Teachers have suspended what would have been the first strike action against one of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools.
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Wednesday 13 October 2010
Many parents are still undermining schools' attempts to instil discipline in the classroom, a cross-party group of MPs heard today.
Friday 08 October 2010
Two of the top-performing state schools in the country have declared their sixth-forms a "no go" area for pupils without a top grade GCSE pass in a modern foreign language.
Monday 04 October 2010
A leading teachers' union is urging the Government to scrap plans for a cap on immigration because the union believes teachers from overseas help schools to combat racism.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Thursday 30 September 2010
The teaching awards – the "Oscars" of the teaching profession – will be upon us again later this month. It's when teachers take centre stage as celebrities in their own right, and declare from the stage of a famous London theatre: "This has been a team effort." A timely reminder, then, in a new book co-authored by John Bangs, former head of education at the National Union of Teachers, that the whole thing nearly did not get off the ground.
Monday 27 September 2010
Headteachers have called off their boycott of national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds after being promised an independent review by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. His offer, just before a meeting of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), persuaded its leaders to call off industrial action by 34 votes to two.
Thursday 23 September 2010
ne of the country's largest exam boards is advertising for student teachers to help mark GCSEs and A-levels next summer.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The latest Ofsted report paints an alarming picture of what is happening in our schools. The education watchdog claims to have uncovered a widespread over-diagnosis of children with special educational needs, with at least 475,000 pupils wrongly placed in this category. Ofsted says this fixation is distorting teaching priorities and contributing to a culture of low expectations in the classroom.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
More than 457,000 children listed as having special educational needs would not need extra help if they had better teachers, a new report says today. The study, from Ofsted, the education standards watchdog, says nearly half the schools in the country are classifying pupils as in need of extra support unnecessarily.
Thursday 02 September 2010
Round one in the propaganda war between teachers' unions and Government ministers over the revamped academies programme goes to the teachers.
Thursday 02 September 2010
A mixture of teaching union pressure, legal hitches and a lack of interest from schools marred the first day of the Government's blitz to boost the academies programme yesterday.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Top universities today denied having an unofficial list of "banned" A-levels, including less traditional subjects such as drama and business studies.
Thursday 19 August 2010
More and more students are studying sciences at A-level but there is concern about the increasing number turning their backs on modern languages.
Wednesday 04 August 2010
Test results for 11-year-olds published yesterday showed a drop in reading standards for the second year running.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
Ministers came under renewed pressure to scrap Sats tonight as results showed reading standards among 11-year-olds slipped for a second consecutive year.
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