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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

21/03/17

Learning to survive in a world dominated by the internet should be as important for children as reading and writing, says a House of Lords report. Lessons about online responsibilities, risks and acceptable behaviour should be mandatory in all UK schools, the Lords Communications Committee argues. The internet is "hugely beneficial" but children need awareness of its hazards, said committee...

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Join our Team - Christleton International Studio

Join our Team - Christleton International Studio

07/03/17

COME AND BUILD THE SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE WITH US As a partner school within Christleton Learning Trust, we are building our team around people who are unapologetically passionate about learning and teaching, driven to make a change and who are ambitious about their role in education.  We are expanding our team as we prepare to open our doors to Year 10 and Year 12 students in September 2017...

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Cash boost for pupils with special needs and disability

Cash boost for pupils with special needs and disability

06/03/17

Schools in England are to receive a cash boost to help improve facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities.The £215m capital funding has to be spent on increasing school capacity and boosting access for these pupils to good schools.It may be spent on specialised classrooms and facilities, but not on general day-to-day school budgets.The news comes as many schools...

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Older teenagers face biggest funding cuts

Older teenagers face biggest funding cuts

27/02/17

Older teenagers have been the biggest losers as spending on sixth forms and further education has been "continually squeezed" for 25 years, says a report.Spending on 16 to 18-year-olds has faced cuts too often while education spending overall has risen, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies. However, government plans mean schools as a whole face "real-terms cuts for the first time in 20 years...

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Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England

Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England

13/02/17

Schoolchildren in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks. It is hoped 5,700 pupils aged 14 and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five-year pilot.Classroom and online teaching, "real-world challenges" and work experience will be made available from September. A Commons committee last...

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Work visits result in fewer young 'Neets'

Work visits result in fewer young 'Neets'

03/02/17

Young people who have regular contact with employers while at school are much less likely to become so-called Neets - "not in education, employment or training", according to research.The findings, from the Education and Employers charity, suggest a long-term benefit of links with business.But the research found that employers' involvement was stronger in independent and grammar schools.The charity...

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