Monthly Archives: October 2014

Parents have lost faith in Ofsted, LGA claims

Public confidence in the schools watchdog Ofsted has plummeted and an independent review is needed to restore parents’ faith in inspectors’ judgements, council leaders warn today.









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Teachers warned that praise can make pupils complacent

Teachers who lavish praise on pupils are doing them a disservice, according to a study published today.









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Privately educated graduates earn more – even with the same qualifications and job

Graduates from state schools earn less than their private school counterparts – even if they leave university with the same degree in the same subject and go into the same occupation.









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Premium paid for houses near top state schools soars (with dearest and ‘best value’ top 10s)

More than a million parents will be forced to negotiate a “minefield” as they seek school places for their children, a parents’ leader has warned – with some prepared to pay a £500,000 “premium” on houses that are closest to the most desirable school.









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Premium paid for houses near top state schools soars

More than a million parents will be forced to negotiate a “minefield” as they seek school places for their children, a parents’ leader has warned – with some prepared to pay a £500,000 “premium” on houses that are closest to the most desirable school.









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From the City to the classroom: ex-financier wins teaching prize

A City finance worker who took a £40,000 pay cut to pursue greater job satisfaction in the classroom has been named one of the best teachers in Britain.









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Baroness Kidron interview: ‘Children’s online safety is too vital to leave to Government’

First, an outburst. Baroness (Beeban) Kidron, who directed Renée Zellweger in her second movie outing as Bridget Jones, is horrified at the fuss stirred up over the actress’s face.









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The college putting football first for A-level girls

Teenage girls who are budding football stars are being offered a unique chance to play the game every day while they study for their A-levels, in a pioneering new initiative.









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Villagers act to evict flagship Sikh free school

A Buckinghamshire village is taking legal action to evict one of the Government’s flagship free schools, which aims to caters for up to 850 Sikh pupils .









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Let parents take kids out of school to beat half term holiday costs, LGA says

Local council leaders have urged the Government to let up on its attempts to stop parents taking their children out of school during term time.









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