Unions refusing to allow 'unteachable' pupils in lessons

Telegraph - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 06:55
The NASUWT and the National Union of Teachers have "refused to teach" children on eight occasions in the last year amid concerns over indiscipline and malicious allegations






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Unqualified teachers hired to take lessons 'on the cheap'

Telegraph - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 06:35
Research by the NASUWT union claims that rising numbers of schools are allowing unqualified teachers - often classroom assistants - to lead lessons and assess pupils






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Half of teachers 'subjected to threats and abuse' at school

Telegraph - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 06:00
A new study from the NASUWT warns of "widespread" misbehaviour in schools and claims that many incidents are linked to a lack of proper boundaries in the home






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School strikes: NUT teachers' union to vote on major escalation in action against Michael Gove's hated school reforms

The Independent - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 02:10

Teachers will back a major escalation of their strike action over Education Secretary Michael Gove's school reforms by threatening further nationwide walkouts from schools in the summer term.








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Shadow education secretary warns against religious extremism in schools

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 00:14
Tristram Hunt's remarks to NASUWT conference follow claims of plot to take over schools and run them on strict Islamic principles Continue reading...






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Teachers to vote on strike motion

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 00:05
Unions consider industrial action as poll shows almost half of parents agree with their concerns over education policy Continue reading...






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Poorer pupils forced to drop arts subjects due to the costs of studying

The Independent - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 00:03

Pupils in state schools are having to ditch arts subjects at GCSE because they can no longer afford the cost of studying for them, a second report on the impact of poverty in the classroom has said.








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A quarter of teachers bring food into school to help hungry pupils

The Independent - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 00:02

Teachers are having to bring in food to give their pupils breakfast every day because they are too hungry and exhausted to learn as a result of increased poverty, according to a report out today.








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Frilly socks? They're too dangerous for school

Telegraph - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 23:23
Minister condemns 'ridiculous' health and safety excuses - including school that banned chick from classroom over bird flu fears






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State schools isolate non-Muslims

Telegraph - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 21:56
Schools in Birmingham discrimate against non-Muslim students and restrict GCSE teaching to fit in with Islamic beliefs, according to official report






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Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'

BBC - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 21:53
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.
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Cambridge, where town and gown has become a science/classics divide

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 20:17
Mary Beard complained in the Cambridge Evening News that town and gown division has grown. Maybe it has just changed? Continue reading...






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Tristram Hunt: Alleged Birmingham schools takeover plot shows we need more local scrutiny

The Independent - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 18:56

The controversy over an alleged takeover of Birmingham schools by Islamic hardliners pinpoints the needs for more local scrutiny of schools, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt will say on Saturday.








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NUT to vote on major escalation in strike action against Michael Gove's hated school reforms

The Independent - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 18:53

Teachers will back a major escalation of their strike action over Education Secretary Michael Gove's school reforms by threatening further nationwide walkouts from schools in the summer term.








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Teachers to debate summer strike

BBC - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 17:34
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike in the summer term and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.
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Was Mary Beard right? And has the Cambridge I knew turned its back on me?

The Independent - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 17:20

As undergraduates lock themselves away in the university library or drown their sorrows in a college bar, outside their walls the city buzzes with tourists, market traders and shoppers, going about their business with little disturbance from the “Hooray Henrys” that supposedly populate the student town. 








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NUT: teachers planning fresh strike action in late June

Telegraph - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 14:59
The National Union of Teachers has announced plans for further strike action in late June if Government talks fail to make "significant progress", but officials deny the protest will affect GCSE and A-level exam season






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National Union of Teachers conference votes on new strikes for June

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 14:58
NUT says it will go it alone with fresh industrial action over pay and conditions if talks with Department for Education fail Continue reading...






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How to support a student with an eating disorder

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 14:42
It's normal to worry that your student child isn't eating properly at university. But if they do have an eating disorder, what should you do? Continue reading...






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What to cook with leftover lamb

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 12:29
Using up any leftovers from Easter or last week's roast lamb couldn't be easier. Try whizzing it up for a shepherd's pie, in a pilaf, or, for showing off a bit, the moussaka recipe below Continue reading...






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