Hundreds of children taught in classrooms with over 70 pupils

Telegraph - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 00:01
Immigration and a baby boom sees huge rise in number of children being taught in overcrowded classrooms






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Labour sounds alarm on sharp rise in infant class sizes under Coalition

The Independent - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 19:19

There has been a dramatic rise in class sizes, with the number of five- to seven-year-olds taught in classes of more than 30 rise by 200 per cent in four years to 93,000, the official school census has shown.








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PhD in chocolate a sweet job on offer at Cambridge University

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 17:51
Research project is aimed at discovering how the treat can stay solid when sold in warm climates Continue reading...






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Best job in the world? 'Doctor of chocolate' sought by Cambridge University

The Independent - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 12:50

Cambridge University is looking for someone to undertake a PhD that for the sweet-toothed many could lead them to their dream position – becoming the first doctor of chocolate.








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Cambridge University looks for 'doctor of chocolate'

The Independent - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 12:50

Cambridge University is looking for someone to undertake a PhD that for the sweet-toothed many could lead them to their dream position – becoming the first doctor of chocolate.








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Replacing Ofsted would improve the quality of provision in colleges

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 09:00
Ofsted inspections are stifling the further education sector. A peer review system would work much better, argues college manager Jayne Stigger Continue reading...






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Ofsted visits are more useful than data they give a fuller picture of the school

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 08:00
Headteacher Sarah Moore, who stars in a new documentary series, Heads Tales, talks to Rebecca Ratcliffe about Ofsted, alternative league tables and parental engagement Continue reading...






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Academies run by 'superhead' received advance notice of Ofsted checks

The Guardian Unlimited - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 00:05
Whistleblowers say schools in Norfolk overseen by Rachel de Souza were able to prepare for visits days or weeks in advance Continue reading...






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Bid to encourage students into traditional subjects 'could have backfired'

Telegraph - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 00:01
Effort to encourage academic subjects may have resulted in fewer teenagers taking separate science GCSEs






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Free tablet computers and £900 cash on offer in scramble to woo students

The Independent - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 00:00

Students with A-level grades as low as three Es are being offered free tablet computers to sign up for courses, as competition to fill places hots up between universities.








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Ebola outbreak: College campuses on alert as new term begins

The Independent - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 00:00

Universities in the UK have been put on alert to be ready for a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus when the new term starts in September.








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Does the passion of Michael Gove still burn bright?

Telegraph - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 19:00
Exam results vindicate the former education secretary's reforms - now his successor must keep that radical flame alive, says Matthew d'Ancona






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My drink was spiked. The next day the questions began

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 09:28
The focus wasn't on my would-be attacker, but on me and my conduct Continue reading...






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Secret Teacher: reminiscing with ex-pupils is starting to leave a sour taste

The Guardian Unlimited - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 07:00

Bumping into former students reminds me that teaching is a privilege we shape young peoples memories. But when all they remember is targets, how does that reflect on us?
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Fears over children making friends

BBC - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 00:37
A third of parents' main worry when their child starts school is that they won't make friends, research by charity Action for Children finds.
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Britain to become one of most highly qualified countries in world

Telegraph - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 22:00
Half or all working-age adults will have a degree or equivalent qualification by 2020, a new forecast finds
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GCSE exam overhaul 'risks leading to results day chaos'

Telegraph - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 21:00
GCSE grades for hundreds of thousands of teenagers will be published next week, with some schools braced for a significant dip in results following an overhaul of exams






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Record number of students off to university after undergrad cap raised

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 20:32
Higher proportion of sixth formers go into further education, including more women and students from deprived areas Continue reading...






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A-level results: Students ‘trade up’ their offers for places at UK’s most elite universities

The Independent - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 19:06

Record numbers of teenagers who achieved better-than-expected A-level results have already “traded up” to take places at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities, official figures revealed yesterday.








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