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Pass rate falls for GCSE maths resits in England

Thu, 01/11/2024 - 16:03
However, the pass rate for GCSE English resits went up from the rates in recent years.

GCSE grades 2023: The 9-1 boundaries explained

Wed, 01/10/2024 - 17:18
Students in England and Wales who took GCSE exams in November are set to receive their results.

Barry: Teachers strike over being abused in class by pupils

Wed, 01/10/2024 - 12:03
A maths teacher says he has "no choice" after claims of 50 serious incidents of abuse since September.

School meals: 'Watching my pupils go hungry is heartbreaking'

Wed, 01/10/2024 - 10:39
Malone Integrated College is using grant money to provide free meals to all pupils until mid-term.

Essex Council to pay families over SEND faults

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 20:59
The council will be paying families up to £600 after an ombudsman upholds five complaints.

London's free primary school meals set to be extended

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 18:04
London's mayor plans to allocate £140m to carry on providing meals into 2024-2025.

Labour plans to use AI to tackle school absence

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 04:20
Poor school attendance will be a priority for a Labour government, the shadow education secretary says.

Student loan costs to balloon £10bn a year - IFS report

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 01:04
The Institute of Fiscal Studies says higher interest rates have increased costs of financing the system.

Back-to-school illness advice offered to parents

Mon, 01/08/2024 - 04:11
Health officials explain when to keep your child at home and how to stop the spread of bugs.

Childcare costs: Parents share struggles of 'broken' system

Sun, 01/07/2024 - 14:07
An MP says parents find childcare costs so high that they liken it to a second mortgage.

Can talking about HIV in schools help to end stigma?

Sun, 01/07/2024 - 07:57
The Welsh sex education curriculum does not currently have specific resources on HIV.

School absences: Boost sport to get pupils back in class - report

Sun, 01/07/2024 - 03:52
The number of pupils frequently absent from school has roughly doubled since Covid, figures show.

Ruth Perry's sister 'reassured' by new Ofsted boss

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 14:01
Sir Martyn Oliver recognises that "profound change" is needed at Ofsted, Julia Waters says.

Ruth Perry: Sister to meet new Ofsted chief

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 07:14
Sir Martyn Oliver has taken over as Ofsted chief and says the watchdog must listen to criticism.

SEND diaries: Mothers record 'typical day' parenting their children

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 07:11
Three mothers film their day-to-day lives parenting children with special educational needs.

No exam help for crumbling concrete school students, says government

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 01:57
Pupils have had to postpone science experiments, and even switch courses, months before their GCSEs.

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh dies

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 21:57
The social justice campaigner died on her birthday, aged 61, after being ill for sometime.

Claudine Gay resigns as Harvard University president

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 19:37
The university's top official resigns after facing allegations of plagiarism and criticism over her comments on antisemitism.

When will the 15 free hours of childcare for two-year-olds begin?

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 02:02
All children of working parents in England will get 30 hours of funded childcare by September 2025.

Ruth Perry: Ofsted needs more empathy, says Sir Martyn Oliver as he starts new role

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 01:34
Sir Martyn Oliver says Ofsted must listen to criticism after the suicide of head teacher Ruth Perry.