Baby P effect takes children in care numbers to 25-year high, says NAO

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 00:01
Local authorities in England were looking after 68,110 children in March 2013 – a 14% increase since 2008 Continue reading...
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Should we have faith in the future of religious schools?

The Independent - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 00:00

An interesting perspective on those Ofsted reports claiming that independent Muslim schools in Tower Hamlets were failing to safeguard their pupils and rendering them prey to extremist views and radicalisation.








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Child sex abuse care place shortage

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 23:59
A report reveals councils are having to phone around England to find places to accommodate children at risk of sexual exploitation.
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Green Party wants corporate tax to fund universities

The Independent - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 22:57

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.








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The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

The Independent - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 22:40

It is, impressively, one of the oldest established schools in the country – dating back to 970AD, before the Norman Conquest.








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Forty years of comprehensives have put Tristram Hunt at the top

Telegraph - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 21:00
The Labour north London elite's hypocrisy for attacking private schools is staggering, says Allison Pearson






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Correspondence between William Vahey and Southbank International

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 20:55
Edited extracts from exchanges between William Vahey and Terry Hedger, then Southbank International’s headmaster

William Vahey inquiry finds serious failures at Southbank International Continue reading...
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Schools minister seeks powers to intervene at struggling academies

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 20:24

Liberal Democrat MP David Laws wants to introduce ‘middle tier’ to deal with schools that need help to improve performance

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Inquiry into paedophile William Vahey finds serious failures at school

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 20:22
Report finds Southbank International could have stopped Vahey after emergence of ‘intrinsically inappropriate conduct’

Correspondence between William Vahey and Southbank International Continue reading...
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Glasgow School of Art fire caused by gases from foam canister, says report

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 19:20
The blaze destroyed the category-A listed Mackintosh building in May, when a fire suppression system was not yet operational Continue reading...
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'Fewer adults in higher education'

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 18:31
The number of adults in further education in England fell after some were required to borrow to pay for their courses, official data suggests.
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Warning over rise of ambitious 'spreadsheet parents'

Telegraph - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 18:01
The psychologist Tanya Byron criticises poor parenting, saying some mothers and fathers over-control over their children while others try too hard to become a "friend-parent"






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Tristram Hunt's taken the wrong approach to making private schools pull their weight

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 17:32

It would be more effective to make social responsibility part of an inspection, says independent school principal, Tricia Kelleher

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Art school blaze caused by foam can

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 17:01
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.
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Exam pressure is driving more teens to eating disorders and self-harm

The Independent - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:53

Growing numbers of teenagers are suffering from eating disorders and self-harm due to the pressure of exams, leading child psychologist Professor Tanya Byron has said.








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'Sexist' job title remains at Durham

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:31
The Senior Man still runs the student council at Durham University's oldest college after an attempt to change the "sexist" job title failed.
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More children on protection register

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 14:50
The number of children on child protection registers in Wales rises for the sixth year running.
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HEA invites proposals for original new research

Higher Education Academy - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 14:07
Wednesday, 26 November, 2014

The HEA invites proposals to undertake research that explores students’ perspectives of independent learning.

In particular, the project seeks to explore the following research questions:

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Four common myths about young people and mental health debunked

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:49

Mental illnesses don’t make you dangerous and teenagers’ moods might not just be their hormones – journalist Matthew Jenkin explores common misconceptions about young people and mental health

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Stalking the private schools is far trickier than it looks

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:39
Losing their share of an annual £164m of business rate relief won’t kill off powerful schools, though it may harm smaller ones Continue reading...
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