Monthly Archives: November 2013

Government watchdog caution against schools giving siblings priority angers parents’ groups

Concern is being voiced over the practice of giving top priority for school places to the younger brothers and sisters of school pupils who already have a place.


    








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Schools urged to scrap ‘unfair’ admissions rule for siblings

Schools should think twice about giving top priority for places to the younger siblings of pupils who already attend the school, the admissions watchdog has suggested.


    

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Nottingham: City where the majority of schools are classed as failing by Ofstead

A “blitzkrieg” of inspections which has left the majority of one city’s secondary schools in danger of being labelled inadequate has been condemned as “crass and crude” by local politicians.


    

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Nottingham: City where the majority of schools are classed as failing by Ofsted

A “blitzkrieg” of inspections which has left the majority of one city’s secondary schools in danger of being labelled inadequate has been condemned as “crass and crude” by local politicians.


    








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Majority of Nottingham schools could be declared ‘inadequate’ by Ofstead

The majority of a city’s secondary schools may all be declared “inadequate” in the worst ever verdict on an area after a “blitzkrieg” of inspections by education standards watchdog Ofsted.


    








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FA targets ‘pushy parents’ at games

Almost 4,000 misconduct offences have been committed by adults at youth level football, according to the Football Association.
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Michael Gove’s A-level reforms threaten moves to persuade more disadvantaged students to go to university, says UCAS chief

Education Secretary Michael Gove’s A-level reforms are in danger of wrecking government plans to persuade more disadvantaged students to go to university, the head of the admissions service has said.


    








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School admissions ‘complicated’

A school watchdog complains that some secondary schools’ arrangements for allocating places are too complicated.
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Union ‘not panicked’ over test fears

A teachers’ union official in Wales claims he is not “overly panicked” at a highly critical report which found many children do not know how to sit a maths test.
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Students occupy University of Sussex campus building for second time

Students have occupied a University of Sussex campus building for the second time in year in protest at the working conditions of university and what they say is the “privatisation” of university services.


    








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