University reforms are no laughing matter students need our support

The Guardian Unlimited - 6 hours 20 min ago
Australian government displays a shockingly dismissive attitude towards students concerns, says our anonymous academic Continue reading...






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A teacher speaks out: "I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love"

The Independent - 6 hours 21 min ago

It's hard to be a good teacher. It means planning weeks' worth of lessons in detail. It means covering the needs of every student, whether they're dyslexic, or don't speak English as their first language, or are high achievers and so on.








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Let me ask you this: 'Why do teachers teach?'

The Independent - 6 hours 21 min ago

What I like the most about teaching, is to teach what I think I should have learnt during my school years but no one taught me.








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First Yorkshire, now London: Channel 4's 'Educating...' series is moving to the East End

The Independent - 6 hours 21 min ago

At the end of morning break inside Frederick Bremer School, a scene is unfolding that will definitely not make the cut of Educating the East End. Jenny Smith, the very hands-on head teacher, is standing near the main entrance, talking to me, a photographer, the series’ director and someone from Channel 4. Like a police chief on a drugs bust, she juggles the tools and spoils of her trade: a cup of tomato soup and a pair of size 10 Nike trainers.








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Independent schools increasingly move towards the more traditional 'international' GCSE

The Independent - 6 hours 21 min ago

Four out of five independent schools ditched GCSEs in at least one subject area in favour of the more traditional international version of the exam, according to figures released today.








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Primary school may have to serve pub sandwiches to meet free meals pledge

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 18:33
Headteacher at St Stephen's in Bath says haste in implementing Nick Clegg's flagship policy means new kitchen is not ready Continue reading...






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University feud raised with minister

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 16:23
A bitter feud which has rocked the Plymouth University boardroom will be raised with the government, an MP confirms.
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Exclusive: Nearly 2,000 families still without school places for their children

The Independent - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 16:05

Thousands of parents are still without a school place for their children – just days before the start of the new school year.








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MP urges UCL to stamp out forced labour on Qatar campus

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 14:27

UCL and seven other universities are under increasing pressure to put an end to modern-day slavery on their campuses in Qatar

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Summery recipes to banish the rainy-day blues

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:29

Take the sting out of the rainy season with a zingy Italian bread salad and banish the gathering storm clouds for a while longer

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How I used the Ferguson riots to teach racial equality in school

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:59

Some teachers avoid controversy, but US teacher Chris Sloan believes the Missouri protests can foster debate about equality

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Many areas 'lack out-of-school care'

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:53
A report suggests large areas of the country are not providing enough out-of-school childcare for primary-age children.
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The importance of trusting, caring and supportive relationships in education

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:32

Edge Hill University has been researching how a Merseyside free school is motivating and empowering young people using an alternative form of learning.

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Abusers 'brazenly targeted girls'

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:55
An ex-care worker in Rotherham, where 1,400 girls were sexually exploited, says men collected victims as young as 11 from a children's home.
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Petition for school head to quit

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:13
More than 240 people sign an online petition calling for the head of a Somerset school to quit after poor GCSE results.
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Can a relationship survive if one of you studies abroad for a year?

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:10
A year apart will test your feelings. But a student blogger thinks a long-distance relationship is worth it Continue reading...






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Finding childcare 'down to luck'

BBC - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 08:01
Just 5% of Wales' 22 councils have sufficient out-of-school activities for 12 to 14-year-olds, a report claims.
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