Drugs education scheme launched by Winehouse’s father

11th March 2013

Mitch Winehouse, the father of troubled late singer Amy, has launched a new drugs education scheme which is set to be rolled out across 50 secondary schools nationwide. The ‘Rehab’ singer died at the age of 27 in 2011 after battling addiction to various substances for several years, and her dad has since blasted the […]

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Study finds summer babies at school disadvantage

8th March 2013

A recently completed study carried out by experts at London University’s Institute of Education has concluded that children who are born in the summer months can be at a great disadvantage when it comes to their school education. The project, which analysed the academic achievements of almost 5,500 pupils, found striking evidence that suggests August […]

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News Corp unveils new tablet device for schools

7th March 2013

The education group owned by international media giants News Corp have unveiled a brand new interactive tablet device which they hope will be taken up by schools when it is made available in the US later this year. The tablet, which will operate on the Android platform and is yet to have been given a […]

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Ofsted inspections show schools improvements

The chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has revealed that the latest round of Ofsted inspections to have been carried out across England have resulted in some encouraging findings. Of the slightly more than 2,000 sites which were subject to inspections in the 2012-13 autumn term, nearly half, 977, managed to improve their rating […]

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Students put off going abroad due to poor information

6th March 2013

Research recently conducted by the British Council has suggested that many UK students who may have been interested in undertaking part of their studies overseas are being put off due to a lack of forthcoming information. The study showed that, while many who have earned good grades at

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State sector teachers to be trained by private schools

5th March 2013

A ‘teaching schools’ initiative, supported by the government, will now see two prestigious independent establishments provide training to staff at state sector schools. The National College for School Leadership, which is in charge of running the training programme, had already accredited 216 institutions as being in the position to offer tuition to new and would-be […]

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Headmaster claims pupils losing concentration skills

4th March 2013

The chairman of The Society of Heads, a group of over 100 headmasters and headmistresses from many of the UK’s leading schools, has speculated that the education of today’s children is suffering from what he describes as a ‘national attention deficit syndrome’. David Boddy, who also runs the prestigious St James Senior Boys’ School in […]

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Warning of pupils having to move schools mid-year

1st March 2013

The analysis of data by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) has suggested that more children may soon be forced to move schools in the middle of the academic year once planned caps to housing benefits come into force. According to those who carried out the research, the capping […]

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Competition for school places reaches 'fever pitch'

New figures have shown that competition for pupil places at the best performing secondary schools in the UK has reached new heights, with reports of up to 13 students vying for one spot. Senior editor of The Good Schools Guide, Janette Wallis, commented that the situation has now reached ‘fever pitch’, with reports suggesting that […]

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Think tank questions academy benefits

28th February 2013

A new piece of research by a leading think tank has suggested that the conversion of schools into academy institutions may not be of much benefit to their academically weaker pupils. The research was commissioned by Centreforum, which has links to the Liberal Democrats, and concluded that there was currently ‘very little consistent evidence’ that […]

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