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Bristol teacher’s end-of-term gift – the sweetest present ever?

Bristol teacher’s end-of-term gift – the sweetest present ever? 29 July 2017 From the section UK Image copyright Rob Hathway Image caption Read on, there are more TREATS to come! At the end of term some teachers receive special gifts from their pupils, but one in particular was given an especially sweet present from one student. If actions speak louder than words, in this case, perhaps confectionery is louder still. The pupil had replaced sweets for some of the words in the message and stuck them on a large piece of cardboard. It reads (with sweet replacement in capital letters): ‘To Mr Hathway. You are an EXTRA special teacher. ‘I have loved all of TOPIC this year. Image copyright Rob Hathway Image caption Have you got the munchies yet? ‘Thank you for turning me into a real SMARTIES this year. ‘You have given my learning a real BOOST. It’s the summer holidays now so TWIRL with excitement and take TIME OUT to relax. ‘You should have a nice PICNIC but watch out for the LION. Or you could even go on a AERO plane to a TURKISH DELIGHT and just FLAKE out on the beach. Image copyright Rob Hathway Image caption What a treat to ‘flake out’ on a beach ‘I’ll miss you lots like JELLY TOTS. Your one in a MILLION.’ Rob Hathway, who has been teaching Year...

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Manchester bombing led to 11th-hour changes to exam papers

Manchester bombing led to 11th-hour changes to exam papers 28 July 2017 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack on the Ariana Grande concert left 22 people dead Exam boards analysed more than 2,000 GCSE and A-level papers in the wake of the Manchester attack in May to check for potentially distressing content. At least two exams had to be changed at short notice after the Ariana Grande concert bombing, reports the Times Educational Supplement. The boards wanted to ensure questions did not add to pupils’ distress, the magazine says. One Edexcel general...

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‘Action needed’ on Wales teacher shortage

Teacher recruitment shortfall needs action – regulator By Bethan Lewis BBC Wales political reporter 28 July 2017 From the section Wales politics comments Image copyright Thinkstock and BBC Teacher shortages need to be addressed before schools face major problems, the teaching regulator has said. Figures show recruitment to secondary school teacher training courses was more than a third below the target for the second year in a row. The chief executive of the Education Workforce Councils said a national campaign to attract more people to the profession is needed. The Welsh Government said the teacher vacancy rate is “comparatively...

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£4.8m spent to educate Republic of Ireland students in NI

£4.8m spent to educate Republic of Ireland students in NI By Robbie Meredith BBC News NI Education Correspondent 28 July 2017 From the section Northern Ireland Image caption The majority of students coming from the Republic of Ireland cross the border from Donegal to be educated at North West Regional College It cost the Department for the Economy almost £5m to educate further education (FE) students from the Republic of Ireland last year, the BBC has learnt. The executive had previously sought compensation for the cost of educating FE students from the Republic in NI. The former further education...

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