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It's My Right SRE campaign launched

12 June 2014

A campaign is calling for statutory sex and relationships education (SRE) after a straw poll found a lack of training among teachers.


Ofsted steps-up fight to end grading of lesson observations

12 June 2014

Ofsted has launched a pilot project that will see 'gradeless' lesson observations. Inspectors in the Midlands have been told to stop grading lessons and to use a broader approach to judging teaching quality. Pete Henshaw reports.


Trends in term-time absence

12 June 2014

The rules over term-time absence changed last year. Amy Cook looks at how school leaders who use The Key have reacted.








Arts education in Wales gets £20m boost

5 June 2014

Arts education in Wales has been given a £20 million boost. The Welsh government and the Arts Council of Wales will allocate £10 million each over five years to fund arts projects in schools.



Special report: Defibrillators in schools

5 June 2014

Plans to help schools buy defibrillator machines at a lower cost have been broadly welcomed. Editor of the British Journal of School Nursing, Caroline Voogd, looks at the implications.


Five million children face living in poverty by 2020

5 June 2014

Despite a growing economy, the UK is set to see a record level of child poverty as wages remain low and welfare cuts continue, with fears that almost five million children could be in poverty by 2020. Pete Henshaw reports.






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