Secondary School

A levels

What are A levels? A Levels and AS levels are the usual courses offered to 16-19 year old’s at colleges and sixth forms in the UK and are the qualification of choice for higher education centres who require that potential students have completed and gained grades in a particular number of courses specifically tailored to

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Will term time holidays continue?

The government have received a petition demanding they put a stop to the ban on schoolchildren taking time off school for holidays during term-time. The petition has 126,000 signatures and has been submitted to the Department for Education. Campaigners state that families can’t afford the inflated cost of a holiday during school holidays. 10 days

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Training to become a teacher

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding, yet challenging careers,training to become a teacher is also one of the hardest to get into. There’s a lot of training and qualifications you’ll need before you can actually start out in the classroom. Firstly, you need to decide what type of teacher you want to be

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Beat the Back to School Blues

Back to school is a term that is thrown around by advertisers from July onwards, reminding children that September is on it’s way even before they have finished their summer term. As the school summer holidays draw to a close you might notice your little ones, and not so little ones, getting anxious about returning

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Special education needs

Being the parent of a child with special education needs can be extremely difficult, especially if these needs affect your child’s ability to learn, socialise and adapt to their everyday surroundings. However, support is readily available for both you and your child should any additional help be required. What are Special Educational Needs? SEN or

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School dinners how healthy are they?

School dinners generally get a bad rap. Most people expect little better than turkey twizzlers and blancmange. However in reality most schools are striving to feed kids decent meals on low budgets and they are doing pretty well. School dinners food standards The school food standards that were introduced after Jamie Oliver raised awareness through

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