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Nicky Morgan calls for Ofqual U-turn on scrapping science practicals

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 19:34
Education secretary criticises move to keep lab work out of A-level and GCSE results, in first test of regulator’s independence

The education secretary has called for practical science experiments to be retained as part of GCSE and A-level exam grades in England, after publicly rebuking the exams regulator, Ofqual.

In a strongly worded speech at the Politeia thinktank in London, Nicky Morgan said that dropping practical lab work from both A-level and GCSE results would harm the next generation of scientists. She added that Ofqual should reconsider the move.

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The Guardian view on Syriza’s Essex connection

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 19:27
Oxbridge graduates may rule in Britain. But a different British university is making the running in Greece Continue reading...






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Black and Asian school-leavers more likely to go to university than their white peers

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 17:13
New government figures raise fresh concerns about educational underachievement among white pupils

Black and Asian young people leaving school are more likely to go to university than their white counterparts, according to new government figures that will raise fresh concerns about educational underachievement among white pupils.

Of youngsters educated in the state sector, 64% of Asian students and 62% of black students went on to higher education in 2012-13, compared to just 45% of white students.

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How to spot if you or colleagues are stressed: tell-tale signs for teachers

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 16:30

Mental health problems are on the rise in teaching. But what early stress warning signs should you look out for in yourself and others?

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No proof that academies raise standards, inquiry finds

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 12:36
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Businesses up their investment in UK university research projects

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 11:21

The CBI urges universities and companies to look at new models for partnerships, pointing to increased business interest in research collaborations

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How a law degree could launch your career in politics

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:24

The skills and experience you gain as a law student could benefit you in other careers – such as politics

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A third of headteachers say school buildings not fit for purpose

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:40
Leaking roofs, rising damp … four years after Building Schools for the Future was scrapped, this is the reality for 35% of school leaders surveyed Continue reading...






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The Costa book of the year contender bringing poetry to class

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:35
Poet and teacher Jonathan Edwards, up against Ali Smith for the top Costa prize, has no intention of leaving school. It’s where he gets his inspiration, he says Continue reading...






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Schools need to be part of a community, not stand alone

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:20

The breakdown in relations between government and local authorities, even in some Conservative areas, has caused a mess

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Has the Research Excellence Framework been drowned out by its own noise?

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:10
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Workload forcing new teachers out of the profession, survey suggests

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:00

New recruits say they don’t have a good work-life balance and 25% think they will quit in their first five years

Almost three quarters (73%) of trainee and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) have considered leaving the profession, according to a new survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

Heavy workloads are wreaking havoc among new recruits as 76% of respondents cited this as the main reason they considered quitting.

Related: How have teacher workloads changed over the past 25 years?

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Five top reasons people become teachers – and why they quit

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:00

A new survey shows that 73% of trainee teachers have considered leaving the profession – mostly due to workload. But they join because they want to work with young people

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General election 2015: Send us your schools questions for the Green party

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 06:50
What would you like to ask the Greens’ spokesperson for schools, Samantha Pancheri? Tweet or email us your questions now for our readers’ interview Continue reading...






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Sums don’t add up in inquiry into school’s finances

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 19:49
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A healthy diet

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 18:00

Gobble up your grammar

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Yale police investigating second sexual assault on campus in four-day span

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 17:22
  • Incident reportedly happened Wednesday, but students were informed Friday
  • School criticised in 2013 for failing to expel those guilty of sexual misconduct
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How to teach … volcanoes

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 16:30

From lava flowing papier-mache models to class trips to the Science Museum, there’s plenty of ways to get your pupils fired up about volcanoes

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IPCC investigates alleged student assaults during tuition-fee protest

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 14:28
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How to find your first teaching job

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 10:22

Teaching isn’t the most competitive of graduate job markets, but it can still be challenging to find the right school for you

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