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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.





Pupils still fear free meal stigma

4 October 2012

A quarter of youngsters who are entitled to free school meals (FSM) take packed lunches instead because they are afraid of being stigmatised.




DfE unveils more training bursaries

4 October 2012

The government's teacher training bursaries are to be expanded to cover English Baccalaureate subjects, computer science, music and PE.


Qualified teachers a must in catch-up plan

4 October 2012

While welcoming plans for the so-called "catch-up" premium for pupils struggling with English and maths, educators have warned that interventions must be led by qualified teachers.






Royal College of Teaching call at Tweet-Up

2 October 2012

Calls for a Royal College of Teaching and a clear, national strategy for teachers' professional development were made at a Teacher Development Trust "Tweet-Up" last week.


Ofsted issues Pupil Premium impact threat

27 September 2012

Schools could have their Pupil Premium docked or withdrawn unless they can show that they are spending it effectively, according to a report from Ofsted.


Scottish minister criticises 'hasty' EBacc move

27 September 2012

The Scottish education secretary, Mike Russell, has attacked England's exam reforms as "hastily devised" and in marked contrast to the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) changes adopted north of the border.


From satisfactory to good

27 September 2012

Ofsted has spoken to leaders in 12 schools to try and discover the secrets of moving from 'satisfactory' to 'good'. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at its findings.


Paralympic swimming hero wows students

27 September 2012

Pupils at a west London secondary school could hardly believe their luck when they got the chance to meet Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds last week.



School's tweets help students keep up

27 September 2012

From Facebook to Twitter, social media is a way of life these days. But a Bristol secondary school has become one of the first schools in the country to embed Twitter across its practice.





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