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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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[6 Apr 2012 | 3 Comments | 5,844 views]
Teachers’ strikes could start as early as summer term

Richard Garner Independent
Friday 06 April 2012
Delegates at the National Union of Teachers’ annual conference will tomorrow be urged to back a move for widespread regional action across England and Wales following a one-day by London teachers last month.
The union is incensed at the Government’s decision to increase pension contributions and the retirement age while holding down teachers’ pay.
Kevin Courtney, deputy general secretary of the NUT, said: “It is absolutely clear that teachers don’t accept the changes that the Government are making.
“For the first time since the 1930’s teachers will …

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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.