Apprenticeship Interview Morning

  • June 6th, 2019
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Are you looking for a career in recruitment? Are you sitting your A Levels this year? And looking to start an apprenticeship within a fun, supportive and professional environment? Then Athona is the place for you! Why not come and meet the Athona team at our upcoming apprenticeship interview morning and find out more about […]

Report finds reading at home boosts student achievement

  • July 21st, 2017
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  A recent report by the Social Market Foundation has discovered that children perform better in tests when they’ve had a routine of reading at home with a parent/carer. The report found that young people who had not been read to before the age of five scored lower in reasoning tests. In response, the foundation […]

Teachers back move towards primary SATs boycott

  • May 4th, 2017
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Teachers have backed plans for a possible boycott of primary school tests in England starting next year. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) believes the tests for seven and 11 year olds are damaging to the children and their education. The Government are now consulting on the future of testing in primary education and may […]

A return to grammar schools?

  • August 3rd, 2016
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We could be seeing a return of grammar schools following a new Prime Minister, who attended a comprehensive and grammar school, and a newly appointed Education Secretary who is ‘open minded’ about grammar schools. Currently, new schools are required to be a free school or academy. During Tony Blair’s term as Prime Minister, there’s been […]