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Heads warn that EBacc will hit arts provision

6 December 2012

A group of headteachers and academics has published a document promoting the future of arts education in the curriculum in the hope it will sway government thinking on the English Baccalaureate Certificate (EBC).




GCSE grading alliance prepares for its day in court

5 December 2012

Lawyers acting for an alliance of organisations and individuals seeking redress following last summer's GCSE English marking fiasco have been preparing their case, which will be heard in court next week.



Education index ranks UK as 6th best in world

29 November 2012

The UK has been ranked 6th in a global index of education super-powers compiled by researchers. The rankings, which take into account cognitive skills and educational attainment, see Finland and South Korea in the top two places.







Win a Brian Cox universe lesson for your school

29 November 2012

For the third year running, Professor Brian Cox is offering to give the science lesson of a lifetime to one lucky class. It is all aimed at promoting the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, which takes place from March 14 to 17 next year.



Schools unite to stand up to bullying

28 November 2012

From peer mentoring to setting up vertical tutor groups, schools have introduced a host of different strategies to help stamp-out bullying. But to mark Anti-Bullying Week, which ran last week (November 19 to 23), a north east London school launched a cros




Heads demand a crackdown on 'rogue Ofsted inspectors'

27 November 2012

Schools leaders have called for a crackdown on what they term "rogue school inspectors". It comes as Ofsted published its annual report, which showed a rising number of "good" and "outstanding" schools.






Don't believe the hype ― schools warned about their ICT spending

22 November 2012

The "hype and lure of digital education" has led to UK schools spending £1.4 billion in three years on technology but with little evidence that it has had tangible impact, research has claimed. A new study is offering best practice showing how ICT can be




'Warts and all' audit for Northern Ireland's school system

22 November 2012

Northern Ireland's schools system is to be put through a "warts and all" audit. Education minister John O'Dowd is calling in independent, international experts saying he does not agree with claims that the North has a world class system.

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