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Half of all Britain’s co-ed state schools don’t have a single girl studying physics at A-level

Hundreds of co-ed state schools do not have a single girl studying physics in their sixth-forms, according to a new report.









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Even excellent schools ‘don’t help poor kids to catch rich’

The gap in performance between poor and better-off pupils is just as high in schools ranked “outstanding” as those labelled “inadequate”, researchers have found.









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40 per cent of children are at risk of developing literacy problems because they don’t bond with their parents

Four out of 10 children are at risk of behaving badly and having literacy problems before they even start school because of poor parenting, says a study out today.


    








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David Laws interview: ‘I don’t think sacking Baroness Morgan was one of the best decisions that Michael Gove has ever made’

David Laws admits he has been poring over obscure Cabinet Office handbooks on how public appointments are made “since Friday night,” when The Independent broke the news that the Labour peer Sally Morgan would be sacked as chair of Ofsted, the schools inspectorate for England.


    








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Schools are becoming ‘exam factories’ which don’t equip students for the world of work, claims CBI

Schools are in danger of becoming “exam factories” – churning out teenagers unable to cope with life beyond their gates, Britain’s bosses warned yesterday.


    








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Why don’t some parents like taking advice from non-parents?

Why some mums and dads won’t take tips from non-parents
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‘Run, don’t walk’: The school that gets pupils to generate electricity

In a reversal of normal classroom rules, students have been encouraged to run and jump around a corridor at a Kent school.


    








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Don’t call us old, say over-65s

Only 6% of over-65s describe themselves as “old” and only one in three has given serious thought to the care they might need in future, suggests a poll.
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Don’t eat in silence, urges campaign

Mealtime chatter helps boost children’s communication skills, suggests a study by the National Literacy Trust.
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Don’t fake it, Ofsted warns schools

Schools should not attempt to pull the “proverbial wool” over inspectors’ eyes during Ofsted visits, the watchdog’s chief has warned head teachers.
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