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    Pupils aged as young as 10 fear SATs exam failure could ruin their lives

    Children as young as 10 worry that doing badly in their school SATs tests could set them up for failure in their lives, new research shows.










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    Teachers living in atmosphere of fear due to bullying by headteachers, union warns

    Teachers are living in an “atmosphere of fear” because of bullying by headteachers, the National Union of Teachers’ conference heard today.










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    Scottish independence: Academics fear a university brain drain of country’s best scientists

    Scottish universities could face a brain drain of some of their finest scientists if the country votes for independence, a number of leading academics fear.









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    VIDEO: Ofsted chief on ‘culture of fear’

    Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has described some of the findings of inspections at 21 schools, in connection with the alleged “Trojan Horse” plot, as “deeply worrying and in some ways quite shocking”.
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    Heads fear free school meal cash loss

    Head teachers are worried that schools could lose pupil premium cash if free meals for all children mean parents have less incentive to be means-tested.
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    Gown town: Durham locals fear losing their city to ‘studentification’

    Crossgate in Durham is used to invasions. In 1346 the Scots army poured across the border hoping to catch the English napping as they prepared to battle the old foe France, while in industrial times a towering viaduct was driven through the area, bringing with it the thundering trains of the east coast mainline.


        








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    AUDIO: Tired students fear ‘missing out’

    Students admit they are staying up until the early hours using social media – because they do not want to miss out on updates.
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    ‘Fear is good’ says head of independent school

    Heads should instil a “culture of fear” in their schools through the introduction of performance related pay for teachers, a conference was told on Monday.


        








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    Grant will fund new Stephen Hawking professorship at Cambridge University – but academics fear culture of ‘greed and vanity’ as post will carry a bonus of up to £67,000 a year

    Accepting a multimillion- pound grant to create a professorship in honour of Stephen Hawking would seem an easy decision. Yet some of the finest minds in Britain have become embroiled in an unseemly spat over whether it is fair to allow one Cambridge University academic to be paid more than colleagues – amid concerns that the others could be consumed by “greed and vanity”.


        








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    Ofsted: Racism fear hit white pupils

    Teachers have not paid enough attention to poorly performing white children for fear of being seen as racist, an Ofsted inspector suggests.
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