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The National Curriculum: what’s the point of it all?

 Michael J Reiss and John White After Michael Gove’s announcement last week that English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBCs) have been abandoned and that GCSEs will carry on, some might assume that t...
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Half of LAs may soon face snap inspections - news - TES

Ofsted's plan will fuel academy conversion, union claims (Half of LAs may soon face snap inspections from Ofsted http://t.co/p6Vc0sMm)
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New 'floor standard' pits schools against each other - news - TES

Fixed quota of secondaries will not hit target under Gove's reforms (New floor standards pit schools against one another http://t.co/vrBtjpJo)
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Accessibility Tools #1 - Resources - TES

Accessibility Tools #1 - Resources - TES | School Governors | Scoop.it
This video shows how to have text turned into speech in Word 2010 – useful for those with visual impairments, dyslexia and any other reading difficulties so they are able to access resources.
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Do flexible holiday arrangements appeal to teachers - Have your say - TES

Do flexible holiday arrangements appeal to teachers - Have your say - TES | School Governors | Scoop.it
Teachers: would you prefer more flexibility for taking holidays? A debate is under way on the TES forums. http://t.co/Twz8SHe8
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Both parents and poverty matter to children's outcomes, according to a new government report - Institute of Education, University of London

Both parents and poverty matter to children's outcomes, according to a new government report - Institute of Education, University of London | School Governors | Scoop.it
RT @nwin: @IOE_London research says parents and poverty matter to children's outcomes: http://t.co/yteMnku6
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A Visual Guide To Twitter For Beginners - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Twitter For Beginners - Edudemic | School Governors | Scoop.it
Need a refresher or introduction to Twitter? This visualization is packed full of useful tools, tips, and ideas - a solid guide to Twitter for beginners!
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We have lost the ability to cook, says Women's Institute - Telegraph

We have lost the ability to cook, says Women's Institute  - Telegraph | School Governors | Scoop.it
The scrapping of home economics in schools means two generations are now unable to cook a nutritious meal, says vice-chairwoman of the Women's Institute.
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Possible changes to School Governance Regulations

Possible changes to School Governance Regulations | School Governors | Scoop.it
This summary of the forthcoming changes to schools governance regulations comes by kind permission of Ruth Agnew (I have abridged it slightly - read the whole article and many useful additional com...
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Schools 'lack adequate wi-fi'

Schools 'lack adequate wi-fi' | School Governors | Scoop.it
Only about a quarter of schools in England have good enough wi-fi to get the best out of digital technology, figures suggest.
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News from the DfE – The National Scholarship Fund continues for a third year | Modern Governor

News from the DfE – The National Scholarship Fund continues for a third year | Modern Governor | School Governors | Scoop.it
Teachers and special educational needs (SEN) support staff will be able to bid for funds from the scheme worth up to £2 million to deepen their subject (News from the DfE – The National Scholarship Fund continues for a third year
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Business development ideas: Become a school governor?

Business development ideas:  Become a school governor? | School Governors | Scoop.it
By Andrew Walker Education charity ‘SGOSS – Governors for Schools’ has launched a new campaign which highlights the personal benefits of volunteering in a quest to help fill 30,000 school governor ...
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Adrian Barlow's blog: Why reading matters (more than ever)

Adrian Barlow's blog: Why reading matters (more than ever) | School Governors | Scoop.it
Well-argued blog: why reading matters more than ever http://t.co/dMrpPBC0
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National College for School Leadership

National College for School Leadership | School Governors | Scoop.it
Why aren't there more women in senior leadership teams? Have your say in our online discussion - http://t.co/3faghF5B
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Department for Education staff vote to strike over job cuts - Telegraph

Department for Education staff vote to strike over job cuts - Telegraph | School Governors | Scoop.it
Workers at the Department for Education have voted to go on strike in a row over spending cuts and job losses.
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Mother jailed over truant children

Mother jailed over truant children | School Governors | Scoop.it
A mother from Cornwall is sent to prison for failing to ensure her three children attend school regularly.
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Let's put a stop to illegal exclusions for students with special educational needs

Let's put a stop to illegal exclusions for students with special educational needs | School Governors | Scoop.it
If the government really wants to encourage inclusive education, it should reward the schools that successfully include high levels of pupils with statements of special needs (Let's put a stop to illegal exclusions for students with special educational...
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Inclusion is a state of mind for educators; a simple step that embraces diversity.

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Twitter / tesResources: Tee hee hee - had to share ...

Tee hee hee - had to share this to make all of our teacher friends smile... http://t.co/TvBHT2uW
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Think you're smart? Try the "Trends Shaping Education" quiz!

Think you're smart? Try the "Trends Shaping Education" quiz! | School Governors | Scoop.it
  (RT @OECD_Edu: Think you’re smart? Try the “Trends Shaping Education” quiz! http://t.co/fCxNrkhM #TrendsEdu)
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Web Wonder Week #11 - Plinky - Resources - TES

Experienced teacher and tech visionary Dan Roberts shares practical ICT ideas to use in the classroom. This week it’s Plinky time.
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What's happening in 2013?

What's happening in 2013? | School Governors | Scoop.it
What’s coming up in 2013 for schools and Governing Bodies? The following dates are an outline of the calendar for 2013, but if you have additional suggestions, please email me at info.clerktogovern...
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The National Scholarship Fund continues for a third year - In the news

The National Scholarship Fund continues for a third year - In the news | School Governors | Scoop.it
From 8 April teachers and special educational needs support staff will be able to apply for a scholarship.
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Seizing Success 2012: Annual Leadership Conference : The Department for Education

Seizing Success 2012: Annual Leadership Conference : The Department for Education | School Governors | Scoop.it
Details about our annual leadership conference, Seizing Success 2012 (More great speakers added to the list for our Annual Conference - take a look and book your place - http://t.co/t37gGjzx #seizingsuccess)...
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Seizing Success 2013: Annual Leadership Conference : The Department for Education

Seizing Success 2013: Annual Leadership Conference : The Department for Education | School Governors | Scoop.it
Details about our annual leadership conference, Seizing Success 2013 (@ruthagnew Thank you Ruth - well spotted!
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Comment: Education Commission report lays out challenges for us all

The chair of governors at Highgate Wood School, Crouch End, picks through the implications for governors (@haringeygovs Thanks.
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