April 22, 2011

Open University helps recruit 300 school governors

April 22, 2011

The Open University has encouraged 300 students, staff and alumni to apply to be school governors. This report analyses that recruitment drive, the training given and the reasons behind their volunteering. Read the full Open University report.

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April 14, 2011

Lego contests put minority students on a mission

April 14, 2011

From a classroom in America, Brittany Robinson, 14, is programming a robot to perform open heart surgery. She’s focused on the intricacies of computer science and engineering. Never mind that the robot and the heart are made of Lego. Read the full Washington Post story.

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April 14, 2011

Degrees for what jobs? Report from the US

April 14, 2011

The US National Governors Association has published a report entitled Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for universities and colleges in a global economy. Some Governors are recognising that academic success needs to be better linked to the needs of the market place. Read the full NGA report.

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April 14, 2011

Robert Peston plans for a 1000 leaders in their fields

April 14, 2011

The entire Cabinet and most of the Shadow Cabinet have signed up to the BBC’s Robert Peston’s new Speakers for Schools service, but he won’t be happy until he has 1,000 “leaders in their fields” on his books. Read the full City AM article.

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April 12, 2011

Ofsted says girls need to escape career stereotypes

April 12, 2011

An Ofsted survey finds less than 10% of placements are ‘unconventional’, with majority in education, hair and beauty, office and shops. It says mixed sex schools need to do more to widen perceptions of the career options. For some girls, career ambitions were changed through direct observation of a professional at work, through mentoring and […]

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April 11, 2011

Contribute to DfE’s National Curriculum Review

April 11, 2011

Parents, teachers, pupils and other interested members of the public have only four days left to tell the Government and curriculum experts what should be taught in schools. By answering the questions in the Call for Evidence, people will have the chance to shape the new National Curriculum for primary and secondary schools in England. […]

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April 6, 2011

Speakers for Schools part of new social mobility strategy

April 6, 2011

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg visited the Globe Academy in Southwark to mark the launch of the Government’s new social mobility strategy. As part of the new social mobility initiative the entire cabinet has agreed to take part in Robert Peston’s Speakers for Schools programme to bring high-profile guest speakers to state schools. Last week […]

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April 5, 2011

Coalition social mobility strategy unveiled

April 5, 2011

The coalition government have launched their social mobility strategy, which includes getting 100,000 employee volunteers into schools to talk about their jobs. Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers explains how the strategy will be implemented. Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers Read the full Telegraph story. Read the Nick Clegg and Iain Duncan Smith article.

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