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Nursing tutors at the University of Surrey are wearing masks as well as fake hands, torsos and feet to transform into a realistic patient.Read the full story ›
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to eradicate child illiteracy by 2025 if they remain if power after the general election.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said his party was committed to protecting nursery, school and college budgets while the Conservatives would slash education funding by £13bn a year.
Mr Clegg said: "The Coalition Government has cut illiteracy but it is nothing short of a national scandal that a fifth of children are still leaving primary school unable to read at a level that will allow them to succeed in later life.
"We are the only party who can make this commitment because, astonishingly, we are the only party committed to protecting the education budget from cradle to college in the next five years.
"It's because we will make sure our schools have the resources they need, that I can say with confidence that we will be able to end child illiteracy by 2025."
An internal review into the Trojan Horse scandal has found no instances of the Department for Education ignoring "specific warnings" of extremism in Birmingham schools but it "lacked inquisitiveness" on the issue in the past.
Schools in England will need to find additional places for almost a million pupils by 2023, at an estimated cost of £12 billion.Read the full story ›
Around half of young people think they know more about some aspects of computing than their teachers, according to a poll.
It suggests that many youngsters believe that their teachers could do with more training in the subject, with some saying they are better informed about topics such as programming and creating websites.
The survey, commissioned by Computing at School (CAS) and Microsoft, found that around 51% of the nine to 16-year-olds questioned think they know more about some areas of computing than their teachers, while almost two fifths (39%) do not believe that their teachers are confident in giving lessons in the subject.
Around 17% said they think they know more about building and creating websites than their computing teacher, with 42% admitting that the teacher knows more.
About one in six (15%) said they know more about programming, with 46% saying the teacher is better informed and 14% think their skills in designing software are superior, with 45% suggesting their teacher is better at this topic.
Nearly half (47%) of the school children surveyed thought that their teachers need more training in computing, with 41% saying they regularly help them to use technology.
Students in Pakistan began streaming back to school today for the first day of the new term.
For most, it is their first day back since the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar last month in which 150 pupils and teachers lost their lives.
At the Army Public School in Peshawar, survivors of the attack returned to their studies amid tight security with staff checking their bags at the entrance.
Officials told Reuters news agency that eight-feet high walls were being built around public schools in Peshawar as part of enhanced security.
A third of parents think school trips are unaffordable, while many others think the uniforms and equipment are too pricy, a poll suggests.Read the full story ›
Almost a third of teachers admit to bringing in food for children whose families have not been able to give them breakfast.Read the full story ›
Three people have been banned from Birmingham’s new library for ‘personal hygiene issues’, according to a Freedom of Information Act.Read the full story ›