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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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François Ozon's In the House plays games with narrative, though in a more beguiling literary fashion than cinema usually allows.

Michael Gove tells teaching unions: We can talk, but I won't turn back on pay and pension plans

Education Secretary says he will forge ahead with plans to increase pension contributions and scrap automatic annual pay rises despite strike threats from unions

Catherine Tate has joined to cast of David Walliams' new BBC sitcom

Catherine Tate joins cast of David Walliams' new BBC1 sitcom Big School

Catherine Tate has been added to the cast of David Walliams's new BBC1 sitcom.

Michael Gove says he is 'very happy' to meet teaching unions

Michael Gove today agreed to meet two teaching unions planning to strike over pay and pensions, but warned the Government will not row back on its plans.

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Gove's new National Curriculum demands too much, too young

It is not the underperformance of teachers that is harming young people's chances, but broader inequality in society. Mr Gove's proposals are change for the worse

Girls' teacher killed in Taliban shooting victim 'Malala-style' attack

A teacher in Pakistan has been murdered in an attack similar to that on Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl blogger.

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Will Michael Gove's high-stakes final exams put 'girl power' into reverse?

Education Secretary Michael Gove’s exam reforms could discriminate against girls, teachers warned today.

Stephen Twigg: 'The word crisis is sometimes overused but I think in this context it is the right word'

Labour says 15,000 extra teachers needed to cope with bulge in birth rate

Stephen Twigg: 'The word crisis is sometimes overused but I think in this context it is the right word'

The Mussel Feast, By Birgit Vanderbeke. Peirene Press, £10

In a Berlin apartment, a woman scrubs four kilos of mussels and places them in a heavy pot to cook as she and her two teenagers wait for the father to return. The meal is his favourite, and she has prepared it to celebrate his expected promotion. Written in 1989 as East Germany's communist dictatorship was unravelling, Birgit Vanderbeke's novella was first published the following year. Capturing the national mood, it won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, and is now a school text.

Clean slate for thousands as minor crimes cleared

Thousands of people with minor convictions dating back years are to have their records cleared in a major law change after judges declared the current system breached their human rights, the Government said today.

New teachers are being drawn to computer science following an overhaul

Become a teacher: Help nuture the next generation of computer scientists

Teaching can be a rewarding career for graduates, says Glynis Kozma

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

Train us to deliver lessons on dangers of pornography, plead teachers

'For many young people, pornography now precedes sex'

Grow up, teachers. You knew what you were signing up for

Teaching can be a very pressurised job, but when you go into it you know that you will have to take some work home - complaining about that just sets a bad example

ATL general secretary, Mary Bousted

Moderate teachers' union backs vote of 'no confidence' in Education Secretary Michael Gove

Delegates also declared no confidence in chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw

Unruly children: How did ‘discipline’ become a dirty word?

The term now implies an abuse of power. And punishment of children is frequently represented as a violation of human rights.

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