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Ofsted warn of north-south divide in English schools

There is a growing divide between the results seen in northern schools and those in the south, it has emerged… Education watchdog Ofsted has warned...
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A quarter of NI head teachers are “overworked”

Head teachers union warns more than a quarter of school leaders have unmanageable stress levels and do not receive sufficient support… Last month, teachers reported feeling...
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Are teachers under too much pressure?

Unions warn teachers are under so much pressure they are being “reduced to tears”, highlighting yet another difficulty facing the sector. It certainly seems as...
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Is the education sector in trouble?

With teachers leaving the profession in droves, many failing to even last the first year after qualifying, AG asks if the education sector is...
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Investigation into the impact of smartphones on behaviour in lessons

An investigation into training teachers to tackle poor pupil behaviour will also cover issues relating to smartphones in lessons. Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced...
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University dropout rates fall after the increase in tuition fees

A new report has examined the impact of increased tuition fees on the number of students completing university courses. In 2006 university tuition fees increased...
Cuts to services for teens puts them at risk

Cuts to services for teens puts them at risk

Many councils have been forced to cut services for teenagers not in education, employment or training, leaving them at risk... The number of teenagers not...
Rugby coaches to build character and resilience

Rugby coaches to build character and resilience

Premiership rugby coaches will be drafted into schools in a bid to instil character and resilience in disaffected children... A new scheme will see premiership...
Apprenticeships fail to help youth unemployment

Apprenticeships fail to help youth unemployment

A new report has revealed apprenticeships are failing to tackle youth unemployment as places are predominately being given to over 25s... Earlier this year Adjacent...
University class sizes are falling

University class sizes are falling

A new study has revealed that while universities are spending more money upgrading facilities, class sizes have reduced An analysis carried out by the Complete...
Kent children placed in London schools

Kent children placed in London schools

Kent County Council has revealed some children have been offered places in London schools after the closure of a local secondary school... After the closure...
Teachers increasingly supporting families

Teachers increasingly supporting families

Union leader warns that schools are becoming the A&E departments of communities, as they are increasingly supporting struggling families... The new leader of the National...
First-choice school places fall across England

First-choice school places fall across England

As the outcome of primary school place applications were revealed today, the number of children who received their first-choice school has fallen across many...
University of Bath tops annual survey

University of Bath tops annual survey

In an annual survey conducted by the Times Higher Education, the University of Bath is said to offer the best university experience in the...
More support for education career development

More support for education career development

Thousands of teachers will receive additional support to develop their careers and to improve teaching in the classroom... Welsh teachers will see measures put into...
Older workers create jobs for young people

Older workers create jobs for young people

A new government-backed report has revealed when people in their 50s maintain their employment it creates more jobs for younger people... The government-appointed champion for...
Review calls for Welsh teacher training reforms

Review calls for Welsh teacher training reforms

A new report has said teacher training reforms are critical in Wales as the system has deteriorated significantly over the last decade... An independent review...

New government funding to get kids reading

New funding for book clubs in primary schools to improve reading standards has been announced by the government… The action plan is part of the...
Welsh maths results are improving

Welsh maths results are improving

Education watchdog Estyn has reported that maths results in Welsh schools are improving... Mathematics results for pupils between the ages of 11-14 are on the...
Tackling radicalisation in Buckinghamshire

Tackling radicalisation in Buckinghamshire

Councillor Martin Phillips, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement at Buckinghamshire County Council, talks about the work being done in the county to stop young people...

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