Even with classes of 70 to 100, behaviour is better in Uganda than the UK

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 08:00

Teacher Emmanuel Okiria talks about what it’s like to teach in Uganda and the lessons he’s learned from taking part in an international exchange programme

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Private schools achieve greater A-level success

Telegraph - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 07:30
Pupils from fee-paying schools achieve almost 30 per cent of all A* grades despite forming just 13.6 per cent of all A-level entries raising questions over the education opportunities on offer to the vast majority of children.






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£2.9bn child support 'uncollectable'

BBC - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 06:47
Billions of pounds owed in child maintenance may never be recovered, government accounts show - though ministers say the debts are not "forgotten".
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Last witnesses of the Holocaust

BBC - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 01:30
Holocaust survivors hand on their stories to school pupils
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Comic studies growing as a major educational discipline, claims Dutch professor

The Independent - Sun, 25/01/2015 - 00:00

Once considered the exclusive preserve of children and hardcore fanatics, comics have become such an important form of mainstream entertainment that they are “gathering steam” as an academic discipline, according to the Oxford Art Journal.








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VIDEO: Should spelling be simplified?

BBC - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 08:30
The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier for children to learn to spell, including removing silent letters.
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Swedish school sheds light on dark days of winter

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 07:00
Dragonskolan school in Sweden’s far north attempts to raise children’s performance through use of intense electric lights Continue reading...






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Secret Teacher: Dear Ofsted, please can you send me a copy of the real rules?

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 07:00

I used to think I knew the rules for inspections – I built my career on it. But they seem to have changed, and I can’t play the game without knowing what you actually want

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Time for a new vision of revision?

Telegraph - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 06:00
This year, why not send your exam-bound teen somewhere a little different and see what they can achieve, says Eleanor Doughty






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Drama colleges hit back at ‘petty jab’ over elitism in the arts

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 19:58
Heads accept elitism is an issue but blame poor arts provision and access in schools and lack of money to pay living wage Continue reading...






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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks

The Independent - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 17:59

Muslim pupils across Britain are suffering a backlash of bullying and abuse following the Charlie Hebdo massacre amid a broad rise in Islamophobia in schools which the Government is failing to tackle, campaigners have told The Independent.








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Ofsted to inspect academy chains

BBC - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 17:33
Ofsted is to be allowed to inspect but not judge academy chains, Education Nicky Morgan has said.
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Julie Walters: lack of working-class actors is sad

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 16:45

Actor adds voice to row over number of privileged artists in the arts, saying drama career wouldn’t be an option for her now

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Schools to test-run new maths GCSEs

BBC - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 16:13
Schools in England are being asked to put pupils through extra mock maths exams after concerns were raised over the new maths GCSE.
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Ofsted defends free school inspectors

BBC - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 14:52
Ofsted says it has found no evidence its inspectors acted inappropriately during visits to two free schools which were subsequently placed in special measures.
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These new child protection guidelines are ill thought out and destructive

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 13:30
By barring anyone who lives with a violent offender from working in schools, we do little or nothing to safeguard children, and much to undermine our trust in one another Continue reading...






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Parents face court over term-time break after schools split on permission

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 12:59
Primary school allowed daughter to go on family holiday but high school turned down son and notified council of his absence Continue reading...






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'Poor boys fare worse in rich areas'

BBC - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 12:58
The behaviour of boys from poor families is worse when they grow up alongside wealthier neighbours, suggests research.
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Email threat school plans to reopen

BBC - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 12:21
The principal of an east Belfast primary school that is closed on Friday after a "malicious" email threat says it is their intention to reopen on Monday.
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Muslim call to prayer highlights divisions and solidarity at Duke University

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 12:00

When Muslim students were invited to use the traditionally Methodist university chapel’s tower for the ‘Adhan’ they were happy. Then came the backlash

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