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Literacy levels in Scotland – gap between rich and poor children

A Scottish survey of Literacy and Numeracy has found that children from more deprived backgrounds did not perform as well as less deprived pupils in both reading and writing, with the largest gap in writing in particular. The survey assessed … 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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Changes in EFA funding for students aged 19-24 with learning difficulties or disabilities.

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has announced changes in the funding arrangements for students aged 19-24 with learning difficulties or disabilities (LD/D). From September 2013, students starting a new course in further education will only qualify for EFA funding if … Continue reading

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Independent Academies Association (IAA) Best Practice Awards 2012/2013

The Independent Academies Association (IAA) are once again hosting their Best Practice Awards which are designed to honour and celebrate the success of academies across the country. iansyst have been invited to be involved and we will be sponsoring the award … 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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