Key Quotes - Education

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Last update: Saturday 24th August
 
Pupils from top private schools make twice as many applications to the UK’s leading universities as state schooled teenagers with similar A level results. As a result, private school pupils who score the equivalent of two B grades and an A at A-level are almost 10% more likely to get a place on the 500 most selective degree courses, according to a study by the Sutton by the Sutton Trust, and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
EducationThe Sentinel- 12 August 2009
 
More than half of parents say they can not afford “back to school” costs, a survey showed. The majority of parents (51%) with an income of £30,000 or less are concerned about the cost of school supplies and more than a quarter of parents are worried their children’s education will suffer as a result of financial hardship, according to research by charities Save The Children and Family Action.
EducationThe Sentinel- 17 August 2009
 
Students pay less rent to live and study in Stoke-on-Trent than anywhere else in the country. A new survey has shown that the Potteries have the lowest average accommodation costs of any university city within the UK. At only £41.90 per week, the figure is almost £20 less than the £62.61 national average. It is only 40% of the typical £104.13 typically paid out by students to live in London.
EducationThe Sentinel- 19 August 2009
 
A teacher who called his pupils “ugly” and “fat” and asked if their mothers were attractive when planning parents’ evening, has been suspended for two years. James Cairney, who did not attend the General Teaching Council hearing, was accused of unacceptable conduct at The Causeway School in East Sussex between September 2004 and August 2006.
EducationThe Sentinel- 22 July 2009
 
Plans to raise the school leaving age are causing anger and resentment among some teenagers who believe they will be confined to classroom studying subjects they are not interested in. A third of teenagers (31%) are against studying in education until the age of 18, a study by the Youth Commission found. Under new legislation, the school leaving age would be raised to 17 by 2013, and 18 by 2015.
EducationThe Sentinel- 21 July 2009
 
A London teacher who was suspended after he complained that a staff training day was used to promote gay rights has been allowed to return to work. Kwabena Peat, 54, who is head of year at a north London secondary school, was upset that that the training day was used to promote gay rights and that the speaker, Sue Sanders, marginalised those who disagreed. Mr Peat walked out of the session, with other teachers, but when he wrote to complain, the school suspended him after recipients of his letter felt ‘harassed and intimidated’ by it.
EducationChurch of England- July 2009
 
Parents claim the recession is making it harder for them to fund their children through university, a survey revealed. Around 74% of parents said they were struggling to meet the costs of higher education, with 12% turning to their child’s grandparents for help, according to the Association of Investment Companies. Despite that help, 24% of students still expect to graduate with £20,000 of debt, while 39% expect to owe between £10,000 and £20,000.
EducationThe Sentinel- 9 July 2009
 
The Tories have announced plans to scrap Sats tests for all 11-year-olds if they form the next government. Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Glove said he would abolish the exams and replace them with national tests in the first year of secondary school. He said axing the exams would allow for an assessment system which better served children and freed up teaching.
EducationThe Sentinel- 15 June 2009
 
Outraged law students have had their career prospects thrown into disarray after their two year college course was cancelled part-way through their studies. Around 24 full and part-time students were working towards a professional diploma in law through Stoke-on-Trent College, which would have enabled them to get jobs as trainee legal executives. Now the college, which teaches the courses on behalf of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) has told students it plans to scrap the level three diploma in September. Managers say uncertainty over adult learning funding, the loss of specialist staff and fewer people wanting to take the course had contributed to the move.
EducationThe Sentinel- 19 May 2009
 
Bright pupils educated in England’s most deprived schools do worse in their GCSEs, education experts said today. A study by the Sutton Trust, an educational charity, found these students face a ‘double penalty’ – they achieve half a grade less for each GCSE they take and are entered for fewer exams. The researchers examined the results of 550,000 pupils who took GCSEs in England in 2006.
EducationThe Sentinel – 5 May 2009
 
Christian and Muslim parents in London, who kept their primary school children away from controversial lessons promoting homosexuality in February (part of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History month), could face legal action by the local council. Around 30 children were withdrawn from the week of lessons at George Tomlinson Primary School in Waltham Forest, East London. A Waltham Forest Council spokesman confirmed that the withdrawals are being treated as unauthorised absences’ and that ‘action had been taken’. Although the Council refused to say how they plan to punish parents, the Council website says that parents of truant children can be asked to sign a contract, fined on the spot or taken to court.
EducationEvangelicals Now – May 2009
 
Teachers’ mental health is increasingly being put at risk by the pressures heaped on them during school time. Half of all teachers have considered leaving the profession due to stress, citing the long hours, excessive workload, lack of support and poor pupil behaviour, according to the National Union of Teachers (NUT) teacher mental health working party.
EducationThe Sentinel - April 13 2009
 
Government plans to improve the numeracy and literacy skills of a million adults were published today. More than £1 billion of government funding is being invested over the next year in improving adults’ basic skills to help them get and keep jobs.
EducationThe Sentinel - 9th March 2009
 
The poet laureate, Andrew motion, has made a significant call for the Bible to be taught in schools. His contention, from an atheist’s standpoint, is that literature and cultural history simply cannot be understood in the context of the religious illiteracy we have today.
Describing some of the students he has taught (Guardian, Book of Revelation, February 17, 2009) he said: “So when the time came to talk about Milton, I found very few knew there had been a civil war. As for the Bible, forget it. They just about knew who Adam and Eve were.”
EducationChurch of England Newspaper - 20th February 2009
 
Thousands of teachers across England are off sick every day, the Tories claimed today. More than 311,000 full and part-time teachers took sick leave in 2007. This is a loss of almost three million working days last year. As there are around 195 days in the school year, this is the equivalent to around 15,000 teachers being off sick each day, the Tories claimed.
EducationThe Sentinel - 30th December 2008
 
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