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The BBC is reporting that police carrying out checks at an airport in southern Germany discovered several school-aged children travelling ahead of the holidays.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 22-05-2018
Schools standards minister Nick Gibb has told MPs he does not know how many children from deprived backgrounds will benefit from extra funding to help grammar schools expand, admitting it is likely to only be “a few thousand”.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 22-05-2018
Poet, playwright and author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo writes in The Daily Mail. … Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 22-05-2018
Children in Wales will be taught what makes healthy relationships and there will be more emphasis on sexuality as part of an overhaul of sex education.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 22-05-2018
It’s that time when headteachers watch nervously for colleagues approaching, envelopes in hand, as the resignation deadline for this academic year approaches.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 22-05-2018

Ofsted - Activity on GOV.UK

This paper discusses 6 lesson observation models presented at an international Ofsted seminar in 2017.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 22-05-2018
Ofsted's outcome letter with findings and recommendations after inspecting academies within the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 14-05-2018
Ofsted's outcome letter, with main findings and recommendations for the future, after inspecting the Romero Catholic Multi Academy Company.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 14-05-2018
Management information on unregistered schools in England, from 1 January 2016 onwards.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 15-03-2018
Surveys for residential special schools and further education colleges with residential provision are now open for children, learners, parents and residential staff.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 19-06-2017

HEFCE news

Recent news from HEFCE

This report examines how outcomes vary for different student groups based on a range of factors including gender, disability, educational disadvantage, age, ethnicity and entry qualifications. For the first time this data also includes outcomes for BTEC students.
Posted: 28-03-2018
The first set of panel members for the next Research Excellence Framework has been confirmed.
Posted: 23-03-2018
Funding totalling £1.5 million has been awarded by HEFCE to 17 universities in England, to improve support for the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research students. Five further universities are involved in the scheme as partners in joint projects. The HEFCE funding is being matched by the participating institutions.
Posted: 22-03-2018
Students across the country are being encouraged to participate in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS), which closes on 30 April 2018.
Posted: 21-03-2018
The financial results for the English higher education sector in 2016-17 were sound overall, but there is significant variation in the financial performance and position of individual universities and colleges.
Posted: 20-03-2018

UNICEF News

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Looking back on the humanitarian landscape of 2017, it can be easy to focus on the negative: conflicts that show no sign of relenting and with children under attack left with no safe place to go, natural hazards that destroyed millions of homes and lives. But amid the devastation, there are glimpses of hope.
Posted: 28-12-2017
KOURY, Mali, 19 December 2017 – In 2014, the district of Yorosso in southern Mali was approaching a crisis of malnutrition. Nearly 1 out of 3 children were chronically malnourished, and just under 1 per cent suffered from severe acute malnutrition – a condition which can be life-threatening to children.
Posted: 18-12-2017
DEIR AL BALAH CITY, State of Palestine, 18 December 2017 – There are one million children in Gaza, yet hardly any sports fields or playgrounds. And this lack of safe outside play areas especially affects girls. The beach is basically off limits, with terrible sewage pollution. Youth unemployment is over 60 per cent.
Posted: 18-12-2017
KYZYLORDA, Kazakhstan, 14 December 2017 – Early spring seeps through grimy windows, lighting a small unkempt apartment. The place is so dirty that Bibinur begins to feel nauseated. She finds a clear spot to sit down with Almagul, who recently gave birth to a baby boy.
Posted: 14-12-2017
MURAMVYA, Burundi, 7 December 2017 – “I started to feel quite sick,” says 40-year-old Darlene*, describing a period in her life a few years ago. “After going to a health centre, I was referred to a hospital where I was hospitalized for several weeks. I did not know why I was weak, until they asked me to do HIV test. I was diagnosed as living with HIV,” she says.
Posted: 07-12-2017

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

An EU-funded project has developed simulation software in a bid to save money and reduce the impact dredging has on the built environment. Being able to simulate water and soil interactions is a game changer for Europe's EUR 7 billion industry which provides jobs for a quarter of a million people.
Posted: 22-05-2018
Aluminium is a vital material. Yet its production consumes vast amounts of raw materials and energy. An EU-funded project has developed waste-ore recycling processes and power-saving furnaces that could shrink the industry's environmental footprint while increasing its long-term competitiveness.
Posted: 18-05-2018
What do we mean by randomness? EU-funded researchers have come up with new insights into the nature of randomness that could ultimately have application in fields as diverse as lotteries and cryptography.
Posted: 18-05-2018
Cloud computing infrastructure is critical to the modern economy, but its increasingly widespread use for storing and processing sensitive personal data is raising privacy and security fears. An EU-funded consortium is redesigning cloud architectures to put privacy at the heart of distributed data management.
Posted: 17-05-2018
Thanks to the algorithms that are being developed by an EU-funded project, scientists have an easier time finding the information they need to more efficiently design new proteins that can be used, for example, in the development of new medicines.
Posted: 16-05-2018

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Halfon seeks law change to give Social Mobility Commission more power

Conservative backbencher Robert Halfon MP will today ask MPs to support a 10-minute rule bill calling on parliament to give the commission extra powers. The government created the commission in 2010...

Posted: 22-05-2018
Relationship and sexuality lessons to be compulsory in Wales from age five

Following a review of sex education by the Welsh government it has been announced that relationship and sexuality education (RSE) is to be a statutory part of the school curriculum from 2022 for five-...

Posted: 22-05-2018
Government announces apprenticeship bursaries for care leavers

The extra financial support will be available for 16- to 24-year-olds starting an apprenticeship after 1 August. It comes in addition to the £1,000 government provides to both employers and training providers...

Posted: 17-05-2018
Third of councils yet to consider future multi-agency arrangements

On the back of recommendations made in Sir Alan Wood's 2016 review of LSCBs the government intends to introduce a new statutory framework that will effectively remove the requirement for councils to have...

Posted: 17-05-2018
Councils poised to cut support for deaf children by £4m

Freedom of Information requests made by the charity found that 45 of the 122 councils that provided figures (36.9 per cent) plan to cut education support for deaf children's support by an average of 10...

Posted: 14-05-2018

 

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