Work

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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Unis ‘should boost outreach work’

Universities in England should switch cash from bursaries towards building links with schools to boost the number of students from poor homes, the business secretary and an admissions watchdog say.
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The school that really means business: UTC Reading is preparing pupils for the world of work

It is 8.30 on Monday morning and all the “suits” are arriving for a hard day’s work.


    








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School leavers ‘less for ready for work than they were in 1851′, research claims

Young people leaving school in 1851 were better equipped with the skills to fill the most popular jobs of the time than they are today, according to research by an online learning provider.


    








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Work ‘may be no way out of poverty’

Working parents in Britain no longer earn enough to “escape poverty”, the government’s social mobility tsar Alan Milburn warns in his first report.
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Universities to upload work online

Universities in Wales agree to upload lectures and research to the internet in the future so they can be freely accessed around the world.
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