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Monthly Archives: January 2016

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As teachers, everyone likes to think they are unique and able to express themselves in a way no one else quite could, and while that might be true for a lot of aspects of the job, there are also a number of universal truths that exist across the whole education sector.  We take a look… Read More

January 31, 2016

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A greater number of schools across England and Wales have been rated as performing well under a new colour-coded system of grading in the second year of this style of rating being put in place.  According to governmental data, as many as 333 primary schools across England and Wales managed to achieve the top green… Read More

January 31, 2016

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Girls who attend single-sex state schools in England are more likely to perform well on their GCSEs than those who go to mixed schools, according to new research.  The education data analysts SchoolDash said that this is particularly prevalent as a factor among poorer students, with girls from these backgrounds far more likely to see… Read More

January 31, 2016

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More schools in Kent are failing than any other county in the country when it comes to GCSE results, according to the latest official data that shows how many schools nationwide are failing to achieve grades that are seen as acceptable.  At the moment, schools are seen as failing if more than 40 per cent… Read More

January 25, 2016

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Schools across England are to be asked to promote apprenticeships as much as a university education, as the education secretary seeks to bring an end to the so called "outdated snobbery" that exists when it comes to getting people onto the former.  Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, said she will be bringing… Read More

January 25, 2016

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Schools in England and Wales are set to see big changes in the way they are ranked moving forward, as this year marks the last academic year that they will be judged solely on their raw GCSE results.  Head teachers nationwide have welcomed the decision, which will see schools measured on a much wider range… Read More

January 22, 2016

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The government needs to look into the way academy schools are assessed in order to simplify the process, a report published by the Education Select Committee has claimed.  With more than 5,000 schools across England and Wales now having become academies, the group of MPs said the system for evaluating and tracking their performance is… Read More

January 21, 2016

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A report from the departing chief schools adjudicator, the last before her retirement, has claimed that many schools across the nation are breaking rules when it comes to admission arrangements, with a range of problems identified.  Elizabeth Passmore's report claims that many schools are making the issue of admission more complicated than it has to… Read More

January 14, 2016

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Teachers in the UK want to see healthy eating become part of the curriculum with many concerned that their pupils have little knowledge about what constitutes a healthy meal.  According to a survey of more than 500 primary school teachers, conducted by the educational programme Eat Like A Champ, nearly as many as half of… Read More

January 13, 2016

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Over the past few months, the words "crisis" and "shortage" have been common when it comes to describing the state of recruitment of new teachers in the education sector. However, one teacher training college has announced that it now expects to see a swell of new applicants in 2016.  January often marks the start of… Read More

January 13, 2016