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January 8, 2014

The Inspiring Women campaign seeks Engagement Manager

January 8, 2014

The national Inspiring Women campaign is recruiting an Engagement Manager. This is an 11 months fixed term contract £30 – 35k per annum (pro-rata) depending on experience, plus Performance Related Bonus (22.5 hours per week – 0.6 FTE). Job description and how to apply

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December 9, 2013

Schools reinforce subject gender stereotypes says IoP

December 9, 2013

The Institute of Physics says 49% of state-funded mixed schools in England are “reinforcing gender stereotypes” in terms of the subjects students study at A-level. It says these schools are failing to counter the idea that certain subjects are for girls and others are for boys. Read the full BBC story.

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December 3, 2013

UK doesn’t make top 20 in international tests

December 3, 2013

For the first time, the UK does not make the top 20 in any subject, in international tests taken by 15 year olds in maths, reading and science. Within the UK, Scotland outperformed England at maths and reading, but Wales is below average in all subject, in the Pisa tests run by the OECD. The […]

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November 29, 2013

Girls aspire to see gender balance in leadership positions

November 29, 2013

Girlguiding’s new report Sexism, harassment and inequality: the daily reality for UK’s girls’ has been published. There’s a call for urgent attitude change as the research from Girlguiding reveals a stark state of inequality. One of the findings is that girls still see gender inbalance in leadership positions from politics to economics, which hampers aspiration. […]

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November 20, 2013

Modern foreign languages volunteers available to schools

November 20, 2013

Across the country, more than 600 volunteers are signed up to Inspiring the Future to talk to young people about use of modern foreign languages in the workplace. Waiting to be approached by schools and colleges are volunteers from: the Arts Council BBC Bentley Cabinet Office Deloitte Facebook Financial Times Google Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons […]

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November 19, 2013

Almost 50,000 in ‘dead-end’ college courses

November 19, 2013

A study by the Institute for Public Policy Research found that teenagers taking lower-level vocational qualifications were three times more likely to be classed as NEET – not in education, employment or training – as those studying A-levels. There are nearly 50,000 teenagers on “dead-end courses” that fail to lead to a job or university, […]

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