Modern languages A-levels marking schemes penalised most able pupils

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 18:07
Ofqual calls for urgent revision of marking and setting of French, Spanish and German after investigation finds confused advice Continue reading...






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Warning over shake-up of Ofsted nursery inspections

Telegraph - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 17:50
Ofsted says new nurseries will be left for two and a half years before their first inspection, up from seven months at the moment, prompting concerns over safety






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‘Flawed’ foreign language A-levels to be reformed

The Independent - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 16:53

A radical shake-up of foreign language A levels has been announced, after an investigation by the qualifications watchdog concluded that the brightest candidates were being denied A* grades by inconsistent marking and poorly designed exams.








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Teachers 'vital' in child protection

BBC - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 15:35
More than two-thirds of UK teachers have raised concerns about the safety and well-being of their pupils in the past year, a survey suggests.
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Weekly highlights: People's Climate March, golf courses and Lego creations

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 15:28

Weve been getting such great contributions from our readers that we want to share them on our blog. Here are some of this weeks highlights

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Educating Yorkshire, Essex and now the East End

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 15:25
A new documentary goes beyond the school gates at Ian Mikardo High School, where boys deemed unteachable are making a fresh start Continue reading...






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Britain's top private schools 'to train their own teachers'

Telegraph - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 15:10
The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) announces that it will launch a new teacher training scheme amid concerns over a shortage of talented recruits






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Early career academics would be better off working in less prestigious unis

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 13:47

Ive never felt so valued working in a post-1992 university, says our anonymous academic fledgling academics are missing a world of opportunities in pursuing ideas of prestige

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How to cook easy salmon recipes

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:29

This most majestic of fish may be difficult to catch, but its easy to cook up delicious dishes in a variety of ways

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More children pass phonics check

BBC - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:12
The controversial phonics check for six year olds is paying off, says the government, with more children meeting the expected standard.
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Did primary school teachers in England game the phonics check?

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 11:55

Marks scored by primary school pupils showed a remarkably similar and unusual profile until the Department for Education changed the rules. Were teachers cheating or was something else going on?

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Don't let disability dictate your year abroad

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 10:05
Foreign mountains pose obvious challenges, but I'm used to towns not designed with wheelchair users in mind, writes a student blogger
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VIDEO: Life as a disabled student

BBC - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 07:35
Campaigners say they fear that without help disabled students will be unable to cope with University life.
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Hillary Clinton's education plans, exam marking woes and unruly pupils

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 07:00

Education round up: This week theres been reports on everything from problems with marking this summer to the rise of low-level disruption in schools

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Children 'given lessons in eating soup and hunting' to get into top public schools

Telegraph - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 06:30
A tutoring company claims overseas parents are paying for advice such as how to eat soup and spaghetti with "grace and confidence" to get children into elite schools






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Prisoners' children 'also victims'

BBC - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 01:05
Prison visits are causing vulnerable children "long-lasting" distress, children's charity Barnardo's says.
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'Make parents join school story-time'

BBC - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 00:58
Parents should be made to attend school story-time, children's author Michael Rosen urges schools.
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Skills boost for creative industries

BBC - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 00:37
A new generation of games designers, animators and visual effects artists is on its way after a training pledge from government and the creative industries.
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Does a five-year-old need to code?

BBC - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 00:34
Why teach five year olds to code?
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