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
Most of us know Count Leo Tolstoy as the author of War and Peace, a big book that we haven't read. What is less well known about this remarkable individual is that he was a social reformer whose pacifist and anarchist ideas were to have huge influence in the 20th century and to this day. I say all this because Tolstoy has been popping up in my conversations recently: a Viennese journalist, flatteringly if absurdly, compared me to him the other day, and I have just started to read Anna Karenina.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
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