Schools Category

Stigma attached to vocational qualifications is unjust’

In classrooms up and down the country we are still pedalling the notion that a degree is the only passport to success. This is simply not the case, says David Harbourne Most worrying of all is that nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of students were told they were ‘too clever’ for vocational education. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/10860678/Stigma-attached-to-vocational-qualifications-is-unjust.html

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Bigger maths GCSE will represent a ‘quantum leap for teachers’

A new, much bigger maths GCSE will represent “a quantum leap for teachers”, an exam board head said today, as he released details of his organisation’s version of the qualification. http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/05/28/new-quot-big-maths-quot-gcse-will-challenge-teachers.aspx

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Specialist leader of education training: be ready for a businesslike approach

‘Sometimes the training borrows too much from business leadership and management models, rather than education.’ Teacher Andrew Jones reflects on his SLE preparation http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/may/28/specialist-leader-education-training-businesslike?CMP=twt_gu

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How to teach the new languages curriculum: advice and best practice

From September this year, all primary schools in England will be required to teach a language from year 3. At secondary level, languages will remain optional at GCSE, but the government has made it clear that students need to make substantial progress in one language over key stage 2 and 3. http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/may/16/how-to-teach-new-languages-curriculum-live-chat?CMP=fb_gu

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Duchess of Cornwall attempts to reassure baby pig on visit to charity farm | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2124482/Duchess-Cornwall-attempts-reassure-baby-pig-visit-charity-farm.html ‘Make the most of it’: Duchess of Cornwall reassures piglet on visit to charity farm By Rebecca English PUBLISHED: 16:20, 3 April 2012 | UPDATED: 16:47, 3 April 2012 The Duchess of Cornwall couldn’t resist tickling an adorable piglet on a trip to an ‘inspirational’ farm today – but was warned not to get […]

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Schools must do more to raise apprenticeship awareness – E & T Magazine

http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2012/mar/engineer-apprentices.cfm Schools must do more to raise apprenticeship awareness Schools must raise more awareness of apprenticeships as a viable option for students, according to apprentices at a recent IET event. In the face of rising university tuition fees and an engineering and technology skills shortage, apprentices from high profile organisations including Cisco and GCHQ have […]

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