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  • = Key Development Monday 26th January
  • 16:48 In Brief Events

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    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg embarks on a UK regional tour Home Secretary Theresa May speaks at the international police and crime conference in London (10:00am) Defence Secretary Michael Fallon speaks about defence reform at an I... Continue to article

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    Prime Minister David Cameron meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abad at 10 Downing Street (8:00am); and travels to Scotland to outline plans for Scottish devolution as the Government publishes a command paper on draft clauses for ext... Continue to article

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    Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit Manchester to deliver speeches on their economic policy for the North West (10:30am) Home Secretary Theresa May chairs a Cobra meeting to discuss the implications of the Ch... Continue to article

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    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: International Development questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Ministerial statement: The Al Sweady inquiry report Ten minute rule motion: Women’s Refuges (Pr... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 23rd November
  • 10:50 Nick Gibb: Immigration has improved school standards in the UK On air

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    Nick Gibb said immigration was changing the culture of schools for the better. "Children who speak English as a second language tend to push up the academic standards in schools because they've learnt one language already. Those schools ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 17th November
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    Polling stations for the Rochester and Strood by-election are open until 10:00pm. Results are expected on Friday morning. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond visits Latvia Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander hosts a discussio... Continue to article

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  • 07:52 Story (3 links): Govt battles unions over phonics

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    A war of words has broken out between teaching unions and the Government over controversial new plans for phonics tests for six-year-olds.

    Schools Minister Nick Gibb said a Scottish study had shown teaching children to read via phonics was "phenomenally successful", but the unions have said the tests will not provide schools with any new information, and will do nothing to improve children's reading.

    Association of Teachers and Lecturers General Secretary Mary Bousted told the Today programme the Government was taking a "very didactic" approach to the teaching of teach that "will not improve reading standards".

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Govt battles unions over phonics

A war of words has broken out between teaching unions and the Government over controversial new plans for phonics tests for six-year-olds.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb said a Scottish study had shown teaching children to read via phonics was "phenomenally successful", but the unions have said the tests will not provide schools with any new information, and will do nothing to improve children's reading.

Association of Teachers and Lecturers General Secretary Mary Bousted told the Today programme the Government was taking a "very didactic" approach to the teaching of teach that "will not improve reading standards".


Gibb hits out at 'have it now' culture

The "have it now" culture is breeding unrealistic expectations of wealth in young people, Nick Gibb has warned. The Schools Minister told the House of Commons that million of children were being raised with the wrong priorities and equated wealth with success, adding that young people were often "unprepared" for the material world they were brought up in.


Use of calculators may be restricted

The use of calculators may be restricted in schools until children have mastered basic arithmetic, such as knowing times tables by heart, Nick Gibb has said. The Schools Minister warned that children were becoming "too dependent" on calculators and "need to master addition, subtraction, times tables and division, using quick, reliable written methods".


Failing schools to be 'named and shamed'

Secondary schools that are failing young people will be "named and shamed" as part of a move to stop comprehensives playing the league table system, Nick Gibb has said.

The Schools Minister has also announced that, from next week, parents will be able to compare schools based on the amount of progress made by the highest achieving pupils between the ages of 11 and 16.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Gibb said the Government was "determined to stamp out any incentives to game the system whereby some schools focus just on those pupils who will affect their league table position".


Ofsted criticises ICT teaching

Ofsted has warned the teaching of information and computing technology is inadequate in one in five secondary schools in the UK. Schools Minister Nick Gibb responded to the report, saying teaching of ICT was “far too patchy”, and said the Government was looking at how the subject was taught as part of the national curriculum review.


Half of allegations against teachers 'untrue'

Almost half of accusations against teachers are 'unfounded', according to research by the Department of Education. The survey found 2,827 claims of abuse were made against teachers between April 2009 and May 2010, a substantially higher figure than in 2007.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb said that the findings showed "why the Coalition Government's plan to give teachers a legal right to anonymity when allegations are made by pupils is so important".


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