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EDUCATION: Must try harder? We already are

Margaret Holness asks how church universities would cope with a Tory demand for better-qualified teachers

“EDUCATION, education, education.” New Labour’s mantra for the 1997 General Election is being reprised now in David Cameron’s outline programme for a prospective Conservative administration. Education is prominent on the agenda, and last month the Tory leader promised “urgent action to improve our schools”. The status of the teaching profession would be raised, and schools would have better teachers, if the Conservatives win in May.

A first step would be to tighten up ...

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House for Duty Priest

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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New home, with room to grow

The Greenbelt Festival made its first appearance at Boughton House. Paul Handley introduces our review of the weekend's events  Subscribe to read more

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Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

Encouraging people to believe that they are special can be counter-productive, argues Glynn Harrison  Subscribe to read more

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