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Gender Pay Gap In UK Still ‘Stubborn’

Gender Pay Gap In UK Still ‘Stubborn’

Female graduates are being paid thousands of pounds less than men in the same job, an equality group is warning.

The UK’s gender pay gap remains “stubborn,” with female graduates often earning as much as £8,000 less than their male counterparts, an equality group has warned.

Women’s educational success is not being carried through to the workplace, with many earning less than men even if they have studied the same subject, the Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Latin Learning Is On The Rise In Schools

Latin Learning Is On The Rise In Schools

A growing number of children as young as seven are learning Latin in a move to improve their literacy and understanding of ancient civilisations.

Existing teachers are being trained to take the lessons with funding from the charity Classics for All, and a group of 20 schools in Norfolk is showing what can be achieved.

Project co-ordinator Jane Maguire said: “It gives them the ability to understand sometimes quite hard words in English and to interpret them through their knowledge of Latin.”

“It gives

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Child Safety – 181 workers fired by Councils

Child Safety – 181 workers fired by Councils

More than 180 teachers, social workers and other council staff were sacked last year after being judged to be a risk to children.

In 2012/13 some 3,651 local authority workers were investigated over allegations they had either harmed or abused children or were unsuitable to work with them, figures show.

The statistics – obtained following Freedom of Information requests to councils in England and Wales – show that 695 of those local authority probes were then investigated by police.

A total

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Ofsted: Schools ignoring bad behaviour

Ofsted: Schools ignoring bad behaviour

Schools where behaviour is a problem will be subjected to spot checks by inspectors for the first time in a bid to drive up education standards, the Ofsted chief inspector has said.

Sir Michael Wilshaw has said that teachers were too often ignoring low-level disruption and “horseplay” leading to a culture of “casual acceptance” of misbehaviour that is holding schools back.

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Taser Used On A Teenage Boy From A Special School In Devon

Taser Used On A Teenage Boy From A Special School In Devon

A teenage boy with complex learning difficulties has been Tasered by police in the grounds of a special school.

Devon and Cornwall Police were called to Chelfham Senior School near Plymouth after reports of an alleged assault on a teacher.

The force confirmed officers deployed a Taser during the incident at 9.20pm on December 1, which involved three boys – a 15-year-old and two 14-year-olds – after reports that knives were

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Government Intends To Nationally Ranked Primary School Pupils

Government Intends To Nationally Ranked Primary School Pupils

Pupils across the country would be tested and ranked in 10% ability bands, but headteachers are not convinced by the plan

Primary schoolchildren will be ranked against their peers across the country under Government proposals.

Eleven-year-olds would sit tests and be put into 10% ability bands, with parents then being updated on their child’s ranking.

The move is one of a raft of proposals by Deputy Prime Minister Nick

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Government Tries To Get More Children To Eat School Dinners

Government Tries To Get More Children To Eat School Dinners

Millions of pounds are to be given to schools to improve meals as it is recommended that unhealthy packed lunches are banned.

Packed lunches may be banned by some schools as the Government tries to get more children to eat school dinners.

The Department for Education is pledging £16.1m to help make the meals they provide more popular.

Head teachers will be responsible for improving take up.

That could include some schools in England stopping

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National Curriculum Changes Announced

National Curriculum Changes Announced

  • Posted: Jul 08, 2013
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As a new national curriculum is launched, a teaching union says the number of changes could lead to “meltdown” in schools.

A controversial new national curriculum that puts the emphasis on building a strong knowledge base has been unveiled.

The Government says the slimmed-down document will set out only the “essential knowledge that all children should acquire”, leaving teachers free to tailor the rest of their lessons.

David

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In South Wales Today, There Has Been A Horrific Car Crash

In South Wales Today, There Has Been A Horrific Car Crash

  • Posted: Jun 20, 2013
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It has been reported that nine people are suffering from various injuries due to the driver in the  Audi car having a choking fit and accidentally hitting the accelerator instead of the brake

Also an air ambulance was sent to the scene and treated the injured the paramedics treated on the scene for the more than an hour after the Injured were airlifted to hospital

Five children and four adults – including the driver of the car and a lollipop lady – were taken to hospital.

Police said no-one had been killed in the collision, which was not thought to

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Nursery Ratios Will Be Changed

Nursery Ratios Will Be Changed

  • Posted: Jan 29, 2013
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Nurseries and childminders in England are to be allowed to look after more children, in a package ministers say will improve quality and cut costs.

If carers’ qualifications meets new standards, the ratio of children to nursery staff can be raised.

Children’s Minister Liz Truss said the proposals would make more childcare places available and reduce costs for parents in the “long term”.

Critics have stated the ratio could affect

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