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Music provision in a perilous state

Music provision in a perilous state - 09-04-2019

Authors of The State of Play, a report by the Musicians’ Union and supported by UK Music and the Music Industries Association, describe music education as being in ‘a perilous state’.
Parents Failing to Teach Children to Talk

Parents Failing to Teach Children to Talk - 08-04-2019

Over 300,000 toddlers have never been read a nursery rhyme by their parents, a Government survey suggests.
New Register Announced to Track Pupils Not In School

New Register Announced to Track Pupils Not In School - 02-04-2019

The proposal will also help authorities intervene where youngsters receive a solely religious education, or do not receive any education at all. The register will also cover pupils who are home educated.
New Research Trial Tackling Gender Imbalance in Physics

New Research Trial Tackling Gender Imbalance in Physics - 01-04-2019

Schools from across England are being invited to sign up for free to the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) Improving Gender Balance national research trial. The trial, funded by the DfE will work with teachers on whole-school approaches to tackling gender stereotyping and the resulting limits on both boys and girls’ choices.
School Should Resume LGBT Lessons Claims Former Ofsted Head

School Should Resume LGBT Lessons Claims Former Ofsted Head - 25-03-2019

The former head of Ofsted has has said that lessons about LGBT rights should be resumed at a Birmingham primary school, despite protests by parents.
Schools should be held responsible for gang membership following exclusions

Schools should be held responsible for gang membership following exclusions - 19-03-2019

A new report from Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England, warns there is ‘extensive evidence linking school exclusions with gang involvement’.
Innovative Students Rewarded for their Creative Solutions

Innovative Students Rewarded for their Creative Solutions - 18-03-2019

Students from St Mary’s College in Derry and Loughborough Schools Foundation have seen off tough competition from over 1,100 entries from across the UK to be awarded the top honours of GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year and GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year at The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham on March 14.
Schools Told to Reduce Pressure for SAT Exams

Schools Told to Reduce Pressure for SAT Exams - 12-03-2019

The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has criticised parents and teachers setting revision and mock papers for pupils ahead of sitting their SATs exams. He has said that schools and parents must not heap pressure on children, stating key stage 2 tests are not public exams that they will be judged on in later life.
Music Curriculum Tender Draws Ire From Educators

Music Curriculum Tender Draws Ire From Educators - 05-03-2019

The school standards minister Nick Gibb has announced on Twitter that the ‘ABRSM has won a competitive process to draft the new non-statutory Model Music Curriculum’.
School Support Staff Exploited Due to Funding Shortages

School Support Staff Exploited Due to Funding Shortages - 04-03-2019

The National Education Union’s largest ever survey of support staff in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland shows members are struggling to cope with real-terms funding cuts and the consequent additional pressures on workload.
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