Education

Examination chief's 'profound remorse' over A-level leaks

Exam chief's 'profound regret' over A-level leaks The top of one in all England’s largest examination boards has expressed “profound remorse” after leaks hit two of its A-level exams prior to now few days. Rod Bristow mentioned Edexcel’s maths and economics exams had been overshadowed by considerations that content material had been obtainable beforehand. A few of an economics examination appeared on social media and a maths paper was apparently

'Much less homophobic bullying' in Britain's faculties

'Less homophobic bullying' in Britain's schools The extent of homophobic bullying in Britain’s secondary faculties has fallen by a 3rd in a decade, in keeping with a research from the College of Cambridge. The research, commissioned by the homosexual rights charity Stonewall, says the usage of insulting language is much less frequent and faculties usually tend to forestall assaults on homosexual pupils. However the report says 45% of homosexual pupils

New York governor says progress in Hungary college talks

New York governor says progress in Hungary university talks New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, says his talks with Hungarian authorities over a threatened college are making “good progress”. The Central European College in Budapest has turn into the centre of a symbolic, worldwide stand-off. The college says Hungary’s authorities has been making an attempt to power its closure and undermine educational freedom. The college has accreditation in New York, and

Wales instructor recruitment ranges 'bordering on disaster'

Wales teacher recruitment levels 'bordering on crisis' Low numbers of lecturers being recruited in Wales is “bordering on disaster” ranges, a union has mentioned. Welsh Authorities figures confirmed the goal for trainee instructor consumption in secondary faculties and for PGCEs had each been missed in 2015-16. Owen Hathway, Wales coverage officer for the NUT, mentioned the pressures and stresses of the job had been placing individuals off getting into the

Faculties go inexperienced to help Grenfell fireplace victims

Schools go green to support Grenfell fire victims Pupils in colleges in London and different elements of England are sporting inexperienced to point out help for these affected by the hearth at Grenfell Tower. The marketing campaign is asking pupils and workers to offer £1 to charity in change for sporting one thing inexperienced for the day. The concept arose when college students at Fulham Cross Women’ faculty in London

Heads frightened tuition price pledge for academics to be dropped

Heads worried tuition fee pledge for teachers to be dropped Head academics in England are involved that the promise of college tuition price aid for academics could also be axed. The Conservative manifesto proposed that academics wouldn’t repay tuition charges whereas they remained in instructing – to assist sort out staffing shortages. Many different schooling insurance policies have been ditched – and heads’ chief Russell Pastime says he’s involved the

Main universities rated 'bronze' beneath new rating system

Leading universities rated 'bronze' under new ranking system A number of main universities have failed to attain extremely in a brand new rating of diploma instructing requirements. The Educating Excellence Framework (TEF) has rated 295 establishments bronze, silver or gold in accordance with their normal of undergraduate instructing. Gold went to 59 and silver to 116. The bottom rating of bronze was awarded to 56 – together with the London

Queen's Speech: Grammar faculty enlargement deserted

Queen's Speech: Grammar school expansion abandoned The creation of a brand new wave of grammar colleges in England has been ditched from the federal government’s plans. The Queen’s Speech says the federal government will “take a look at all choices” for opening new colleges, however that won’t embody eradicating the present ban on increasing choice. The controversial plan to cease free lunches for all infants can be absent. This takes

How a smack of jellyfish helped win a £5,000 e book prize

How a smack of jellyfish helped win a £5,000 book prize Do you know that the time period for a gaggle of turtles is a flip? Or that the collective noun for a posse of fireflies is a sprinkle? Properly, now you do. And that is because of Lane Smith’s youngsters’s e book, A Tribe of Children, which has simply gained the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration. The colorful journey

Historic violin lent by Oxford College to Syrian refugee

Historic violin lent by Oxford University to Syrian refugee A 19th Century violin has been taken out of a group of historic devices held by Oxford College and despatched to a younger Syrian musician residing as a refugee. Aboud Kaplo, 14, was compelled out of his house in Aleppo and is now residing in Lebanon. Movie-maker Susie Attwood got here throughout Aboud and noticed his ardour for music, but in