Primary school places: how to challenge a decision

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:55
If you are one of the thousands of parents whose children have not been allocated a place, here is what you can do about it Continue reading...






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'Crisis' warning as up to four in 10 refused first choice primary school

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:44
Nearly 40 per cent of children rejected from first choice primary school in parts of England as experts warn that record numbers of parents are preparing to appeal






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School admissions: warning over 'crisis' in primary places

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:44
Figures show up to four in 10 children were rejected from their first choice primary school as experts warned that record numbers of parents were preparing to appeal






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Female Genital Mutilation: Teachers told to 'check holiday plans' of children at risk of FGM

The Independent - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:23

Teachers and schools should check on the holiday arrangements of pupils from communities which practice female genital mutilation (FGM), a conference was told.








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Primary school admissions: local authority figures

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:16
We take a look at figures from 51 local authorities, which reveal the number of primary school applications and the percentage of pupils getting their first choice






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National offer day: did you get the primary school place you wanted?

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:51

Families of more than 600,000 four-year-olds in England find out which primary school their children will attend on Wednesday. Did you get the school you wanted? Tell us in our open thread

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One woman's remarkable reflection on surviving genocide

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:45
Taban Shoresh was only four when Saddam Hussein's soldiers tried to bury her and her family alive in 1986. On the anniversary of Anfal, Saddam's codename for the systematic attacks against the Kurds, she looks back at her experience






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Parents expect a university degree to increase their children's income

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:38
Survey shows parents have high expectations of the power of a degree, but experts warn graduate pay has fallen Continue reading...






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Primary school places: the appeals process

The Independent - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:28

If you are one of the thousands of disappointed parents whose child has been refused admission to your first choice school, you can appeal.








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Teachers urged to watch for FGM

BBC - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:22
A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.
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Universities must make languages relevant

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:35
The numbers of students studying languages degrees is at its lowest in a decade universities must make their academic study more pertinent, argues Katrin Kohl
UK students taking languages degrees at record low Continue reading...






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Primary school places: Tens of thousands of children miss out on their first-choice

The Independent - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 09:58

Tens of thousands of parents are bracing themselves for disappointment as they find out whether their child has been granted a place in their first-choice primary school for this September.








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Why banning the Sun on university campuses is wrong

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 08:55
Policy at many students' unions has been hijacked by a vocal minority in what can look like action at the cost of democracy Continue reading...
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Michael Gove advertises for new Ofsted chief

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:30
Although Michael Gove is advertising for a new Ofsted chief, Theodore Agnew, the private equity boss, is already regarded as a 'shoo-in'.






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How to make marking more efficient: three new techniques for teachers

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 07:00
English teacher Andrew Tharby shares his advice on how to significantly reduce the time spent marking while improving the quality of feedback for students Continue reading...
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Primary school admissions: the appeals process

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 06:08
Parents will today find out which primary school their children have been allocated, but what about if you were unsuccessful? John Chard talks us through the appeals process






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School admissions: two becoming 'de facto school starting age'

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 06:02
A study by the Children's Commissioner suggests that two is now being seen as the 'de facto age of compulsory schooling' as almost 600,000 parents prepare to find out which state primary their children have got into for September






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Bullying 'impacting' school grades

BBC - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 06:02
A report finds around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.
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Tens of thousands of infants miss out on first choice primary school

Telegraph - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 06:00
More than 600,000 children will today be allocated primary school places as part of the first national "offer day", with warnings that some one-in-eight could miss out on their first choice






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