Saturday, 16 Feb 2019
Category: E-learning

Parent governor role won’t be scrapped – Greening

Education Secretary Justine Greening says she will not be pushing forward with moves to scrap the parent governor role from schools in England. She told the Commons Education Committee parent governors often played a “vital role” in school improvement. The proposal to remove the need for academies to have elected parents on governing bodies emerged […]

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Academy rejects call for parent governors

An academy chain which has already scrapped all its parent governors, says it has no intention of reinstating them, despite the education secretary saying schools should have them. Justine Greening told MPs on Wednesday that she was ditching plans to allow academy chains to operate without any parent governors. She said academy chains should not […]

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National phonics check ‘too basic’

Children can pass the phonics test with just a basic knowledge of the government’s preferred system for learning to read, research suggests. Six-year-olds have to read aloud 20 real words and 20 made-up words in the check, testing their ability to sound out words using the phonics system. It is meant to test knowledge of […]

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Teenage hormones ‘turn pupils off school for three years’

Adolescence and boredom can turn pupils off learning for three years in early secondary school, suggests a study. The overwhelming majority of pupils start secondary school with “initial enthusiasm” but this wanes during the first two years, figures suggest. The proportion who “feel good about school” falls 10 percentage points to 84% between ages seven […]

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Councils call for greater powers to tackle illegal schools

Councils are calling for powers to enter houses and other premises, such as illegal schools, where home-educated children are being taught. The Local Government Association says its ability to check if children withdrawn from schools in England and Wales are suitably educated is limited. Currently, council officers can enter a premises only if they have […]

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With seats still vacant, DU to come up with three more cut-offs

New Delhi: With seats still remaining vacant, Delhi University today announced it will be releasing three more cut-offs for admission to undergraduate courses with the sixth list being released on Saturday, a month after the varsity started the new academic session. The sixth cut-off will be announced on August 20 and admissions will be conducted […]

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