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Calling children ‘average’ risks their abilities being overlooked, and can lead to underperformance in GCSEs, says study Too many children are routinely identified as “average”, meaning their abilities – and problems – can be overlooked, a new study shows. Researchers looking at the 50 per cent of children who are in the middle of the broad ability range found that most had a bias towards either verbal, numerical or spatial skills, meaning that only one in five (20 per cent) of children co…
09.22 / 02:20
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Drawing the Future survey aims to find out more about children's career aspirations and what influences them Primary school pupils are being asked to draw the jobs they want to do when they grow up, in a national survey aimed at understanding the factors that could be limiting children's horizons. The survey aims to find out more about children’s career aspirations and the factors that may be influencing their choices. It is being launched today by Tes, the charity Education and Empl…
09.22 / 02:20
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Woodys Bar is demolished to make way for a new Parkwood Student Hub, featuring a new bar and more student social and study space. The post Bye bye Woodys 😢 appeared first on InQuire…
09.22 / 02:20
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Researchers say the gap between poor pupils and their peers in science is as great as in English and maths Improving the literacy skills of poorer pupils is a way of improving their results in science, researchers have found. A review of leading international research, published today by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Royal Society, also says it is important for pupils to carry out scientific experiments and trials. The report, Review of Socio-Economic Status and Science Learn…
09.21 / 23:10
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Ofsted is being called upon to inspect the quality of digital provision in schools, in a report published today A “cohesive digital strategy” is needed from the government to help schools make better use of technology, according to a report published today. Driving Digital Strategy in Schools, published by technology company Instructure, also calls for digital provision to be added to Ofsted’s inspection framework. It warns of “fear and inertia in the education system” about using more te…
09.21 / 23:10
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But Tes Scotland investigation also finds falls in some areas and encouraging signs that stigma is reducing An investigation by Tes Scotland has revealed that mental health problems are causing teacher absences to rise across Scotland and are often the most common reason for teachers being too ill to work. Even small councils can rack up bills of more than £1 million to provide cover over a few years, and there are calls for more pre-emptive support for teachers. The picture is not …
09.21 / 23:10
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A primary school classroom has been closed after part of a the ceiling fell off on Wednesday September…
Sixth formers in Norwich have scooped the top prize in a space race after the craft they designed reached a staggering 33,000…
09.21 / 22:53
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A bright bunch of North Walsham students have celebrated their time at a historic Norfolk college with a special…
09.21 / 22:53
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An academy in Great Yarmouth which introduced strict rules in a bid to transform its fortunes has seen 13 parents apply to remove their children from the…
09.21 / 22:53
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The South East is the region spending the least on schools, on a per-pupil basis, Department for Education figures show Spending by local authorities on schools is set to rise in 2017-18 compared with last year, but the amount being spent per-pupil will still be lower than it was five years ago, new statistics suggest. And the amount going to "other" education services – such as education welfare and educational psychologists - has dropped by 5.5 per cent, from £2.7 billion to £2.6 billion…
09.21 / 14:46
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Preparing for the start of a new academic year is always a stressful time, with everything from uniforms to exams to think about.But for Croydon parents who are waving goodbye to their child as they go into their first school for the first time, it's also an emotional one.We chatted with two mums from New Addington, who both have three-year-old children starting nursery for the first time this week, about the highs and lows of parenting during the back-to-school period.Mum-of-three Stacey…
09.21 / 14:37
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Ofsted launches second consultation on shake up of short inspections Ofsted has floated the idea of waiting up to two years between a short inspection of a school that it believes may no longer be “good”, and a full follow-up inspection. The inspectorate said the changes, which it is consulting on, would give schools that “may be at risk of decline” more time to improve following a short inspection while keeping their good rating. However, the proposal has divided the headteacher unions…
09.21 / 10:28
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Education secretary also uses Tes interview to reveal manifesto pledge on student loan forgiveness for teachers will go ahead Justine Greening has called for teachers’ pay to “remain competitive” as she warned that risks to recruitment and retention “need to be taken seriously”. The education secretary used an exclusive interview with Tes to give her broadest hint yet that she wants next year’s pay award to be higher than the 1 per cent she allowed this year – which amounted a real-terms c…
09.15 / 05:35
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There are at least 29 local authorities where not all excluded pupils are provided with full-time education they are legally entitled to Permanently excluded pupils in some areas of the country are not being provided with the full-time education to which they are legally entitled, figures obtained by Tes show. Three authorities are only providing around half of their permanently excluded pupils with a full-time education. And nine authorities have failed to fulfil their legal duty for at…
09.15 / 05:35
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Fewer academy heads are standing in headteacher board elections despite a huge growth in the number of academies, a Tes analysis shows More than two-thirds of state schools are disenfranchised in elections to boards that make crucial decisions that could affect their future. The Department for Education created a system of eight regional schools commissioners (RSCs) and headteacher boards (HTBs) in 2014 to make decisions about academies and free schools across England, but since then…
09.15 / 04:05
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The University of Kent has confirmed it will be reviewing building and student accommodation in the light of the Grenfell Tower fire. Universities across the county are re-assessing their buildings, with sites such as Newcastle University and Bournemouth having found that some of their buildings are fitted with the same flammable cladding as Grenfell Tower […] The post University to re-assess buildings after Grenfell Tower fire appeared first on InQuire…
09.15 / 04:04
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But unions warn they could 'weaken the standard' in secondary because they will not need degrees in the subjects they teach Scotland’s teaching watchdog is launching a radical plan to create a new breed of teacher who is qualified to work in both primary and secondary schools, in a bid to tackle staff shortages. Unions are warning that the change could “weaken the standard” of teaching, in secondary schools in particular, because the new teachers will not need a degree in the subjects they…
09.14 / 23:15
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But most middle leaders who have taken the training say it had a negative impact on their personal time, poll shows Heads of departments who took part in a training course saw approximately one in 12 pupils in their department make an extra grade of progress, new research shows.  Participation in Teaching Leaders – a training programme for middle leaders – was associated with an increase in pupil attainment of approximately one twelfth of a grade. Rebecca Allen, director of Education Data…
09.14 / 23:15
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