How one school's battle for Fairtrade bananas took them all the way to No 10

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 08:00
The student movement at Polesden Lacey Infant School for ethically sourced bananas didn't just raise an important sustainability issue it was a fantastic teaching vehicle too Continue reading...






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Last refuge for children excluded from school

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 07:40
According to new government figures, exclusions are rising but what becomes of pupils who are banned over and over again? Continue reading...






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How should the rest of us spend A-level results day?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 07:30
As students anxiously await A-level exam results, Professor Patrick McGhee offers timely advice for others Continue reading...






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Is the National Student Survey fit for purpose?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 07:30
As the NSS celebrates its 10th anniversary, three writers take a long hard look at its usefulness from their different perspectives

Student satisfaction at 10-year high Continue reading...






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New Ofsted chairman's sigh of relief over academy chain

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 07:20
David Hoare can relax after verdicts on AET chain; educationalists dropped from Ofsted board; experts criticise new science syllabus; university-based teacher training ignored Continue reading...






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University rankings: top universities and colleges by student satisfaction

Telegraph - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 06:00
A university league table, published by the National Student Survey 2014, reveals the top universities by student satisfaction. Use our searchable table to find your place of study






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Quarter of students at low-ranking universities 'not satisfied'

Telegraph - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 06:00
The National Student Survey 2014 finds a significant gulf in satisfaction rates between universities, with Bath and Keele named among the best and University of the Arts London near the foot of the table






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Heads warn about Trojan overreaction

BBC - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 00:14
There are warnings that anti-extremism measures for schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse inquiries are rushed and could have unintended consequences.
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Labour vows to overhaul Michael Gove's A-level reforms

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 22:00
Conservatives' policies on examinations have turned back clock on social mobility, claims shadow education secretary Continue reading...






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Row over Nato schools disruption

BBC - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 19:52
Plans to disrupt opening times of schools in the Vale of Glamorgan during the Nato summit, despite it being held 25 miles away, are criticised.
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A-levels: more pupils opt for university-style dissertations

Telegraph - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 18:00
The number of students taking the extended project alongside their A-levels is expected to hit a record high this summer, with many universities using it as a tiebreaker






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A-level results day: live Clearing Q&A

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 17:23
If your A-level results aren't as good as hoped, our experts are on hand to help Continue reading...






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Welfare reforms 'must continue'

BBC - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 17:09
There are no current plans to slash the benefit cap or limit child-related benefits in big families, but reform must continue, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says.
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Teenagers offered cars and holidays as exam incentives

Telegraph - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 16:21
Figures published ahead of A level Results Day this Thursday, reveal that some sixth formers are being offered large cash incentives and cars for success in their exams






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One in seven students work full-time while they study

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 15:29
Most students now take on some paid work while at university Continue reading...






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New headmaster of Bromsgrove faces assault claims

Telegraph - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 14:22
Peter Clague, 48, is due to move from New Zealand to take up his role as head of Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire, but faces assault charges against his ex-wife






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New headmaster of Bromsgrove may miss start of term over assault claims

Telegraph - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 14:22
Peter Clague, 48, is due to move from New Zealand to take up his role as head of Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire, but faces assault charges against his ex-wife






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How to teach ... the summer slide in literacy

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 13:00
If you're worried that your students' literacy skills will have dipped over the school holidays, here are our top lesson ideas to help you get them back up to speed Continue reading...






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How to make the most of university work placements

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 12:00
Work placements are a great way to gain industry experience but make sure they work for you

Read more: putting your studies into practice Continue reading...






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School children to be trained in cyber warfare

Telegraph - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 11:24
A new cyber security training programme hopes to encourage more young people towards careers in STEM subjects






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