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2013-11-13 23:02:00

The Old Grammar School in Middleton - one of north Manchester’s finest historical buildings - has been given a new lease of life as a quintessential venue for weddings and parties. Manchester, UK (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The Old Grammar School in Middleton - one of north Manchester’s finest historical buildings, has been given a new lease of life as a quintessential venue for weddings and parties. The historic Lancashire building can trace its history back to 1412 when it started out...

2008-10-01 00:14:08

By RICHARD GARNER The big question Why are we asking this now? Michael Gove, the Conservatives' schools spokesman, spelt out his blueprint for education at his party's annual conference - announcing that his party would adopt the Swedish model of allowing parents' groups, charities and companies to set up their own "free" which they could then run themselves. How does the Swedish system work? Under the policy, which was first introduced in the 1990s, parents are given a sum of...

2008-09-29 09:00:44

By ED CURRAN I don't think the Stormont Executive was ever invented to survive your education policy and it is worth asking the question: Can it? People are saying they are confused. They don't understand what you, as Education Minister, are doing. Primary school children don't know what will befall them next year. What kind of exam or assessment awaits them? How many of them will be admitted to grammar schools? And then there are the 11-year-olds of 2010 and 2011. What's their future?...

2008-09-25 09:00:43

By Kathryn Torney EVERY child in this picture is among the thousands of primary six pupils in Northern Ireland caught up in the stalemate and confusion caused by what will replace the 11-plus. Neither the children - from Brooklands Primary School in Dundonald - nor their parents know how they will transfer to post- primary schools next year and their teachers do not know what to tell them to calm them. A number of principals have told the Belfast Telegraph of their mounting frustration...

2008-09-25 09:00:43

By Sir Kenneth Bloomfield As Caitriona Ruane warns schools and parents against entrance exams, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, former Head of the Civil Service and now Chair of the Association for Quality Education (AQE), says there is nothing in law that can stop them READERS of Alice in Wonderland will recall Alice's wholly understandable reaction to the surreal events surrounding her. I feel much the same when I observe the behaviour of our current Minister of Education. For almost 40 years...

2008-09-16 00:00:26

Come to the Torquay Boys' Grammar School open day on Thursday, September 18. Tours take place at 9.30am, 2pm and 7pm. "Torquay Boys' Grammar School are born winners", ran the Herald Express headline recently. The 5-4 victory from a position of 4-1 down at half time saw the school team win the National English Schools' trophy. For Headteacher Roy Pike, that personifies the determination and tenacity of the students at TBGS. Consistently in the top ten boys' schools academically in this...

2008-09-10 00:00:22

I Read about the NUT calling for grammar schools to be scrapped (Echo, September 2). John Pemberthy, from the NUT, says that one of the reasons that grammar schools get good results is that they can select good, well- behaved children from middle class families. Admittedly, there are those who pay for tutoring to ensure their children get into Pate's. I don't agree with this and those children are the ones who end up struggling once they are there. Unless the grammars start taking the...

2008-09-09 18:00:00

HANDSWORTH Grammar School is an 11-18 selective school of more 900 students, catering for boys aged 11-16 and with a co- educational sixth form of 240. The school was established on its present site in 1862 and has served the whole of Birminghamand the surrounding area ever since. As a specialist maths and computing school, work with the community, much of which focuses on the local primary schools, is very important to the school. Such work covers many areas and not just the school's...

2008-09-09 12:00:31

By KATHRYN TORNEY GRAMMAR school representatives have rejected a proposal from a number of their colleagues to scrap academic selection at 11 and replace it with selection at 14. The Governing Bodies Association, which represents the province's 52 voluntary grammar schools, met on Friday to discuss a paper written by three of its members. The Belfast Telegraph has already revealed details of the document - which backs the scrapping of a selective test in P7 and instead proposes that...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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