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  • Students call for cap on Glasgow University population
    Students call for cap on Glasgow University population 27.11.22

    The University of Glasgow’s student council is calling for a cap on numbers over claims the student population has grown 40% in just five years. It said 10,000 additional students had put a strain on accommodation and was damaging their…

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  • Blind and partially sighted students ‘locked out of post-16 education,’ says report
    Blind and partially sighted students ‘locked out of post-16 education,’ says report 25.11.22

    One visually impaired student described how ‘many young people have lost faith in the education system’ Blind and visually impaired young people are being ‘locked out’ of college due to a ‘fragmented and unreliable system of support’ for those leaving…

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  • New Head at Old Buckenham Hall School
    New Head at Old Buckenham Hall School 23.11.22

    Old Buckenham Hall School is delighted to announce the appointment of James Large as the new Head with effect from September 2023. “It is with great pleasure that I write to introduce myself, having accepted the role of Head from…

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  • Misconceptions About Higher Education Abroad
    Misconceptions About Higher Education Abroad 18.11.22

    Due to the sheer disparity in educational facilities and standards that have traditionally existed between developing and developed countries, higher education mobility has been unidirectional — from developing to developed. The advantages of studying abroad are numerous: from higher-quality education…

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  • Early education is vital for children born in lockdown
    Early education is vital for children born in lockdown 14.11.22

    Ofsted has published the first in a series of reviews on early years education. The review underpins the inspectorate’s new strategic focus on early education and giving children ‘the best start in life’ following the Covid-19 pandemic. Today’s report draws…

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  • NI Education: Most primary schools ‘not providing enough PE’
    NI Education: Most primary schools ‘not providing enough PE’ 13.11.22

    About three-quarters of primary schools are not providing the recommended amount of physical education (PE) classes, according to the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI). Department of Education guidance is that pupils should have at least two hours of PE each…

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  • Bridging cultures: Bilingual and multilingual international schools on the move
    Bridging cultures: Bilingual and multilingual international schools on the move 09.11.22

    The number of bilingual and multilingual international schools has increased over the past five years. No longer a left-field option, multilingual schools provide lifelong benefits for every learner and meet the needs of today’s more mobile and culturally diverse families….

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  • Child speech delays increase following lockdowns
    Child speech delays increase following lockdowns 07.11.22

    The number of five and six year olds who need speech and language support at school has risen by 10% in England over the past year, BBC analysis shows. The increase, which is substantially greater than previous years, is partly…

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  • Legacy Learning
    Legacy Learning 30.10.22

    Since 1912, Queen Ethelburga’s has provided students with a vibrant and supportive school community in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. George Banns talks to Principal, Daniel Machin, to find out how they continue to build on its heritage Can you…

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