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26 March 2014 Truancy falls but more still to be done

130,000 fewer pupils missed 15% of school in 2012-2013, a fall of almost a third on 2009-2010 figures.

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21 March 2014 Free school meals for all a threat to pupil premium?

The problem with pupil premium is that schools do not receive the payments automatically.

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28 February 2014 Admissions lottery

More schools and academies are using ‘lottery’ admissions systems in favour of the traditional geographical catchment areas.

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22 October 2013 e-safety up to scratch?

A primary school survey has flagged concerning statistics regarding children’s use of the internet.

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26 September 2013 Strike could force three-quarters of schools to close

Next week’s planned strike by NUT and NASUWT union members is likely to result in three-quarters of schools being forced to close.

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18 September 2013 Free school meals for infants

Nick Clegg has announced that from September 2014, all infants (reception to year two) will be eligible for free school meals.

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16 September 2013 Do Ofsted inspections work?

A senior academic has criticised Ofsted’s methods.

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13 September 2013 Secondary schools are neglecting child protection

The Children’s Commissioner reports child protection is a “neglected area of practice” for many secondary schools, with staff often feeling unable to adequately deal with child protection issues.

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13 September 2013 New national curriculum finalised

The new national curriculum was published by the Department for Education yesterday, to be introduced in September 2014.

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17 July 2013 Childcare changes offer schools income opportunity

The growing need for affordable childcare is becoming a “major concern” for families and a primary focus for the Government, who are taking action to cut red tape surrounding after-school and holiday childcare provision.

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