Emails expose how superheads schools knew Ofsted inspectors were coming

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 20:30
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Ofsted faces calls for superhead probe

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 20:29
Emails contradict claims in inquiry that schools had no prior notification of inspection visits

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How breast cancer gave me the courage to start a master's

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 10:00

The threat of death makes you realise the pointlessness of self-imposed obstacles, writes a breast cancer survivor

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Secret Teacher: I love teaching but its robbed me of the chance to find love

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 07:00

When I started in the profession, I knew there would be sacrifices for the greater good, but I never expected that I would die alone
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Paying for private school: what you need is a bursary

Telegraph - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 07:00
As the cost of private schools soars even further, it can pay to fully investigate the many bursaries on offer, reports Christopher Middleton






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Boarding schools issue Ebola advice

BBC - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 18:37
The Boarding Schools Association has issued guidance on Ebola after some heads asked how to deal with students returning from affected countries.
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Students diagnosed with meningitis

BBC - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:57
Two Strathclyde University students diagnosed with meningitis are said to be stable and showing signs of recovery in hospital.
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Ofsted tells teachers what not to do in effort to dispel inspection myths

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:36

Excessive planning and marking not required, Ofsted tells schools, as education secretary Nicky Morgan says move is aimed at reducing workload

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Grants for children's mental health

BBC - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:33
Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.
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Expressions of interest invited for second round of Strategic enhancement initiatives

Higher Education Academy - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:31
Friday, 17 October, 2014

Building on the success of the first round of Strategic enhancement initiatives, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) invites expressions of interest from HEA subscribing higher education providers (HEPs) across the UK to participate in two further

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Ofsted: what the new guidelines mean for teachers open thread

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 16:01

Ofsted has published its latest observation guidelines. How will they affect you and your colleagues? share your views with us

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Best schools would still be able to convert to academies under Labour, says Tristram Hunt

The Independent - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 15:48

Labour would continue to allow good and outstanding schools to convert to academy status, says Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt.








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PE cash 'can benefit obese pupils'

BBC - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 15:45
Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.
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Female students from Darfur arrested and beaten in Sudan, says HRW

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 15:03

The detention of young Darfuri women studying in Khartoum has sparked outrage among activists who point to systematic discrimination

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Schools must try harder to find Olympic stars of the future - Ofsted

Telegraph - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 14:43
Only one in four primary schools using Olympic legacy sports cash to develop most able pupils' sporting talents, Ofsted study finds






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Boarding schools write to parents over Ebola fears

Telegraph - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 14:14
Schools are monitoring the travel arrangements of pupils from abroad and being told to look out for Ebola symptoms as part of plans to prevent an outbreak in Britain






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College-based degrees fail inspection

BBC - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 13:31
Inspectors failed almost a third of further education colleges offering higher education courses that were checked this year.
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Blind student refused service in Tesco for taking in guide dog

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 12:30

Blind student is reduced to tears outside Tesco, following a mass protest at a Sainsburys store where two female students had been stopped from kissing

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The trick to making great fishcakes

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 12:29

Soggy mashed potato. Its a classic blunder any novice cook can make. Heres how to knock up some tasty fishcakes that wont disintegrate in the pan whatever state the chef might be in...

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