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Fragmented, Confusing, Costly And Unfair – the English School Syste

Fragmented, Confusing, Costly And Unfair – the English School Syste - 22-07-2019

A major investigation into the comparative costs of the two parallel schools systems in England, and those of other countries, has found that academies and multi-academy trusts on the one hand, and local authority managed schools on the other, have hugely disparate costs with the former far exceeding the latter.
Google helps schools combat fake news

Google helps schools combat fake news - 19-07-2019

A new report evaluates the impact of the first year of NewsWise – a free, cross-curricular news literacy programme for 9- to 11-year-olds across the UK, developed by the Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association, and funded by Google.
Eco-warriors Working to Save the Planet

Eco-warriors Working to Save the Planet - 12-07-2019

‘Ideas to Save the Planet’ topped the bill at this year’s Maritime Trust Invention Expo as 600 eco-warriors aged 4-11 from 7 schools spanning Blackheath, Gillingham, Eltham, Greenwich, Woolwich and Plumstead joined forces to showcase and celebrate ingenious inventions to make our world a better place.
Institute of Physics Releases Free Online Resource Bank

Institute of Physics Releases Free Online Resource Bank - 14-06-2019

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has launched a brand new education website – IOPSpark www.iop.org/spark - designed to provide an online ‘go to’ resource for every aspect of teaching pre-19 physics.

Institute of Physics Releases Free Online Resource Bank
EBacc entry rates growing at the expense of all else

EBacc entry rates growing at the expense of all else - 24-05-2019

Schools have been trying to boost English Baccalaureate entry rates by spending less time on the rest of the curriculum or offering non-EBacc subjects in after-school sessions, according to the latest government-commissioned research.
Higher levels of students taking drugs to get through their GCSE exams

Higher levels of students taking drugs to get through their GCSE exams - 30-04-2019

New research by YouGov shows that GCSE pupils were found to be twice as likely as A-level students or undergraduates to be taking these drugs to help them get through their exams.
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.
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