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Teachers to receive cyberbullying advice

The government has published advice on how to protect teachers from online abuse....

Posted on 20/11/2014 - [Read More...]

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Language teaching 'needs to be livened up'

Teaching foreign languages should be about more than just "functional phrasebook competence"....

Posted on 17/11/2014 - [Read More...]

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Overpraising struggling students 'can be counter-productive'

Struggling students should never be lavished with praise for completing tasks, new research has suggested....

Posted on 03/11/2014 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistants "essential" to improving standards

The role of teaching assistants is to be reviewed by the government as it seeks to create a framework of professional standards....

Posted on 07/10/2014 - [Read More...]

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Guitar rises in music lesson popularity

New figures reveal the guitar is becoming more popular in the list of musical instruments....

Posted on 17/09/2014 - [Read More...]

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Plans for teacher-led league tables unveiled

Independent rankings will include a wider range of information about schools than government tables....

Posted on 13/08/2014 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'could help improve careers advice'

A new study shows many young people would like input from teachers when deciding their careers....

Posted on 31/07/2014 - [Read More...]

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??Adopted schoolchildren to benefit from £20m of govt funding

?Some £20 million of additional pupil premium money is being offered to support adopted schoolchildren. ...

Posted on 30/07/2014 - [Read More...]

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Dumbledore named teachers' favourite fictional teacher

Albus Dumbledore has topped a poll of favourite fictional teachers organised by The Times....

Posted on 25/07/2014 - [Read More...]

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LGA: Give councils a greater say in school governance

Councils need to be given a bigger role in holding schools to account. ...

Posted on 10/07/2014 - [Read More...]

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New maths and physics chairs to be created

Specialist teachers will raise maths and physics standards and encourage pupils to study the subjects beyond 16. ...

Posted on 09/05/2014 - [Read More...]

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Extra funding made available for SEN staff

National Scholarship Fund will provide funds for training to support those with special educational needs....

Posted on 01/05/2014 - [Read More...]

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Teacher numbers reach record levels

Figures show there are now more teachers than ever before and they are better-qualified....

Posted on 11/04/2014 - [Read More...]

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Former Northampton head teacher given MBE

Skills learned as home economics teacher helped her to improve reputation of struggling school....

Posted on 31/12/2013 - [Read More...]

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Boarding schools 'need financial backing'

The head of the State Boarding School Association wants to see greater financial support for education centres....

Posted on 26/11/2013 - [Read More...]

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One-third of boys 'do not enjoy writing'

School boys are much more likely to find writing an unenjoyable pastime....

Posted on 21/11/2013 - [Read More...]

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Study shows poverty affecting children's learning ability

Scans conducted by US researchers have shown children growing up in poverty suffer negative brain changes that detrimentally affect their ability to learn....

Posted on 30/10/2013 - [Read More...]

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Scheme aims to encourage children to play outdoors more

The Wild Network is campaigning for children to swap 30 minutes of playing computer games and watching TV for playing outside each day....

Posted on 29/10/2013 - [Read More...]

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Language development 'key in toddlers'

The brain is geared best for learning between the ages of two and four....

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

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Kids behind in school at 7 'unlikely to catch up'

Youngsters who have not developed their basic skills by the age of seven will struggle in education....

Posted on 08/10/2013 - [Read More...]

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Study finds fewer pupils reading for pleasure

The National Literacy Trust has found the proportion of children reading in their spare time has fallen from 38.1 per cent in 2005 to 28.4 per cent now....

Posted on 04/10/2013 - [Read More...]

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Poll shows homebuyers influenced by local schools

A new survey of parents has found 18 per cent were influenced by school league tables and Ofsted ratings in choosing where to live....

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

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Youngsters returning to 'classic subjects'

Classic subjects such as geography and history are undergoing a revival....

Posted on 27/08/2013 - [Read More...]

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Welsh school kids taking slimming classes to get healthy

Nearly 1,000 school kids in Wales have been on a slimming class in 2013 so far....

Posted on 21/08/2013 - [Read More...]

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Report claims mealtime conversation aids children's communication skills

Two thirds of children who speak daily with their family at mealtimes feel confident in speaking in front of a group, according to a new survey....

Posted on 02/08/2013 - [Read More...]

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Welsh teachers encouraged to embrace digital learning

Teachers in Wales are being encouraged to take part in a digital learning conference that is being held on June 20th in Cardiff....

Posted on 11/06/2013 - [Read More...]

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Improvements being made in GCSE marking

Various improvement to GCSE marking have been identified by exams regulator Ofqual....

Posted on 10/06/2013 - [Read More...]

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Genetics play small role in reading skills

Kids' reading skills are not decided by their genetic makeup to as great an extent as previously thought, new research has found....

Posted on 07/06/2013 - [Read More...]

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Survey suggests children lack knowledge on food

A new survey by the British Nutrition Foundation has found that 29 per cent of primary school children think cheese comes from plants....

Posted on 04/06/2013 - [Read More...]

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Parents back Norfolk schools

A new survey of parents in Norfolk found that 73 per cent of respondents believe their children are receiving a good standard of education....

Posted on 17/05/2013 - [Read More...]

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IFS wants test scores to be age-adjusted

The IFS has found that children born towards the end of the academic year tend to be at a disadvantage and wants their test scores to be amended to reflect this....

Posted on 14/05/2013 - [Read More...]

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Harrow schools urged to join healthy eating initiative

Boris Johnson has called on Harrow's schools to sign up to the £600,000 Healthy Schools London initiative....

Posted on 29/04/2013 - [Read More...]

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Looking at the reaction to proposed new SEN legislation

MPs broadly support the direction in which the government wishes to take SEN provision....

Posted on 20/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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'Rushed' maths teaching costly in the long run

More time needs to be taken by teachers to ensure brighter students fully understand basic mathematical principles before they are advanced through the curriculum, the ACME says. ...

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

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Projects to instill military ethos in 'disengaged' students

The government will provide £1.9 million of funding for a selection of programmes that aim to instill a military ethos in children....

Posted on 10/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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Schools to be given power to pay good teachers more money

The STRB has called for teacher pay progression to be linked to performance instead of time served....

Posted on 06/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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More high-quality graduates taking teacher jobs

More top quality graduates are opting to take up teaching jobs, according to new figures...

Posted on 29/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Majority support foreign language teaching in primaries

Research suggests most believe teaching young children foreign languages is beneficial in their development....

Posted on 23/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'failing' to make the most of technology in the classroom

Schools are investing hundreds of millions of pounds in education technology without but are not getting the most out of it....

Posted on 21/11/2012 - [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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Improving language and literacy 'starts with teacher training'

Ofsted has highlighted the importance of training for new teachers in raising language and literacy standards....

Posted on 16/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Building boom on the cards for private schools

Nearly half of private schools in England are investing in new facilities....

Posted on 13/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Unions back teachers after Ofqual publishes exams report

Association of School and College Leaders calls Ofqual report into GCSE exam fiasco 'outrageous' after teachers are accused of being too generous with their marking...

Posted on 02/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teacher says more to teaching than just grades

The Guardian's 'Secret Teacher' says that teachers need to give their children an emotional as well as an academic education ...

Posted on 29/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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SEN teacher round-up (October)

The Teaching Assistant of the Year award has highlighted the importance of those in special needs roles in England and Wales...

Posted on 26/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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World Teachers' Day celebrated

Last week Unesco held World Teachers' Day, which was dedicated this year to improving teaching provision and raising its profile across the globe...

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

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How can teachers add extra value for their pupils?

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

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

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Teachers and pupils to benefit from walk to school initiative

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

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

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Teachers, not exams key to improving education, says expert

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

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

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

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

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

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Teachers urged to get children reading

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

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

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More teachers needed

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

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

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Former education secretary says rising grades down to good teaching

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

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

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Pupils advised to speak to teachers in light of unexpected results

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

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

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'Surprising drop' in students taking computing

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

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

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Gove planning two-stage GCSE reforms

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

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

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

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

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

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Teachers defended as sports row erupts

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

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

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IGCSEs becoming focus of growing numbers of teaching jobs

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

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

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NUT supports role of SEN teacher

The National Union of Teachers has responded to Barnardo's call for teachers to 'look behind the behaviour to see the child'...

Posted on 31/07/2012 - [Read More...]

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Those in teaching jobs need more guidance with Pupil Premium, says trust

The Sutton Trust has said that those in teaching jobs need to be given guidance on how to spend the Pupil Premium wisely...

Posted on 30/07/2012 - [Read More...]

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School celebrating Olympic success

Team GB star Tom Daley is among the pupils of a Plymouth school who will take part in London 2012, partly thanks to the dedication of its teachers ...

Posted on 24/07/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers recognised for German contribution

Think German event rewards language teachers...

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

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Train teachers to tackle bullies, say Ofsted

Following a study of school bullying, education watchdog Ofsted has said teachers need more to be given more help tackling the problem...

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

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Outstanding teachers celebrated at Pearson Teaching Awards

Four Welsh teachers have been congratulated by education minister Leighton Andrews after being named winners in the 2012 Pearson Teaching Awards...

Posted on 25/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

A celebrated head teacher has been knighted and 14 others awarded CBEs and OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours...

Posted on 18/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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Prince Edward turns down homework royal pardon

A Year Eight pupil's request for a royal pardon for uncompleted homework has been politely declined by Prince Edward while visiting a Belfast school...

Posted on 16/05/2012 - [Read More...]

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Female head teachers on the rise in Wales

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

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

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Drinking water during exams boosts grades, study shows

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

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

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NASUWT presents award to Warwickshire teacher

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

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

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Teachers make the best savers

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

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

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Somerset teaching assistant wins award

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

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

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Teachers see more pupils eating free school meals

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

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

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OECD: Raising teacher status will boost schools

A new report published by the OECD says that recognising teachers as the 'high-level knowledge workers' that they are will help improve education systems ...

Posted on 16/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Norwich PE teacher wins award for hard work

A PE teacher at South Wootton Junior School in Norwich has picked up an award in recognition of her contribution to the school's physical education programme ...

Posted on 15/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers say Roald Dahl is children's favourite author

Primary school teachers have voted Roald Dahl as their pupils' favourite author in a survey by teaching resources website Teachit Primary...

Posted on 13/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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School pupils turn to Google over teachers, research shows

A new survey has found that rather than asking their parents or teachers, today's pupils increasingly turn to search engines if they need to ask a question...

Posted on 12/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers warned about dangers of entering children for GCSEs early

The Education Secretary wants to discourage pupils from taking GCSEs early....

Posted on 12/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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'Wellbeing' lessons help boost pupils' grades

Pupils at a school in Wellington have seen their grades increase after 'wellbeing' lessons were introduced to the curriculum...

Posted on 07/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Homework guidelines scrapped by government

Head teachers will now be responsible for determining the amount of homework their pupils are set after Michael Gove scrapped the guidelines introduced by Labour in 1998

Education secretary Michael Gove has scrapped national homework ...

Posted on 05/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Ministers to cut paperwork for teachers

Schools minister Nick Gibb has said that education professionals should not have to complete "unnecessary paperwork" during unpaid overtime...

Posted on 29/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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Major teacher shortages forecast for the UK and Europe

A recent study by the European Commission has revealed that several leading EU countries are on the brink of a major shortfall in teachers, but what is being done about it?...

Posted on 23/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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Donations help music teacher's legacy continue

The Martin Clare Music Fund was set up after the much-loved teacher died of liver failure last year but it has been so successful that now over £5,000 has been donated to the cause...

Posted on 20/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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DfE data reveals need for core subject teachers

Data released by the Department for Education has revealed that thousands of pupils across England are missing out on the chance to study core academic subjects in languages and humanities...

Posted on 14/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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Government assessing regional pay for teaching jobs

Mr Gove is reportedly considering introducing regionalised pay for teachers....

Posted on 06/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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Value of vocational subjects downgraded to protect traditional GCSEs

The government this week downgraded the value of thousands of vocational qualifications, as it looks to protect the worth of traditional GCSEs....

Posted on 01/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers in Welsh schools challenged by low literacy levels

Four in ten Welsh children enter secondary school with a lower-than-expected reading age, new research has revealed. ...

Posted on 01/02/2012 - [Read More...]

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'Equivalent' qualifications to be cut from Performance Table ratings

Professor Wolf's suggestions on school league tables will be put into effect from 2014 onwards....

Posted on 31/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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Commercial involvement in teaching set to rise?

The Observer suggests more schools will be run for a profit in the future....

Posted on 30/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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League tables 'should reflect what is happening in schools'

An expert has called for changes to the way schools' performances are assessed....

Posted on 24/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'want sophisticated technology in classrooms'

A new survey shows that teachers want more advance educational technology in the classroom....

Posted on 23/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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Could Apple's latest product revolutionise teaching jobs?

Apple has just launched a range of new products for the iPad which could turn the world of education textbooks upside down...

Posted on 20/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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Gove hands schools greater freedom to manage teachers

New plans coming into effect in September will give schools increased freedom when it comes to managing teaching staff...

Posted on 16/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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More specialist ICT teachers needed, the Royal Society says

With the publication of new research that shows just 35 per cent of ICT teachers are specialists in the subject, The Royal Society has called on the DfE to increase the number of experts in ICT teaching jobs...

Posted on 13/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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Twigg calls for longer school day

Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg has proposed extending the school day to help children achieve more and avoid trouble outside of school...

Posted on 06/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers inundated with honours from the Queen

People in a diverse range of teaching jobs and education roles have been presented with awards in the Queen's New Year's Honours List...

Posted on 03/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted urges ICT teachers to challenge their students

A report into ICT education published by Ofsted has said those in ICT teaching jobs should give their pupils more of a challenge...

Posted on 15/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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National Scholarship Fund awards hundreds of teachers

Nearly 700 people in teaching jobs were awarded scholarships of up to £3,500 as part of the new National Scholarship Fund which aims to help teachers develop their skills and subject knowledge...

Posted on 14/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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Review team proposes recognition of 'Master Teachers'

Great teachers would be recognised as 'Master Teachers' under a new standard recommended in an independent review commissioned by the government...

Posted on 13/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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Survey: Pupils come bearing gifts at end-of-term

A survey of teachers has revealed that 80 per cent receive gifts from their pupils at the end of a school term, with over one-quarter revealing their students had brought them flowers...

Posted on 05/12/2011 - [Read More...]

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Secondary teachers helping parents help children

Secondary teachers at an Academy in Leeds now have over 100 families registered to take part in a scheme which aims to help parents engage in school work...

Posted on 24/11/2011 - [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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Make history compulsory, professor urges

History teacher jobs could get a boost if the Department for Education takes the advice of a leading Princeton University professor, who has called for the subject to be compulsory to the age of 16....

Posted on 22/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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A-level college students win awards at national ceremony

The Association of Colleges held its fifth annual Student of the Year Awards in Birmingham last week, with three teenagers recognised for their achievements...

Posted on 21/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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EC report says teachers need more support from policy-makers

People in maths and science teaching jobs need more support from government policy-makers to help improve achievement levels, new reports from the European Commission claim...

Posted on 17/11/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers' Oscars presented in glittering ceremony

A 71-year-old art teacher was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award as teachers of all kinds were celebrated at the annual Teaching Awards...

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

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Annual awards celebrating teachers and schools broadcast on BBC2

BBC2 is set to broadcast the 'Oscars for teachers' on Sunday when the 2011 Pearson Teaching Awards are held in Cambridge...

Posted on 25/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Outstanding head publishes behaviour checklist for teachers

A checklist written by the government's expert behaviour adviser aimed at helping teachers improve classroom discipline has been published on the DfE website...

Posted on 19/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Primary school teacher wins Contribution to School Sport award

A primary school PE teacher in South Derbyshire has been awarded an prestigious accolade for his contribution to school sport...

Posted on 14/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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UN warns of global teacher shortage

A report by Unesco claims that a global shortage of people qualified to fill teaching vacancies could scupper chances of achieving universal primary education...

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

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Alliance of unions will benefit teachers

Four teaching unions have agreed to work together in their campaigns to help strengthen the voice they offer to teachers across the UK...

Posted on 28/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistant celebrated with national award

Primary school teaching assistant in Chester wins national award in recognition of her work...

Posted on 27/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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England suffering a shortage of male teachers

One in four primary schools has no male teachers....

Posted on 31/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Parents paying thousands for homes in good catchment areas

Parents are willing to pay to ensure their children live in the best catchment areas....

Posted on 24/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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School exclusion statistics published for 2009/10

There were nearly 6,000 permanent exclusions at primary and secondary level in 2009/10....

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

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English Baccalaureate feeds students into higher education

A study examining the experiences and activities of 19-year-olds has found the English Baccalaureate is beneficial to students...

Posted on 13/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Leading university aims to bring in state school candidates

A leading UK university is planning to draw in more candidates from state schools according to The Independent newspaper...

Posted on 13/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Disadvantaged students 'progressing worse than three years ago'

Research by the Education Endowment Foundation shows that the poorest students in challenging primary schools are making less press progress than three years ago...

Posted on 11/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Fresh guidebook will help supply teachers

New guide issued by the Department for Education should help supply teachers with classroom management and behavioural issues...

Posted on 11/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Government simplifies health and safety guidance for school trips

Health and safety legislation has been simplified for teachers arranging school trips....

Posted on 04/07/2011 - [Read More...]

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Behaviour levels 'unacceptable at 1 in 5 schools'

Behaviour is good or outstanding at 82 per cent of schools....

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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NUT prepared to strike over government pension plans

Teachers could strike over government pension plans...

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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'Tiger Mother' phenomenon justified by 'better exam results'

Chinese mothers are said to be pushing their children harder to perform well at school....

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Green spaces help 'improve mental wellbeing'

Green spaces could improve students' mental wellbeing...

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Private school enrolment falls

There was a drop in private school admissions last year....

Posted on 28/04/2011 - [Read More...]

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Qualified teachers 'should be used to cover long-term absences'

Teachers must have qualifications to cover long-term absence, the ASCL has said....

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

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Additional funding for academies 'may hinder poorer schools'

Some schools converting to academies are actually seeing their budgets rise....

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

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Design and technology curriculum 'needs modernising'

Design and technology (D&T) classes need to be modernised if they are to keep pace of global advances, education watchdog Ofsted has warned....

Posted on 25/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Letting students use handheld devices 'can cut classroom costs'

Allowing students to bring iPads and other handheld devices into the classroom could help schools to reduce their costs, it has been suggested....

Posted on 18/03/2011 - [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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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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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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Lack of higher maths could hinder future teachers, experts warn

The teachers of tomorrow could be hindered by a lack of higher maths skills, one education expert has argued. ...

Posted on 14/12/2010 - [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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Welsh government announces £25m to ease tuition fee pressures

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced plans to allocate an additional £25 million to ease tuition fee pressures on students....

Posted on 09/12/2010 - [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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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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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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The Science Council: Science teachers require more backing

People holding science education jobs need to be supported to teach effectively....

Posted on 27/09/2010 - [Read More...]

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Good degrees 'do not make good teachers'

Having a good degree does not necessarily mean a person will be a successful teacher, it has been suggested. ...

Posted on 23/09/2010 - [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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Reception teachers are the most important

Reception teachers have a big impact on children, making them particularly important in the education system....

Posted on 06/08/2010 - [Read More...]

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Level playing field needed over academy policy, says council leader

A councillor has warned that the government's academies policy could create a two-tier education system....

Posted on 26/07/2010 - [Read More...]

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Experts in teaching jobs 'unable to agree on plagiarism'

Those in education jobs have a challenge to face when it comes to agreeing on a proper working definition of plagiarism, an academic study has suggested....

Posted on 01/07/2010 - [Read More...]

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New facilities will benefit education jobs

A contract has been signed under the Building Schools for the Future scheme which will see new facilities for those in teaching jobs in the north-west....

Posted on 30/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Competitive school sports 'set to return in schools'

The government is planning to use the Olympic Games as a spur to increase the number of competitive sports competitions in schools, a report has said....

Posted on 28/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Welsh teaching jobs to move to 'super-school'

A new £60 million super-school is to open in Wales if the local council passes the proposals at a final meeting, meaning six local institutions could be relocated to the centre....

Posted on 23/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Etiquette classes 'to be run by those in teaching jobs'

Etiquette classes will be conducted by those in teaching jobs at a college in Wales, meaning pupils will get advice on holding cutlery, writing thank you letters and behaving on the sporting field....

Posted on 22/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Plagiarism detection 'made easier for those in teaching jobs'

Detecting plagiarism in schools is the focus of a conference taking place at Northumbria University this week, with more and more schools now turning to computer software to identify copy and paste cheats....

Posted on 21/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Councillor backs Free Schools system

Education secretary Michael Gove's plans for a Free Schools system in England have received a mixed response across the country, with applications highest in London and the south-east....

Posted on 21/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Gove reassures those in teaching jobs about equal opportunities and access

Education secretary Michael Gove has told the National Council's annual meeting that any school switching to academy status will still be bound by admission rules and equal access will be protected....

Posted on 17/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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History curriculum 'could change to encourage Britishness'

The government is considering implementing changes to the history curriculum in order to promote a sense of British identity among school children of all ethnic backgrounds....

Posted on 14/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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IGCSEs are 'wonderful qualifications'

The IGCSE has been praised by a leading examiner....

Posted on 11/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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GTCE ‘should not be scrapped’

A newspaper has criticised the decision to axe the General Teaching Council for England. ...

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

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LGA calls for less school bureaucracy

Schools should be less centralised, according to a local government body....

Posted on 09/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'accept that international GCSEs help pupils prepare for college'

International GCSEs offer better preparation for students to take A-levels, an expert has said....

Posted on 09/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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GTCE abolition gets mixed response from teachers

Unions representing people in teaching jobs in the UK have responded to the news that the General Teaching Council for England is to be abolished....

Posted on 07/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Gaining academy status 'will not magically transform schools'

Schools have been advised by a union that gaining academy status will not lead to an instant improvement in their performance....

Posted on 07/06/2010 - [Read More...]

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Bushey teachers run for charity

Staff in teaching jobs from a college in Bushey have successfully completed a charity fun run for a number of Jewish charities, a local news report has said....

Posted on 27/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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South Devon teachers shortlisted for awards

Three teachers from South Devon have been nominated for a place in the final of the prestigious south-west Teaching Awards, a local news report has said....

Posted on 26/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Trowbridge school lays on activities for pupils taking exams

A primary school in Trowbridge organised a series of activities for children sitting their Sats exams last week, a local news report has said....

Posted on 18/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Basic skills award for Leicester primary school

The work of staff in teaching jobs at a Leicester primary school has been rewarded, a local news report has said. ...

Posted on 07/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers call for less change, study finds

Most staff in teaching jobs is calling for a cut in the number of initiatives coming from Whitehall, a new study has said....

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

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Less working hours could help stressed teachers, says NUT

Smaller classroom sizes and less working hours could help staff in teaching jobs tackle the stress of having to work in a "challenging" school, it has been claimed....

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

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Top award for Blackburn teacher

A maths faith school teacher has won the Teacher of the Year prize in the first ever Association of Muslim Schools UK awards, a local news report has said....

Posted on 04/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Plymouth schools recognised for GCSE achievements

Secondary teachers in Plymouth have been recognised for helping adding value to pupils' GCSE achievements, a news report has said....

Posted on 04/05/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pupils miss out on bedtime storytelling, teachers say

Most primary teachers say that many pupils have never been read a bedtime story, according to new figures by Oxford University Press....

Posted on 30/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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New book helps Cardiff teachers teach about climate change

Primary school in Cardiff are making use of a new illustrated book that helps to educate pupils about how to reduce their carbon footprint....

Posted on 29/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Cameron promises to put teachers 'in charge' of classrooms

The Tory leader has pledged a shake-up in school discipline to give staff in teaching jobs greater classroom powers, a news report has said....

Posted on 26/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Summer Holocaust course launched for teachers

The Holocaust Educational Trust is launching a specialised course this summer for teachers wishing to learn more about the camps where millions died during the second world war, a news report has said....

Posted on 19/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers to participate in Earth Day

Healthy Planet is offering lesson plans to all primary teachers as part of a drive to celebrate Earth Day....

Posted on 15/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teacher flies to Africa to strengthen links between schools

A primary teacher from South Wales has gone to Uganda to strengthen relationships between sister schools, a local news report has said....

Posted on 14/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistants 'boost pupil learning'

Increasing the number of teaching assistants (TA) in schools is "strongly associated" with improved pupil attainment....

Posted on 07/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers awarded millions in compensation

Members of the teacher's union were awarded some £8.8 million in compensation last year.

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Posted on 06/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Tories plan Saturday lessons for 'poor' pupils

The Conservative party has said that pupils coming from disadvantaged backgrounds should be able to attend school on Saturdays....

Posted on 01/04/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers believe that pupils should access free meals

The majority of staff in teaching jobs believes that pupils should have access to free and healthy school meals....

Posted on 30/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted calls for 'good and impartial' careers advice in schools

Schools watchdog Ofsted has called on the education sector to provide sufficient careers advice to young people in order help them make the best decisions about their future....

Posted on 25/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Education resource 'to help primary teachers teach about health food'

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has presented a new interactive web-based education resource. ...

Posted on 25/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Classics teacher promotes Latin teaching in London

Secondary teacher Barbara Bell was invited this week by London's mayor Boris Johnson to speak to head teachers about her new books. ...

Posted on 23/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Union urges politicians to listen to teachers

A body representing education professionals has asked politicians to trust the judgement of teachers when it comes to issues relating to assessment and curriculum....

Posted on 23/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Balls hails 'best generation' of staff in teacher jobs

The schools secretary has hailed the current generation of staff in teaching jobs in England as the best ever in a recent interview....

Posted on 11/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs 'to include domestic abuse identification training'

Staff in teacher jobs in England are to be provided with additional training to help them identify signs of domestic abuse among pupils....

Posted on 10/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Leaving age rise to affect secondary teacher jobs?

Education jobs could be affected by the government's plan to raise the school leaving age if a Select Committee review heeds the advice of a former education secretary....

Posted on 09/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers in England 'may notice reading differences'

Teachers in locations across the country may notice differences between boys and girls in terms of reading enjoyment....

Posted on 04/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Science teaching jobs 'should place quality before quantity'

Staff in science-based teaching jobs should pay as much attention to method as to content when attempting to capture the interest of students, it has been claimed....

Posted on 04/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs 'should accommodate troublesome pupils'

Schools should ensure that those employed in teacher jobs are given sufficient training to deal with disruptive pupils, a new report has claimed....

Posted on 04/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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Science teacher jobs 'essential to industry'

The importance of teaching jobs in the science sector has been highlighted by one of the leading lights of the UK's National Science Learning Centre....

Posted on 02/03/2010 - [Read More...]

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National Strategies 'helping those in teacher jobs'

A new report by Oftsted has found broad support among those in teaching jobs for the government's National Strategies programme, despite the regulation identifying several flaws within the system....

Posted on 25/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Are education jobs to become more gender conscious?

Staff in senior teaching jobs may be well advised to become more gender conscious when implementing school uniform policies, a new report has claimed....

Posted on 23/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching staff could inspire next generation of writers

Primary and secondary teachers who might be nurturing the talents of the next Ted Hughes or Carol Ann Duffy could encourage young poets to enter a resurrected writing competition.
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Posted on 22/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Training for teacher jobs to include body language lessons?

Staff in teacher jobs are being trained in a new technique designed to help them read pupils' body language....

Posted on 19/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Secondary teachers 'may decide grades in snow hit schools'

Secondary teachers may be asked to determine overall grades for students unable to sit exams due to the school closures caused by bad weather earlier this year....

Posted on 18/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers could encourage pupils to walk to school

As research shows the proportion of children walking to school has declined from 62 per cent in 1991 to 48 per cent, should staff in teaching jobs be encouraging children to exercise more?...

Posted on 18/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs 'should take internet impact into account'

Education staff in teaching jobs may have noted changes in children's learning habits since the onset of the internet revolution, it has been claimed....

Posted on 16/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers 'should encourage pupils to eat their greens'

A large proportion of children appear to be ignoring schools' healthy eating initiatives. ...

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

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Secondary teachers in Leicester aim to uncover belief

The teaching of humanism and atheism in schools is encouraging religious pupils to consider their beliefs and those of others....

Posted on 10/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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DCSF committee report 'encouraging for teaching jobs'

Leading education union the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has commended aspects of the latest report from the Department of Children, Schools and Families....

Posted on 09/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs 'made tougher' by AWOL pupils

Local councils are increasingly penalising parents who take their children out of classes for holidays during the school term, new figures have revealed....

Posted on 04/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary teachers to benefit from low-carbon windfall prize

Primary teachers in 12 local communities in England are set to reap the rewards of new green technology investment, it has been reported....

Posted on 04/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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Secondary teachers warned: Exam cheating on the rise

A new report by Ofqual has revealed that the number of students cheating on exams rose last year....

Posted on 03/02/2010 - [Read More...]

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'A-Levels not tough enough' say those in top teacher jobs

A leading headteachers' association has claimed that A-Level exams are not tough enough on secondary school pupils....

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

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Primary teachers 'should provide comprehensive relationship education'

The Family Planning Association has backed the government's plans for relationships education for primary and secondary pupils....

Posted on 29/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary teacher association criticises "absurd" secondary start date plan

A plan to have secondary teachers take on new pupils half a term earlier has been criticised by a leading primary teacher association....

Posted on 29/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Study finds education breaks 'boost learning ability'

Regular breaks between lessons help pupils digest information and remember it better, a new study has concluded....

Posted on 29/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Is it time for those in teaching jobs to 'hit the road'?

A new campaign has been launched to try and encourage youngsters to walk to school instead of getting a lift....

Posted on 28/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Female primary teachers 'not afraid of maths'

An American study has claimed that female teachers are anxious about teaching maths and pass such feelings on to female pupils....

Posted on 28/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Secondary teachers 'should start teaching pupils earlier'

Teachers in education jobs in secondary schools should begin teaching pupils from what would ordinarily be their final half-term at primary school, it has been claimed. ...

Posted on 27/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary school teachers give kids 'jobs reality check'

A new initiative has got education staff talking about whether primary teachers should be encouraging pupils to think realistically about future career options....

Posted on 27/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Sex education guidance issued to primary and secondary teachers

Education staff in teaching jobs in England have been given new guidelines on how to provide age-appropriate relationship education for pupils....

Posted on 26/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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SEN teachers 'should keep an eye on ambidextrous children'

Special Needs teachers may be interested in the results of a new study which have shown ambidextrous children are more likely to need educational support at school....

Posted on 26/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Atheist MP criticised for faith school plan

Foreign Secretary David Miliband has come under fire from the Conservatives over his plan to send his son to a faith school, despite being an atheist himself....

Posted on 25/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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English Heritage launches 'SOS' education campaign

A new campaign has been launched to save historic school buildings from being replaced with new-builds under the government's Partnership for Schools initiative....

Posted on 25/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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'Improvement' noted in citizenship teaching

A new Ofsted report has noted an improvement in citizenship teaching in England....

Posted on 22/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Are primary teachers ready for the text generation?

New research has shown that, contrary to popular belief, the text habits of primary school children does not affect their ability to develop literacy skills....

Posted on 21/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Financial aid 'key to ending education discrimination'

The Good Schools Guide has claimed that the government should increase the amount of financial aid it offers students from low-income backgrounds if it wishes to promote social mobility....

Posted on 20/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Primary school children 'increasingly techno-savvy'

The majority of primary school-age children now own a computer or mobile phone, new research by online gadget company prezzybox.com has revealed....

Posted on 20/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Creative approach to learning 'helps pupils'

Taking a creative approach to teaching can help pupils learn, it has been claimed....

Posted on 18/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers 'should reclaim authority'

Teachers should not have to seek approval from pupils for changes to the shape of the school day, an expert has argued....

Posted on 15/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teachers praised for league table results

The efforts of both teachers and pupils to achieve improved results have been welcomed....

Posted on 14/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Move to teaching 'can be rewarding'

A career change to a role in teaching can prove to be rewarding, although a number of new challenges are likely to be faced....

Posted on 08/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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'Little difference' in maths abilities

The belief that boys tend to be better than girls at maths is wrong, new research suggests, noting that their performance is broadly the same....

Posted on 07/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Teaching communication skills 'is vital'

Pupils should be given proper support to help them develop the necessary communication skills for future success, it has been claimed....

Posted on 06/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Pupils to get more money advice

Personal finance education is to be on the agenda next year....

Posted on 05/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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Government pledge one-to-one tuition support

One-to-one tuition is to be offered to struggling pupils in the first few years of their school life....

Posted on 04/01/2010 - [Read More...]

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School staff challenge 'licence to teach'

The government has met with opposition from teaching bodies over plans to make school staff undergo tests every five years to check they are capable of doing their job....

Posted on 13/11/2009 - [Read More...]

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Help for teachers planning school trips

New legislation will make it simpler for teachers to organise school trips, the government has announced....

Posted on 09/11/2009 - [Read More...]

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North-east teacher wins best newcomer award

A dyslexic teacher from Yorkshire has been commended for his work with children with special needs....

Posted on 27/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Dealing with false accusations against teachers 'a difficult balance'

Schools dealing with allegations against a member of staff must find a balance between supporting their colleagues and protecting pupils' welfare, says a teaching representative....

Posted on 27/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers' tech programme unveiled

Plans have been revealed for a £5.6 million training programme for teachers, which aims to help bring technology into the classroom.

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Posted on 14/10/2009 - [Read More...]

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Working hours 'have fallen for primary teachers in the Midlands and around the UK'

The tenth annual survey of school staff's working hours has revealed mixed results as primary school teachers work less, while headteachers and their deputies take on more hours....

Posted on 14/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers in the Midlands and around the UK urged to get tax-savvy

The government has launched a new online education resource to help teachers learn about tax....

Posted on 03/09/2009 - [Read More...]

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A-level achievers revealed

New analysis of yesterday's A-level results reveal which pupils performed the best in the country, and where the biggest improvements were made....

Posted on 21/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Technology 'will improve special needs teaching'

Special needs teachers could benefit from the increased use of computers and technology in schools in the future, it has been claimed....

Posted on 20/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Technology 'is revolutionising education'

Technology is playing an increasingly important part in the delivery of education and is changing the way school staff operate, an industry expert has suggested....

Posted on 18/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Better training for diploma teaching needed

Secondary school staff need to be provided with better training if they are to make the most of the government's 14-19 diploma system, according to a major new report into the scheme by education watchdog Ofsted....

Posted on 17/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistants learn circus skills

Trainee teachers learn the trapeze in a bid to help children with special needs....

Posted on 13/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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East-end parents 'will be consulted on sex ed'

Tower Hamlets council has promised parents will be consulted on any changes to the curriculum....

Posted on 12/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'should protect pupils from tech-danger'

Teachers have an important role to play in beating online bullying, says children's charity....

Posted on 11/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'should promote apprenticeships'

British industry representatives are calling for better promotion of apprenticeships in schools....

Posted on 10/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teacher creates foreign language scheme

European partnership creates language training opportunity for teachers....

Posted on 07/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Supercollege 'could be built in Wales'

Cardiff colleges are considering teaming-up....

Posted on 06/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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School leadership events 'on the way'

Headteachers invited to attend free leadership training sessions....

Posted on 06/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff pass special needs test

Bromley special needs staff pass visual impairment training....

Posted on 05/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Schools 'should invest in playtime'

A focus on providing playground activities will help improve pupils' learning, says expert....

Posted on 05/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Welsh teaching assistants honoured

Cardiff teaching assistants rewarded for hard work....

Posted on 05/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pupils 'say no to teachers' pets'

Report finds UK teenagers are most likely in Europe to complain of favouritism....

Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Gender gap 'is biological'

Education expert says difference in boys and girls abilities is biologically based....

Posted on 04/08/2009 - [Read More...]

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Additional training "must be a good thing"

Cash injection for teacher IT training is welcomed by an industry expert....

Posted on 28/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers to get IT training boost

New initiative stresses importance of IT as a learning tool....

Posted on 22/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching staff 'unhappy about classroom cameras'

System that aims to lower truancy figures and improve teaching meets with criticism from school staff....

Posted on 21/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Talking is 'essential part of learning'

How teachers use language within the classroom has a substantial impact on how children develop within an educational environment, according to a new study....

Posted on 15/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Men told to 'get jobs in primary schools'

The government is set to tackle a shortage of male primary school teachers via a new scheme that is being launched this week in the UK. Currently, four in five applicants are female. ...

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Men told to 'get jobs in primary schools'

The government is set to tackle a shortage of male primary school teachers....

Posted on 14/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Tories call for tougher exams

Conservative plans outlined today by shadow schools secretary Michael Gove could see university academics write GCSE and A-level exam papers....

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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Schools celebrate shining talent

This year's Shine Week has seen double the number of students participate in activities that are designed to show the positive achievements of pupils throughout the UK....

Posted on 10/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers win top awards

Two teachers from Plaistow in London have been rewarded for their work with a Plato award, highlighting their skills and inspirational attitude to pupils....

Posted on 08/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistants 'could see pay freeze'

Teaching assistants across the UK could see their pay frozen amid plans to rein in public sector pay, it has been suggested....

Posted on 08/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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MP gets support for school Cadets

Public has offered its support to bring Cadet Force into schools....

Posted on 02/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers could get five-yearly assessments

New proposals could see teachers tested every five years....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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DCSF gives Yorkshire schools £1.5m

Two Yorkshire schools will benefit from government funding and use the money to further develop their facilities....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Devon mother asks for phone controls

Parent hopes better controls on mobile phones at work will help protect children....

Posted on 01/07/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers say behavioural partnerships will work

A new survey has revealed teachers' opinions on the contents of a new government bill and classroom safety issues....

Posted on 30/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children enjoy their first parliament

Pupils from schools in Somerset have taken part in a children's parliament and learnt about democracy....

Posted on 30/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Ballroom dancing 'boosts behaviour'

Teaching jobs could become easier in future if staff provide their pupils with ballroom dancing lessons, a new survey has suggested....

Posted on 26/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Birmingham primary teachers see students focus on environment

Jobs in education could become more lucrative for those at the top end if government proposals to help failing state schools are put into practice, it has been claimed....

Posted on 25/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Govt promises more support for disabled workers

By changing people's expectations the government hopes to get more people with learning disabilities into work....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sats replacement to undergo further trials

New examinations need further evaluation, say the government....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Govt hopes headteachers will help weaker schools

Under new proposals headteachers could lead federations and help weaker schools....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children need stable first language to learn from, says expert

Children living abroad should first master their own language before learning a new one....

Posted on 24/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kids advised to eat smart to help studies

Healthy food can help children achieve better examination results, it has been claimed....

Posted on 23/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Derbyshire MPs will go to school for Sats talk

MPs are to meet local teachers to discuss the future of school examinations....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Threshfield school teaching assistant makes final

Special needs teaching assistant from Threshfield primary school, North Yorkshire, makes regional final....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Most Leicestershire schools will get 20mph zones

Schools are hoping that new low-speed zones will make life safer for their pupils....

Posted on 19/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Immediate action needed to help children reach GCSE targets, says Balls

Councils need to act soon to help their schools hit government targets, says Ed Balls....

Posted on 17/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs schools get £3m

Ten local authorities are to receive additional funding to help them improve their special needs teaching...

Posted on 17/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistants urged to resist medical care pressure

The government has been urged to tackle the problem of the growing number of teaching assistants being asked to carry out medical work in schools that they are not trained for....

Posted on 16/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Kids roll up for bike breakfast

A Bristol school has hosted a 'bike breakfast' for children who cycled into their lessons....

Posted on 15/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Cardiff City Hall honours best teachers

Wales has celebrated the achievements of its best teachers in an awards ceremony held at Cardiff City Hall....

Posted on 12/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs Teacher of the Year announced

Award winning special needs teacher 'radiates an infectious love for teaching'....

Posted on 12/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Coventry school gives kids teaching roles

Children in Coventry have been trained as life-coaches and are passing on their newly-learned skills to staff and other pupils....

Posted on 11/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Basingstoke head gets top accolade

The head teacher of a school in Basingstoke has been told she is top of her class, she has been awarded a prize as Head Teacher of the Year....

Posted on 08/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sats hit by delays

Problem with evaluating markers of English papers has led to delay in marking Sats papers, it has been reported.

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Posted on 08/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Staffordshire school gets gold arts standard

The Arts Council has awarded one of its coveted gold standard awards to a school in Staffordshire....

Posted on 05/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs school praised

A special needs school in South Shields has received a good report from the government's national inspectorate Ofsted, resulting in a special treat for pupils....

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Welsh teaching staff prepare for awards

A major awards ceremony taking place in Wales will celebrate the country's school staff and promote their achievements in local education....

Posted on 04/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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School clubs 'boost exam results'

New research shows children who take part in after-school clubs tend to do better in their GSCE exams and also reap social benefits from their participation....

Posted on 03/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Families' minister will step down

Beverly Hughes has written her notice of resignation and will stand down at the next election, it has been reported....

Posted on 02/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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IT solution 'assisting teachers'

A new IT application – dubbed the Classroom Monitor - is being pitched as an aid that could save teachers time and allow them to spend more minutes in the classroom. ...

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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Make your experiments exiting, minister tells science teachers.

Exciting experiments will help keep children interested in the sciences, says secretary of state....

Posted on 01/06/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Children from richest areas are twice as likely to go to university'

In less affluent areas, children are half as likely to go on from school into university than in rich areas....

Posted on 29/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sports stars offer kids their training tips

Britain's gold medal athletes have offered their advice to kids hoping to follow their example and take up sport....

Posted on 28/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Plymouth families to get special needs training

It is hoped the families and friends of deaf students will take advantage of a new signing course soon to run in Plymouth....

Posted on 28/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Children need to be well informed to avoid STIs, says health adviser

Children will be better prepared and less likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) if they are well educated when they are young....

Posted on 27/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Gender gap in school science is greatest in the UK

The performance of boys and girls in science is more disparate than in any other developed nation across the globe, according to new research....

Posted on 27/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers shown to be 'most responsible drinkers'

New research reveals that teachers are the most responsible workers when it comes to having a drink....

Posted on 26/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Give teaching assistants arts training, says former education secretary.

By giving teaching assistants training in the arts schools could better understand the cultural sector....

Posted on 26/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs teaching assistant praised

A teaching assistant who specialises in working with children with learning difficulties has been nominated for teaching assistant of the year....

Posted on 26/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Headteachers slam £285k special needs review

A plan to spend nearly £300k on a review of special needs education in Gloucestershire has been criticised by local headteachers....

Posted on 22/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Blind teaching assistant prepares to take next step

Suffering from an eye disease has not stopped a determined teaching assistant contributing to her community before beginning a teaching degree later this year....

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Special needs teacher considered for regional award

A special needs teacher from a school in Gloucestershire could be given an award for her work....

Posted on 21/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Computer games can help children if moderated'

Information technology and computer games can be useful within an educational setting, according to Play England, as long as they are used in moderation....

Posted on 19/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Physics is a relevant and useful career skill, report states

Physics has been highlighted as a subject that can help with an individual's career development by consultancy Laura Grant Associates....

Posted on 19/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Special needs teachers 'should receive higher pay'

Teaching assistants who work with pupils with special needs should receive additional remuneration, according to public services union Unison....

Posted on 18/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Growing Schools programme praised by special needs teacher

A school initiative to get children more involved in growing their own produce has been praised by a Chester special needs co-ordinator....

Posted on 18/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Conference for parents of special needs children

A free conference will take place in Eaglescliffe next month for parents and carers of children with special educational needs....

Posted on 15/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistant raises £16k for cancer department

A teaching assistant who recovered from breast cancer has helped organise a charity ball which raised £16,000 for the hospital where she was treated....

Posted on 15/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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School opens special needs centre

Special needs pupils in Bristol are now enjoying the use of a new £1.5 million centre at Brislington Enterprise College....

Posted on 14/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching assistant scales mountain for charity

Guide Dogs for the Blind will benefit from a teaching assistant climbing a mountain....

Posted on 07/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Huddersfield teaching assistant challenges for award

A Huddersfield teaching assistant is in contention for the Teaching Assistant of the Year award....

Posted on 07/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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NUT elects Blower as general secretary

Christine Blower has been elected general secretary of the National Union of Teachers....

Posted on 06/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff 'unaware' of childcare savings

Those in teaching jobs have been urged to take advantage of childcare benefits....

Posted on 01/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Supermarket sweep for Northamptonshire school staff

Parents at a Northamptonshire school are to have the opportunity to speak to school staff at the supermarket....

Posted on 01/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Cover teaching advice issued to school staff

Staff who are required to teach outside their own subject should remain calm and focus on what they know, it has been noted....

Posted on 01/05/2009 - [Read More...]

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Calls made for teacher co-operation with Welsh school building scheme

Teachers in Wales should be given input into new school development plans, it has been argued....

Posted on 22/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Full house on the cards for school staff

School staff have been offered the chance to enhance their bingo skills after the government approved a new behaviour initiative....

Posted on 22/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Theatre advice for teachers in new online resource

A new website is being launched that will allow school staff to explore theatrical educational opportunities for their pupils....

Posted on 22/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Technology has 'boosted' self-learning opportunities

Technology has produced a "rich environment" for self-learning, it has been argued....

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London teacher shortlisted ahead of award ceremony

A member of school staff from Watford has been nominated for an Asian Women of Achievement award....

Posted on 21/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teaching jobs enhanced in Exeter through CPD programme

Staff at an Exeter College have embraced a scheme that helps them boost their teaching skills....

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School staff 'well equipped' to deal with behaviour problems

Teachers have a range of opportunities to enhance their ability to deal with disruptive behaviour, it has been noted....

Posted on 20/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Hopes for new school staff guidance for education of FASD children

The TDA has issued a call for a researcher to look into how to provide the best education to pupils with FASD....

Posted on 20/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Teachers urged to help make "great" 21st-century schools

The Building Schools for the Future programme requires teacher input to be successful, it has been argued....

Posted on 17/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff should provide more global issues teaching, argues GA

The Geographical Association has called on teachers to address students' concern about their lack of education about the wider world....

Posted on 17/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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"Dedicated" teachers prepared to deal with challenging pupils

School staff begin their jobs with their "eyes wide open", it has been argued....

Posted on 15/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Autism advice for school staff in Norwich

A roadshow advising teachers about best practice in autism education is set to hit Norwich next week....

Posted on 15/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pupils losing interest due to television "soundbites"

Students are failing to focus in lessons because they are more used to television "soundbites", it was argued today....

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Teaching job training given a boost in north-west

Almost 100 new teacher training courses are set to be available at Edge Hill....

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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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School staff 'express backing' for Ofsted inspections

A new survey suggests that the majority of teachers have seen positive results from inspections....

Posted on 09/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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CPD boosted by extension of National Strategies contract

The government is to extend a training programme to boost teaching quality by a year....

Posted on 08/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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Calls made for more diploma training for school staff

TSN has reiterated its calls for teachers to be provided with more training and preparation time for the introduction of diplomas....

Posted on 08/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff urged to take issue of homophobic bullying seriously

A government minister has written to headteachers asking them to ensure their staff are familiar with homophobic bullying guidance....

Posted on 07/04/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff call for more learning through play

A new ATL survey suggests teachers want less testing and more fun in the primary curriculum....

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Sinnott Fellowship awarded to north-east teacher

A Bishop Auckland teacher has become one of 15 recipients of a prestigious fellowship....

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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Teachers encouraged to offer pupils 'alternative games'

Non-traditional sports are proving popular in schools....

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Teachers should be 'empowered' to provide national curriculum alternatives

Teachers should have greater autonomy over the curriculum, it has been claimed....

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Making teachers better is 'most cost-effective way of improving standards'

Teacher competence, rather than class sizes, should be focused on to improve standards....

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School staff raise concerns about pupils' viewing habits

A new survey has indicated that teachers are concerned about the impact of television on pupils' behaviour....

Posted on 31/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Pupils need to be encouraged to 'take risks' by school staff

People in teaching jobs have been urged to take pupils on school trips....

Posted on 30/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Sympathetic school staff 'hinder progression' of special needs pupils

The progress of special needs pupils is being slowed by overly sympathetic teachers, research has suggested....

Posted on 30/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff 'in support' of school trips

A survey has revealed teachers' positive attitudes to outside learning....

Posted on 27/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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North-east school staff to be honoured in awards

Nominations have been invited for an award for teachers in the north-east of England....

Posted on 27/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Outdoor lessons for Welsh early years school staff

Welsh early years workers are being taught how to take outdoor lessons....

Posted on 26/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff urged to change physics teaching style

A physics professor is due to urge teachers to change the way they teach the subject....

Posted on 24/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Former teacher highlights importance of male school staff

A former teacher has spoken about the merits of becoming a primary teacher....

Posted on 23/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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BME teachers urged to take up more senior roles

Those in teaching jobs from BME backgrounds have been urged to pursue leadership positions....

Posted on 17/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff should be "inspiration" to pupils

Teachers should focus on ensuring that lessons are "directly relevant" to pupils, it has been argued....

Posted on 16/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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More graduates turning to teaching jobs, says union leader

Teaching jobs are proving more popular with bright graduates, ASCL leader suggests....

Posted on 16/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Comic Relief for fun-loving school staff

Teachers in Melksham are among many from across the UK that are raising money for Comic Relief today....

Posted on 13/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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New initiative improves CPD and confidence of school staff, says report

A new report has praised a CPD initiative for helping boost teacher confidence....

Posted on 13/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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'On yer bike' for Bristol school staff

A special event saw teachers in Bristol learn how to promote cycling at school....

Posted on 12/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Oxford University working with school staff to widen intake

Teachers are being targeted by Oxford University in a campaign to attract more state school students....

Posted on 12/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Fast-track teaching job training due to be announced

Government expected to announce new fast-track teacher training opportunity for professionals....

Posted on 10/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Significant' reading progress made thanks to teaching assistants

Teaching assistants have helped boost the reading skills of children in the north-west of England....

Posted on 06/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Celebrations held for 25 years in teaching assistant job

Teaching assistant celebrates a quarter of a century in school staff role....

Posted on 06/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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School staff should have better understanding of autism, says minister

Schools have been urged to change their ethos to boost the achievements of autistic pupils....

Posted on 06/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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'Inspirational' opportunities available for teaching staff at exhibition

An education show is due to feature a range of advice for school staff...

Posted on 05/03/2009 - [Read More...]

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Benefits of enhancing skills outlined to school staff

School staff advised about benefits of becoming advanced skills teacher...

Posted on 27/02/2009 - [Read More...]

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