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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).


Creative pupils tackle racism and prejudice

18 October 2012

More than 1,000 pieces of creative writing and artwork tackling the theme of race equality and cultural diversity were celebrated at the finals of the Arts and Minds Awards 2012.


Students show their films at Tate Modern

18 October 2012

It is not often that GCSE art students get the chance to see their films shown at London's Tate Modern. But that is what happened to 28 year 11 pupils from Alderman Peel High School in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.



GCSE grading alliance will pursue justice in the courts

16 October 2012

Secondary school leaders have cast doubt on the efficacy of this autumn's GCSE English re-sits, fearing the exercise is unlikely to see any wholesale improvements in grades. It comes as the alliance of local authorities, schools, unions and individual pup


Staff 'polarised' by industrial action

11 October 2012

Industrial action by teaching unions in response to the coalition government's education reforms are polarising teachers' views on their unions' activities, according to a report.


EBacc subjects see spike in up-take

11 October 2012

Take-up of history and science GCSEs is at its highest for 20 years as a result of the English Baccalaureate league table measure.




Resource aims to help schools create resilient students

11 October 2012

An expert guide to encouraging a school culture of positive emotional wellbeing has been published. Research this year found that of those students who do not attain five GCSEs at A* to C, around half say they "always" or "often" feel down or depressed.



Adam is named star librarian

11 October 2012

Librarian Adam Lancaster has made a huge impact on reading at his Hertfordshire school having implementing a wide range of initiatives. His work has led to him being named the School Librarian of the Year 2012.





UCAS offers help with post-16 choices

11 October 2012

A new UCAS website is helping students to find and apply for a range of post-16 courses including BTECs, A levels and Apprenticeships.



Diabetes resource unveiled

10 October 2012

A resource for secondary schools is hoping to educate teachers, pupils and parents about type 1 diabetes.


International Day of the Girl

10 October 2012

The first ever International Day of the Girl is aiming to raise awareness of the devastating effects that a lack of education can have on women's physical and emotional wellbeing.


Wales signals GCSE split as grading row continues

10 October 2012

The Welsh government has demanded an overhaul of GCSE English exam criteria and has said that WJEC is to be the only board which will offer the new specification for first award in 2014.



Heads "committed to legal action" in GCSE grading row

10 October 2012

The Association of School and College Leaders has said it is "committed to moving to the next stage of legal action" in the GCSE grading fiasco. It comes as school leaders stepped up the pressure on government, Ofqual and exam boards by hosting a national


Debt fears stopping HE plans

4 October 2012

Students from single parent families are three times more likely to say they cannot afford a university education, research has found.


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