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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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Preparing your school for floods

November 28th, 2014

This week, reports of flooding have swept across much of the UK, which has affected schools, homes and businesses. News reports have revealed that parts of Somerset, Surrey, the south-east and the south-west have been significantly impacted by excessive water overflow. Unfortunately, even when steps are taken to mitigate... Read more

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‘Fewer pupils secure first-choice secondary school’

June 27th, 2014

Fewer children in England managed to secure their first choice of secondary this year, meaning thousands of pupils have missed out, according to official figures. Statistics from the Department for Education (DfE) reveal that one in seven 11-year-olds were not offered a place from their preferred school, down 1.5... Read more

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