Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ofsted chair Morgan to stand down

Baroness Sally Morgan is to leave her post as chair of schools inspectorate Ofsted, Education Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed.
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Young farmers win award for cows app

Young farmers turned app designers from Wick High School win an award for creating a cattle management app for farmers.
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Government should spread school holiday dates out by region to bring travel costs down in peak period, say tour operators

The Government should vary school summer holiday dates region by region so families can avoid paying peak prices for their breaks, tour operators said yesterday.


    








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Ofsted to swoop on poor behaviour

Ofsted is to conduct a string of no-notice visits to schools in England where standards of behaviour are thought not to be up to scratch.
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US university offers Beyonce course

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a class called Politicizing Beyonce.
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New unannounced one-day inspections to start in schools from Monday

Schools will face “no notice” inspections of their pupils’ behaviour as from Monday.


    








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US school confiscates pupils’ meals

School officials in the US state of Utah apologise after a worker confiscated lunches from students whose parents were in arrears on meal payments.
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Free school rejected by government

Plans for a free school, which would have been led by the former head of the troubled Al-Madinah school, are rejected by the government.
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Women are now a third more likely than men to opt to go to university, according to UCAS application figures

Men will soon become the most disadvantaged group in the country when it comes to going to university, the head of UCAS predicts today.


    








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UK university applications rise by 4%

Applications to universities in the UK have risen by 4% compared with this time last year – but fewer men are applying.
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