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Primary schools must do more to ensure importance of science education, says CBI
Shortages in the supply of science skills are appearing that may hold the UK economy back and primary schools are critical to ensuring progress, says the Confederation of...
Teaching resource asks pupils to ‘devise a plan for war’
A government-issued teaching resource which includes a task asking pupils to devise a plan for going to war, is presenting a “sanitised” and “positive” view of life in...
Character education awards: the winners
The 21 winners of the 2015 character awards were unveiled last week as Schools Week went to press, with each of the recognised schools and charities receiving a...
Revoked ‘English identity’ charity claims to have taught in at least 10 schools
A group whose supporters were exposed giving Nazi salutes and chanting “white power” in an ITV documentary claim to have taught history lessons to children in at least...
Applications for banned school worker waivers quadruples in a month
The number of applications for ‘disqualification by association’ (DBA) waivers has quadrupled in the last month and hundreds of school staff are still suspended, Schools Week can exclusively...
University sponsors quiet over promised academy support
Universities have withdrawn their sponsorship from at least four academies amid government concerns over the way they were being run. Analysis by Schools Week has found at least...
Care leavers: The Achievement gap isn’t closing, it’s widening
In a five-part series, Schools Week is exploring the way vulnerable groups of learners have been treated under the Coalition – and asks what can be expected for...
Jail threat for teachers could ‘flood’ social work system
Stretched social services departments could be inundated with “a flood” of unnecessary casework if the government carries through with threats to jail teachers who fail to report the...
Engineering A level needs to be more creative
Proposals for a new engineering A level have been drawn up to entice more creative pupils and propel the UK from Europe’s bottom spot when it comes to...
Labour pledge support for ‘most able’ as Ofsted find fault
A “gifted and talented fund” to support the most able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds will be launched by a Labour government, Tristram Hunt has pledged. The shadow education...
Morgan orders reviews in schools with Syria links
The education secretary has ordered a review of schools whose pupils have fled to Syria – just days after she wrote to one such academy offering her full...