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Plan To Tackle Witchcraft Child Abuse Launched After Boy's Horrific Murder

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

An action plan to tackle faith-based child abuse has been launched by the government to dispel the "wall of silence" after the horrific murder of 15-y...

School Playing Fields To Be Sold Despite Olympics Legacy Promise

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 20 schools are to lose their playing fields after it emerged the Coalition had approved selling the green spaces despite pledging an Olympic...

Academies Allowed To Hire Unqualified Teachers In 'Perverse Decision'

PA | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

All academies will be allowed to hire unqualified teachers in the future, the Government announced on Friday. Ministers said the move will mean sch...

Pupil Premium Could Have 'Limited Impact' On Children It's Supposed To Help

PA | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Government's flagship pupil premium could have a limited impact on the poor children it is designed to help, a charity suggested on Friday. Und...

Primary Schools To Feel The Pressure As Pupil Numbers Soar By 18%

PA | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The number of children in England's primary and nursery schools is set to soar by 18% in the next eight years, official figures show. By 2020, the ...

'Stand Up Straight And Look Them In The Eye'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It might sound obvious, but trainee teachers need lessons on body language in order to control naughty pupils, the government's behaviour tsar has ann...

Gove: Every Failing Primary To Become An Academy

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Every failing primary school is to be turned into an academy, Michael Gove announced on Tuesday. The Education Secretary said it was time to "accel...

Badly Behaved Pupils Driving Teachers Out Of The Classroom

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

One in four teachers do not think there is a good standard of behaviour in their school, according to government research. It reveals that many sti...

Restricting A-levels To Three Will Let Private School Pupils Race Ahead, Warn School Leaders

PA | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A row broke out on Friday over potential changes to education funding amid concerns it could restrict the number of A-levels pupils can take. Minis...

The Return Of The O-Level: GCSEs To Be Scrapped

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: Michael Gove all but confirms plans to scrap GCSEs in favour of O-levels GCSEs are to be scrapped and replaced by their predecessor, the "t...

Sending Spies To Rival School Is 'Nothing Unusual'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Allegations "spies" were sent to a school to pose as parents and pick up information for a rival institution have been defended as "nothing unusual". ...

Half Of Schools Unsatisfactory, Ofsted Finds

PA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

Almost half of schools inspected in the first three months of this year were found to be not good enough, new figures show. Statistics published by...

Thousands Of Poor Teens Denied Lunch Due To 'Discriminatory' Funding

PA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A funding anomaly which has left tens of thousands of poor teenagers missing out on free lunches is to be debated by MPs. Former education secretar...

Gove's Bibles Sent To Blind Students 'Who Can't Even Read Them'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove's controversial bibles have racked up yet more headlines after it was claimed copies were sent to blind students - even though they canno...

Katie Price Tries Her Hand At Education

Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Model and businesswoman Katie Price wants to set up a free school to help children who are visually-impaired and suffer from other disabilities, it ha...

Want To Study At The University Of Jaguar?

PA | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Fifteen new university technical colleges linked to firms including Jaguar Land Rover and Virgin Atlantic are to open within two years, the government...

I Sent Private Emails As My Work Blackberry Was Not Agreeable, Says Gove

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It seems the Conservatives are behind with the times as well as in the opinion polls after Michael Gove claimed the reason he sent private emails to h...

Almost 88,000 Racist Bullying Incidents Recorded In Schools - But That's Not The Real Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 87,000 incidents of racist bullying have been reported in schools between 2007 and 2011, it has been revealed, but the real concern is those...

School Resisting Academy Status Closes As Teachers Strike

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Striking teachers and parents took part in a protest on Tuesday outside a school which is resisting academy status. Downhills Primary School in Har...

Poor Children Excluded From Nurseries, MPs Warn

PA | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Some families are being denied access to free nursery education unless they agree to pay compulsory "top-up fees" for extra hours, a cross-party group...

Thousands Of Children Taught In Crumbling Schools Due To Public Funding Delays

PA | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tens of thousands of children are being taught in crumbling old schools in the face of delays to public funding for new buildings, it was suggested on...

Pupils Scoff 'Academic' GCSEs And Turn To 'Practical' Studies Instead

PA | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Demand for GCSEs is falling as students continue to choose practical courses in subjects such as food safety and music. For the third year in a row...

Pupil Premium Used To Plug School Budget Cuts, Heads Warn

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are being forced to use the Government's flagship pupil premium to plug cuts to their budgets, headteachers are warning. More than four-fif...

Hundreds Of Heads Earning Above £100k

PA | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Around 700 school leaders are earning six-figure salaries, official figures show. Data published by the Department for Education reveals that 200 h...

Primary School Pays PR Firm £351,000 To Get Mentions In Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A primary school paid a political media company more than £351,000 over three years to manage its public relations and ensure it was mentioned in par...