A-level school league tables 2014: compare your school's performance

Telegraph - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:30
Compare how secondary schools across England performed at A-level with our unique interactive graphic. You can search by school, postcode, or region, then compare selected schools. Use the buttons on the right to switch between table and map view
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Secondary school league tables: how to read the results

Telegraph - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:30
Today the Department for Education publishes the results of how schools in England performed at GCSE and A-levels, but what do these results actually show?
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GCSE performance tables: Number of failing schools doubles in a year

Telegraph - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:30
Data published by the Department for Education shows that more than 300 schools missed the government's basic targets for 16-year-olds, as grades at top performing schools also dip
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Number of English schools failing on GCSE targets doubles in a year

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:30
Worsening national performance follows a series of changes to the make-up of the GCSE league tables Continue reading...






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GCSE school league tables 2014: compare your school's performance

Telegraph - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:30
Compare how secondary schools across England performed at GCSE level with our unique interactive graphic. You can search by school, postcode, or region, then compare selected schools. Use the buttons on the right to switch between table and map view
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Does competitive sport in school do more harm than good?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 07:00

With so much of the curriculum already target driven, journalist Matthew Jenkin questions whether the incentive to win in PE is either necessary or effective

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Apps let parents 'spy' on their kids

BBC - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 02:19
Apps that allow parents to 'spy' on their kids
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League tables branded a 'nonsense'

BBC - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 00:41
Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over IGCSEs.
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Trevor Averre-Beeson reveals the dark side of being a successful headteacher in new book

The Independent - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 00:00

Imagine being head of a school where the pupils go round chanting "we don't need no education" for much of the time. That was the task which beset Trevor Averre-Beeson when, in 2002, he took over at the helm of Islington Green School in north London – whose pupils provided the singing support for Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall".








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Why the league system no longer measures up

The Independent - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 22:30

Today's league tables make clear one big challenge facing the next government: the need to reform the accountability system for schools.After more than 20 years of league tables, the school system is too compliant and too ready to respond to changes in published performance indicators. And governments are too ready to modify indicators to drive change.








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Schools watchdog chief denies Ofsted has anti-Christian agenda

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 19:01
Sir Michael Wilshaw says free schools penalised for ‘narrowing curriculum’ as MPs report parents’ anger at questions to pupils Continue reading...






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Trojan Horse schools are 'still under threat’

The Independent - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 18:31

Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham are in danger of falling to extremists again, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned.








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Staff shortage at Trojan schools

BBC - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 17:35
Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham are struggling to recruit staff, the Chief Inspector of Schools has told MPs.
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School postpones gay bullying class

BBC - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 17:30
A Dublin school has postponed anti-homophobic bullying workshops following complaints by parents.
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St Alban's ARK Academy in Birmingham – in pictures

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 14:11

St Alban’s ARK Academy multi-faith school in Birmingham. Photographed by Newsteam for the Guardian

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Birmingham school unites faiths: not through grand gestures but hard work

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 14:11
St Alban’s C of E academy, in city reeling from Trojan horse scandal, highlights common bits shared by religions in effort to truly integrate communities Continue reading...






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Islamist radicals will reclaim 'Trojan Horse plot' schools without extra funding, Ofsted chief warns

Telegraph - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 13:47
Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted's chief inspector, says radicals 'have gone to ground' but will return in Birmingham schools unless there is extra funding to recruit better teachers






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Resources now available from HEA’s enhancement event - Technology-enhanced learning: What can we learn from MOOCs?

Higher Education Academy - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 13:36
Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

A series of presentations from the HEA’s recent event on technology-enhanced learning, which took place on 22 January at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, is now available.

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Postdoc diaries – six months on from the job hunt

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 11:53

We get back in touch with two PhD graduates six months on from defending their viva to see if they’ve finally secured work

More from the postdoc diaries series
Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips
What to do if you don’t work well with your supervisor

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International students: don't be afraid to get involved in protests

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 10:16

Political campaigning can be complicated for international students in the UK – but they shouldn’t be put off making a stand

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