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Curriculum review is not necessary

Curriculum review is not necessary - 23-01-2011

The Secretary of State for Education has announced a major review of the National Curriculum in England, which will be led by the Department for Education, supported by an Advisory Committee and Expert Panel made up of top teachers, academics, and business representatives.
Norfolk struggles to find school heads

Norfolk struggles to find school heads - 23-01-2011

According to nationwide research, Norfolk is the worst performing of 150 local authorities in England for its success in securing first-time replacements for heads who retire or move on.
Schools struggling to recruit headteachers

Schools struggling to recruit headteachers - 14-01-2011

New figures have revealed that four in ten primary schools had difficulty appointing a headteacher last year, with posts having to be re-advertised. In 1993/94 just 19% of primary headships were re-advertised.

The research, by Education Data Surveys, found that a quarter of secondary schools were also unable to appoint a new headteacher.
IT industry must stop over-selling to schools

IT industry must stop over-selling to schools - 14-01-2011

New research has found that many schools are spending money on technology which they simply don’t need. Experts want the IT industry to stop attempting to sell ‘big IT' into schools.
Microsoft research warns of IT skills shortage

Microsoft research warns of IT skills shortage - 14-01-2011

A survey from Microsoft has found that 82% of 16 to 18 year olds in education use Facebook every day, yet within school there remains significant untapped potential in how teenagers use technology.
Free schools are not wanted

Free schools are not wanted - 07-01-2011

A YouGov survey shows a clear rejection of the Government’s 'Free Schools' proposal. The survey also found that support for Free Schools was much higher amongst private school parents than state school parents.
More teachers in nursery education needed

More teachers in nursery education needed - 07-01-2011

The Scottish Government’s commitment to giving all three to five year old children access to a teacher is under threat due to the lack of qualified staff, warns a new report by the Educational Institute of Scotland.
One in three students may lose out on university

One in three students may lose out on university - 07-01-2011

Nearly 250,000 applicants could be turned away by universities due to a 20% spike in applications, as school students scramble for degree courses ahead of tuition fees rising.
Child offenders should not face court

Child offenders should not face court - 07-01-2011

The Independent Commission on Youth Crime has published a new report which suggests that most allegations involving 10 to 17-year-olds should be resolved in conferences.
Schools sports to get limited but continued funding

Schools sports to get limited but continued funding - 23-12-2010

The government has had to rethink its policy on school sports funding, which was set to scrap the £162m Schools Sports Partnership in England, after teachers and sports professionals mounted a strong campaign against the original decision.
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