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Bangladeshi girl wins place at top uni

TAFSIA SHIKDAR is an ordinary school pupil at an ordinary school in Newham, nervous about her “A”-level exams that are coming up in the summer. From September, though, she will be doing something quite extraordinary – studying engineering at the ...

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Schools face funding crisis

PRIMARY AND second schools throughout the UK are bracing themselves for a difficult future as details of the Government’s new funding formula become clear. Under the current funding formula, schools with more challenges – such as higher levels of deprivation among ...

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Now schools in cuts firing line

GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS to change the way in which schools are funded could see nearly three quarters of London’s schools having to cut down their budgets. The warning comes from London Councils, the organisation which represents the 33 Councils in London ...

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Brit College celebrates ten year milestone

Emdad Rahman Regents Lake Banqueting Hall was the venue as Brit College celebrated ten years of delivering Higher Education as an independent provider. Brit College was established in 2006 and since 2013 it has delivered a single Higher Education programme ...

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UK faces IT skills shortage

MPs have been considering a report which warns that UK schools do not have the human and material resources to teach young people digital skills to the necessary levels. Nearly a quarter of equipment in schools is not working properly ...

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Staff shortages hit public services

Hackney South MP Meg Hillier has accused the Government of taking too little responsibility for ensuring that schools have enough trained teachers. Ms Hillier was speaking as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, which has released a report identifying that ...

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