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Forbes has highlighted the good work carried out by people in teaching jobs in London over the past decade or so and claimed their methods can help children all over the world receive a better standard of education. The article highlights the borough of Tower Hamlets, which 15 years ago had some of the worst… Read More

December 23, 2013

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Teachers at the first free school to be ordered to close should be given more time to turn it around. This is the view of the parents and pupils from the Discovery New School in Crawley, West Sussex, who made their opinions heard during an impassioned plea at Downing Street. Discovery was placed on Ofsted… Read More

December 20, 2013

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More teaching jobs look set to be created to keep pace with an increase in new school places. The government has announced that a further £2.35 billion will be used to ease the education pressures of a rising population. An initial £5 billion was already earmarked to create new school places, but the new funding… Read More

December 19, 2013

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People looking for teaching jobs may be used to moving to hubs like London, but new research has shown parents are willing to relocate so their children can get a place at a good school. The report from the Sutton Trust found that a third of parents have moved to locations they believe are home… Read More

December 18, 2013

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The head of Ofsted has slammed grammar schools in England for being "stuffed full" of middle-class children and failing to improve the chances of poorer pupils. Sir Michael Wilshaw's critical comments of state grammar schools were made after an expansion to the provision of selective education in Kent was rejected.  Weald of Kent Grammar School… Read More

December 17, 2013

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More than one-fifth of London children who took Year 6 SATs this year did not achieve basic levels in maths, reading and writing. The government has already said that standards were raised in this year's tests, but new figures from the Evening Standard have shown that almost 17,000 11-year-olds failed to obtain Level 4 in… Read More

December 16, 2013

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Many primary schools in England have missed tougher literacy and numeracy targets this year, new statistics have revealed. The Sats tests Year 6 pupils take were made harder this year and this led to 767 of the approximately 15,000 schools in the country missing their targets, according to data from the Department of Education (DfE)…. Read More

December 13, 2013

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If you work in a secondary teaching job, how do you feel about being told that genetic influence is accountable for nearly 60 per cent of the variation in GCSE exam results? Research suggested that nature rather than classroom nurture is the most important factor when it comes academia. Scientists from King's College London came… Read More

December 12, 2013

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The Department for Education's budget for free schools is now at £1.5 billion, much higher than original estimates. This is according to the National Audit Office (NAO) in its Establishing Free Schools report, which lists the going rate for setting up a new school, from the building process to filling teaching jobs, as £6.6 million…. Read More

December 11, 2013

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Ofsted believes teachers have tolerated "minor disruption and inattention" from students for far too long. Sir Michael Wilshaw – the regulator's chief inspector – said that while education standards are generally improving in the UK, there are still too many schools that are happy with mediocrity. In his second annual report, Sir Michael suggested the… Read More

December 11, 2013