Action urged to teach children to swim

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Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim, a representative sample of 1,000 parents of Year 6 pupils suggests.
And two-thirds of the parents, surveyed for Swim England, feared their child could not save themselves..

Castle Shakespeare: Why study the Bard?

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Let me give you, let me share with you, the City of Invention. For what novelists do… is to build the Houses of the Imagination, and where houses cluster together there is a city… Let us look round the city: become acquainted with it, make it our ete..

Education by Numbers

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The best piece of art I managed to produce was part of a painting by number kit; my mum and dad bought it for me one Christmas. The idea was simple; a line drawing where each part had a number, corresponding to a paint colour, you completed bit by bi..

School exclusion figures

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Commenting on the rise of fixed term and permanent exclusions in schools, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said;

“This is a concerning trend and the DfE must give serious and honest consideration of what is drivin..

Developing an entrepreneurial mindset

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Scotland’s universities are driving a culture of entrepreneurship on campus. Lynne Russell At Queen Margaret tells us what this means for students at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh.
Returning to work from holiday is often a chore however, on t..

EBacc target confirmed

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The government has confirmed its ambition for 90% of year 10 pupils to study EBacc GCSEs – English, maths, history or geography, the sciences and a language – by 2025.

The original Implementing the English Baccalaureate consultation, which closed 18..