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Churchill archives give students an insight into tumultuous times

8 November 2012

Sir Winston Churchill is regarded as one of the greatest orators of the 20th century. And now a new initiative means that schools, universities and libraries will be able to view his entire archive of speech drafts, letters and papers online for the first



Awards honour teaching's stars

7 November 2012

Three secondary school professionals are among this year's Teaching Award winners. Lorraine Stobie, the headteacher of an all-age special school, teaching assistant David Bonnington, and new teacher Dr Elizabeth Bailey were honoured at the national finals




GCSE grading campaigners launch bid for justice at High court

5 November 2012

While arguments rage over who is to blame for the GCSE debacle, the alliance of students, local authorities and schools has lodged legal papers at the High Court and is waiting to hear if it will be granted a judicial review in its fight to secure a regra



Calls grow for UK-wide asbestos in schools audit

24 October 2012

Calls for a UK-wide audit of asbestos in schools have increased after councils in Wales were ordered to provide detailed information on the presence of the deadly material. It comes as the government issues guidance to schools on how to manage asbestos.






Plans to move heads between schools blasted

18 October 2012

A proposal to move headteachers in the Scottish capital between schools every five years has been criticised as "laughable and unworkable" by the general secretary of School Leaders Scotland (SLS).





Wales plans new GCSE benchmark

18 October 2012

At least six out of 10 pupils in Wales will be expected to gain five A* to C GCSEs or the equivalent under a new ambitious reform.


Star's educator parents inspire Teaching Awards ambassador role

18 October 2012

The celebrity ambassador for this year's Teaching Awards has been unveiled. The famous actress's mother is a deputy head of a special needs school while her father Des is a head of modern languages, something which inspired her to take on the role.



Virtual schools hit by council budget cuts

18 October 2012

Virtual schools have a hugely positive impact on the education of children in care, but there is "little evidence" that they are able to reduce the attainment gap, Ofsted has reported. Inspectors also found that budget cuts have led to a "significant redu


Fewer teens working

18 October 2012

The nation's 16 and 17-years-old are less likely to be employed now than a decade ago, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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