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People without CRB checks could work with kids at schools when teachers strike on Thursday

Sports coaches and scout leaders should be drafted in to keep schools open during next week’s national strike by teachers, new guidance said today.









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School leavers lack basic work skills, CBI warns

School leavers lack the skills needed to succeed at work, a survey of business leaders has warned.









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Teachers in England work longer hours than the rest of the world – but not in the classroom

Teachers in England work longer hours than the rest of the world but spend less time in the classroom than in other countries, says a major international study.









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Exclusive: Schools struggling to fill governor posts as candidates daunted by work

A recruitment crisis has left thousands of schools unable to fill vacancies on their governing bodies, as potential candidates are intimidated by their responsibilities.









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Ucas data-protection concerns foil town-hall chiefs’ plans to help thousands of ‘Neets’ find work or training

Efforts to find jobs, training or college courses for tens of thousands of school leavers are in jeopardy due to a data-protection row with the university admissions service, town-hall chiefs have warned.









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What hours do teachers really work?

What hours do teachers really work?
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Lord Baker: Teach primary school children about the world of work

Children at primary should be given a far greater insight into the world of work, former Education Secretary Lord (Kenneth) Baker will say this week.


    








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20% of fathers ‘regret work return’

Some 20% of men wish they had stayed at home to look after their children rather than returning to work, according to a new survey.
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Call to upgrade social work training

The training of social workers in England needs upgrading, with more emphasis put on practical skills, a government adviser has said.
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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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