Monthly Archives: March 2015

Nearly four in ten qualifying teachers quitting the classroom after one year

Almost four out of ten teachers are no longer in the classroom a year after qualifying, a teachers’ conference heard yesterday.










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£800m spent on free nursery places for three-year-olds fails to improve education standards

Spending £800 million of free nursery places for three-year-olds has failed to produce any lasting improvements in education standards, according to a study published today.










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General Election 2015: Labour promise legislation to boost vocational education and apprenticeships within 100 days if elected

Labour will introduce legislation within 100 days of taking office to boost vocational education and apprenticeships, the party’s education spokesman Tristram Hunt pledged yesterday.










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Headteachers’ salaries are soaring in academies and free schools, say teachers

Headteachers must guard against the “rot of greed” which has seen their salaries soar in some academies and free schools, teachers declared yesterday.










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School children with more friends earn more as adults, study claims

Charm really does pay. Children who make lots of friends at school go on to earn higher salaries later in life, according to a new study which highlights the long-term financial benefits of being sociable.










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Q: How much time should be spent on homework? A: 70 minutes at most, every day

Teenagers should not do more than an hour of maths and science homework per day – according to a new study – as any more has been found to be counter-productive.










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Numbers studying physics rise as blockbuster films, the Hadron Collider and the Mars Rover inspire students

Blockbuster films such as Gravity, Interstellar and The Theory of Everything, combined with a huge interest in machines such as the Large Hadron Collider at Cern and the Mars Rover, are creating a buzz around physics and leading to higher numbers of students applying to study the subject.










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A-level in leisure studies to be scrapped

Leisure studies is to be scrapped as an A-level subject – but the sometimes ridiculed media studies will remain.










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Pay teachers at schools in disadvantaged areas more, says social mobility adviser

The best teachers should get a 25 per cent pay rise to work in schools in disadvantaged areas, the Government’s adviser on social mobility has proposed.










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Birmingham’s two-tier grammar schools entrance plan wins support

A radical plan which has seen a city’s grammar schools double the number of disadvantaged pupils they take in won support from education campaigners today.










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