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Stories written by Naeem Arzu

Temporary Classrooms Installed To Cope With Massive Demand For Primary Schools In Reading

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UK- Primary schools in Reading are to install temporary classrooms to cope with a surge in demand for places.  The portakabin-style modular buildings were given the go ahead at a Borough Council meeting last week.  Reading Borough Council plans to install the temporary double storey structures in playing fields across the region adjacent to existing [...]

May 13th, 2013 | Posted in School | Read More »

Headteachers Told You Have Weeks To Improve School Or Get Out

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UK- A union leader has warned many of the UK’s talented headteachers are losing their jobs because they cannot hit the government’s target to improve a school in just a few weeks. General Secretary Brian Lightman, of ASCL (Association of School and College Leader) attacked the government’s school improvement policy saying it was now “career [...]

March 20th, 2013 | Posted in School | Read More »

More Parents Cheating and Lying To Gain School Places

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UK- The fierce competition for a ‘good’ school is highlighting an alarming and growing trend amongst parents.  More and more are employing desperate tactics to ensure their son or daughter gets that sought after place at the school of their choice.  Whilst some parents may bend the truth a little on the application form; others [...]

March 9th, 2013 | Posted in School | Read More »

Horsemeat Scandal: Pupils Fed Horse Meat At Southampton Schools

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UK- Horse meat has been fed to pupils in a Southampton school, it has been revealed.  According to the revelations this was being served to pupils at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill and Oasis Academy Mayfield from as early as October last year. Processed beef products and frozen mince meat from Sodexo; a food supplier to [...]

March 4th, 2013 | Posted in School | Read More »

Northern Ireland Rises From The Violence To Be Top Of The Class

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NI- According to a recent study pupils from Northern Ireland are the best at primary school maths in all of Europe.  At the same according to studies in the US, they currently rank at 6th best in the world. These were the findings that came from a two-part study which analysed the mathematical and literacy [...]

December 17th, 2012 | Posted in School | Read More »