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And 16,000 primary pupils are taught in class sizes of more than 40, according to official figures obtained by Labour More than half-a-million primary pupils are being taught in "super-size" classes, a new analysis by the Labour party reveals. Teachers' unions blame rising class sizes on real-terms funding cuts, saying that the situation will only worsen in coming years. A total of 542,679 primary children are taught in class sizes of more than 30 pupils, analysis of official figures p…
07.27 / 00:12
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Local authorities raise 'grave concerns' about how money aimed at boosting pupils' health is being spent. The Department for Education has been forced to deny claims that it has "hijacked" money aimed at boosting pupils' health to plug a school funding shortfall. Education secretary Justine Greening last week announced that £315 million of "savings" had been found in the £415m Healthy Pupils Capital Fund, which is aimed at improving school sports facilities. Money for the fund is set to co…
07.27 / 00:12
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Thousands of children have been left waiting for mental health treatment as the Scottish Government’s target for young people being treated within 18 weeks has been…
Leading researchers from Google and Amazon will be sharing the latest developments in artificial intelligence at an event in Exeter later this year. Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the first TEDxExeterSalon, which will explore how technology meets the real world.The Salon in October follows the sell-out TEDxExeter ideas festival in April. It will bring together speakers from academia, the arts and innovative companies to discuss how technology is transforming our lives.Speakers will be…
07.26 / 22:46
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A Devon school placed in Special Measures after being rated as "inadequate" by Ofsted has hit back at criticism of its decision to have Year 11 students redo their last year. An Ofsted report released today on Route 39 Academy, near Bideford, judged the school to be inadequate in all areas. The school has lodged a formal complaint with Ofsted as it believes inspectors did not look at the full range of work done by students, were "aggressive" and left staff…
07.26 / 22:46
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Cladding on four schools in Devon is being tested during the summer holidays, but Devon County Council has refused to name which ones they are.Following the Grenfell Tower fire in London on June 14, which left at least 80 people dead, cladding has and is continuing to be tested on high rise buildings.DCC has confirmed its has been asked by the Government asked to review all local authority schools and residential school buildings over four storeys following the Grenfell Tower…
07.26 / 22:46
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An Exeter-based school expedition tour operator have spoken about an eventful trip which saw pupils trekking near a fire broke out on a historic mountain in Peru.The School Travel Consultancy has hit the headlines after pupils from a school in Ormskirk, Lancashire, were among tourists who were evacuated from Machu Picchu after a fire ripped through the mountain.The company says the pupils were not in immediate danger because there were 10 miles from the blaze. An expedition leader led them…
07.26 / 22:46
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Research finding comes despite focus from the government and Ofsted on pupil-premium children The attainment gap between children who are "long-term disadvantaged" and their peers has been growing in recent years, new research reveals. The finding, published by Education Datalab this afternoon, highlights the challenge facing schools as they are asked to improve the performance of children eligible for the pupil premium. The research examines the academic results of children who are…
07.26 / 17:42
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A primary school in New Addington has defended its decision to hire a conwoman as a teacher.Ursula Rose was sentenced to 18 months in jail in April 2013 after she was found guilty by a jury of four counts of fraud. In total she conned colleagues and friends out of £20,000.Rose, who lived in Westgate Road in South Norwood and was a teaching assistant at Oasis Academy Shirley Park at the time of her conviction, told lies about having terminal cancer to exploit the goodwill of…
07.26 / 17:34
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A schoolboy burst into tears and said he was the happiest he had ever been after education chiefs said he could stay at the school he loves, ending months of trauma and…
07.26 / 17:31
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Research finding comes despite focus from the government and Ofsted on pupil premium children The attainment gap between children who are ‘long-term disadvantaged’ and their peers has been growing in recent years, new research has revealed. The finding, published by Education Datalab this afternoon, highlights the challenge facing schools as they are asked to improve the performance of children eligible for the pupil premium. The research examines the academic results of children who are …
07.26 / 16:24
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MAT CEO Lisa Mannall announced as new regional schools commissioner for the South West A multi-academy trust boss has been named as the new regional schools commissioner  for the South West. Lisa Mannall, chief executive of The Learning Academy Trust, has been announced by Sir David Carter, the national schools commissioner, as the RSC for the region. The Learning Academy Trust covers ten primary academies and is based in Cornwall. Ms Mannall has been on the South West headteacher board s…
07.26 / 16:24
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And another £121,500 is set to be spent over the summer to publicise the changes More than £380,000 of public money has been spent on telling schools, students and employers about changes to GCSEs, including the new 9-1 grading system. In addition, another £121,500 is set to be spent over the summer publicising the reforms, according to information released in response to a parliamentary question. Exams regulator Ofqual said it was "essential" that the major changes  were communicated to …
07.26 / 13:48
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Route 39 Academy in Devon says that it is challenging a damning Ofsted report published today A free school that did not enter any of its Year 11 pupils for GCSEs this summer has been put into special measures. Route 39 Academy, which opened in Higher Clovelly in Devon in 2013, said it "strongly refutes" and is challenging today’s Ofsted judgement, which rates it “inadequate” across the board. The report says that the school had judged that the current Year 11 pupils “have made such inade…
07.26 / 12:31
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With record numbers of children as young as four being excluded and expelled from primary schools, Channel 4 visited The Rosebery School in King’s Lynn for their new documentary Excluded at…
07.26 / 11:01
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Increase far outstrips the increase in qualified teachers in state-funded schools The number of unqualified teachers working in state-funded schools has risen by more than 60 per cent since 2012, an analysis by the Labour Party has found. The school workforce census, taken in November each year, shows the number of unqualified teachers rose from 14,800 in 2012, to 24,000 in 2016 – a 62 per cent increase. In the same period, the number of qualified teachers rose by 1.4 per cent, from 4…
07.25 / 23:25
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The inspectorate's annual report for 2016/17 reveals that between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, the taskforce inspected 92 suspected unregistered settings, issuing warning notices to 31 of these…
07.25 / 23:18
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Plans for more than 575 new houses in two "mega developments" have been described by a Devon councillor as "opportunistic". The two developments have been submitted to Torridge District Council, now councillors will have to decide if the town needs another 500 plus homes. Both applications are for land in Bideford, one for up to 300 houses on land near Manteo Way in East-the-Water and another for up to 276 between Bideford and Abbotsham. The pace of house building…
07.25 / 23:15
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Proms are a special occasion for all school leavers, but even more so for Bailey Fettis who after 23 operations has managed to finish his GCSEs.His life has never been one he has known without hospital visits and operations because he was only 22 months when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. But recently the 16-year-old West Exe School pupil got to enjoy his prom at Reed Hall at Exeter University.Bailey, who lives in Redhills, Exeter, with his parents Sam and Andy and three brothers,…
07.25 / 23:15
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A controversial Devon free school has been rated as "inadequate" across all areas after an inspection by schools watchdog Ofsted. Route 39 Academy in Higher Clovelly, which was the first free school in North Devon, has been beset by problems ever since the idea for a free school in the Torridge area first surfaced. At a meeting with parents at Route 39 yesterday the school showed parents the summary of Ofsted's report which is due to be published tomorrow, Wednesday, July…
07.25 / 23:15
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