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Heads urge end to long summer break

Head teachers are set to call for an end to six-week summer holidays saying it could reduce teacher exhaustion and cut holiday prices.
BBC News – Education & Family

Shorter Christmas school break plan

Children in Edinburgh may get a far shorter Christmas break in 2016 and 2017, according to the council’s plan for school holidays.
BBC News – Education & Family

Exclusive: Law firm Clifford Chance adopts ‘CV blind’ policy to break Oxbridge recruitment bias

One of the country’s leading law firms has adopted a radical approach to recruiting graduates, in an attempt to neutralise any bias towards Oxbridge or the country’s leading independent schools.


    

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Law firm Clifford Chance adopts ‘CV blind’ policy to break Oxbridge recruitment bias

One of the country’s leading law firms has adopted a radical approach to recruiting graduates, in an attempt to neutralise any bias towards Oxbridge or the country’s leading independent schools.


    

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Exclusive: Law firm Clifford Chance adopts ‘CV blind’ policy to break Oxbridge recruitment bias

One of the country’s leading law firms has adopted a radical approach to recruiting graduates, in an attempt to neutralise any bias towards Oxbridge or the country’s leading independent schools.


    

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VIDEO: How not to break law on social media

The BBC’s Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman explains how to avoid legal action over tweets and status updates.
BBC News – Education & Family

Academy chain to break Government pay ceiling in bid to lure ‘best teachers’

One of the country’s biggest academy chains is busting the Government’s pay ceiling for public sector workers by offering all its teachers a 1.5 per cent pay rise.


    




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UK shared exam system faces break up

The shared A-level and GCSE system for England, Wales and Northern Ireland should no longer be continued, says Education Secretary Michael Gove.
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Wanted: more rebel teachers to break norm

Schools are fostering a “cult of the average” by focusing too much on tests and exam league tables, according to a major study of education published by Britain’s employers today.




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Schools break law to exclude difficult pupils

Pupils are being excluded illegally by head teachers who are flouting the rules to boost their schools’ rankings, according to a major study by the Children’s Commissioner.




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