If you want to let the Government know your views on the proposed changes to the ICT curriculum, including the change of name to Computing, you have until the 16 April 2013 to respond. The draft programme of study and … Continue reading →
Every day our little darlings pass through the hands of experts: the doctors, party entertainers, nit nurses, teachers and nannies. But behind the warm smiles, how do they really feel about our kids – and about us, the parents? Assured of anonymity, they reveal allOur whole ethos is to make children feel comfortable, as if they’re having their hair done. We […]
Headteachers who abandon children with special needs must be punished, charity tells ministersMinisters are being urged to fine schools that are informally excluding poorly performing pupils, amid mounting evidence that some institutions are attempting to game the exam system.Hundreds of cases of children being removed from schools on tenuous and potentially […]
Emeritus professor at Brunel University was best known to the public for presenting long-running BBC2 seriesHeinz Wolff, the scientist who presented BBC2’s long-running show The Great Egg Race, has died aged 89.The German-born inventor and social reformer suffered heart failure on Friday, his family said in a statement released through Brunel University Lond […]
Amanda Spielman tells of ‘venomous’ tweets and emails after accusing schools of resisting legal and moral dutiesThe head of Ofsted has received threats and abuse after accusing private faith schools run by religious conservatives of deliberately resisting British values and equalities law.Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England, said she h […]
We’re expected to offer endless support to students unwilling to take responsibility for their own learning. It’s time to look beyond targetsRead more from the Secret TeacherIt’s a Saturday morning in May, and while most schools are empty, mine is open for year 11 revision classes. Teachers are expected to attend, no questions asked. Students are too, althou […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear - literally.