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When a child is born: New City Primary?s actors welcome their audience's praise

The Nativity is given a 21st-century makeover

The story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus can be told in different ways. Andy Sharman visits an alternative Christmas show and finds a school that's doing its bit for the community

Inside Schools

Gervase Phinn: I got a cracking string of O-levels

Thursday, 11 December 2008

An education in the life of the author, public speaker and former school inspector

Anna Fazackerley: It's time to get tough on choosing soft subjects

Thursday, 4 December 2008

I can hear them now. Parents all over the country are boasting about the A-Levels their clever offspring are studying. "Oh yes, Matthew is working ever so hard," they say merrily. "He's taking law, history and business. I don't know where he inherited his brains from!"

Creative space: pupils in a 'learning plaza' at New Line Learning Academy in Maidstone, Kent

Lessons without walls: Inside the school of the future

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Kent needed to stimulate pupils to do better in underperforming schools – so it created a radically new learning environment. Veronica Simpson visits the prototype

Log on to the virtual world of tomorrow at Olympia

Thursday, 4 December 2008

The latest educational gadgets will be on display in the new year

Leading Article: Single-sex return

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Are girls better off in single-sex or co-educational schools? The answer to this old question seems to be swinging again in favour of girls-only schools. Vicky Tuck, the president of the Girls' School Association, is predicting a return to single-sex schooling on the grounds that girls learn differently from boys. Now Sarah McCarthy-Fry, the new Schools minister, wants more mixed schools to experiment with girls'-only science classes. It is doubtful, however, whether much change will take place until both boys and girls are seen to benefit from single-sex schooling.

Bat's the way to do it: pupils at a lunchtime table tennis session at St Clare's RC Primary School in Drumchapel

Net gains: How table tennis improves pupils; health and behaviour

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Children's work, behaviour and even health can be improved by getting them involved in playing table tennis. Could the transformation seen in Glaswegian schools be replicated elsewhere?

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