Monthly Archives: March 2014

Build a den, think of the future: Architecture ‘should be taught at primary school’, says new study

Future generations of young children should be taught about architecture at primary school, with lessons in den building to encourage an understanding of the world in which we live, a government-commissioned study has said.


    








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Formerly known as the Spastics Society

The story of why a charity changed its name
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Studio school to close in Hull

A “studio school” in Hull which failed to attract enough students, is to close just two years after opening.
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Government unveils plans for tough new tests on 11-year-olds – including a ban on calculators

Plans for tough new tests for 11-year-olds, including a ban on calculators in maths from this summer, were unveiled by the Government today.


    








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Blocking exam questions ‘not allowed’

Schools will not be allowed to screen out exam questions which do not comply with their religious ethos, says England’s exams watchdog.
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Miliband poised to pledge £3,000 reduction in university fees

Labour is finalising plans to slash university fees in an audacious bid to win over parents and students concerned by the spiralling cost of higher education and mounting student debt.


    








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VIDEO: ‘But professors have beards’

Research from a campaign group says breaking down cultural hurdles in the classroom is necessary to get more girls interested in science and technology
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‘Cinderella’ cruelty law considered

The government is “seriously” considering introducing a new offence of emotional cruelty to children in England and Wales, the BBC understands.
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Child social services ‘stretched’

A report claims children’s social services are so stretched that they are struggling to do more than merely respond to emergencies.
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New £45m free school for 500 A-level students ‘beggars belief’, say college leaders

Leaders of England’s sixth-form colleges are dismayed by Government plans to spend £45m on a free school for 500 A-level students, as revealed by The Independent last week.


    








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