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[8 May 2013 | No Comment | 5,769 views]
School starting age campaigners welcome progress in Northern Ireland

A group of campaigners who want a more flexible approach towards the school starting age in Northern Ireland have welcomed an undertaking by their local Education Minister to consider their case

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[19 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,883 views]
Protect Schools from Mr Gove send him back to the BBC

Anyone who has cared for children as many year as I will understand that we need to stamp very quickly on

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[10 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 7,637 views]
FACES OF THE FUTURE – SUNNINGHILL LAUNCHES NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

You are soon to see these familiar faces in our new advertising campaign for Sunninghill. The idea behind the adverts came from the great success of Sunninghill’s eclectic collection of clubs and enrichment activities, together with our recent parent survey results.
When parents were asked to give their reasons for choosing Sunninghill many spoke of our focus on the individual as well as the wide variety of opportunities available – not just in our clubs but within the curriculum itself. Just a few of these activities have been chosen …

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 1,573 views]

Parents are you struggling to find a school place of your choice, it would be interesting to know after years of promises by successive governments to improve the school place situation and the promise of providing good desirable schools where parents need them what the situation now is. Julie Henry is looking into the situation she is happy to speak to parents anonymously if they would prefer. Julie can be contacted at [email protected] 0207 931 3569
07768 122 169

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[14 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 3,117 views]
PE lessons in more than a quarter of Britain’s schools involve  little physical activity

Independent & editors comment
PE lessons in more than a quarter of Britain’s schools involve so little physical activity they fail to improve pupils’ fitness at all, a highly critical report has found.
Ofsted, the education standards watchdog, accused teachers of taking the “physical” out of physical education by talking too much in lessons and not involving children in enough strenuous activity to build up their stamina or strength.
The findings should have been published six months ago – at the height of Britain’s Olympic fever – but was delayed by redundancies at …

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[3 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 1,493 views]
On the ball to improve maths and English

Sun Feb 03, 2013 Newark Advertiser
Football is the focus for Newark pupils working with Nottingham Forest FC in a bid to improve academic standards.
Twenty-eight boys at the Magnus Church of England School are being encouraged by the club’s coaches to do better at maths and English in return for extra time on the football field.
The community programme aims to make maths and English more fun by linking learning to football.
This includes similarities to the computer game, Championship Manager. The pupils, for example, improve their maths skills by building fictitious teams …

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[22 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 1,564 views]

Margaret Morrissey and Lynda Waltho Times
Published at 12:01AM, October 20 2009
I have worked with education secretaries since 1981 (Margaret Morrissey writes) and I have never previously come across someone with Ed Balls’s style.
He is intent on doing things his way and, if he cannot get his own way, he holds a consultation with those people who agree with him in order to produce the result that he wants.
His attitude is: “I am an expert. I know best and I will consult other experts who do it my way.”
I have told …

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[21 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 17,675 views]

By Laura Cox
3 January 2013|
It didn’t take long for her pregnancy to become the target of vile abuse of internet trolls.
Only days after announcing she was to have a baby, reality TV star Kim Kardashian was accused of being unfit to be a mother because she celebrated New Year in a nightclub.
Thousands of comments have now been left on an Instagram photograph posted on Twitter by Miss Kardashian of herself with a friend.
Trolled: Kim Kardashian has been targeted by internet trolls who slammed her after she posted this picture on …

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[2 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 4,768 views]
‘Why DID Channel 4 show obscene quiz?’ MP’s disgust at revolting jokes about the Queen

Conor BurnsBy Keith Gladdis 3rd January Mail
Channel 4 was under increased pressure last night to explain why it broadcast a quiz featuring obscene jokes about the Queen just minutes after the 9pm watershed.
The Daily Mail told yesterday how viewers were outraged by the antics of drunken comedians on the Big Fat Quiz of 2012, presented by controversial comic Jimmy Carr on Sunday.
TV watchdog Ofcom has already received complaints about the pre-recorded show and the countless vile sexual jokes told by stand-up star Jack Whitehall and actor James Corden.
Crude: Channel 4 …

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[1 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 21,666 views]
6 Reasons Your Child Refuses To Do Homework

Posted on November 29, 2012 By Marcia Hall
Many parents struggle with getting their child to complete homework after school. Rarely is a child ever anxious to get back to work when he returns home from school, but there are some ways that you can make homework less of a struggle for both you and for your child. To make getting your child to do homework less of a chore, you have to begin with understanding why he is resistant to doing homework in the first place.
He is exhausted …

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