Ofsted chief attacks 'sluggish and half-hearted' councils

Telegraph - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:31
Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, says local councils are too quick to defend a "complacent educational establishment" rather than challenge poor performance






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Top private school faces charity probe over abuse claims

Telegraph - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:16
The Charity Commission announces an investigation into St Paul's School, west London, over claims it failed to properly investigate historical allegations of child abuse






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Ex-troops teacher scheme recruits 102

BBC - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:32
Figures show a £2m scheme to fast-track ex-service personnel into teaching has recruited 102 trainees so far.
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A meal in a bag: how to cook with parcels

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:30
Save washing up and impress your guests by cooking your meal in parchment parcels en papillote It will steam beautifully, releasing a fragrant waft of vapour as you open it up Continue reading...






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'Give up' on gender equality in the sciences at school

Telegraph - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:24
A psychologist criticises the drive to push more girls into traditionally male-dominated subjects such as computing and science, describing it as 'a waste of time'






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Why are fewer men than women applying to university?

Telegraph - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:16
The gap in the number of men and women applying for degrees is wider than ever, according to the latest figures. Why are men falling behind?






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Student 'admits killing teacher'

BBC - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:03
A teenage student "has accepted responsibility for the unlawful killing" of teacher Ann Maguire in a classroom, a court hears.
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Why I regret starting university in a relationship

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:12
Far from being a fresher's fling, my relationship took over my life, to the detriment of my social life and grades

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Hook-up apps like Tinder have killed romance on campus Continue reading...






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Languages in Wales deserve a fighting chance

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:00
Reflecting on his redundancy, former director for the national languages centre shares his hope for the future of language education in Wales Continue reading...






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Unlike Australian universities, UK universities are hierarchical and sexist

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 07:00
Australian universities are more collaborative and open-minded than their UK counterparts, says our anonymous academic Continue reading...






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Master teachers, how genes affect maths skills and research ethics

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 07:00
Weekly education round up: a blogger questions whether a school's gone too far with its "prizes for all" policy on sports day and a researcher defends randomised controlled trials Continue reading...






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The public sector strike shows how much times have changed

Telegraph - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 06:40
Fraser Nelson: Most workers have no stomach for militancy and they can see austerity is working






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VIDEO: Teachers strike closes schools

BBC - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 19:07
Members of the National Union of Teachers stayed away from work on Wednesday closing 20% of schools in England and Wales.
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VIDEO: Could free meals mean less funding?

BBC - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 19:02
Head teachers are concerned that free meals for all infant school children could lead to a reduction in other government funding for poorer children.
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Shanghai 'copied Ofsted inspection'

BBC - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 18:52
A summit on international education reform hears how high-performing Shanghai borrowed ideas from England's Ofsted
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University applications in UK up 4%

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 18:10
Education administrators hail 'excellent news' Continue reading...






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Teachers stage day of strike action

BBC - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 17:22
More than a fifth of England's schools were closed on Thursday during a strike by the National Union of Teachers, according to government figures.
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NUT teacher strike: as it happened

Telegraph - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 16:50
Look back over today's action, as NUT teachers took part in a national strike over pay, pensions and conditions






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Rise in UK university applications

BBC - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 16:20
New data shows rising numbers of students have applied to start university courses in the UK.
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NUT threatens further strikes in escalation of campaign

Telegraph - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 16:14
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) refuses to rule out further strikes in the new academic year as figures show a fifth of schools were shut in Thursday's walkout






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