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More school closures predicted for London

Wed, 01/31/2024 - 07:21
The demand for school places is decreasing across the capital as birth rates plummet.

Two-child benefit cap: ‘Every month is a struggle’

Wed, 01/31/2024 - 01:05
Half a million households are now affected by either the two-child limit, the benefit cap or both.

What are T-levels and what are the grades worth?

Tue, 01/30/2024 - 19:08
T-levels are equivalent to three A-levels, and focus on practical rather than academic subjects.

School to use sniffer dog to prevent pupils vaping

Tue, 01/30/2024 - 12:37
It comes as the PM plans to ban disposable vapes to discourage children from using them.

The school for pupils who reject the mainstream

Tue, 01/30/2024 - 07:19
The Konstam unit uses equine therapy, art and music to entice pupils back into formal education.

You've heard of GCSEs, so what are VCSEs?

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 23:58
VCSEs are Wales' new vocational qualifications for 14-16 year olds from 2027. Here's what to expect.

Disposable vape ban: 'It can't come soon enough'

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 20:14
The BBC speaks to young people, a parent and a vape shop owner about the proposed disposable vape ban.

Disposable vapes to be banned for children's health, government says

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 11:49
Rishi Sunak announces the plan saying "we must act" to tackle a rise in vaping among children.

Ofsted: MPs call for an end to single-word grades

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 02:55
The cross-party committee says the consequences of an "inadequate" judgement should be far less severe.

The Nigerian professor who makes more money welding

Sun, 01/28/2024 - 02:51
He has shocked many of his colleagues, who regard it as a menial job but are jealous of his income.

Class sizes at Longsands Academy in St Neots hit 90 pupils, staff claim

Sat, 01/27/2024 - 07:48
Longsands Academy head says staff wellbeing is crucial as unions ballot for industrial action.

Family moves 180 miles for special-needs nursery space

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 04:46
There will be fewer places for children with SEND, following the childcare expansion, a survey suggests

Parents taking children out of Raac schools - union

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 18:45
Parents are taking their children out of schools with dangerous concrete, a head teachers’ union says.

Ofsted: Southampton school leaders sign covenant in Ruth Perry's memory

Tue, 01/23/2024 - 07:04
Education leaders in Southampton say the covenant will support staff undergoing Ofsted inspections.

Dyson donation of £6m to Malmesbury primary given go-ahead

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 22:43
The government approves the charity donation to pay for an expansion to Malmesbury Primary School

Bath University makes students resit exam after giving answers

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 22:01
A university accidentally printed the answers on one of their exams and is making students resit.

Families won't miss out on expanded free childcare despite delays, says minister

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 19:06
Parents have been warned they may be unable to access 15 hours per week free childcare due to IT issues and delays.

Russell Scott Primary School: Pupils paddling in sewage, head teacher says

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 14:30
The head teacher of a school in need of urgent repairs says the problems are a constant "nightmare".

H&M pulls school uniform advert after being accused of sexualising children

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 14:17
Fashion giant removes an advert for school uniforms and says it is "deeply sorry" for offence caused.

Crumbling schools plagued by leaks and cold, BBC finds

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 07:09
Teachers tell Panorama that some buildings in urgent need of repair are "not fit for purpose”.