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History: Founded in 1960 as Filton Technical College. In February 2012, the college merged with Stroud College and was renamed South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

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If you read the prospectus of any top ten business school in the world, they will all claim to be 'truly global'.

Labour pledges to beef up teaching standards in further education colleges

Labour today pledged to beef up teaching standards in the nation's further education colleges as part of a drive to improve numeracy and literacy standards.

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One in five children who suffer with epilepsy has been accused of being “possessed” after having a seizure, according to shocking new research.

Teachers are calling for specialist training on how to deliver lessons about the dangers of pornography

Headteachers want four-year-olds to be taught about dangers of porn

Teaching union warns that sex on TV and the internet is robbing children of innocence

'Not in the best interests of children': Headteachers vote no confidence in Michael Gove's reforms

Unions say vote 'sends strongest possible message' to Education Secretary and Government that policies are failing children

Heads alarmed at rise of employer 'bullying'

Headteachers will be drawing up a blacklist of poor employers after complaints about the use of bully-boy tactics to get rid of heads have soared through the roof.

The room at the Nanford Guest House in Oxford, where the Oxford sex ring used to take vulnerable underage girls who were groomed for sexual exploitation (PA)

To tackle child sexual exploitation, prevention is better than new law

We need better systems for collecting and analysing information

Andy McSmith's Diary: A soapbox for the rich and obstinately opinionated

If you have money to throw away and a mind bunged up with prejudices you feel you must share, all you need do these days is contact the advertising department of The Times.

The report's findings are an embarrassment for the Education Secretary, Michael Gove

Star academy group misspent public money on lavish expenses

Report condemns a charity running 35 schools for ‘procedural irregularities’ and ‘weak’ controls

Headteachers look to ease stress with Ofsted alternative

Headteachers are to set up their own alternative school inspection service to Ofsted after claiming the watchdog is responsible for a dramatic increase in stress levels in the profession.

39 per cent of eight to 16-year-olds read daily using electronic devices

Children turn away from books in favour of reading electronically

Children are spending more time time reading on computers or other electronic devices than on books, magazines and comics for the first time, according to a study out today.

Michael Gove is planning to replace A* and A grade passes with a one, two, three or four pass

Education Secretary Michael Gove reveals radical rethink on grades in new GCSE revolution

'We have set the bar too low': Education Secretary set to make it harder to gain top-grade pass - replacing the ABC system with a one, two, three or four

GCSE and A-Level grading this summer could be as chaotic as last year because quality of marking is still poor, leading school heads warn

School headmaster says major issue of shoddy marking needs to be tackled

Greater Manchester Police has more senior officers fighting child sexual exploitation than gun crime

Britain's second largest police force is deploying more senior officers to fight child sexual exploitation than it is against violent gun crime.

Michael Gove sought to criticise teaching standards

Dumbing down, Minister? Michael Gove gets his educational facts from marketing surveys for Premier Inn and UKTV Gold

Education Secretary’s attack on lack of pupils’ knowledge not based on any academic research

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