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New street cleaning campaign launched in London

October 1st, 2015

The Chewing Gum Action Group (CGAG) has launched its national campaign to reduce gum litter, starting with Oxford Street, one of the busiest streets in London. In previous years the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has claimed that for every ten pieces of gum chewed, seven will end up... Read more

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Summer maintenance tips for schools

July 14th, 2015

Nowadays many schools will be busy preparing for the start of the new school year in September. Although school is shut for the summer, there are still many preparations that teachers will need to make for the year ahead. Therefore, it makes sense that schools start preparing themselves sooner,... Read more

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School cleaner celebrates 20-year milestone

April 30th, 2015

A dedicated cleaner has hit the headlines after celebrating 20 years of working for a school in his area. During his two decades of working at a school, Walter Oxendale has not had a single day off sick and has played a central role in maintaining Hull Collegiate School... Read more

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Schools to save more money via copyright licensing changes

April 17th, 2015

New copyright agreements are set to free up more money to go towards improving the appearance and maintenance of educational facilities, it has been announced. The Department for Education (DfE) has unveiled an initiative in which the government will hold music copyright licences centrally, freeing schools from the burden... Read more

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Govt to pump millions into new schools

April 2nd, 2015

The government is pumping more money into schools in the north-east which are set to receive their share of £33 million, it has been revealed. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and schools minister David Laws has announced that over 100 schools will benefit from the scheme, which is designed to... Read more

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Large rats infesting British schools

February 27th, 2015

There have been a number of reports in the media lately about the importance of improving standards in schools. Much of the focus has centred around exam results, assessments and the quality of teaching. However, the appearance and maintenance of schools has not received nearly as much attention. This... Read more

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Dfe lacks oversight into failing schools, MPs claim

January 30th, 2015

There is a lack of oversight and effective procedure in many schools, particularly those which are troubled, a group of MPs have claimed. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) claimed that the Department for Education (DfE) lacks basic knowledge about the performance in individual schools. It also claimed the DfE... Read more

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The number of underperforming secondary schools rises

January 29th, 2015

The number of state secondary schools said to be underperforming has doubled, it has been revealed. School performance data released by the Department for Education – based on last summer's exam results – showed that around 330 schools failed to get 40 per cent of pupils gaining five good... Read more

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Should litter awareness be taught as part of the curriculum?

December 22nd, 2014

Teaching children about the importance of cleaning up litter and taking responsibility, is essential if we want to maintain our streets and encourage young people to respect their local environment. Therefore, it is the role of local authorities, school teachers and parents to ensure that children are encouraged at... Read more

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