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Teachers losing confidence in exam marking, study suggests

Heads and teachers are losing confidence in the marking of GCSE and A-level exams, according to new research published today.

A Muslim teenager has been prevented from starting her A-Levels at a London school for wearing a full-face veil

Muslim teen ‘banned from starting sixth form’ at London school for wearing niqab

The Camden School for Girls does not have a uniform policy but says the 16-year-old cannot wear the full-face veil

It is feared that as many as 3,000 primary schools could fall below tough new minimum standards in the three Rs being introduced in 2016

Even excellent schools ‘don’t help poor kids to catch rich’

The gap in performance between poor and better-off pupils is just as high in schools ranked “outstanding” as those labelled “inadequate”, researchers have found.

Ministers and employers have been pressing the need for more students to opt for courses giving them the skills the UK needs to compete in the global market

Universities increasingly take on new students with vocational qualifications instead of A-levels

Growing numbers of teenagers with top-class vocational qualifications are being recruited by UK universities while the number with A-levels dwindle, according to figures released today.

According to updated figures, just 52 per cent of children have achieved a “good level of development” by the end of reception

Half of all five year olds are not ready for school, research shows

Marmot Review finds Government’s decision to cut Sure Start funding partially to blame

Uppingham is a 798-pupil boarding school in Rutland

Public schools help state pupils get to Oxbridge

Promising candidates are given well-honed tips on writing a CV and preparing for interview

The Devon university spent more than £24,000 on a staff trip to Miami this year

Plymouth University 'spent £150,000 on 7 chairs' after protests against potential job losses

Meanwhile job losses have prompted lecturer protests

The school was set up by parents who wanted a secondary school with a Catholic ethos

New London free school opens with just 17 pupils

Trinity Academy in Brixton opened in premises costing £18m

Scottish referendum results: Majority of Scottish academics relieved at result

The majority of Scottish academics will have greeted the “no” vote in the Scottish referendum with a sigh of relief.

Ministers have argued that schools are ideally placed to provide extra childcare places for working parents

Government plan to expand preschools to accept two-year-olds attacked as 'nonsensical'

The Government’s controversial plan for schools to expand to take two-year-olds in nurseries has been condemned as “nonsensical”, after official statistics revealed that the vast majority of schools do not plan to take part.

Already the 60,000 undergraduates at English universities from EU countries owe £690 million in outstanding debts

60,000 more university places may mean more unpaid student loans

Repayments from EU students will be harder to collect, says think tank report

The funds will be targeted at the promotion of shared education for Protestant and Catholic children

Secretive ex-billionaire Chuck Feeney gives away the last of his fortune to educate Northern Irish children

The grants are among the last that will be made by Atlantic Philanthropies

A gay pride event

British universities becoming more gay-friendly, says Stonewall

British universities are becoming more gay-friendly, according to a major new study by a gay rights charity.

Aurora Academies Trust, which runs four primary schools in East Sussex including Oakwood Primary, pays its US parent company about £100,000 a year to use its patented global curriculum

Academy schools criticised over payments to board members

Report highlights ‘questionable’ practices where sponsors’ companies charge for services

The National Numeracy charity wants maths to be seen as a vital life skill

Shame celebrities who boast about poor maths, says numeracy charity

Maths skills should be as important as reading, claims National Numeracy

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