inspector for teacher jobs in Wales

Teaching jobs in Wales will be regulated by a new senior education specialist, it has been announced....

Posted on 03/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs 'could be subject to parent control'

Staff in teaching jobs in England will need to meet the approval of parents under new Labour plans, it has been announced....

Posted on 01/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Gove: Teaching jobs need idealism injection

Shadow schools secretary Michael Gove has called for teaching jobs in England to be driven by idealism as he promotes his Party's free schools scheme....

Posted on 01/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers 'could see pupil premium benefits'

The Liberal Democrats planned pupil premium could benefit primary teachers by improving the educational aspirations of pupils, it has been claimed....

Posted on 01/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Language education 'an important part of teaching jobs'

Teacher jobs should include an obligation to train children to speak at least one other foreign language, a new study has suggested....

Posted on 26/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Call for changes to maths and science teaching jobs

Science and maths specialists should be given education jobs at schools as part of a bid to up standards, it has been claimed....

Posted on 25/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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SEN teachers to receive extra training

Special educational needs teachers are to receive additional training as part of a new government scheme designed to improve support for pupils with learning disabilities....

Posted on 25/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Balls clarifies PSHE teacher jobs as bill passes

Teaching jobs at faith schools will include a stipulation to educate pupils according to the criteria set in the government's new PSHE curriculum, the schools secretary has confirmed....

Posted on 24/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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SEN teachers receive Ofsted praise

A team of SEN teachers from an Oxfordshire school has won high praise from Ofsted following their latest inspection....

Posted on 22/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Balls denies U-turn on faith school teacher jobs

Staff in teacher jobs at faith schools will still be expected to teach pupils all aspects of the new sex education curriculum, the Schools Secretary has said....

Posted on 22/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Those in teaching jobs find parents do not choose school based on league table results

A study has suggested that parents choose a school for their child based not on its performance in the league tables, but rather on its closeness to home and whether a friend or sibling already attends the same institution....

Posted on 22/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'could help children learn languages through music'

Staff in teaching jobs who help pupils learn to play musical instruments could also be helping them to learn languages, scientists have claimed.
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Posted on 22/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Staff in teacher jobs 'to help protect and improve school libraries'

The School Library Association has launched a primary school charter to encourage more schools to sign up specially trained staff to help pupils make the most of their libraries....

Posted on 19/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Faith school teaching jobs 'will not be compromised' by PSHE lessons

Teaching jobs in faith schools will not be compromised by the government's new sex education lessons, it has been claimed....

Posted on 19/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Tory plans for teaching jobs 'would make little difference'

The Conservative Party's plans to introduce 'free schools' in England, which would give individual organisations education recruitment powers, would make little difference to overall standards, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Campaign introduces parents to after-school activities run by primary teachers

Primary teachers could see an uptake in after-school activities clubs as the government launches a new campaign to encourage parents to access the range on offer....

Posted on 18/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary teacher jobs made easier by parent-child reading sessions?

Parents who read to their children could be making teacher jobs easier, according to new research....

Posted on 17/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Report card plans 'dividing those in teacher jobs'

Staff in education jobs are apparently divided over the government's school report card plans....

Posted on 17/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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'Majority of parents' get first choice primary teachers

New research has revealed that the majority of parents get their first choice of primary institution for their child....

Posted on 17/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teacher jobs 'have key role in ending grammar school reliance'

High quality teaching and improved school standards across the board would negate the need for grammar institutions in England, it has claimed....

Posted on 16/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Could secondary teachers have role to play in good food education?

Secondary teachers may have a vital role to play in ensuring helathy eating messages get across to school pupils....

Posted on 16/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Labour 'to boost primary teacher maths skills'

The Labour Party has pledged to boost the mathematical abilities of primary teachers across England....

Posted on 15/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers 'misunderstood by Conservatives'

A leading union representing those in teaching jobs has criticised the Conservative Party's planned 'free schools'....

Posted on 15/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs 'no different' in free schools

The man behind Sweden's free schools has claimed Conservative plans to adopt the idea in Britain will not result to better exam attainment....

Posted on 11/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs to get the personal touch

Pupils struggling with GCSE study are to be given additional help through specialist teaching jobs....

Posted on 10/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Secondary teachers 'should have exam choice'

Schools should be given the power to decide which exam system would best suit the educational needs of their pupils, an academy representative body has claimed....

Posted on 09/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers 'not responsible' for pupil communication problems

A new study has found that many children aged up to 11 experience problems with communication development....

Posted on 09/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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NUT: Teacher jobs most accountable in England

The National Union of Teachers has praised the quality of those in tecahing jobs in England, following a new government select committe report....

Posted on 08/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs for lawyers as legal lessons launched

Lawyers will be trying their hands at teaching thanks to the launch of a new schools scheme designed by the Crown Prosecution Service....

Posted on 05/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Cheryl Cole 'has teacher job x-factor'

Pupils have revealed who their dream teachers would be in a new poll - with a certain X Factor judge taking the top spot....

Posted on 05/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Cameron: Homosexuality should be taught by those in teaching jobs

The leader of the Conservative Party has admitted changing his stance on plans to educate children about all types of relationships, including homosexual ones....

Posted on 04/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Lib Dem education pledge 'could benefit primary and secondary teachers'

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to increase funding for schools in England if they come to power at the next election....

Posted on 02/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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PRU secondary teacher endorses Home Access programme

The government's Home Access initiative has been endorsed by a secondary school teacher....

Posted on 02/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Conservatives aim to improve quality of teaching jobs

Conservative plans to drive up the quality of applicants for teaching jobs have been welcomed....

Posted on 19/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Free laptop plan unveiled

A proposal to provide numerous families across the country with free laptops has been revealed by schools secretary Ed Balls....

Posted on 11/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted 'should focus less on tests'

Ofsted should have less of a focus on test results and pay more attention to the quality of teaching, it has been claimed....

Posted on 07/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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CoE 'to increase academy sponsorship'

The Church of England has revealed that it is to increase its sponsorshop of the government's flagship academy institutions over the course of the next two years....

Posted on 29/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Commons committee: Schools focussing too much on dyslexia

Schools from Leeds to Luton are focussing too much on dyslexia, while other literacy-related issues are being dealt with less effectively, a body suggests. ...

Posted on 18/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Ofqual: Constant exam system changes can cause problems

The exam watchdog, Ofqual, has warned about the potential detrimental effects of making constant changes to the exam system in England....

Posted on 17/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Study: Over 30% of children obese when they leave primary school

New government figures suggest around 30 per cent of children are suffering weight problems when they leave primary school....

Posted on 15/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Report: More boys than girls suffering academically at age 7

Girls are still outperforming boys at the age of seven in the basic academic subjects in primary schools, the latest figures have suggested. ...

Posted on 10/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary school children to be taught web safety

Special lessons could be introduced from 2011 to teach young children in schools from London to Leeds how to use the internet safely. ...

Posted on 08/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government backs civic service concept

Young people could be required to undertake some form of civic duty rather than simply leaving school and going into a full-time job under new plans being advocated by the government....

Posted on 07/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Tougher maths' set for science exams

New proposals have been introduced to make GCSE science exams require a higher standard of maths in order to achieve the top results following complaints from scientists over the issue....

Posted on 07/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Ed Balls to demand improvement from 1,400 primary schools

Over 1,400 primary schools throughout England are to face a call for improvement from Ed Balls, the schools secretary, following recent league table results. ...

Posted on 04/12/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sex ed 'still not reaching all young people'

The government's decision to make sex education compulsory in all schools could help to bridge the gap between advice young people need and the support they already get, says an education expert.

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Posted on 10/11/2009 - [Read More...]

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Lobby group backs Darwin for primary schools

The decision to include the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution on the primary school curriculum has been backed by a secular pressure group....

Posted on 10/11/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sex ed opt out lowered

The age at which parents can take their child out of sex education classes has been reduced from 19 to 15, the government has announced....

Posted on 06/11/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'cannot ignore racism'

A children's charity has called on the government to conduct further research into why racism is still prevalent in schools....

Posted on 30/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Businesses 'should be asked what they want from school leavers'

The government must clarify what employers are looking for in staff before making further changes to the school curriculum, says an education expert....

Posted on 30/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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School places appeals system 'is working'

The government has announced its school places appeals system for parents unhappy with where their child has been placed is effective....

Posted on 30/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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New careers strategy unveiled

The government has revealed details of new plans for careers advice targeting all young people, from primary school pupils to 18-year-olds....

Posted on 27/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'should be stricter on pupils skipping lessons'

A rise in the number of unauthorised absences has prompted an education campaigner to urge schools to crack down on absent pupils....

Posted on 26/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Green light for new round of trust schools

The government has confirmed a further 114 schools will be granted trust status as they link with a range of business and non-profit partners....

Posted on 23/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary schools 'can help raise university hopes'

Support should be extended to primary schools to ensure bright children are identified early and are put on the path to university success, says an education expert....

Posted on 21/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'should try to understand eating disorders'

A south-west-based healthcare charity has urged schools to face up to the dangers of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia....

Posted on 15/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government welcomes school sports results

A new survey has revealed that just over half of all school-age children take part in three hours or more of sport every week....

Posted on 15/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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A-levels 'should be a week earlier'

Sixth form exams should be sat a week earlier to ensure students are not denied places at university because they have missed the deadline for applications, says an education watchdog.

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Posted on 08/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories accused of 'pigeonholing' young people

A Conservative party pledge to introduce a new type of "technical" school in 12 cities across England has met with criticism from teaching bodies.

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Posted on 06/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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London agency may handle underage drinking campaign

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has confirmed plans for a new advertising campaign aiming to tackle the problem of underage drinking.

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Posted on 06/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children's database consultation launched

The government has invited children's services workers to offer their opinions on its online directory for under-18s.

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Immunisation suspended in north-east and around UK after death

A vaccination programme planned for schools around the UK has been temporarily suspended as a teenager died shortly after receiving the cervical cancer jab.

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Posted on 30/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Improving schools' knowledge of epilepsy 'will reduce fears'

A programme aiming to educate both teachers and children about epilepsy will help pupils with the condition settle more easily into school-life.

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Posted on 30/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools in London and around the UK urged to improve discipline

Failing to punish bad behaviour could lead to schools being reprimanded by the education watchdog, the government is expected to announce.

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Posted on 30/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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More support pledged for children with special needs

Children in the Midlands and around the UK with special educational needs have been promised more help achieving their potential by the government....

Posted on 28/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Virtual school gate' launched

A new social networking service where parents can discuss their children's education online has been unveiled by the government.
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Posted on 23/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Early investment 'will limit inequality'

Offering financial and academic support from an early age is the only way to encourage young people from deprived backgrounds to continue with education, says a children's charity....

Posted on 16/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Call for more school nurses in the Midlands and around the UK

The UK's largest union has called for the government to employ more qualified school nurses to ensure each school has a dedicated health worker on site.
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Posted on 16/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government reviewing schools vetting system

Responding to suggestions plans to vet everyone frequently coming into contact with children are unnecessary and expensive, the government has announced it is to revise the policy....

Posted on 15/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Minister calls for more co-op schools

Speaking at a visit to a co-operative school in the north-west, schools secretary Ed Balls has announced a government target to set up more than 100 new trusts within the next year....

Posted on 14/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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South-east charity stresses importance of outdoor play

Encouraging children to spend more time outdoors can have long-term health benefits, says an allergies expert....

Posted on 11/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools hiring bouncers as 'cheap labour'

Postmen and bouncers are among thousands of untrained staff being drafted in to cover lessons for absent teachers, new research has revealed....

Posted on 11/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs teachers could win £15k award

School staff, in the Midlands and around the UK, specialising in special needs support could win up to £15,000 towards their work....

Posted on 10/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Bigger classes 'are better at sixth form'

The quality of education in A-level classes can be limited if there are too few pupils, says a spokesperson for headteachers in London and around the UK....

Posted on 10/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Deprived teens in the Midlands and around the UK 'more worried about bullying'

Modern teenagers are most concerned about losing weight and fitting in but those from poorer families have other pressing problems including bullying, drugs and smoking, says new research.

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Goverment under fire over education policy

Education policy in London and around the UK has met with criticism from a schools expert who describes government communications as "completely random".

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South-east parents 'should be realistic about primary school places'

Following news 100 families in Oxfordshire have had to accept second-choice primary school places, an education expert has said it is an "impossibility" that all people will get into the institution of their choice.

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Posted on 09/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Spending cuts 'could damage reputation of education in London and across the UK'

The UK government and those around the world must continue to invest in education to help the nation move out of the recession and tackle unemployment, says a new study....

Posted on 08/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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North-west head slams "easier exams"

New survey reveals concerns among sixth-form teachers that exams are too easy....

Posted on 03/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Midlands charity 'warns of obesity underfunding'

A lack of investment and training is stopping health workers targeting childhood obesity, says a children's charity....

Posted on 03/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers in London and across the UK call for universal admissions

A teaching union representing primary school staff across the UK has urged the government to introduce a unified admissions policy.

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Posted on 01/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Lack of university places 'is a concern'

Teaching staff are worried about the future of school leavers....

Posted on 25/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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A-level exams 'will get harder'

Changes to next year's sixth-form exams have been outlined by one education expert....

Posted on 25/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teens 'are choosing employer-friendly A-levels'

Sixth-form pupils are reported to be looking ahead to employment when choosing their A-level subjects....

Posted on 24/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories say secondary school staff 'could see core GCSEs phased out'

Government comes under fire as new figures suggest students avoid traditional subjects....

Posted on 24/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff praised as A-levels hit new record

School teachers across the UK have been praised for their efforts in helping the country's A-level students achieve excellent results, setting a new record high....

Posted on 20/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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New book focuses on special needs

A new book being launched in Scarborough has been written by a former special needs teacher and is designed to encourage people to look at issues from the perspective of a child with special educational needs....

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Supply teacher offers emotional support through book

A supply teacher from Darlington has been putting her experiences to good use by writing a book to help youngsters affected by conflict understand their emotions....

Posted on 19/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Recession 'hitting school clubs'

School clubs providing breakfast and after-school services that are designed to help parents while they are at work are under threat because of a lack of funding, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories consider league table overhaul

The Conservatives are looking at reviewing the current secondary school league table system in an effort to put greater emphasis on subjects perceived to be harder, such as maths and science....

Posted on 17/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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After-school activities 'build confidence'

Pupils lacking in confidence could boost their self-esteem by getting involved in new pursuits, says an education spokesperson....

Posted on 14/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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College students 'should think ahead'

A careers expert says school leavers should try and gain skills useful to employers....

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Uni hopefuls 'could benefit from fresh perspective'

Education expert says state school students need more impartial advice on university applications....

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Middle classes 'are overburdening state schools'

Recession-hit parents are relying on state education....

Posted on 13/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Talented pupils are 'missing out on uni places'

New study reveals state-educated pupils are avoiding most prestigious universities....

Posted on 12/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories pledge to 'remove state school monopoly'

Calls for change to Scandanavian system from the Conservative party....

Posted on 12/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Black Country super-school 'could be on the way'

Midlands super-school merger plan takes the next step forward, reports suggest....

Posted on 11/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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New school-leavers' advice service

Parents and students have been offered access to a new resource detailing education, training and employment options....

Posted on 10/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schoolchildren 'to build a plane'

Project designed to encourage schoolchildren's interest in engineering is underway....

Posted on 10/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Education is 'a matter of life and death'

Government schools advisor warns that dropping out of education could have an impact on life expectancy....

Posted on 10/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'should have spiritual dimension'

Archbishop warns that recent legislative changes could have negative impact on pupils' wellbeing....

Posted on 10/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pets unit for special needs school

Special needs school's pet sanctuary will have "therapeutic" benefits.
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Posted on 07/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Young people 'should know what's on offer'

Call for local authorities to improve awareness of young people's amenities....

Posted on 07/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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New playgrounds for school hols

Government investment in children's play areas expected to benefit 1.5 million.
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Posted on 06/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Funding announced for young people's projects

Community projects to get government support....

Posted on 06/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government 'should replace Sats'

Union calls for rethink of primary school curriculum....

Posted on 05/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children 'learn skills from each other'

Group learning has a number of positive effects, says a child development expert.
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Sats results 'welcomed' by DCSF

DCSF praises teaching staff as Sats results are revealed.
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Posted on 05/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Low income 'is best indicator of pupil success'

Government needs to help all children, not just those who are most talented.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary tests 'to be re-marked'

Primary schools unhappy with the marking of Sats papers....

Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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New strategy for young people and third sector

Government announces plans to improve provision of third sector and local authority services for young people....

Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Work starts on special needs school

Building work begins on a new training unit for the visually impaired in Derby.
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Special needs support 'will be top priority'

Ed Balls announces new policies targeting children with special educational needs.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'help bullied pupils build confidence'

Children's charity says school staff can offer bullied children valuable support.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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New special needs tech 'on the way'

Plans to extend Home Access package to cover educational special needs have been announced.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Girls 'are outperforming boys' in early years

Government figures reveal gender gap in five-year olds.
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Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Gifted and talented 'to receive more support'

Young Gifted and Talented programme is to be extended....

Posted on 29/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Nottingham 'could get new Islamic academy'

Private school could become non-fee-paying academy....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Duffield pupils design playground

Pupils team up with local architect to design new school playground....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Funding for school leavers 'guaranteed'

Government outlines its plans for post-16 education....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Runcorn schools get £200m boost

Local schools to be transformed with £200 million investment....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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DCSF says education 'needs reforms'

The government explains proposed reforms to school and A-level education....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Ministers blamed for Sats delays

Findings have been released from an enquiry into last year's marking crisis....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Online lessons 'planned for pandemic'

Technology experts confirm government plans for pandemic....

Posted on 23/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Fight truancy with free curry' scheme criticised

School meets with criticism for rewarding good attendance....

Posted on 22/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Academies 'should be universal'

Private funding would help improve school standards and social mobility, says new report....

Posted on 22/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Young people call for fewer exams

New survey suggests young people favour varied assessment....

Posted on 21/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'will include job centres for parents'

Government scheme will see job centre workers offering advice at school gates....

Posted on 20/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Toddler to graduate' school for Dorset

First academy to offer pre-school to university education planned for 2011....

Posted on 20/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Climate change project for schools

Climate change is on the agenda for schools thanks to a new charity scheme linking pupils around the world....

Posted on 17/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Animal rights leaflets for schools

Teachers have been offered new resources to help encourage discussion about animal testing in the classroom....

Posted on 16/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs school's stress relief project

School staff have devised an innovative way to help smooth transition to new premises

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Posted on 15/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Uniform 'will last or money back'

Parents have been promised bargain-basement clothes that will last till Christmas....

Posted on 15/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Literacy funding raises pupil confidence

Funding provided by the Welsh Assembly has assisted projects working with socially disadvantaged students to increase their self-esteem. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children 'need time to play'

Participating in "play" is a key area of any child's development and should attract educational attention, according to one specialist project. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff affected by swine flu

Teachers throughout the UK are currently seeing the impact of swine flu....

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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School computers 'let in harmful content'

Some school IT systems are failing to block inappropriate content, according to new research from online firm E-Safe Education. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs school up for IT award

A school in Plymouth has been shortlisted for the national ICT Mark award for its innovative use of technology and communication methods. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pupils design their perfect school

As part of the My Space for Learning scheme, schoolchildren from the Sheffield area have been assisting architects to design new schools throughout the UK. ...

Posted on 13/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary schools can expect £200m boost

To help cope with rising admissions, an additional £200 million of government funding is expected to be announced for primary schools this week, according to recent reports. ...

Posted on 13/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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School meals survey shows slow increase

Uptake of school meals has increased by around one per cent since last year, new figures reveal....

Posted on 10/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Barnsley schools get £1bn overhaul

Construction work has started on project that is set to overhaul the education facilities in Barnsley and see those with teaching jobs gain access to new buildings. ...

Posted on 10/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Govt calls for Communications Champion

A new communications champion will be appointed to help children communicate better....

Posted on 09/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary schools urged to boost language learning

More primary schools need to be delivering language learning in their schools if they are to meet government targets, a new report has claimed....

Posted on 08/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Team says Welsh schools need to push languages more

Welsh schools should try and get more children learning foreign languages such as German, Spanish and French, says regulator....

Posted on 07/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kingston parents want two more schools

Parents' poll reveals support for two new schools in Kingston...

Posted on 06/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Newcastle schools to get more free-range meals

Schoolchildren in Newcastle are soon to benefit from a new healthy food initiative....

Posted on 02/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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UK schools ready for sports week

Top Olympic sportsmen and women are touring UK schools and getting pupils excited about National Sports Week....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Merthyr schools want their independence

Sixth formers and pupils protest against plans to unite schools....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Mersey schools to clamp down on unauthorised absences

Schools are having to take action as parents take children from school for unofficial holidays....

Posted on 30/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government toughens stance on misbehaving pupils

Under proposals soon to be announced, parents could face fines and even jail if they fail to help their children behave....

Posted on 29/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Hampton Hill takes sustainable prize

Children have helped their school win a national environmental prize and cut emissions....

Posted on 29/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Government plans special needs investment to tackle dyslexia

A study into dyslexia in the classroom has suggested further investment is needed in order to train teachers and teaching assistants to respond more effectively to children with the learning disability....

Posted on 25/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Yorkshire school enjoys Olympian's visit

Olympic medallist visits schools to help promote new energy initiative....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Streatham kids try for walking bus world record'

Children and teachers joined together to try to make the world's longest human bus around a school in Streatham....

Posted on 23/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Young people invited to government's open weekend

By giving children pizza-making sessions and the chance to play in a rock band the government hopes to reduce after-school anti-social behaviour....

Posted on 22/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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IT skills are as important as reading and writing, says expert

Computer skills are just as important as the more traditional school subjects, it has been claimed....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Headteacher will propose centre for disruptive pupils

A conference of teachers will hear of a proposal to create a dedicated centre for disruptive pupils....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sutton Benger School celebrates turnaround

A school in Chppenham has turned around its own perfomance and has now received an outstanding grade....

Posted on 15/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Conservatives propose Sats changes

The Conservative party says it is better to test children when they move into secondary school....

Posted on 15/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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English now has one million words, experts reveal

One English language monitor has claimed there are now one million English words and phrases in use....

Posted on 12/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Students and teachers take their closure protest to No 10

Chatham schoolchildren have taken 4,000 signatures to Downing Street in a bid to help save their school from closure....

Posted on 11/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tyneside schools achieve Artsmark standard

Arts Council England has awarded 14 schools in North Tyneside its Artsmark standard in recognition of their creativity. ...

Posted on 11/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Nintendo hopes to help copy schoolyard games

Japanese gaming company Nintendo is helping a project to digitise playground games. ...

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Northumberland council spends £1m on school broadband

Council invests £1 million to help schools get wireless broadband and close the 'digital divide'....

Posted on 10/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Girls worried about failing in schools

Girls are more worried they will fail in schools thanks to education targets and their own perception of which jobs will be available....

Posted on 10/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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West Drayton kids get to grow their own

Kids in West Drayton can now grow their own vegetables thanks to a new greenhouse which was opened by the mayor....

Posted on 09/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools help their community to bloom

Children from Grimsby and Cleethorpes schools have been busying themselves tidying their local areas....

Posted on 09/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Doncaster children take virtual Tour de France

Doncaster schoolchildren are riding a virtual Tour de France and hoping to promote cycling to school....

Posted on 08/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary school helps start £50m investment programme

A £50 million redevelopment of schools in Middlesbrough has begun with students starting the digging of foundations at Archibald Primary School....

Posted on 05/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kids get healthy passports

Children in Bexley are the proud owners of new health passports after learning new skills to help them live healthy lives....

Posted on 05/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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New education bill to give government 'sweeping powers'

The government's new education bill will give ministers greater power over the curriculum and the way in which education is taught in the future, it has been claimed....

Posted on 04/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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CRE: Subject gender gaps unimportant

The Campaign for Real Education (CRE) has stated that too much attention has been placed on gender-related performance rates in schools across the UK....

Posted on 03/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Swindon Academy meeting special needs demands

School staff at Swindon Academy have been praised for an improving teaching standards by Ofsted, despite dealing with a large number of special needs pupils. ...

Posted on 03/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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London school first to teach social media course

London school is the first to bring teaching social media skills into its GCSE curriculum....

Posted on 02/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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College takes firm line on smoking

College makes its teen smokers attend smoking cessation clinics to help them give up....

Posted on 02/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kent schools off to French final

A number of pupils from Kent primary schools will be competing in a sports competition organised by the Pas-de-Calais Sports Union of Physical Education in Calais, France this month....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Teenage pregnancy rates falling'

Teenage pregnancy rates are falling, according to the latest statistics released by the government....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Lincolnshire home to new Montessori school

A new school, developed on former farm land and offering its own distinct philosophy, is now open in Lincolnshire; creating 100 new places and providing a range of activities....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Conservative Gove details faith-based education polices

The Conservatives may establish "scores" of faith schools should they come to power at the next general election. However, they also state these institutions would be subject to "formidable checks"....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Essex 'dedicated to special needs education'

Wickford in Essex could be the location of a new special needs facility and councillors are also highlighting their dedication to providing top class facilities....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Self-defence to feature on curriculum

The Safety Box scheme is planning to introduce self-defence lessons into schools across Leeds, Derby and Manchester for pupils who are aged seven years old and above....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Brixham College raises £500 for disabled locals

School organises sponsored activities to raise £500 for a local home for the disabled....

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Wandsworth pupils get to fashion finals

Pupils from Wandsworth turn on the style and reach fashion finals...

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Children plant, grow and sell their own greens

Children in Kent have shown locals their skills at growing food by selling it at a farmers' market....

Posted on 29/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Parents of special needs kids warned to consider schools

Children with special needs should not always be sent to special schools, claims the mother of a child with Asperger's Syndrome....

Posted on 22/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Lancaster grammar schools target less privileged students

A pair of grammar schools are set to launch a scheme aimed at recruiting pupils for less privileged backgrounds....

Posted on 21/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Graduate scheme offers teaching jobs at Sheffield's "most challenging" schools

Students are being plucked out of university to fill teaching vacancies at some of Sheffield's most challenging schools....

Posted on 21/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs provision assessed in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire's schools will be reviewed in a bid to improve special needs education in the region....

Posted on 20/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Schools increasingly opting for clip-on ties'

Clip-on ties are becoming the standard at many schools in the UK due to concerns surrounding their traditional, knotted counterparts....

Posted on 18/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Demonstrations can help special needs students

Pupils with special needs can respond well to demonstrations, particularly when learning science, an educational specialist has claimed....

Posted on 15/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistant to help Thai orphanage

A Hartlepool teaching assistant is giving up her free time this summer and paying for her own trip to Thailand to work with children orphaned by aids....

Posted on 14/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Increase in children with special needs

The number of children with special needs has increased....

Posted on 08/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Parents invited to ADHD workshop

Parents in Basford are being encouraged to attend a work shop on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder....

Posted on 07/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Consultation takes place on special needs schools

The future of two special needs schools in Derby is to be considered....

Posted on 06/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Notts county school praised by Ofsted

A school in Nottinghamshire has been praised by Ofsted....

Posted on 06/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Gordon Brown demands schools listen to parents

Schools must listen to parents, says prime minister Gordon Brown....

Posted on 06/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kingswood students surpassing expectations

A school in Bristol has been praised for its high standards by Ofsted. ...

Posted on 05/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Clear message on sick notes 'is important'

Parents of children at school in Hull are to receive a clear message on sick notes from the local council....

Posted on 05/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary school staff to be affected by curriculum changes

The government has unveiled details of the new primary curriculum, produced in a review by education expert Sir Jim Rose....

Posted on 30/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Minister supports calls for more school staff SEN training

The schools secretary has expressed his backing for recommendations to improve provision for SEN pupils....

Posted on 30/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff should encourage pupils to think independently, says head

An independent school head has called on teachers to allow pupils to think more 'actively' in lessons....

Posted on 20/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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New start date for advanced science diploma

The introduction of the advanced science diploma is to be delayed a year until September 2012, it has been announced....

Posted on 17/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff issued with new guidance by government

The government has produced new documents to help teachers exert discipline in schools....

Posted on 16/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Met Office launches new online resource with help of school staff

Pupils will be able to further their knowledge of the weather online with the help of a new resource....

Posted on 16/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Important role of school staff highlighted by minister

The Welsh education minister has noted the vital role that teachers will play in boosting achievement in the country....

Posted on 16/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff contribute to discussion about Welsh education policy

The Welsh assembly has announced the formation of a new group to scrutinise its education policies for eight to 14-year-olds....

Posted on 15/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Primary school homework should be scrapped, say teachers

ATL members have called for an end to primary homework, arguing that it provokes stress and pressure....

Posted on 09/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Religious education school staff to look at minority beliefs

A new syllabus requires students to look at the rise of minority sects and and movements....

Posted on 06/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff urged to co-operate in fight against childhood obesity

An expert has called on teachers to act to help combat children's weight problems....

Posted on 06/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Academics back mental health lessons from school staff

New research indicates that teenagers' attitude to mental health problems improves after lessons about the subject....

Posted on 03/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Latest primary school league tables published

Small improvement on number of children reaching expected English and maths levels....

Posted on 02/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Three Rs 'should not be neglected' in primary schools

Basic skills should not be forgotten in new primary school curriculum....

Posted on 02/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff urged to help improve standards in Wales

Falling reading and writing standards have led schools watchdog to call for efforts to boost attainment....

Posted on 01/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff should equip pupils with first aid lessons, says expert

An expert has called for first aid lessons to be implemented in PSHE lessons....

Posted on 25/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers can inspire students with practical work, says MP

The benefits of a new teachers' pack for science have been touted by an MP....

Posted on 25/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Leaked document indicates details of new curriculum for primary school staff

Details about the new primary curriculum have apparently been leaked....

Posted on 25/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Key stage 2 improvement boost for teaching staff

Key Stage 2 results released yesterday (March 19th) have revealed that the performance gap between primary pupils on the free school meals (FSM) programme and their peers has been reduced....

Posted on 20/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching staff on hand to watch secondary pupils build a business

The founder of the Mobo Awards has joined forces with Thomson Local to educate secondary school pupils on the best way to build a business....

Posted on 20/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff back first aid training for pupils

School staff surveyed by St John Ambulance have expressed their support for first aid training for pupils....

Posted on 17/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Technology 'will never replace' traditional teaching

Technology can only act as an aide to traditional teaching, an expert has stated....

Posted on 11/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Hampshire school staff provided with creationism guidance

New guidance has been issued to teachers in Hampshire about discussing the issue of creationism....

Posted on 10/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pupil assessments should be conducted by school staff, says body

The government has been urged to consider replacing exams with teacher assessments....

Posted on 10/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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More school staff set to benefit from SEN initiative

Schools secretary announces backing of pioneering SEN initiative...

Posted on 05/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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ADHD 'could be more common' than thought

ADHD could be more prevalent than was initially believed, it has been suggested...

Posted on 04/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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ADHD 'could be more common' than thought

ADHD could be more prevalent than was initially believed, it has been suggested...

Posted on 04/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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First hurdle overcome for autism bill

Sencos set to welcome news of autism bill overcoming its first hurdle...

Posted on 02/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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