Monthly Archives: May 2012

Five-term plan to be reconsidered

Nottingham City Council agrees to reconsider plans to switch to a five-term school year after talks with a teachers union.
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University hands out food parcels as testing times bite

A university is being forced to hand out food parcels to students who have run out of money.




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England student applications drop

The latest figures show a 10% drop in university applications from students in England as higher fees are introduced.
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Safety fear in grooming case area

The leader of Rochdale Council has told the BBC that children should no longer be sent to live in the borough’s care homes because their safety is not being guaranteed.
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Children in care ‘lagging behind’

Children in care are lagging behind their classmates in Scottish schools to an “unacceptable” degree, a report suggests.
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Qualifications shake-up proposed

The head of a review into Wales’ qualifications system says there needs to be a “significant” cut in the number of courses offered to teenagers, while questioning the future of GCSEs.
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‘Quick buck’ school profit claim

Introducing profit making into state schools risks creating a “quick buck” culture, says Labour’s Stephen Twigg.
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Charity claims violent child link

Children who witness violence in the family home are more likely to carry a weapon or seriously harm someone else, says the NSPCC.
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David Cameron warned on foreign student policy

British universities could lose out on millions of pounds annually if immigration policies are not changed, senior education figures have warned David Cameron.




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MPs call for body image lessons

All school children should take part in compulsory body image and self-esteem lessons, MPs recommend, in a major report on body image.
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