Free nursery education

The coalition’s £1bn flagship scheme to provide free nursery education for two-year-olds will be funded by raiding money currently earmarked for local authority Sure Start schemes, threatening the existence of hundreds of projects helping disadvantaged families, it has emerged On Tuesday, the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, announced £100m of one-off capital funding to enable nurseries to build extra capacity, … Read More

School’s with international links

Students today are living in truly exciting times. With a shrinking world and a global economy, they are destined to spend their adult lives communicating and working alongside colleagues across the world. Schools recognise the significance and benefits of teaming with a school from another country and forming strong international links. From learning about languages and food to getting to … Read More

Cycle Safety

The Government has pledged to implement any innovative measures on cycle safety that emerge from a cross-party inquiry into cycling that was launched yesterday. A panel of ten MPs will examine proposals that could achieve the aim of The Times’s Cities Fit for Cycling campaign of encouraging more people to cycle — and to do so more safely. The MPs … Read More

Goodbye to GCSEs

GCSEs are set to be axed in favour of a tougher English Baccalaureate Certificate in a radical shake up of the education system which will see retaking modules scrapped, coursework cut back and pupils sitting more rigorous end-of-year exams. The Government also plans to stop exam boards competing to deliver qualifications in the same subject which Michael Gove claimed has … Read More