Infants' school meals free from today

BBC - 18 hours 14 min ago
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.
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Five-year-olds to be taught vital computing skills like coding in schools

The Independent - 18 hours 18 min ago

Parents will struggle to help five-year-olds with their homework now they are being taught computing skills for the first time, according to a survey published today.








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Five-year-olds to be taught computer programming and foreign languages

Telegraph - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 23:40
Children aged just five to seven will be required to create and debug simple computer programs in the first two years of school, as part of lessons designed to stop English pupils falling behind their peers in other countries.






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VIDEO: Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

BBC - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 19:06
Millions of children in England will begin a "tough" new national curriculum when they return to school this week.
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'Teachers face pupil aggression'

BBC - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 19:04
More than half of UK state school staff have faced aggression from students in the past year, suggests research.
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Threats and assaults becoming a 'daily reality' for teachers

Telegraph - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 19:00
A report from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers finds that more than half of school staff have been attacked or intimidated by pupils or parents in the last year






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No minister

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 18:00
New term, but the same old disillusion Continue reading...






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Half of schools in UK’s biggest academy chain are failing pupils

The Independent - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 17:45

The country’s biggest academy chain has been censured by inspectors for failing pupils, prompting the Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to renew his demand to be allowed to inspect all chains.


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A quarter of girls 'avoid sport' due to school PE kit

Telegraph - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 17:26
According to research, 46 per cent of girls say they enjoy being active but hate their school PE kit as it makes them feel 'ugly'






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Ofsted academy chain 'weaknesses'

BBC - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 16:12
Inspectors accuse one of the biggest academy chains in England of "low expectations".
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VIDEO: Do you know what 11x12 is?

BBC - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 16:05
BBC News asks adults to answer some of the questions that could appear on English schools' new curriculum.
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The 'big issues' of core subjects plan

BBC - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 15:26
How significant are the plans for GCSE choices?
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Ministers to crackdown on escalating EU student loans bill

Telegraph - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:05
The government proposes toughening up rules on EU students who claim grants and loans to study at UK universities as figures show a doubling in the amount of money handed to them in just three years






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Ministers to crackdown on escalating EU student loans bill

Telegraph - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:05
The government is to toughen up rules on EU students who claim grants and loans to study at UK universities as figures show a doubling in the amount of money handed to them in just three years






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Freshers: here's how not to arrive at uni hire a horse and carriage or a £25k jet

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:46
For students who want to make a really big impression in their first week at uni, one company has come up with some exclusive options including planes, supercars or even a horse and carriage Continue reading...






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Special needs pupil reforms in place

BBC - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:26
Reforms that aim to give children and young people with special educational needs and their parents a greater say in the support they receive come into effect in England.
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VIP students 'arrive by helicopter'

BBC - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:24
Students wanting to make a big impression on their first day at university are being offered a VIP arrival service, such as arriving by helicopter.
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National curriculum changes

BBC - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:29
How is the curriculum changing for schools in England?
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Five top tips for new department heads and theyre not what you expect

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 12:10
If you think you know what being a head of department entails, think again. These days, its about making connections and being an ambassador
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10 new year resolutions for teachers

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:43

Keep your classroom tidy, do marking on time and dont take exercise books home. Here, teachers share their resolutions for a new teaching year what are yours?

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