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Ukraine war: International students complete exams abroad

Fri, 12/29/2023 - 08:45
Foreign students whose degrees were cut short by Russia's invasion are able to complete their studies.

Prisons must focus on rehabilitation to cut reoffending, says chief inspector

Fri, 12/29/2023 - 06:58
Charlie Taylor says a "fundamental reorientation" of prisons is the only way to reduce reoffending.

Young carers in Northern Ireland say Christmas is even more of a struggle

Tue, 12/26/2023 - 12:32
Thousands of carers under the age of 25 will be helping family and friends over the festive period.

The school that relocated 200 miles to the Ceredigion seaside

Mon, 12/25/2023 - 09:43
After typhoid ravaged a school, the head teacher decided to do something drastic.

Volunteering: Meet the NI people giving the Christmas gift of time

Mon, 12/25/2023 - 09:12
From the Samaritans to hospital drivers, some will be fitting turkey and presents around shifts.

Christmas as a 12-year-old carer looking after Mum

Mon, 12/25/2023 - 07:09
Ash took on extra responsibilities at the age of five after his mother had a stroke.

Ipswich Town youth violence scheme is launched

Sat, 12/23/2023 - 07:08
A professional football club and a local police force are putting on workshops for children.

Lawyers told ministers schools trans guidance was 'high risk'

Fri, 12/22/2023 - 19:11
Leaked document suggests lawyers warned government guidance puts schools at risk of being sued.

Israel-Gaza: Pro-Palestinian demo held after badge row at school

Fri, 12/22/2023 - 13:54
A row about a Palestinian flag on a child's coat escalates into a protest at the school gates.

More than 2000 pupil absence fines for Welsh parents

Fri, 12/22/2023 - 08:15
Some councils issue hundreds of fixed penalty notices, although others did not hand out any.

Proposed law to give same-sex parents equal rights

Thu, 12/21/2023 - 15:53
Same-sex parents will have the same legal rights as mixed-sex parents if the new law is approved.

British Sign Language to be introduced as GCSE in England

Thu, 12/21/2023 - 01:00
Students in England will be able to choose British Sign Language as a GCSE subject from September 2025.

South Korea: Students sue after teacher ends exam 90 seconds early

Wed, 12/20/2023 - 06:55
South Korea's Suneung, which determines college admission, is one of the hardest exams in the world.

Ruth Perry: Ofsted must act following head's suicide - coroner

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 17:16
An Ofsted inspection had "contributed" to Ruth Perry's suicide, the head teacher's inquest found.

What is trans and what is the transgender guidance for schools?

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 16:04
Transgender people's rights are often in the spotlight, leading to legal disputes and protests.

Transgender guidance: Schools to keep parents informed

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 12:19
Parents should usually be told if their child wants to change gender identity at school, says new guidance.

Couple who fostered 1,000 kids decide to retire

Sat, 12/16/2023 - 14:27
Wendy and Steve Taylor started fostering as they didn't want their daughter to be an only child.

Bereaved parents' anger at 'broken' online safety promise

Fri, 12/15/2023 - 01:10
The government denies watering down online protections promised to bereaved families.

Head teachers in 'despair', union warns after Ruth Perry's death

Fri, 12/15/2023 - 01:07
Almost half needed support for their mental health or wellbeing in the last year, a survey suggests.

EHCP: 'My autistic daughter has not been in school for 10 months'

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 11:44
There has been a record rise in the number of parents lodging appeals at SEND tribunals.

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