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Local authorities tackle shortage of school places

As the population continues to grow, so too does the demand for school places. With just over eight million students due to fill England's schools by 2023, local authorities are now putting plans in place to cope with this surge in ...

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Teacher shortages at an all time high

To hear of teacher shortages is not rare, however statistics published recently by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) suggest that the situation could be worse than ever before.

Each year the government establishes ...

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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....

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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...

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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 ...

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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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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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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. ...

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