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    Jamie Oliver: I failed on school dinners because eating well is a ‘posh and middle class’ concern

    Jamie Oliver has admitted that his campaign to improve the diet of Britain’s poorest children failed because eating well is considered a “posh and middle class” concern.












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    Ofsted must focus on how ‘well rounded’ pupils are and not just exam results, says CBI chief

    Inspections should concentrate on whether schools are producing “well rounded young people” rather than just exam results, the head of Britain’s business community has said.










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    Well off parents resorting to ‘ethically dubious’ practices to get their children into good school

    Better off parents are resorting to “ethically dubious” and “possibly illegal” practices to get their children into a good school, according to research published today.


        








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    Teacher jobs scheme ‘going well’

    Organisers of a scheme to give short-term employment to hundreds of newly-qualified teachers say they are pleased at the number who have been appointed.
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    GCSE results: Parents ‘spent £4.2m’ on incentives to encourage children to do well

    Parents spent a staggering £4.2 million in incentives and prizes for their offspring to do well in their GCSEs, according to a survey released today.


        








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    ‘Well done’ letters for top pupils

    Bright pupils from poorer homes who get top GCSE scores will get letters of congratulation from ministers, under a plan announced on Thursday.
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    Shorten our summer holidays and we’ll go on strike, warn teachers

    Teachers are warning of strike action if a city council goes ahead with a plan to cut their summer holidays by a week.




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    Turn our schools into academies and we’ll strike, teachers warn

    Widespread strike action against schools planning to convert to academies was demanded by teachers yesterday.




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    We’ll speed up the rate of change in schools, says Gove

    The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, gave a warning yesterday that the pace of his school reforms would accelerate despite claims from headteachers that they will provoke a “climate of fear” in classrooms. Mr Gove told the annual conference of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) in Birmingham: “Lest anyone think we should slacken the pace of reform, let me reassure them: we have to accelerate.”




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    VIDEO: Jeremy Paxman finds missionary legacy ‘alive and well’

    In his exploration of British Empire, Jeremy Paxman visits a primary school in Malawi set up by the Church of Scotland in 1935 and find that missionary legacy alive and well.
    BBC News – Education & Family