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Government announces £9k bursaries for SEN teaching graduates

The Government has announced that graduates looking to specialise in Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching could be eligible for bursaries of up to £9,000 to help fund initial teacher training. The funds are designed to encourage graduates to teach in … Continue reading

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Poet sounds warning over funding cuts to education

Poet, novelist and playwright Benjamin Zephaniah is warning that economic cuts to education services “risk worsening support for young people with dyslexia”. Zephaniah, a dyslexic who left school unable to read and write at age 13, voiced his concerns in … Continue reading

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Special Needs London 2012

Lucy Harvey is one of our Commercial Development Executives here at iansyst, looking after education. Here is Lucy’s account of the Special Needs London show. Last Friday and Saturday (12th and 13th October) the team from iansyst attended Special Needs London where … Continue reading

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Illiteracy amongst school leavers spells trouble for businesses

The Confederation of British Industry reported that basic Maths and English standards for school leavers are too low, causing them to struggle to write to the required level. It’s been revealed that 42% of companies are now forced to provide … Continue reading

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Universities forced to offer literacy courses for new students

A study by the Cambridge Assessment Examination Board reveals that students are struggling, particularly in literacy and numeracy. To improve the basic academic skills of new undergraduates, 60% of higher education institutions are being forced to offer additional support classes. … Continue reading

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