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Snow closes thousands of schools

Tens of thousands of pupils had an extra day off school - and their parents had an extra childcare problem, as snow closed schools across the UK.


Working class boys: schools must work with parents to raise their attainment

Commentators are quick to criticise comprehensives, but there are many other factors affecting boys' performance.


Teacher morale 'dangerously low' suggests survey

Morale among teachers in England and Wales is "dangerously low" and "has declined dramatically in recent months" a survey suggests.


School sport at risk, Labour says

Labour says the government has risked "salami slicing" school sport by abolishing a requirement that all pupils do at least two hours PE a week.


Rushed maths leads to 'superficial' learning, report says

Rushing able mathematicians through the curriculum means England is producing pupils with only a "superficial" grasp of the subject, a report suggests.


Overhaul school history, urges report by MPs and peers

School history lessons should be overhauled and a British history qualification brought in for 16-year-olds, urges a group of MPs and peers.


Interactive school desk 'boosts maths' claims research

Interactive hi-tech desks could help boost the maths skills of primary school pupils, researchers have said.


Poorest pupils 'weaker at maths'

The poorest children are twice as likely to struggle at maths early on at primary school, research suggests.


Pupils re-enact horror of Somme in tribute to former pupils

Pupils at one of the UK's top colleges re-enacted the grim trenches of the Somme in a dramatic Remembrance Day memorial event yesterday.


Shakespeare schools cash means all the world's a stage

Thousands of children in the UK will get the chance to stage a Shakespeare play in a theatre to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth in 2014.


Michael Gove accused of major gaps in draft national curriculum for English

Leaked documents show new curriculum due for 2014 does not mention importance of spelling for 11- to 14-year-olds.


Call for school playing fields size protection to stay

Labour is calling for ministers to rethink their plans to scrap some of the current protections for school playing fields in England.


Pornography impact lessons 'should be taught' in school

School children need to be taught about the impact of porn as part of the national curriculum.


Few bedtime stories for some children, says survey

Nearly a third of UK parents read their children a bedtime story once a week or less, a survey suggests.


Schools 'should help pupils mind their manners'

Schools should give compulsory lessons in manners to tackle a decline in politeness, a survey suggests.


Pupils to learn about key events as Gove scraps 'politically correct' national curriculum

History lessons will be rewritten to include 200 key figures, such as Winston Churchill, and events which shaped Britain under a new national curriculum drawn up by education secretary Michael Gove.


Studying books at the age of 4 helps boost the brain in later life

Children whose homes are filled with books don’t just have the fun of being read to. They also enjoy the benefits years later.


Hold Your Own Book Fair and Raise Funds for Your School!!

Help raise vital funds for school trips and resources.


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