Finland, Japan, Wherever Next? Labour Twigg Fails To Impress

The BBC report that the UK Shadow (in the broadest sense of the term) Secretary for Education, Stephen Twigg, believes “England’s schools should learn from Japan”. He obviously hasn’t been reading the Economist recently. “THE yells of children pierce the night, belting out the elements—“Lithium! Magnesium!”—as an instructor displays abbreviations from the periodic table. Next, […]

AET uses online tutoring to support disadvantaged children

12 April 2011, Cambridgeshire – AET, a multi-academy sponsor, today announces an online tutoring partnership with TLC Education Group, designed to raise the attainment of the students in its member academies. AET is deploying TLC’s online tutoring service, TLC Live! in a number of schools in its academy network, to support children eligible for the […]

United Opt Out National: Occupy the DOE in DC

Occupy the DOE in DC will take place from March 30 to April 2, 2012 at the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave, SW , Washington, DC, 20202, United States. United Opt Out National endorses Occupy Wall Street by creating ACTION in solidarity. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST FOR ALL INFORMATION ON THE OCCUPATION. […]

Gove’s Change Rhetoric: Education Secretary’s speech to ASCL

Michael Gove, UK Ed Sec, spoke at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) conference on the the 24 March 2012 so we thought we’d run through the justifications he could come up with for alienating both teachers and headteachers with his needless reforms. There was a defence of free schools and academies. There […]

Not enough teachers for looked after children in England

There is only one full-time equivalent (FTE) qualified teacher per 135 looked after children eligible for the pupil premium in England, according to Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted by the Cambridge-based specialist maths, English and science tutoring provider, TLC Education Group. There are 40,560 children eligible for the Looked After Child Pupil Premium in […]

Apprenticeships or College?

Leaving mainstream education can be the scariest time of a teenager’s life. The comforts which you have often took for granted are snatched from under you, and you are forced to make potentially life moulding decisions. Knowing exactly what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 17 is […]

IT infrastructure in schools: outsource or keep in house?

Independent schools are unique, active users of IT. They are keen to attract new pupils, even if they enjoy a long waiting list, and to do this they must demonstrate competitive advantage not only in terms of educational achievement but in the facilities on offer as well. Traditionally this is in areas such as sports, […]

FDM Group urges girls to consider IT A levels as gender gap widens

Following yesterday’s revelation that female GCSE pupils have widened the gender gap further, FDM Group is urging young women to consider taking IT related A levels. It has been revealed that more than one in four female pupils were awarded an A or A* at GCSE level this summer, expanding the academic bridge between the […]

Five East Anglia schools form tutoring partnerships with TLC Education Group

Five East Anglia schools form tutoring partnerships with TLC Education Group  TLC Education Group, the specialist maths and English tutoring provider, today announces five partnerships with schools across East Anglia. The Samuel Ward Academy and Wymondham High School in Suffolk, Coleridge Community College and Parkside Community College in Cambridge, and the Open Academy in Norwich, […]

Celebrity Dream Team Education: New College of the Humanities

The news that a group of well-known academics have set up their own private university in London that will charge £18k pa has met with a mixed reaction. The idea of the philosopher and its first master A.C. Grayling, the New College of the Humanities will offer courses in law, economics, philosophy, history, and English […]

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