Monthly Archives: December 2013

Teaching in tongues: the bilingual pre-school tapping new potential

The children in this nursery in the leafy London suburb of Richmond are busy acting out a story about a bear in a forest. Stage directions, however, are being given to them by their teacher in Russian.


    








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Murdered boy’s parents honoured

The parents of murdered schoolboy Jimmy Mizen are among those recognised in the New Year Honours list.
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New Year OBEs for ‘Netmums’ founders

The three founders of the parenting website Netmums have received OBEs in the New Years Honours list.
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Ban smacking, children’s tsar urges

Parents should be banned from smacking their children, the Children’s Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, says in a newspaper interview.
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Jobs for young passes 10,000 mark

More than 10,000 temporary jobs have been created for young people in Wales this year, the Welsh government says.
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Teachers threaten more strikes as talks with Michael Gove stumble

Schools face the threat of a renewed strike action by teachers in the new year as attempts to solve a dispute over pay, pensions and workload flounder.


    








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Ni hao ma? Children as young as five set the pace with a love for Mandarin

Children as young as five are already learning Mandarin in British schools, as David Cameron pushes for it to replace French and German in classrooms across the country.


    








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VIDEO: Extra support to streamline adoption

An extra £50m will be given to councils in England next year to help recruit more people to adopt.
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Extra support to streamline adoption

More information is to be made available online to speed up the process of finding new homes for children waiting for adoption
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Fewer stay near home for university

Students are increasingly likely to want to go to university further away from home, suggests research tracking the intentions of sixth formers.
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