Flagship academy finances probed

BBC - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 05:56
Spending watchdog puts finances of flagship academy praised by education ministers under microscopic scrutiny.
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Church plans savings club in schools

BBC - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 05:16
Children as young as four could have the chance to join savings clubs in an attempt by the Church of England to prevent them getting into debt later in life.
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£200,000 – what an academy head can earn after bumper pay rise

The Independent - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 00:22

The salaries of headteachers at academies are to be investigated in the wake of huge pay rises that have seen some of them now receiving more than £200,000 a year.

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Nearly half of academy trusts paid millions to ‘dubious’ contacts

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 00:01
NAO finds 43% of trusts paid public money towards private businesses of directors, trustees and relatives, worth estimated £71m
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Students tackle offensive laddish behaviour on university campuses

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 20:24
Workshops on ‘banter’ and sexual harassment aim to bring positive change to reduce pervasive and corrosive lad culture Continue reading...

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Richard Garner: Yes, there’s more to school than exams

The Independent - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 19:50

Alice and Emily Lumley have taken to their new school like ducks to water.

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A good mix: why ethnic minority pupils boost school achievement

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 19:01

Research published this week says London schools have achieved better GCSE results than the rest of England because they have a higher proportion of ethnic minority pupils. One anonymous teacher who worked in a Hackney secondary school for five years shares his experience

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Free childcare scheme 'underfunded'

BBC - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 18:20
The government's scheme offering free childcare for young people is facing chronic underfunding, according to a report commissioned by the Pre-school Learning Alliance.
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Taking on the Trojan Horse: Sir Mike Tomlinson on dealing with the aftermath of Islamist extremism

The Independent - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 17:30

To Sir Mike Tomlinson, there is an important question that needs to be answered over the Birmingham “Trojan Horse” affair, which has seen a number of schools in the city threatened with a takeover by hard-line Islamists.

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Professor Mike Neary delivers keynote at HEA enhancement event

Higher Education Academy - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 15:30
Wednesday, 12 November, 2014

National Teaching Fellow and Professor of Sociology in the School of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Lincoln, Professor Mike Neary delivered the keynote at the HEA’s enhancement event, The full picture: the journey from listenin

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Studying medicine as a postgraduate could make you a better doctor

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 13:51

Postgraduate medical courses are not an easy route to take, but your experience and maturity will help make you a good doctor

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No need for Muslim primary teachers to wear full-face veil - Islamic scholar

Telegraph - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 13:48
Leading Muslim education expert responds to former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams's remark that 'panic' over veil is misplaced

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Can apprenticeships cut unemployment?

BBC - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 13:22
Are apprenticeships the key to solving youth unemployment
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Live Q&A: how can we better support community languages?

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 12:48

There are hundreds of languages spoken across the UK. How can we capitalise on their educational, economic and cultural value? Join us on 14 November, 1-3pm BST, to discuss

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What's life like at school in Syria?

BBC - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 10:29
What's life like in a Syrian classroom
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Law students get down to business

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 09:52

Not all law students will go on to legal careers, but learning transferable skills makes them invaluable employees

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Alumni networks: the benefits missed by state schools

Telegraph - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 09:09
Research suggests that state schools could be missing out on thousands of pounds of untapped alumni donations, not to mention volunteer hours. Is it time to change this?

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