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[6 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 3,042 views]
Private Versus State in Producing Olympic Champion

Last Thursday, Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to issue his early verdict on the Olympics. The influence of his Chinese wife was perhaps..

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[27 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 13,131 views]
Growing number of primary school children ‘too violent and disruptive to be in school’

A growing number of primary school children are too violent and disruptive to be in school, the Government’s behaviour tsar said today.

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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 1,476 views]
Gove on a mission to return to traditional values

Parents welcome the initiative of the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove his bid to raise standards in the early years of education is welcomed. For over 20 years we have listened to parents and grandparents who have voiced concerns that their children were not being taught what their experience proved to be for them, the foundations for learning in Maths and English. Numerous Secretaries of State have privately agreed with parents but none have had the political nerve or ability to …

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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 2,599 views]
Father fights back over school age admissions policy

Katy Morton Nursery World
A father of three children, whose birthdays are in the summer, is calling for more flexibility in the schools admission system.
When should children start school?
Stefan Richter has faced opposition from his local authority over wanting to defer his two-year-old daughter’s school entry by a year so that she can start reception after her fifth birthday at the end of August.
By law, children must start school by the term following their fifth birthday. Children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 start school in September 2013.
Mr …

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[21 May 2012 | No Comment | 1,602 views]
School Starting Age

Stefan Richter
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First of all I have set up Google Group so we can all stay in touch. Maybe this website (parents out loud) would be interested in promoting it?
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We have the head teacher on our side in regards to our daughter (born August 2009) and our plans to send her a year ‘later’ as they call it, but we want her to start in reception.
However the Local Authority has now started to push …

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[28 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 2,876 views]
Pupils failing to study British history at school

Children are growing up lacking a proper understanding of the past because key…

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[16 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 2,207 views]
Department for Education

13 April 2012
New rules published today will put an end to excluded pupils winning the right to come back to school against the headteacher’s wishes.
Coming into force from this September, the new regulations will apply to maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units. The changes were legislated through the 2011 Education Act.Currently when a headteacher excludes a child from school, the school can be forced by an appeals panel to re-admit that child. This can lead to a disruptive child continuing to damage their own education as well as that …

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[10 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,941 views]
Teachers defend ‘essential’ six-week summer holiday

By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Telegraph
10 Apr 2012
A six-week summer holiday for schools is “essential” to give hard-pressed teachers

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[3 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 2,096 views]
School meals are ‘made smaller to save money’

RICHARD GARNER
03 APRIL 2012 Independent
School meal portions are being shrunk, leaving children to go hungry, teachers and parents have warned. Smaller portion sizes caused by cost-cutting are reported in schools across the country and are of particular concern, given the increase in the number of impoverished pupils who rely on school lunches as their only hot meal of the day. Primary-age children, in particular, are going hungry after being given lunches that are too small, according to teachers.
The findings of a study by the Association of Teachers and …

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[18 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 14,342 views]
‘Super SATs’ to be introduced for brightest 11 year-olds

By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent
18 Mar 2012
Thousands of children are to sit new national tests designed to stretch the brightest pupils.

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