Independent review of Ofsted urged

BBC - 10 hours 29 min ago
Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.
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Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'

BBC - 10 hours 40 min ago
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.
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Teachers warned that praise can make pupils complacent

The Independent - 11 hours 26 min ago

Teachers who lavish praise on pupils are doing them a disservice, according to a study published today.








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Parents have lost faith in Ofsted, LGA claims

The Independent - 11 hours 26 min ago

Public confidence in the schools watchdog Ofsted has plummeted and an independent review is needed to restore parents’ faith in inspectors’ judgements, council leaders warn today.








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Imperial College rugby players suspended after stripping on tube

Telegraph - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 19:30
The Imperial College students played a stripping game as they travelled from Wimbledon to the Royal Albert Hall on the District Line






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Poorer parents think Scouting is for 'middle-class Christian boys'

Telegraph - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 18:25
Chief Scouting commissioner Wayne Bulpitt said a shortage of adult volunteers meant Scouting was struggling in some areas






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Children's social work faces change

BBC - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 18:15
The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.
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Damaging maths mindset holding pupils back

Telegraph - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 17:22
With an international study placing the UK 26th out of 65 countries for maths, one factor holding many back is "the cultural acceptability of saying 'I can't do maths'"






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AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove

BBC - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 16:20
John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.
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Learning a language 10 things you need to know

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:00
Thinking about learning a foreign language? From ignoring your age to avoiding the F-word, our multilingual experts share their tips Continue reading...






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A sinister soundtrack for your student Halloween party

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:55

Use our petrifying playlist for your student Halloween party, or as inspiration to create your own

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Ambitious sixth-formers: teaching needs you!

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:54

Its hard work, but if you like a challenge and want to have a positive impact on young people, teaching could be for you

Read more on studying education

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Top 10 most popular universities for billionaires

Telegraph - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:29
If you were a billionaire, where would you go to university? According to a new study, these are the top ten institutions with the most billionaire alumni






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How private schooling is deciding the millionaires of tomorrow

Telegraph - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 08:00
Study by Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that graduates who attended an independent school earn 7pc more than their colleagues even if they went to the same university and do the same job






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One in four children 'not getting a good education'

Telegraph - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 06:30
More than 1.5 million children are still being taught in schools that are considered less than good by Ofsted, report by National Audit office warns.
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Private school graduates 'earn more'

BBC - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 01:27
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.
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Schools 'progressing too slowly'

BBC - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 01:17
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.
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Spending watchdog slams inspection regime for English state schools

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 00:01

Ofsted and education ministers under fire from National Audit Office for poor value for money in oversight of education

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Privately educated graduates earn more - even with the same qualifications and job

The Independent - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 00:00

Graduates from state schools earn less than their private school counterparts - even if they leave university with the same degree in the same subject and go into the same occupation.








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Pearson Teaching Awards in London: A celebration of the UK's dedicated teachers

The Independent - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 00:00

To the annual Pearson Teaching Awards at London's Guildhall, and proof of the old adage "if at first you don't succeed".








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