It is a great article and discussion forum this morning in the The guardian
The education secretary says during the conference interview: “There is a slam-dunk case for extending foreign languages, and we just need to speak louder in English. It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.”
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As headteachers struggle to balance their books, according to a joint survey by heads´union the TES and the NAHT has revealed that 37 per cent of schools are expecting to see redundancies.
Unfortunately four in ten schools are planning to reduce some of their staff over the next 12 months.
Mr Hobby said the drop in the number of school staff mat not seem that high however we have to remember this is only in one year.
On the other hand and under my point of view the positive site some headteachers like John Morgan of Conyers Schools in Stockton on Tees, said he will not be forced to let any staff go, but he said his budgets were really tight.
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