Children who are fluent readers are being damaged by the Government’s insistence on using synthetic phonics in the classroom, a leading academic warns today.
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Wednesday 08 January 2014
The Education Secretary's ability to brush aside the past work of so many is worrying as well as sad
Saturday 07 December 2013
Nearly half of teachers who are black or ethnic minority (BME) feel that racial discrimination has stopped them from progressing in their careers, a conference organised by a teacher union has heard.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Teachers can inspire and enthuse only if they have been trained in their subjects
Majority of parents believe sex education should be compulsory in secondary schools, YouGov poll reveals
Thursday 23 May 2013
Sex education lessons should be compulsory in secondary schools and address the issue of sexual consent, the vast majority of parents believe.
Sunday 14 April 2013
It is perhaps no surprise to find Education Secretary Michael Gove and hundreds of teachers at loggerheads over his proposed national curriculum reforms.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Travelling circuses could be hit with an exodus of performers as a result of proposed new education reforms, entertainers have warned.
Sunday 24 March 2013
Wednesday 06 March 2013
History, it seems, is a subject where everyone has a view as to how it should be taught in schools – and they all differ.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
The former Tory Education minister Tim Loughton has turned his fire on his old boss Michael Gove by tabling a series of hostile parliamentary questions designed to unseat the Education Secretary’s key adviser.
Friday 15 February 2013
Why not give students the choice of which activity they partake in?
Britain's honours system set for shake-up, with ministers given powers to 'fast track' nominations for knighthoods and other awards
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Ministers are to be given the power to ‘fast track’ nominations for knighthoods and other awards as part of plans to radically shake-up of Britain’s ancient honours system.
Friday 07 September 2012
Kids don't think reading is cool and only three in ten read on their own initiative. But who wants to be "cool" anyway?
Monday 03 September 2012
Liam Houghton studied BA Architecture at the University of Westminster and was awarded First Class Honours. He writes that his experience was challenging but extremely useful
Wednesday 29 August 2012
The Swedish secret service has come under fire for lavishing more than £400,000 on a James Bond-themed staff party.
Sunday 26 August 2012
The son of Authorized sweeps to victory in Melrose Stakes and lines up a challenge to Camelot
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
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- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough