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researchED 2014: At least two Ofsted inspectors dropped over plagiarism
Two Ofsted inspectors have been dismissed after they were found to have copied and pasted elements of inspection reports. Asked about the extent of self-plagiarism during a question and answer...
Under the eye of your own ‘Sherlock Holmes’
The headteacher of the Huntington School in York presented a new project that introduces “Sherlock Holmes” into schools. John Tomsett (pictured) outlined the importance of getting research into...
Why girls are shunning a-level physics
Carol Davenport wants to boost the number of young people taking A-level physics, especially girls and those from under-represented minority groups. Dr Davenport (pictured), director of Think Physics...
Research won’t ‘tell teachers what to do’
Professor Dylan Wiliam believes that education will always “fall short” of being a research-based profession. Dr Wiliam (pictured), emeritus professor of educational assessment at the Institute of Education,...
ResearchED 2014 begins
The second researchED conference has kicked off, with several hundred teachers, researchers, academics and policy makers packing into Raine’s Foundation school in Bethnal Green, east London, to share...
LIVE: researchED in pictures
This page will be updated all day with photos from the researchED conference, taking place at Raine’s Foundation school in east London. Stay tuned for more.    ...
Government forced to rethink £1.2m three bed house bought for free school
A £1.2m “historic residence” purchased for a new free school may not be used after the Education Funding Agency (EFA) agreed to consider alternative sites. The EFA bought High Ridge in Caversham near...
ResearchEd returns to energise and 'inoculate' against bad research
The organisers of the ResearchEd conference have promised a packed schedule that will bring the best of education research to the fore, ahead of the event tomorrow. Speaking...
Hunt continues his attack on government over infant class sizes
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt (pictured) yesterday continued his attack on the Government over infant class sizes, after the Labour party secured an opposition day debate on the...
Schools Minister could give Sikh free school second chance to open this year
A Sikh-ethos free school that had its funding pulled less than a week before it was due to open is hoping it may yet be able to launch...
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