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Halloween Bat Walk in Manor Park- 23 October

An evening event.<br>The Manor Park Users Group are hosting a free, guided bat walk around the park- it is open to the public, under 16s must be …

Private tuition boom for wealthy 'risks learning gap'

<b>Private tuition for state school pupils is booming, particularly among wealthier families and in London, suggests a poll of 11- to 16-year olds.</b><p>Some 31% of wealthier pupils received private tuition last year compared with 15% from poorer families, according to a survey for the Sutton Trust.<p>For …

Road safety: Insurers show accidents near schools

<b>More than 1,000 children a month are being injured on local roads around British schools, insurance industry figures indicate.</b><p>Insurers also say 37% of local school areas had at least one child road injury each year from 2006 to 2011.<p>The government said the data was crude, road deaths were at a …

'Tough and rigorous' new national curriculum published

Sweeping changes have been made to government proposals for teaching English, history and modern languages in schools – leaving a spaghetti-like …

Making the leap from teaching assistant to teacher

<b>Heather Lawrence, assistant headteacher and year 6 teacher, Abbey Junior School, Smethwick</b><p>I was lucky enough to work in a very supportive school. The …

Watch out for the invisible child: making your class truly inclusive

Try this as a simple exercise: get a piece of paper and try to write down your whole class from memory.<p>A primary teacher will normally forget between …

Parental engagement, reading comprehension study and more

<b>Help with home-school relationship</b><p>Engaging parents in their children's learning is a vital part of a successful home-school relationship and a study …

Secret Teacher: Ofsted framework produces too many teacher casualties

There's a teacher at my school that needs to be apologised to. She's been there a long time, through thick and thin, good, bad and disastrous times. …

Gove's golden rules for writing: can you do better?

Education secretary Michael Gove is keen to set an example when it comes to clear, no-nonsense English. So keen in fact that, as the Mail on Sunday …

How can headteachers and leaders promote staff wellbeing?

I have been a headteacher for nine years and at the age of 48 this much I know about staff wellbeing …<p>Right now, keeping the fear factor outside the …

Dear Mr Gove

Last month I wrote to you about my concerns that your job – not just you – has become a dictatorship. Over the last 30 years our parliamentary …

Michael Gove axes six-week summer holidays for schools

The tyranny of the summer school break – an unbroken six weeks of freedom for pupils and inflated holiday costs for their parents – could soon be …

New training plan risks teacher shortage, study warns

<b>Changes to teacher training in England may mean a shortage of recruits, suggests a study.</b><p>From September about a quarter of the funding for teacher training will shift from universities to schools.<p>But the study indicates about half the places on the government School Direct training scheme remain …

Making the most of middle leaders to drive change in schools

A relentless focus on the quality of teaching and leadership has raised standards and improved pupil achievement over the past decade in schools in …

Can changes in teachers' pay be tied to classroom improvement?

<b>Guardian Teacher Network</b><p>We have a professional and personal development vibe running through the network this week with pieces on tackling …

Teachers' 'chaos' warning for schools setting own terms

<b>Allowing all state schools in England to set their own term times could cause "chaos" for families booking holidays, a teachers' union is warning.</b><p>Plans were announced on Monday to allow all schools to vary term dates, a right already held by academies.<p>But the National Union of Teachers says it will …

Pupil premium: schools to face more scrutiny over use of funds

Schools are to face closer scrutiny over the performance of their disadvantaged pupils, under plans that could see "outstanding" primaries and …