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Young teachers are leaving profession over lack of classroom support, says schools inspector

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young teachers are being lost to the profession through a lack of support in the classroom, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has said.












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Growing crisis over shortage of school places could lead to ‘titan’ secondary schools to cope with thousands of extra pupils

The growing crisis over the shortage of school places could see “titan” secondary schools swell to cope with thousands of extra pupils, despite concerns over the impact on children’s education.












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Judy Murray: Separate shower cubicles in schools would encourage girls to do sport

Schools could encourage more girls to take up sport by being more sympathetic to the image-conscious world that young women grow up in, Judy Murray has said.












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Schools must ‘urgently’ hire more minority teachers to give students fairer perception of discipline, say American researchers

Schools urgently need to hire more ethnic minority teachers because doing so will give students more positive attitudes and higher perceptions of fairness in discipline, according to a new study.












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State schools across England are ‘demanding money from parents’, claims British Humanist Association

Parents are reportedly being pressured to give money to budgets by at least 100 schools across England potentially in violation of the law, according to new research.












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Scotland’s national tests mean schools must avoid the pitfalls of teaching to the league table

Note the words used by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she unveiled plans for the first ever national testing programme to improve literacy and numeracy in Scottish schools.












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Schools should be ‘fined’ if pupils fail get C at English and maths GCSEs, think-tank says

Schools should be “fined” if their pupils fail to get at least a C grade in English and maths at GCSE, an influential think-tank says.












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Schools are ‘too focused on exam results and don’t prepare students for the workplace’, survey finds

Schools are too focused on exam results and are not doing enough to equip students for the workplace, according to a recent survey.












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Church schools top the league as study reveals cost of kitting out a child for the school year

Parents will spend £236 on average to send a child to school this coming term, according to a new report.












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Schools using community languages such as Urdu and Polish to boost their rankings in league tables, says leading academic

Schools are using community languages such as Urdu and Polish to give themselves “an easy hit” to gain top grade GCSE passes and boost their rankings in league tables, a leading academic has said.












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