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About 400 of the country's 3,500 secondary schools have a police officer working with them - although only a few so far have a full-time attachment

Minister: Every school can have a police officer

Every school that wants a police officer stationed on the premises should have one, the Schools minister said yesterday.

Inside Education News

An arresting presence in the classroom

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

One of the first schools to have a police officer stationed on site was George Green, a 1,300-pupil comprehensive on the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets, east London.

The flagship diplomas are seen as a substitute for A-levels

New diplomas in chaos weeks before launch

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

The Government's flagship new diplomas are in chaos just weeks before they are due to be introduced in the classroom as a substitute for A-levels.

Student Sarika Watkins-Singh holds up her Kara, a religious Sikh bangle, in front of the High Court today

Sikh teenager wins religious bangle case

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

A Sikh teenager excluded from school for breaking a "no jewellery" rule by refusing to remove a wrist bangle was a victim of unlawful discrimination, a judge ruled today.

SATs company barred from pupils' appeals

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

The American company being criticised for failing to deliver national curriculum test results on time has been stripped of its powers to consider appeals by pupils and schools.

SATs re-marking taken away from US company

Monday, 28 July 2008

The American contractor hired to oversee this year's national curriculum tests will not be responsible for re-marking disputed papers.

A-level exams should start at Easter, says admissions chief

Monday, 28 July 2008

Bringing exams forward to Easter would restore the credibility of A-levels by allowing the brightest pupils to be selected for university places, according to Cambridge University's head of admissions.

Selwyn College celebrates its 125th anniversary this year

'Poorer' college tops Cambridge degree table

Monday, 28 July 2008

Selwyn College has emerged as the front-runner in the annual league table of Cambridge University colleges' degree results, published exclusively today by The Independent.

15 per cent of all trainee teachers drop out before the end of their course

Alarm at rising drop-out rate for student teachers

Friday, 25 July 2008

The drop-out rate for would-be teachers is rising – with modern language and maths courses among those with the worst record.

State schools join the revolt against 'too easy' A-levels

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Fifteen schools yesterday became the first state schools to ditch A-levels for a more traditional rival.

Ed Balls concedes that mistakes made by the Government have contributed to Gordon Brown's problems

Ed Balls: at heart of a storm

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Steve Richards interviews the Schools Secretary: It's gas prices that could wreck Brown's autumn, warns his great ally

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