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A quarter of language A-level entries come from privates

JCQ figures reveal independent schools protect 'vulnerable' modern languages at A-level

Sweet 16?

The year ahead will see change and consolidation in the independent sector. Editor Stephanie B...

In short supply

Labour reveals schools spending up to £1.3bn on supply teachers as recruitment crisis continue...

Top Ofsted praise for Bath Spa teaching programmes

Bath Spa University is celebrating after receiving high recognition for its Teacher Education ...

Ellesmere College wins Arts Council award

Visit from the Royal Ballet marks award for Ellesmere's cultural education

Not just a history lesson

A CBI report suggests that science is being squeezed out at primary level. Dan Sullivan looks ...

King Edward's School is Sunday Times IB School of the Year

King Edward's, who switched to IB in 2010, has won The Sunday Times International Baccalaureat...

Join the professionals

Samantha Price thinks schools need to do more to prepare their students for the world of work

Working it out for themselves

One way to encourage progress and improvement is to give pupils control over their own learnin...

Theory in practice

Offering teaching staff the chance to study for an MA has many worthwhile benefits, says Joann...

Calculating the benefits

Carey Ann Dodah says that maths is a fundamental part of life and can be fun to teach as well ...

Educational excellence - some food for thought

Julie Booth examines the different elements behind one vision of educational excellence

Farlington holds MFL seminar for trainee teachers

Farlington School recently hosted a languages event for Chichester trainees

HEFCE 'blunder' over state vs private school degree passes

The Higher Education Funding Council for England has made a crucial error in its latest report...

Soft skills at the top of employers' wish lists

It's not academic success but soft skills that give privates the edge, says Selden

Inspiring students to love maths

Carey Ann Dodah says maths is a fundamental part of life and can be fun to teach as well as le...

Preparing students for tomorrow's challenges

Discovery Education partners with Independent Schools Association to support teachers with its...

An exact science?

Dan Sullivan looks at ways schools can monitor the progress of their key stage two pupils in s...

Well, what do you know?

Hilary Moriarty says learning in order to pass exams might not make for lifelong knowledge

Professional skills course to prepare students for work

Benenden launches country's first school qualification in professional skills

It's all in the preparation

Starting the journey towards making a UCAS application is just around the corner. Abi Price lo...

Going co-ed

Headmaster Kevin Fear explains the thinking behind Nottingham High School's decision to admit ...

'Life changing' initiative for Swindon year six pupils

Swindon Academy and Marlborough College launch 'grammar stream'

Target grades: what are they, and why are they important?

Julie Booth says setting goals is a key part of life, but must be personal and transparent

Merchant Taylors' create new prep through school merger

Prep school for Merchant Taylors' School is result of joining forces with Northwood Prep

Down to a science

Bringing a 'wow' factor to children's science lessons can benefit teachers too, says Dan Sulli...

Across the board

Pupils set to benefit as businesses urged to donate supply chain board games to local schools

Teaming up with tutors

Tutors should be a help, not a hindrance to schools, says Mark Maclaine

Get pre-school kids counting, say parents

New research says UK parents think children should learn basic numeracy before starting school...

Ready, steady...

Hilary Moriarty looks forward to the start of the new school year

Bucking the trend

From mobile tech to mindfulness, editor Stephanie Broad takes a look at the latest classroom t...

GCSE figures show jump in STEM subjects

Government praises jump in STEM and Ebacc entries helping to widen students' opportunities

GCSE results: UK independents make the grade

We round up some of the day's stories as pupils collect GCSE results across the country

Telling fact from fiction

It's time to put the myths about Steiner education to bed and understand the realities, says B...

Results day poll shows students happiest in Northern Ireland

The Student Room conducted live polls on A level results day, finding 84% happy with their gra...

Kingston's top tips for Clearing

With A level results day looming, Kingston University encourages students to be well prepared ...

Traditional or vocational?

QA research shows 74% of school children would consider an apprenticeship, but less than 20% k...

Workshops bring built environment to life for students

UrbanPlan education initiative launches in UK schools this autumn to give young people an insi...

Music partnership starts with a bang

Kings Monkton School pupils to work with graduate music startup to offer bespoke tuition

Lifetime achievement award for German teachers

Two teachers from Bishop's Stortford College honoured at German Teacher Awards ahead of retire...