Doncaster primary school investigates pupil's walkout

BBC - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 15:05
The school apologised after the child was found an hour later more than two miles (3.2km) away.
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Five unconscious biases that hold back female researchers

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 14:47

Our research into the low numbers of female professors encountered damaging assumptions and prejudices

The Guardian recently published a piece on why universities can’t see women as leaders. But it’s not only in the top tiers of higher education that women are under-represented. As a detailed 2016 analysis of higher education leaders by not-for-profit WomenCount points out: “The real crunch is at professorial level, where only 23% are women.”

Related: Too flirty? Too fertile? It's tough to be the right kind of woman in academia

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Scottish heads to get £3.5m support scheme

BBC - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:14
Head teachers are to be offered a new package of training support as part of a £3.5m Scottish government scheme.
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Drop in teacher training recruits revealed

BBC - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 11:11
Head teachers' leaders say the reduction in numbers will deepen the teacher recruitment crisis.
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Quarter of English state primary schools are 'ethnically segregated'

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 19:53

‘Significant fails’ in percentage of white British children attending local schools in some areas, according to study

The government is being urged to tackle segregation in schools after research claimed that more than a quarter of all state primary schools across England and four in 10 state secondaries were ethnically segregated.

The study, which uses a new measure of segregation, also claims that 30% of primary schools and 28% of secondaries are split by socio-economic background.

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Diana Wallace obituary

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 19:29

My mother Diana Wallace, who has died aged 92, was a social worker dedicated to her chosen field in both a professional and voluntary capacity throughout her life.

She was born in Exeter, Devon, to John Sidey, an architect, and his wife, Florence (nee Brinsmead). The youngest of six, she forged enduring friendships at St Margaret’s school, Exeter. As a teenager, she developed her Christian faith, which sustained her through good times and tough times.

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Warning over segregation in England's schools

BBC - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 19:00
Thousands of state schools in England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, research finds.
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PMQs: May gets personal with Corbyn over grammar schools

BBC - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 16:34
Theresa May attacks Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for sending his son to a grammar school.
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School funding: Fundraising to keep schools running

BBC - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 15:44
The BBC's spoke to two schools, in two different areas, to find out how they are going to cope with budget squeezes.
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NUT and ATL vote to merge into National Education Union

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 14:27

Members of National Union of Teachers and Association of Teachers and Lecturers vote in favour of ‘game-changing’ merger

Two teachers unions have voted to merge to become a single “super union” to create a stronger voice to speak up for those working in education and challenge government policy.

Related: Ministers can no longer ignore protests over the school funding crisis | Geoff Barton

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Teachers' unions merge to make super-union

BBC - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 14:20
The merged NUT and ATL will be called the National Education Union and will have nearly 500,000 members.
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Corbyn accuses May of breaking Tory pledge on education funding

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 14:11

PM criticises shadow frontbenchers for sending their children to private schools as Labour leader says cuts betray a generation

Theresa May has been accused by Jeremy Corbyn of breaching a Conservative manifesto pledge not to cut education funding, prompting her to launch a personal attack on the Labour frontbench for sending their children to private and grammar schools.

The prime minister made the personal criticisms after Corbyn said her plans to shake up school funding would be “betraying a generation” by leaving about 9,000 schools facing steep cuts.

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Digs you deserve: how to find a student house in Britain

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:33

Choose your flatmates well, chat with current tenants and don’t let landlords pressure you into signing anything too soon

It’s one of the few things I don’t miss about being a student: the hassle of finding a habitable house. You’ll probably see several dodgy hovels before you find anything half-decent. Here’s what I learned – including what to avoid – on the hunt for a student home.

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School governors point to 'diabolical' budget squeeze

BBC - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:19
School governors label budget squeeze 'diabolical', as new funding formula is considered in England.
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Everton Free School

BBC - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 07:39
Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League club. It is expensive but is it worth it?
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Everton Football Club's free school for troubled kids

BBC - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 01:18
It's the only school run by a Premier League football club.
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What really makes Bear Grylls afraid?

BBC - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 01:01
Everyone has to tackle their fears. Adventurer Bear Grylls explains how he tackles his own self-doubt.
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