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Videos show schools in urgent need of repair

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 07:07
Teachers sent BBC Panorama videos of cold classrooms, leaky roofs and cracked walls.

Ofsted: Head teachers can request pause as inspections resume

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 01:50
Lead inspectors in England were given mental health awareness training during the two-week pause.

Israel-Gaza: London school warns it may close over Palestine patch row

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 14:21
The east London primary told parents it had received serious threats, including arson, against its staff.

Ofsted sorry for its role in Ruth Perry's suicide

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 03:35
It is the first time the inspectorate has taken responsibility for the part it played in her death.

Wales weather: Schools closed as snow causes disruption

Thu, 01/18/2024 - 14:32
More than 60 schools in west and north Wales are closed on Thursday after snowfall.

Pupils in schools with unsafe concrete need exam help - report

Thu, 01/18/2024 - 10:06
Students in schools with unsafe Raac concrete need additional exam support, a new study says.

Government school attendance campaign criticised by parents

Thu, 01/18/2024 - 08:11
The government's school attendance initiative is labelled as "insulting" and "ableist".

Demolition of newly-built schools could cost £150m

Thu, 01/18/2024 - 07:40
The government is criticised over three new schools which were declared unsafe after being built.

Michaela School: Reversing prayer ban would expose school to risk, High Court hears

Wed, 01/17/2024 - 22:21
Allowing prayer rituals at a high-achieving London school would "undermine inclusion", the High Court hears.

Raac: Maths studied on kitchen hobs in concrete crisis school

Wed, 01/17/2024 - 12:20
Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi was closed last September because of crumbling concrete.

Michael Morpurgo leads call for urgent children's reading investment

Wed, 01/17/2024 - 02:32
Children's laureates sign open letter pressing government to invest in early years reading.

Parents meet MPs to call for special needs support

Tue, 01/16/2024 - 20:51
Parents of children with special needs went to Parliament to speak about the struggles they faced.

Religion: Pupil takes school to court over alleged prayer ban

Tue, 01/16/2024 - 20:37
A pupil at Katherine Birbalsingh's school in Brent says not being able to pray "messes up her day".

New university centre aims to shield women from online violence

Tue, 01/16/2024 - 17:56
The Open University has been awarded £7.7m to develop research and to inform law, it says.

Cambridge study finds girls outperform boys at school

Mon, 01/15/2024 - 19:14
The research shows consistent results from early education through to university.

Canada weighs capping foreign student admissions

Mon, 01/15/2024 - 16:56
The immigration minister says the system bringing in international students "has gotten out of control".

Pupil power secures green heating for Devon college

Sun, 01/14/2024 - 10:16
Petroc College is to install a new heat pump system, partly due to pressure from students.

Hemel Hempstead pair praise the benefits of fostering children

Sat, 01/13/2024 - 07:36
Joan and Reg East have fostered more than 100 children and are still caring in their late 70s.

Uni 'flexible' over grades for foreign students

Thu, 01/11/2024 - 17:57
The University of York denies it has lowered entry requirements for overseas students, following a Financial Times report.