Ofsted lost in 'mire of inconsistency', says ATL teaching union chief

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:43
Mary Bousted claims regulator incapable of reforming itself and inspection regime lottery reducing quality of education in schools Continue reading...






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Muslim students divided on sharia-compliant loans

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:42
The government is consulting on student loans that will not involve paying interest but some young Muslims don't see the point Continue reading...






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Relying on teaching assistant support for SEN students is a false economy

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 07:00
We must help parents understand that relying too much on teaching assistants prevents special educational needs students getting enough quality time with their teacher Continue reading...






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Church college faces closure due to shortage of trainee vicars

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 22:16
Lack of interest in joining clergy leaves 120-year-old Cardiff college facing closure despite £1.7m revamp
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Church college to close due to shortage of trainee vicars

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 22:16
Lack of interest in joining clergy forces 120-year-old Cardiff college to shut its doors despite £1.7m revamp






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Taunton's policy of putting philosophy at heart of its curriculum is one of secrets of its success

The Independent - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 22:00

The upper sixth at Taunton School are discussing how we can use analogies to talk about God, and how bulls' urine could be a useful analogy for God's work (of which, more later).








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Chalk Talk: Teachers make friends with their enemy's enemies

The Independent - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 22:00

Adversity does make strange bedfellows at times. There's a motion at the National Union of Teachers conference calling for the absolition of Ofsted.








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Primary schools: recent baby boom puts pressure on admissions system

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 21:28
In London one in five fails to get first choice; better news in some other English areas as rush to add classrooms eases crisis Continue reading...






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GCSEs and A-levels 'scheduled to take account of Ramadan'

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 18:05
The umbrella body for exam boards confirms it is considering scheduling next year's exams to take account of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, with tests taking place in the morning to benefit fasting pupils






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Exam schedule needs to change to take account of Ramadan, say teachers

The Independent - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 17:54

Teachers' leaders are calling for a review of the GCSE and A-level exam schedule next year to help Muslim students cope with a clash between it and Ramadan.








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Examiners may consider Ramadan fast

BBC - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 17:12
Exam boards are urged to consider how Ramadan fasting affects Muslim students during summer examinations.
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Disadvantaged schools are 'career suicide' for headteachers

The Independent - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 16:44

Heads who take on jobs running tough disadvantaged schools risk "committing career suicide", a teachers' leader has warned.








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Primary places revealed amid squeeze

BBC - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 16:26
A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.
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Crisis in primary places as one in seven children fail to win admission to their first choice school

The Independent - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 16:10

Teachers' leaders warned of a crisis in primary school places on a day when thousands of parents had to face up to the disappointment of not getting their child into their first-choice school.








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Chess 'should be compulsory in primary schools'

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 14:45
Former president of Association of Teachers and Lecturers calls for chess to be introduced in all state primaries to boost concentration levels






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New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'

BBC - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 14:14
A teachers' union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.
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Teaching union calls for better advice on tackling FGM

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 13:59
Delegates at ATL conference says teachers need more guidance if they are to identify victims of female genital mutilation Continue reading...






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Primary school places: fewer parents get first choice

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 13:45
About 600,000 children chase reception places at thousands of state primaries in England as country deals with baby boom Continue reading...






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Primary school places: how to challenge a decision

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:55
If you are one of the thousands of parents whose children have not been allocated a place, here is what you can do about it Continue reading...






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