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Computer science A-level 1970s style

Image copyright The National Museum of Computing Image caption Few schools had their own computers in the early 1970s – but by the end of the decade many began to invest in models such as the Elliott 903 The chances of walking into a UK school without any computer equipment ...

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Academy plan ‘could cost £1.3bn’

Image caption Schools must become academies by 2020 or have official plans to do so by 2022, says the government Labour is predicting the government’s plan to convert all England’s state schools to academies could cost more than £1.3bn. The party says the figure is based on a Parliamentary written ...

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Why no academy schools in Wales?

Image caption Already more than 2,000 out of 3,381 secondary schools in England are academies As Chancellor George Osborne announced all English state schools will become academies, the Welsh Government continues to reject the model here. In Wales, councils are responsible for funding and overseeing schools. But in England, Mr ...

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School’s not out for Easter

Image copyright West Belfast Partnership Board Image caption Classes are targeted at those who require extra support in preparation for GCSE maths and English It’s a strange phenomenon – teenagers opting to return to the classroom over the Easter Holidays. But the annual Easter School at St Mary’s University College ...

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Academy to pay back over £100k funding

Image caption Prime Minister David Cameron and then Education Secretary Michael Gove were at the opening of Perry Beeches III free school in 2013 A Birmingham academy chain must pay back more than £100,000 in government funding. Perry Beeches Academy Trust claimed about £2.8m from the Education Funding Agency for ...

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Toddlers ‘need early years teachers’

Image copyright monkeybusinessimages Image caption Save the Children wants to see qualified teachers in all nursery settings Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language, a children’s charity says. Save the Children says pre-schoolers can be “set back ...

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Toddlers ‘need early years teachers’

Image copyright monkeybusinessimages Image caption Save the Children wants to see qualified teachers in all nursery settings Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language, a children’s charity says. Save the Children says pre-schoolers can be “set back ...

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Leaving EU ‘devastating for young’

Image caption Mrs Morgan says young people do not want to be cut off from the world A vote to leave the European Union could have a devastating impact on the life chances of young people, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to say. Entering the debate over EU membership, she ...

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Supply teachers ‘missing out on pay’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The unions says supply teachers are missing out on pay as well as professional development Supply teachers in England and Wales are being exploited in the workplace, a teachers’ union claims. The NASUWT says supply teachers are being denied entitlements on pay, pensions and working ...

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Anti-extremism ‘stopping school debates’

Image caption Teachers fear the loss of a “spirit of openness” in how students can talk about ideas Teachers will warn later that anti-extremism strategies are stifling free speech and stopping students from debating “challenging” ideas. The National Union of Teachers conference is to vote on calls for the government’s ...

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Teachers to hold academy strike ballot

Image caption The NUT conference in Brighton backed a ballot for a strike in the summer term Teachers are calling for a one-day strike as part of a campaign against plans to force every school in England to become an academy. The National Union of Teachers says there is no ...

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Could time travel really take place?

Image caption Could you travel back in time to see Dr Who, played by Jon Pertwee, travelling back in time in 1972? When you think of time travel what comes to mind? Doctor Who hurtling through the centuries, hitting the controls inside the Tardis like some kind of metaphysical pinball ...

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