Monthly Archives: June 2014

University entry soars for London poor

Almost two-thirds of disadvantaged pupils taking A-levels in inner London go into higher education – more than better off pupils outside the capital.
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VIDEO: Are term-time absence fines fair?

The fining of parents for removing their children from school during term time is to be challenged in a test case.
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VIDEO: School attempts loom band record

Loom bands are all the rage with children and at one school in Somerset they attempt a new world record.
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Job fears worry some black children

About one in five black children believe their skin colour could damage their job prospects, research for BBC’s Newsround programme suggests.
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Cuts make children wait up to a year for vital speech and language therapy

Children with communication difficulties are being left to struggle as cuts mean they miss out on vital speech and language therapy, a survey has found.









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VIDEO: Survey on aspirations of black children

A survey carried out for CBBC’s Newsround suggests that one in five black children feel that their skin colour would negatively affect their job prospects more than any other ethnic group.
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Scrap ‘meaningless’ Christian assemblies in non-religious state schools, say governors

Christian assemblies in non-religious state schools should be scrapped, partly because staff are “unable or unwilling” to lead pupils in prayer, according to the National Governors’ Association (NGA).









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Poverty blights elite education path

A child’s background can be a bigger deciding factor than their academic ability in how likely they are to get into top universities, says research.
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The academy that changed term times to help its head run school despite debilitating illness

The reply from the chairman was unequivocal: “We want you for your brain. Your brain’s not affected.”









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Prince ‘wanted more grammar schools’

The Prince of Wales tried to influence government decisions in areas including grammar schools expansion and GM crops, former Labour cabinet ministers reveal.
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