A level reforms: a new level of confusion

Telegraph - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 07:00
Sixth formers will face even more hurdles while the A level system undergoes the biggest shake-up in more than a decade, says Nick Morrison






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School absence guidelines issued

BBC - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 06:05
New guidelines for head teachers in England on the situations in which pupils can be given time off during term time have been drawn up.
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Headteachers to receive new guidance on term-time school absences

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 04:45

Union to issue guidelines on circumstances in which children can stay off, but cheaper holidays wont be among them

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Villagers act to evict flagship Sikh free school

The Independent - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 23:00

A Buckinghamshire village is taking legal action to evict one of the Government’s flagship free schools, which aims to caters for up to 850 Sikh pupils .








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The college putting football first for A-level girls

The Independent - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 23:00

Teenage girls who are budding football stars are being offered a unique chance to play the game every day while they study for their A-levels, in a pioneering new initiative.








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Ofsted launches new inquiry into superheads schools

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 19:43
New evidence prompts independent inquiry into claims that regulators visits were known about days or weeks in advance Continue reading...






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Students fined over sexist chants

BBC - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 09:31
A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.
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Secret Teacher: stop treating NQTs as cannon fodder

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 06:00
Newly-qualified teachers are vulnerable its a tough year and you have to pass. Schools need to think carefully about the support they offer my subject mentor left me a nervous wreck
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Kids love to give the Bard some stick

Telegraph - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 06:00
Christopher Lloyd has developed a novel method for getting young minds actively interested in learning






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More private school pupils flock to overseas universities

Telegraph - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 05:00
A survey of private school headmasters carried out by Maastricht University in the Netherlands finds that more pupils are considering taking degrees abroad






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Murdoch University head quits after being referred to corruption watchdog

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 01:05

Suspended vice chancellor Richard Higgott has been referred to the West Australian Corruption and Crime Commission

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Ministers told to act over holiday hunger of schoolchildren

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 18:41
Poor fall behind after term ends, says Leon cofounder amid reports of children taking months to return to health Continue reading...






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An old girls' club: can it smash the glass ceiling?

Telegraph - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 18:18
Helen Fraser is setting up an old girls club to help young women make it in the work place. Is it a good idea?






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Pupils to 'learn fractions and recite fairy tales at age seven'

Telegraph - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 17:30
The Department for Education says teachers will be expected to judge pupils' performance in the three-Rs using tough new national standards at seven and 11






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Norfolk schools inquiry faces review

BBC - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 16:24
The investigation into alleged inspection irregularities at three Norfolk schools will be reviewed by an "independent figure", says Ofsted.
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Jane Seymour: Everyone should know another language

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 15:50
Actor Jane Seymours mother learned Japanese and Malay while in an Indonesian concentration camp. She shares how this has shaped her attitudes to language learning Continue reading...






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Jacqueline Stedall obituary

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 15:42
Influential historian of mathematics who moved the subject towards a more inclusive world view Continue reading...






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Head teachers' union NAHT joins TUC

BBC - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 13:11
The National Association of Head Teachers which represents 28,500 school leaders, has joined the Trades Union Congress.
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£200,000 smart drugs seizure prompts alarm over rising UK sales

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 13:00
Experimental medicine Sunifiram among record haul of drugs that are increasingly being bought online by students Continue reading...






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