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What do school governors do?

20 September 2012

Eighty per cent of the general public have no idea what the 300,000 UK school governors do ― even though they control more than £80 billion of taxpayers' money.











Shock at councils' £3 million music profit

13 September 2012

Scottish councils are making a collective profit of £3 million from charging pupils for music lessons, despite deep cuts to provision in schools across the country.


Plan to align Welsh holidays

13 September 2012

Schools in Wales could soon be forced to take holidays at the same time, under new government proposals.



Call for defibrillators in schools

13 September 2012

A campaign to get defibrillators installed in every school is gathering momentum after being backed by a group of headteachers in Liverpool.


Students get creative in just 100 words a week

13 September 2012

A weekly creative writing challenge launched by a retired Bristol headteacher has attracted more than 8,000 entries from secondary and primary schools over the last academic year.






Wales orders regrade of GCSE English exams

12 September 2012

The Welsh government has demanded a regrade of this year's WJEC English GCSE results after education minister Leighton Andrews said he feared there had been an "injustice".


'It is about getting justice for all students'

12 September 2012

While the row over the grading of GCSEs in English rumbles on, Dorothy Lepkowska visits one school for which the impact of the grade boundary changes was particularly devastating.


Encyclopaedia Britannica returns to its Scottish home

6 September 2012

The Encyclopaedia Britannica may have ended its printed edition this year but every pupil in Scotland can now search a special online version for schools, which has been launched in Edinburgh, the city where it began in the 18th century.


Ofsted issues new term warning

6 September 2012

Ofsted has issued a back-to-school warning after its "satisfactory" category was officially scrapped on September 1.


Closures on cards in Northern Ireland

6 September 2012

Coalitions between Catholic and non-faith colleges are being ignored by a radical plan that will see dozens of Northern Ireland schools shut down or merged.

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