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Universities call on UK Government to push tuition fees up – students threaten to become ‘ungovernable’

The Government needs to lift the £9,000 tuition fee cap in England in line with inflation, says an advocacy organisation for higher education institutions.












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Special needs children being asked to stay at home when inspectors call

In a policy climate which threatens to fine parents who keep their children out of school, it’s strange that some senior school leaders specifically ask some students to stay at home. And that others are asking neighbouring schools to take a small group of children for a short given period. The answers are to be found in a climate of inspection and testing in English schools which carries such high stakes that school leaders speak of “reputational risk” when children with special needs are included in their data and are present in their classrooms when the inspector calls.










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Wiltshire council investigates claims that head teacher made students ‘call god and apologise’

Schoolchildren have been repeatedly humiliated by being forced to lie face down on the floor and listen to their head teacher pretending to telephone God to say they have been naughty, it has been claimed.









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Wiltshire council investigates claims that head teacher made students ‘call God and apologise’

Schoolchildren have been repeatedly humiliated by being forced to lie face down on the floor and listen to their head teacher pretending to telephone God to say they have been naughty, it has been claimed.



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Nursery teachers higher status call

Nursery school teachers should be given the same status and pay as those in primary school, the Pre-School Learning Alliance says.
BBC News – Education & Family

Gove urges teachers to call off strike

Education Secretary Michael Gove is calling on teachers to “reconsider” plans for a strike on Thursday.
BBC News – Education & Family

Call to gather school library data

The Department for Education should collect figures on the number of schools in England that have a library and librarian, MPs and peers say.
BBC News – Education & Family

Call for cyber-savvy recruits

Training 200,000 cybersecurity experts
BBC News – Education & Family

PM call to end British ‘bashfulness’

David Cameron urges a “muscular” promotion of the UK’s values and institutions, including teaching children about Magna Carta.
BBC News – Education & Family

Lib Dems in call for all state teachers to be qualified

Tensions in the Coalition over education will erupt again today when the Liberal Democrats call for every state school to follow the national curriculum and employ properly qualified teachers.









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