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QPHS are Cheshire School Awards 2018 winners

QPHS are Cheshire School Awards 2018 winners

06/07/18

We are really excited to share the news that Queen’s Park High School has once again been announced as a winner at this year's Trinity Mirror Cheshire Schools Awards, sponsored by Excell Supply Limited. This year the school was shortlisted as a finalist for the Communication Award category.  The Awards are in celebration of the hard work, dedication and achievements...

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IB Middle Years Programme

IB Middle Years Programme

06/07/18

CIS has been granted official International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidacy status. We are really excited about rolling out our interdisciplinary learning and Inquiry model (and much more) from September. If you are a school/teacher/parent/student interested in finding out more then you can contact kbrown@cistudio.co.uk.Follow our journey on Facebook or instagram.  

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UK winner of global teacher prize worth $1M

UK winner of global teacher prize worth $1M

20/03/18

A teacher from north London has been announced as winner of a competition to find the world's best teacher.Andria Zafirakou, who teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary school, has won a prize worth $1m (£720,000).She has spoken of the hardship and overcrowded housing conditions facing many of her pupils.But in accepting the prize, she called for more support for the "power of the arts...

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Schools face digital challenge

Schools face digital challenge

23/01/18

Schools need to prepare young people for a digital revolution and a fast-changing jobs market, says England's new Education Secretary, Damian Hinds.In his first public speech since taking up the post, Mr Hinds said schools needed a mix of traditional academic subjects and a sense of "resilience" and skills such as public speaking.Mr Hinds said that a high proportion of new jobs would require digital...

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Global education rankings to measure tolerance

Global education rankings to measure tolerance

14/12/17

International education rankings are going to test a very different type of skill next year.The Pisa tests, which compare teenagers' ability in reading, maths and science, for the first time are also going to test "global competence".It's a significant departure to move from maths puzzles and literacy tests to asking questions about fake news, global warming and racism.The inaugural tests for global...

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Bidding process for Institutes of Technology to be launched on 30.11.17

Bidding process for Institutes of Technology to be launched on 30.11.17

30/11/17

Education Secretary Justine Greening will also launch a consultation on the design of the new T levels, focusing on how work placements can be delivered. The bidding process for establishing Institutes of Technology will today be formally launched by education secretary Justine Greening.In her speech at the Skills Summit this morning, Ms Greening will invite bids for a share in the &...

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