Pupil Premium and the Bett Show Blog

8th January 2013

TLC LIVE have been featured in a blog entry over at The Bett Show Blog, talking about the proper use of Pupil Premiums. If you’d like to read it, click here. Also, if you are going to the Bett Show, don’t forget to come see us on stand E324!

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Fast-track civil service apprenticeships launched

7th January 2013

A new apprenticeship scheme launched by the Cabinet Office aims to create hundreds of openings for school leavers who wish to work in the Civil Service over the next few years, with the prospect of full-time jobs following the successful completion of their programmes. In a joint announcement by Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude and […]

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Figures reveal oversubscription of top state schools

Figures obtained via the Freedom of Information Act have found that several of what are perceived as the best quality state schools in the country are seriously oversubscribed, as parents attempt to find the most suitable place to send their children. The statistics, which were requested by reporters at the Telegraph newspaper, show a particular […]

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Behaviour cited as reason behind girls' strong marks

4th January 2013

A study carried out in the US by the Journal of Human Resources has speculated that one of the main reasons behind girls consistently achieving better marks in school than boys is the fact that they are generally better behaved than their male peers. The research analysed the school performances of almost 6,000 six to […]

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Primary school offers 45 hour week to pupils

3rd January 2013

A school in Norfolk which was one of the most poorly rated in the UK has taken radical steps to improve its performance and strengthen its reputation, now offering classes and activities from 7.45am until 6pm every day. The Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, previously known as Greenacre Primary, was the subject of a damning inspection […]

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WI head calls for compulsory school cookery lessons

The head of the Women’s Institute has called on ministers to make cookery lessons a compulsory part of the curriculum for boys and girls throughout the UK, so as to better prepare them for independent adult life. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Ruth Bond, who oversees more than 200,000 volunteers attached to the […]

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Education innovations showcased at London event

2nd January 2013

A special event is due to take place at the end of January which will aim to showcase the most exciting innovations in education to make use of the latest advances in technology. The event will be called Flux and is to be held at the Old Truman Brewery in London on January 31st; as […]

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English retake results back for pupils

20th December 2012

Students who opted to retake their GCSE’s following a row about grades this summer are getting their results back, with just over a third awarded at least a C grade and the remainder given a D grade or lower. Over 31,000 pupils across England,Wales and Northern Ireland decided to retake English Language, whilst a further […]

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School exam results in Scotland rise twice in two years

In some fantastic news for the Scottish Educational system, it has been found that exam results in the country have improved for the second successive year. According to recent figures, the number of fourth year students obtaining five good Standard Grades has risen by 1% for the second time in as many years. Good Standard […]

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Many adults lack basic maths and literacy skills

In a recent survey, it has been revealed that many adults have worse maths and literacy skills than a nine-year-old child. Outlined by the Skills For Life survey, which tests the skills of people between the ages of 16-65, it found that a staggering 8.1 million (25%) of adults lack basic numeracy skills. The results […]

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