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Union rejects teaching changes

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 14:56
Members of Scotland's largest teachers' union have rejected proposed changes to their working conditions

School gates smokers abuse principal

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 13:50
A head teacher in south London is targeted for abuse after asking parents to stop smoking outside the school gates.

Schools must support health needs

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 13:16
Schools in England are going to have a legal obligation to support children with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, epilepsy and asthma.

AUDIO: Teachers need 'life experience'

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 12:36
Elan Ezekial, an educational consultant who has worked to set up and support free schools, believes that teachers from non-teaching backgrounds bring "life experience" to schools.

Teacher jobs scheme 'going well'

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 06:29
Organisers of a scheme to give short-term employment to hundreds of newly-qualified teachers say they are pleased at the number who have been appointed.

University demand 'to rise by 26%'

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 00:35
Universities minister says demand for undergraduate places will grow by a quarter in two decades.

Child psychologist provision warning

Sun, 20/10/2013 - 23:40
A national steering group warns that the number of educational psychologists in Scotland in dangerously low.

Youngsters taking 'risks' online

Sun, 20/10/2013 - 23:38
Many nine-to-11-year-old children are indulging in 'very risky behaviour online', a web safety survey suggests.

Tories reject Clegg free school plan

Sun, 20/10/2013 - 17:51
Tory education minister Elizabeth Truss rejects calls by Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg for tighter controls on free schools in England.

Teachers' Oscar for Japanese lessons

Sun, 20/10/2013 - 17:30
A teacher who has introduced Japanese lessons is among this year's winners of the national teachers' awards.

School forgets time capsule location

Sun, 20/10/2013 - 16:55
An Essex school is unable to open a time capsule in time for its 50th anniversary because no one remembers where it is buried.

Warning children about online porn

Sun, 20/10/2013 - 00:15
Can schools keep pupils safe and innocent?

VIDEO: GP exam 'unfair to minorities'

Sat, 19/10/2013 - 08:37
Ethnic minority doctors in Britain are four times more likely than white candidates to fail their clinical GP exam, the General Medical Council has found.

Protesters disrupt French schools

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 16:52
Secondary schools in Paris and other French cities are again disrupted by pupils protesting at the removal of two foreign students from France.

Parents sent conker lesson letters

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 13:53
A Cambridgeshire head teacher wrote to parents for permission to teach their children to play conkers, after realising 95% of them did not know how.

National teacher strike may go ahead

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 12:13
Teaching unions say they will press ahead with plans for a one-day national strike before Christmas if the dispute is not resolved.

Primary school pupils' abuse lessons

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 09:57
Children as young as 10 have been taught about domestic violence in a pilot scheme which could now be rolled out across Wales.

Al-Madinah parents 'wanted out'

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 08:31
More than 60 parents asked Derby City Council about moving their children out of the Al-Madinah free school before a damning Ofsted report was released, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Family learning aids child performance

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 08:04
A report has found that school pupils perform better if their parents improve their own maths and English skills.

More universities look beyond grades

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 03:08
More UK universities are using extra and personal information - not just grades - to decide which students get places, a report suggests.