Monthly Archives: April 2013

‘Ring-fenced’ schools budget at risk in next round of £11bn cuts

The schools budget is under threat as the Treasury seeks another £11.5bn of cuts despite David Cameron’s previous promises to protect the funding.

    




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University applications recovering

University applications in the UK are continuing to show a modest improvement on last year, according to figures from the Ucas admissions service.
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Hundreds of heads on £100k salaries

A growing number of England’s school leaders are on six-figure salaries, Department for Education data shows.
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New exam materials to be published

More support materials for new qualifications being introduced in Scottish secondary schools are due to be published later.
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India’s Super-12: Helping poor students crack competitive exams

Free tuition to help poor students crack tough exams
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Headteacher found hanged was worrying about Ofsted rating, inquest hears

A headteacher found hanged at her primary school had been worrying her school would lose its “outstanding” rating in its next report by education standards watchdog Ofsted, an inquest heard.

    




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Royal College of Teaching proposed

The idea of setting up an independent professional body for teaching is gaining momentum, with supporters setting out how it might work.
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Allow children to ‘make mistakes’

A boarding school heads’ leader says children should be allowed to take risks and make their own mistakes.
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‘Climb trees! Drive go-karts!’: A few bumps and bruises ‘help to develop a schoolchild’s character’ says headteacher

Children should be allowed to suffer bumps or bruises during their school days to help them build character, a leading headteacher will say today.

    




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Headteacher found hanged at primary school ‘feared Ofsted review’

A headteacher found hanged at her primary school had been worrying her school would lose its “outstanding” rating in its next report by education standards watchdog Ofsted, an inquest heard.

    




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