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Pupils with special educational needs are being failed by mainstream schools, says Mencap

Parents who have children with special educational needs (SEN) believe that mainstream schools are failing to help them reach their full potential, according to a report published today. A survey of 1,000 parents by the charity Mencap, which supports people with learning difficulties, found mainstream schools are failing children with learning disabilities – with 81 per cent of parents saying they are not confident their child’s school is helping them do their best.









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Pupils with special needs are being failed by mainstream schools, says Mencap

Parents who have children with special educational needs (SEN) believe that mainstream schools are failing to help them reach their full potential, according to a report published today. A survey of 1,000 parents by the charity Mencap, which supports people with learning difficulties, found mainstream schools are failing children with learning disabilities – with 81 per cent of parents saying they are not confident their child’s school is helping them do their best.









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Anti-Bullying Week: Teachers warned not to befriend pupils on Facebook, as they risk being victims of cyber-bullying too

Teachers should not be friends with their pupils and must avoid connecting with them online, according to new, official advice issued on Monday.



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Anti-Bullying Week: Teachers warned not to befriend pupils on Facebook – as they risk being victims of cyber-bullying too

Teachers should not be friends with their pupils and must avoid connecting with them online, according to new, official advice issued on Monday.









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Exclusive: Sixth-form colleges face closure because of deep budget cuts, with courses in languages, maths and science also being chopped

Sixth form colleges are under threat with several facing closure this year because of deep cuts to their budgets, claims a new study by the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association (SFCA). A survey of England’s 93 sixth form colleges reveals that more than one in three colleges have already had to axe their language courses – while more than one in five have scrapped courses in the Stem science and maths subjects.









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Nearly 100,000 children being taught in classes of over 30

The number of primary school children being taught in oversized classes of more than 30 pupils has dramatically increased in the last year, new figures reveal.









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AUDIO: Childminder ‘sacked for being too fat’

Danish childminder Karsten Kaltoft denies he was unable to do his job as a childminder because of his size, as his sacking is considered by the European Court of Justice.
BBC News – Education & Family

Gove denies being at war with May

Education Secretary Michael Gove denies being at war with Theresa May over the best way to tackle extremism.
BBC News – Education & Family

Being bilingual ‘slows brain ageing’

Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.
BBC News – Education & Family

VIDEO: Head teacher faces being struck off

A former academy head teacher faces being struck off over a string of expenses abuses.
BBC News – Education & Family