Education news

  • Green schools are go!

    24th November 2009

    Schools are the best place for education and action on climate change, say young people on the HeadsUp forum The young people on the HeadsUp forum discussing climate change felt that schools are the best places for them to have an impact and a voice on environmental matters. Some had already...

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  • Ofsted Report, October 2009

    28th October 2009

    An Ofsted report published today showcases 20 primary schools in very challenging circumstances that have been rated 'outstanding' at least twice. The 20 schools, from across England, defy the association of disadvantage with low standards. They serve communities where pupils come from poorer urban backgrounds and an above average proportion...

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  • The right way to teach history

    28th October 2009

    In BBC History Magazine's October issue both Andrew Marr and Terry Deary expressed strong views on the state of history education in Britain. History teacher Nicolas Kinloch responds to their criticisms.Everyone has an opinion about history in schools. Andrew Marr and Terry Deary certainly do. But it doesn't follow that, because...

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  • What is APP?

    15th October 2009

    Assessing Pupils' Progress in History by Joanne PhilpottAPP is a tool to view pupil progress periodically by making use of collections of day to day learning in order to ‘make periodic judgements on pupils' progress using a wide range of evidence taken from a variety of classroom contexts.'[i]  QCDA is...

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  • The National Archives Education Services

    28th September 2009

    This website replaces the award-winning Learning Curve, with all the same resources for teaching and learning history, but in an exciting new design and a structure that should make resources much easier to find and use.They have added in additional topic websites from The National Archives, covering subjects as diverse as the...

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  • Half a day on humanities - 'it's not enough'

    25th September 2009

    History campaigners demand more detailed subject coverage for trainees A government review of teacher training prompted by the Rose primary curriculum review should ensure students spend more than just a few hours on subjects, campaigners say. Some primary PGCE courses feature just half a day on humanities, despite worries that...

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  • Teaching About the Holocaust

    21st September 2009

    The HEDP launched its ground-breaking report "Teaching About the Holocaust in English Secondary Schools: An empirical study of national trends, perspectives and practice" on September 15, 2009.This research was commissioned by The Pears Foundation and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The aims were to examine when, where, how...

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  • War on Film

    10th September 2009

    To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Second World War, the National Archives have created a series of six videocasts entitled 'War on Film'. These describe key events that inspired popular war films, using extracts from real government records and archive footage. Discover the real stories behind films such as 'The...

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  • New BBC Archive Collection on Apartheid

    29th June 2009

    15th June 2009 To mark the tenth anniversary of Nelson Mandela stepping down from the presidency in South Africa and twenty years since the first steps were made to dismantle apartheid; the BBC release ‘Life under Apartheid: Racial Segregation in South Africa', a new online collection of interviews, documentaries, news...

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  • Results and examples from the Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2009.

    22nd June 2009

    Some of the winning entries are attached to the bottom of this page! The competition this year has again been very successful. We received 111 entries from 51 schools across England and Wales. These broke down into 39 stories from Year 7 pupils, 41 from Year 8 pupils and 31 from Year...

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