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Girls 'misconceptions' about STEM subjects.

The Schools Minister has called for girls’ “misconceptions” about science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) to be challenged as new data shows that boys generally prefer the subjects.

Research by the Department for Education published on Monday shows that the proportion of boys whose favourite subject is in a Stem field is almost twice that for girls.

Of those surveyed, 59% of boys picked a Stem subject as their favourite, compared with just 32% of girls.

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Funding for 3000 new grammar school places.

Grammar schools to create 3,000 new places in the next three years to end middle class stranglehold with £50m fund focusing on poorer pupils

  • Schools minister Nick Gibb announces extra cash for grammar school places
  • Almost 3,000 new places will be created in £50million fund for new classrooms
  • Schools must set out how they will recruit disadvantaged children to bid for cash
  • Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to help existing grammars expand

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Half of grammar school expansion plans fail.

More than half of the first round of bids from grammar schools that wanted to expand were turned down, it was revealed today.

Just 16 schools were successful in their bids to create additional places under the government’s selective schools expansion fund last year – which enables schools to expand only if they demonstrate how they will attract more disadvantaged pupils and work with other schools in their area to raise standards.

But the full list of applicants published today shows that there were 41 applications.

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Academy chains continue to award excessive salaries.

Nearly half of the academy chains which have been ordered by ministers twice to justify awarding excessive salaries to their heads or chief executives have handed out more pay rises, figures show.  

Academies minister Lord Agnew wrote to 28 academy trusts for the second time this week asking for reassurance that resources were not being diverted from “the frontline” for salaries.

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An analysis, carried out by The Independent, has revealed that nearly half (48 per cent) of those academy chains, which already offer six-figure salaries, gave their CEOs or heads a pay rise.  


Rural HE college needs swift action.

A rural higher education college, given two consecutive inadequate ratings by inspectors, still has "too much poor teaching", a report said.

Easton & Otley College, which has campuses in Norfolk and Suffolk, offers courses in agriculture and engineering.

An intervention assessment by the Further Education Commissioner (FEC) said "very swift action" was needed.

The college said a full structural review would take place, but there had already been a "turnaround".

The FEC intervention was its second in 13 months, prompted by inadequate ratings by Ofsted.

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