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Cost of living: Teachers' union issues strike vote warning over pay

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 06:12
The proposed pay rise of 5% will mean starting salaries for teachers will be £28,866 a year.

Nurseries warn of closure risk without new funding

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:42
Fifteen councils have still to set funding rates for free childcare places for the new school year

Housing: Families left feeling helpless in search for homes

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 06:38
One mother says she was told that having a baby was putting her family at a disadvantage.

Glasgow students denied university accommodation

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 06:06
Prospective Glasgow University students have been told they are no longer guaranteed a place to stay.

Why have so many children's homes opened in Blackpool?

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 05:51
Councils across the country are sending vulnerable young people to children's homes in Blackpool. The approach is raising concerns.

Rochdale Council criticised over drag queen book reading postponements

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:53
Rochdale Council is "pandering to bullies" by postponing drag queen reading events, a councillor says.

Driving tests: More than half a million learners still waiting for a date

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 07:55
Young people like 18-year-old Eloise says it could be another year before they pass their test.

Record numbers can't afford school uniforms, charity warns

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 06:22
Demand for the 'Back to School Bank', which helps parents in need, has almost tripled since 2018.

England student loan interest rate capped at 6.3%

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 03:23
Ministers say they want to provide support as prices rises, but analysts say it won't help students.

King's College London: Disabled student calls for better access to university

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 00:01
Wheelchair user Naomi Stenning is campaigning to improve access to buildings at King's College London.

Scottish pupils start to receive exam results

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 08:23
About 128,000 students are finding out how they did in National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher exams.

Cambridge University's mental health service ineffective, says report

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 06:54
Five students have died since March, with one confirmed and four others suspected of being suicide.

Covid: Parents urged to get help as speech referrals rise

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 06:16
One speech and language expert says referrals have increased since the Covid pandemic.

Child deaths expose mental health unit pressures

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 03:01
Chelsea Mooney was 17 when she died in a Camhs unit last year, following a self-harm incident.

Scottish exam results: When are they out and how will I get them?

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 06:36
Students are waiting to find out their National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher exam results.

Child Q: Schoolgirl strip-search not isolated issue, police data suggests

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:37
The children's commissioner says she is concerned by data on incidents involving police in London.

Free school meals: Councils in England cut back on holiday food-voucher help

Sun, 08/07/2022 - 12:13
Vouchers are being cut in value or scrapped altogether across England, BBC News research reveals.

Minister must 'step up' over NI uniform costs

Sat, 08/06/2022 - 14:12
Children's commissioner says it is time for the NI Assembly to take action to tackle rising costs.

Covid: Mum urges vaccination take-up after baby loss

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 17:27
A mother who lost her baby after having Covid-19 while pregnant urges mums-to-be to get vaccinated.

Bristol students' 'sensational' film uncovers city's animals

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 06:22
The Bristol students spent time uncovering the city's diverse wildlife.