The academy pays an annual fee for every pupil at its schools using the system. Photograph: Dan Loh/APAn academy running four schools is paying its US parent company Â£100,000 a year to use its patented global curriculum, which has been criticised by Ofsted for lacking a “local” focus.Aurora Academies Trust insists that the Paragon curriculum is transforming the fortunes of the primary schools in East Sussex. But unions and local Labour activists question whether the licensing deal represents
<IMG alt="But Mo Farah worked his way up the field" src="http://pakedu.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/wpid-460.jpeg" width=460 height=276 itemprop="contentUrl representativeOfPage"> The UK has a reputation for outstanding performance in science. But we're in danger of sliding down the medals table. Photograph: Dan Chung/Guardian<P>When it comes to Olympic sport, the UK is a small nation making a big impact. Last year's games saw us finish
<IMG alt=Laptop src="http://pakedu.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/wpid-67645389010597145-1.jpg" width=304 height=171> The digital divide affects learning, the report's authors say Fewer young people are still learning after the age of 17 in the UK, a survey suggests.
<P>A report by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Niace) says there has been a seven percentage point drop in the number of 17 to 24-year-olds taking part
<IMG id=100000001757115 alt="Sush Krishnamoorthy" src="http://pakedu.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/wpid-envpls13-Sush-Krishnamoorthy-thumbStandard.jpg" width=75 height=75><STRONG>Sush Krishnamoorthy</STRONG>, a student at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in New Delhi, is one of eight high school seniors around the world blogging about their college searches.</P><P>Applying to college has been a long journey, one that I could not have made alone. In the
By Maggie Taggart BBC Northern Ireland education correspondent Ciaran McCaffrey, student president at St Mary's University College, welcomed the news of the teaching jobs
<P></P>Unemployed new teachers will be able to apply for hundreds of extra jobs in the next few weeks.
<P>The move is aimed at raising education standards and giving jobs to new graduates in Northern Ireland. </P>
<P>Only 5% of those who graduated last year
Today's news that more than a third of school teachers surveyed reported a drop in the number of children exercising is another reminder that the Olympic legacy from London 2012 cannot be taken for granted. </P><P>The Smith Institute's research represents just the latest attack on Education Secretary Michael Gove's decision to axe Â£162m of ring-fenced funding for School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) in 2011. </P><P><STRONG>The Smith Institute
<IMG alt="Children in the garden of a nursery" src="http://pakedu.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/wpid-6765806867498800.jpg" width=304 height=171> David Cameron said he was confident of finding a way forward for changes to childcare David Cameron has said the coalition will "find a way forward" on its childcare changes in England.
<P>Childminders and nurseries were to be allowed to look after more babies and toddlers from
<IMG alt="Michael Gove has been challenged over year 6 sats inconsistencies" src="http://pakedu.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/wpid-Michael-Gove-has-been-cha-008.jpg" width=460 height=276 itemprop="contentUrl representativeOfPage"> Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, has been told by a year 6 candidate to practise what he preaches. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty<P>Michael Gove's complaints about poor writing standards in English
<IMG alt="A school under the microscope" src="http://pakedu.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/wpid-A-school-under-the-micros-010.jpg" width=460 height=276 itemprop="contentUrl representativeOfPage"> One of the main criticisms of the current state-funded inspection regime is that retired out-of-touch heads who have worked in small primary schools, for example, can be picked to inspect large secondary schools. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian<P>A
<IMG alt=Teacher src="http://pakedu.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/wpid-67642334trainee.jpg" width=304 height=171> Head teachers leaders said many deputies were being frightened off applying by negative rhetoric Primary schools in England are finding it more difficult to recruit head teachers than at any time since 2000, analysis suggests.
<P>The Education Data Surveys' analysis suggests one in four primary headships advertised in January