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Religious leaders want a ban on faith schools excluding pupils because of their beliefs

Religious groups today join with secular campaigners to demand that ministers ban faith schools from excluding pupils because of their beliefs – and make it illegal for them to refuse to employ staff from other religions.









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Councils want bigger schools role

All state schools, including academies and free schools, should be overseen by the same local bodies in England, urges the Local Government Association.
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Councils want say on troubled schools

Powers to intervene in troubled schools should return to local authorities, say councils, or England’s education system risks losing public confidence.
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Workload ‘makes heads want to quit’

More than two-thirds of secondary school head teachers and deputies in England are considering taking early retirement, survey suggests.
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‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ Children prefer being scientists to soccer stars, study finds

Children would rather be scientists than actors and professional sports stars, a survey of parents has found.


    








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UK’s space engineers want new cadets

The first degree-level space engineering apprenticeship is launched by Skills Minister Matthew Hancock as National Apprenticeship Week gets under way.
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Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less

I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but that has little to do with the schooling I’ve had. I studied algebra, trig, calculus and various other maths in school, but I can’t recall ever facing a problem – even in my scientific research – that required those skills. What maths I’ve used was highly specialised and, as with most scientists, I learnt it on the job.


    

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Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less. Are you listening, Gove?

I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but that has little to do with the schooling I’ve had. I studied algebra, trig, calculus and various other maths in school, but I can’t recall ever facing a problem – even in my scientific research – that required those skills. What maths I’ve used was highly specialised and, as with most scientists, I learnt it on the job.


    








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Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less. Are you listening, Gove?

I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but that has little to do with the schooling I’ve had. I studied algebra, trig, calculus and various other maths in school, but I can’t recall ever facing a problem – even in my scientific research – that required those skills. What maths I’ve used was highly specialised and, as with most scientists, I learnt it on the job.


    








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More students want to study away from home – despite tuition fees

Britain’s undergraduates are continuing to study away from their home towns despite the revolution in higher education, which has seen fees rise to as much as £9,000 a year.


    








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