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Monthly Archives: October 2014

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The Department for Education has produced a new guide for headteachers, staff and governing bodies to help them avert and take action against bullying, as part of their overall behaviour policy. It documents the legal obligations that schools have to meet, the powers they have in resolving issues emerging out of bullying and outlines the… Read More

October 31, 2014

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Statistics show that students from East Asian families consistently outperform other pupils in western school systems, a fact that politicians and educators are keen to explore. Replicating these successes is therefore a keen objective for all stakeholders. The Institute of Education at the University of London has been looking into this and has produced a… Read More

October 29, 2014

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The government has called on nurseries and other early years child care providers to do more to equip youngsters with the skills needed to give them the best start in life. Education minister Sam Gyimah said that toddlers need to benefit from quality education ahead of starting primary school because recent figures published by the… Read More

October 29, 2014

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The Department of Education says that boosting the number of academies and free schools in the country will help create a "better and more diverse school system". In a policy announcement, the DfE stated that there is an "urgent need" to transform standards in education. It is a pressing need because the UK is already… Read More

October 28, 2014

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More investment, time and effort are being directed to maths in schools across the UK, a new survey has found. Commissioned by the Department for Education, the poll revealed that headteachers and teachers are keen to boost the quality of teaching of the subject, ahead of the introduction of a tougher GCSE from September 2015. The reforms to the… Read More

October 28, 2014

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The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) has announced that it has drawn up new guidelines for the profession that will clarify when parents will be able to take their children out of school during term time. Writing in the Sunday Times, Russell Hobby, general secretary of the NAHT, said that previously policy had been confusing and severe,… Read More

October 27, 2014

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Labour's Tristram Hunt says that teachers should take a public pledge equivalent to the Hippocratic Oath that would see them vow allegiance to a set of values that would come to define their profession. The shadow educations secretary, who continues to lecture on Modern Britain History at Queen Mary University of London, said that this… Read More

October 26, 2014

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The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has launched a new project that aims to "broaden the horizons" of primary school children in England. At the core of this initiative is a desire to help youngsters better understand early on the relationship between what they study in school and how this translates into the working world. Supported… Read More

October 24, 2014

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Labour's Tristram Hunt says that teachers should take a public pledge equivalent to the Hippocratic Oath that would see them vow allegiance to a set of values that would come to define their profession. The shadow educations secretary, who continues to lecture on Modern Britain History at Queen Mary University of London, said that this… Read More

October 24, 2014

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The government has revealed that reforms it has made to GCSEs are beginning to take effect. It reported that the decline in the number of students taking "rigorous academic qualifications" is beginning to reverse. There has been an increase in the number of pupils taking "challenging" English Baccalaureate subjects, the Department for Education (DfE) continued…. Read More

October 24, 2014