David Cameron vows to create 3m apprenticeships

The Guardian Unlimited - 9 hours 12 min ago
Cut to welfare cap and removal of housing benefit from 18- to 21-year-olds on jobseekers allowance will pay for new scheme Continue reading...






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Edinburgh University offers online football course

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:00
More than 5,000 people have signed up to free course, in which Alan Hansen is one of the contributors






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Christian school 'downgraded for failing to invite an imam to lead assembly'

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 22:00
Christian group warns 'British values' rules imposed after Trojan Horse scandal leading to schools with a religious ethos being marked down by inspectors for failing to promote 'tolerance'






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Exclusive: Taxpayers footed £1m bill for free schools that never opened

The Independent - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 19:26

More than £1m of taxpayers’ money has been spent on proposals for free schools that never opened.








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Sir Ian McKellen's epic exam advice to Chew Valley students

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 10:59
The Lord of the Rings actor delighted Bristol schoolchildren with this in-character revision message






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Standardised testing suppresses intellectual leadership and lets some students coast

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 08:00

Teacher Carl Rosin discusses his alternative assessment model and why he wishes his school wasnt top of state rankings in Pennsylvania

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Schools 'given more powers to enrol two-year-olds'

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 07:00
New legislation gives schools extra powers to bring in children aged two without registering them separately with Ofsted, despite fears it will harm their development






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Universities told: summer A-level results 'may be wrong'

Telegraph - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 06:00
An exam board says universities should not treat A-level results as 'finalised' until the end of October - a month after courses start - because of possible marking errors






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Tory policies on higher education are hugely progressive

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 00:01
Higher education is better funded than it has ever been and repaying student loans is affordable and costs less than the commercial rate Continue reading...






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Revealed, the private academy set up by teachers barred over Trojan Horse plot

Telegraph - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 22:30
Head at centre of scandal is offering 'intensive courses' for children despite ban from schools






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How using headteachers as Ofsted inspectors puts accountability at risk

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 20:30
When the choice is between the needs of a part-time job and a full-time one youre really proud of, the full-time one wins Continue reading...






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Emails expose how superheads schools knew Ofsted inspectors were coming

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 20:30
Now evidence reveals that principals at Rachel de Souzas Inspiration Trust schools, praised by Michael Gove, were surprisingly well informed about when inspections would happen Continue reading...






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Ofsted faces calls for superhead probe

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 20:29
Emails contradict claims in inquiry that schools had no prior notification of inspection visits

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How breast cancer gave me the courage to start a master's

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 10:00

The threat of death makes you realise the pointlessness of self-imposed obstacles, writes a breast cancer survivor

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Secret Teacher: I love teaching but its robbed me of the chance to find love

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 07:00

When I started in the profession, I knew there would be sacrifices for the greater good, but I never expected that I would die alone
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Paying for private school: what you need is a bursary

Telegraph - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 07:00
As the cost of private schools soars even further, it can pay to fully investigate the many bursaries on offer, reports Christopher Middleton






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Boarding schools issue Ebola advice

BBC - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:37
The Boarding Schools Association has issued guidance on Ebola after some heads asked how to deal with students returning from affected countries.
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Students diagnosed with meningitis

BBC - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:57
Two Strathclyde University students diagnosed with meningitis are said to be stable and showing signs of recovery in hospital.
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Ofsted tells teachers what not to do in effort to dispel inspection myths

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:36

Excessive planning and marking not required, Ofsted tells schools, as education secretary Nicky Morgan says move is aimed at reducing workload

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Grants for children's mental health

BBC - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:33
Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.
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