Careers advice: Downgrade schools with poor service, MPs urge

BBC - Tue, 05/07/2016 - 01:32
Schools with substandard careers advice should be downgraded in Ofsted inspections, MPs say.
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Morgan warns Sats results not comparable to previous years

BBC - Mon, 04/07/2016 - 20:08
The results of Sats tests taken in primary schools in England, due to be published on Tuesday, cannot be compared with previous years, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
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Child abuse inquiry chairwoman Susan O'Brien QC resigns

BBC - Mon, 04/07/2016 - 16:56
The chairwoman of the Scottish government's child abuse inquiry Susan O'Brien QC resigns, having faced being sacked over "unacceptable" comments.
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Durand Academy may close amid 'serious financial concerns'

BBC - Mon, 04/07/2016 - 14:54
A chain of academies could face closure amid "serious concerns" over how it is governed and its use of public money.
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Teachers' strike 'harmful' says Morgan

BBC - Mon, 04/07/2016 - 12:33
This week's one-day strike by the National Union of Teachers will harm children's education and inconvenience parents, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
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Private college ordered to pay £5,000 to former student

BBC - Mon, 04/07/2016 - 04:17
A private college has been ordered to pay £5,000 to a former student who claimed a certificate for a course she completed was issued a year late.
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Angela Rayner appointed shadow education secretary

BBC - Fri, 01/07/2016 - 12:57
Angela Rayner has been appointed shadow education secretary, the Labour Party has confirmed.
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Approved Knowsley sixth form closure ends A-level provision

BBC - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 15:44
A Merseyside borough will no longer have A-level provision after the government approves the closure of its only sixth form centre offering the qualification.
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Magic reading key

BBC - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 13:01
They've helped millions of children to read and parents either love them or hate them. Who are Biff, Chip and Kipper and what are they really called?
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Isle of Wight Council can fight school holiday ruling

BBC - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 12:19
Isle of Wight Council is told it can apply to challenge a High Court decision in favour of a father who took his daughter out of school in term time.
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European referendum: Pupils 'fear being forced out'

BBC - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 11:43
Heads are warning that young European pupils fear they may be forced to leave Britain in the wake of the vote to leave the EU.
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Sweatshop risk

BBC - Thu, 30/06/2016 - 02:55
Tim Whewell visits the special schools springing up in Turkey to help the refugee children of Syria's "lost generation".
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New Ofsted boss quizzed on lack of teaching experience

BBC - Wed, 29/06/2016 - 14:26
Amanda Spielman, the government's preferred candidate for the next chief inspector of schools in England, is challenged over her lack of experience as a teacher.
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Pat Glass resigns as Labour education shadow secretary

BBC - Wed, 29/06/2016 - 12:08
Pat Glass resigns as Labour's education shadow just two days after being appointed.
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More English schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted

BBC - Wed, 29/06/2016 - 11:43
Ofsted data reveals a slight increase in the proportion of schools judged good or outstanding in England.
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University of food awards 'Nobel prize for chefs'

BBC - Wed, 29/06/2016 - 00:28
A university dedicated to food is to award an international prize for a chef whose cooking does good as well as tastes good.
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Italian PM suggests UK students could have EU passports

BBC - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 19:02
Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has suggested that UK students wanting to study in Europe could receive passports from other European Union countries.
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Reading should be about pleasure, not points or prizes

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 19:00

Children’s books site member Eligor was outraged on receiving a letter from school announcing a reading programme based on points, rewards and competition. Not only is it unnecessary, it may actually be turning children off reading for fun

I love reading for many reasons. It can be an escape from reality; a comfort for when you feel upset or fed up; nostalgic (I frequently reread my old picture books); just to relax; to think deeply about things (I’ve read a book called the Complete Philosophy Files and reviewed it on the Guardian Children’s book site!); to identify with characters; and also to savour the very words themselves.

The physical side of reading also plays a part. The feel of books, turning the pages, and the smell of books... (If you have ever smelled the pages of an old book, you will know what I mean.)

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Councils failing to protect at-risk children, says Ofsted

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 18:42

More than a quarter judged ‘inadequate’ by social care report, and child protection system has too much mediocre provision

Too many vulnerable children face “clear and present risk of harm” because of serious failings in council child protection departments, Ofsted has said.

More than a quarter of councils were judged “inadequate” by inspectors, with three-quarters in total rated as less than “good”, according to the latest annual Ofsted social care report.

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School population rises by 121,000

BBC - Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:12
The number of pupils in England's school system has risen for the seventh successive year, according to an annual census.
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