Fred Talbot faces 9 charges of incident assault and one serious sexual assault
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Sunday 26 January 2014
Just over half of the schools also say they have found it difficult to recruit governors with suitable skills
Sunday 26 January 2014
The elite Catholic college, launchpad to many illustrious alumni, will be open to all-comers
Friday 24 January 2014
The Good Grammar leader warned that now apostrophes are gone, commas could be next
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Education Secretary said he would be prepared to back future applications to expand selective schools
Sunday 15 December 2013
As proposals for a ‘satellite’ school in Kent are rejected, Chief Inspector says the numbers fail to support claims that selection aids social mobility
Blow for supporters of selective schooling as Education Department vetoes major expansion of grammar school places in Kent
Friday 13 December 2013
Plans for a major expansion of grammar school places through the opening of a “satellite” school in Sevenoaks, Kent, have been vetoed by the Department for Education.
Thursday 21 November 2013
But one in three girls say they write out of class every day
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Blunkett angered by press hacking
Monday 11 November 2013
Teachers’ union leaders say increasing number of selective places is not best way to raise standards
The battle for grammar school places: Children from poorer homes 'should have free tuition' for 11-plus
Friday 08 November 2013
Researchers also say grammar schools should do more to shed elitist image
Tuesday 15 October 2013
'I understand what life is about now'
Wednesday 09 October 2013
The once-popular Victorian writer RM Ballantyne regularly channelled real-life adventures for his stories. His natural successor is Michelle Paver, whose children's books have sold over two million copies. A misleadingly demure former City lawyer, for research purposes she has swum with killer whales, gone seal hunting in Greenland and followed reindeer in Finland. For this Mediterranean Bronze Age novel, she has taken it comparatively easy, only crawling through claustrophobic copper mines and exploring a volcano.
Friday 04 October 2013
This book was given to me – by whom? – at the age of five or six, and was first browsed for its illustrations by Heath Robinson in misty watercolour. I would now describe these as resembling opium visions, but then I was simply lit up by images of Circe turning men into swine, Odysseus confronting the Cyclops, Lotus Eaters drugged on grassy ground, nymphs, sirens, and the rest.
Friday 20 September 2013
All public examinations - including GCSEs and A-levels - will be taken online within the next decade, an independent education chief is forecasting.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Inspectors present the most severe criticism yet of standards in a selective school
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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