Education

UK teacher wins global best teacher prize

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Andria Zafirakou has been praised for working with disadvantaged pupils and their families A teacher from north London has been announced as winner of a competition to find the world’s best teacher. Andria Zafirakou, who teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary school, has won a prize […]

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Osborne and Blair: 'Gap in centre politics'

[ad_1] Image copyright Varkey Foundation Image caption Former political opponents warned of a lost middle ground in UK politics Former chancellor George Osborne says there is an “enormous gap” in the centre ground of UK politics. He said “hard Brexiteers” had dragged the Conservatives to the right, while Jeremy Corbyn had moved Labour left. “I […]

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England's top school

[ad_1] Image caption Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School is England’s top rated school in the league tables Where is the best secondary school in England? Blackburn – and, defying all stereotypes, the school that came third in this year’s national GCSE rankings is also in the Lancashire town. So why haven’t more people heard that […]

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Number of secondary schools in deficit has 'trebled'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The number of state secondary schools falling into deficit in England has almost trebled in the last four years to more than a quarter, research says. Analysis by independent think tank the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) found the proportion of local authority secondaries in deficit rose from 8.8% in 2013-14 […]

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Gender pay gap starts from graduation, data suggests

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Women are more likely to be in work or studying after graduation than men, but earn less from the very start of their careers, official data indicates. Statistics show female graduates take home about £1,600 less than their male peers a year after graduation. Department for Education (DfE) statisticians said […]

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School Report: Do we get too much homework?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow much homework is too much? How much homework is too much homework? It’s a big question for pupils, teachers and parents alike. Reality Check went to Sutton Community Academy in Nottinghamshire to try to find some answers, working with a group of School Reporters from […]