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Ralph Fiennes teaches Shakespeare in Liverpool school

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 07:11
Pupils in Liverpool were "starstruck" by the Harry Potter star but say it was an "outstanding" lesson.

Hong Kong's universities shrivel in Beijing’s grip

Wed, 12/13/2023 - 23:32
Academics are leaving a city which at one time attracted top talent for its world-class universities.

NI education: Radical changes to form part of major report

Wed, 12/13/2023 - 07:23
Reform of special needs provision and changes to school leaving age will form part of a major review.

Father calls for Barnet school admissions changes after months-long search

Wed, 12/13/2023 - 07:13
Huseyin Mehmet says a council wants his son to go to schools that are too hard to travel to.

One in four Scots children not reaching primary school standards

Tue, 12/12/2023 - 18:50
Teacher assessments show 27% of primary pupils in Scotland do not meet "expected levels" in literacy.

Bradford abuse survivor on legal fight to have children returned

Tue, 12/12/2023 - 07:06
The mother-of-three says more mental health help may have prevented her family being "ripped apart".

Unions call for immediate pause to Ofsted

Mon, 12/11/2023 - 19:48
The NAHT and ASCL say time is needed to address the concerns raised at the inquest into Ruth Perry's death.

West Lothian Council 'can't afford' school's £35m Raac rebuild

Mon, 12/11/2023 - 07:11
West Lothian Council has been left with a £15m shortfall when rebuilding a school in Blackburn.

Schools in Wales: Testing times as pupil gaps widen

Mon, 12/11/2023 - 07:08
Six key measures show widening gaps for pupils from poorer backgrounds in Wales after the pandemic.

Homeless boy fears Santa will not find him at Christmas

Mon, 12/11/2023 - 07:05
Eight-year-old Marcel and his mum are one of many families facing Christmas living in a hotel room.

'The law needs to catch up on student mental health'

Mon, 12/11/2023 - 02:04
A High Court case is looking at whether universities owe a duty of care towards their students.

UPenn students grapple with free speech and antisemitism

Sun, 12/10/2023 - 03:40
UPenn's president has resigned but campus debate over how to talk about the Israel-Gaza war goes on.

'The shame of being told you're inadequate by Ofsted'

Sat, 12/09/2023 - 02:00
Head teachers talk frankly about the mental health impact that Ofsted inspections have had on them.

Five questions about Ofsted after the Ruth Perry inquest

Fri, 12/08/2023 - 16:53
The death of head teacher Ruth Perry has provoked a nationwide debate about the role of Ofsted.

Ruth Perry's sister: Ofsted inquest response 'woefully inadequate'

Fri, 12/08/2023 - 14:36
Ruth Perry's sister says Ofsted apologised "for the distress rather than causing my sister's death".

Expelled pupil helps turn school around as governor

Fri, 12/08/2023 - 14:15
Duane Williams oversees the improvement of Ofsted reports at Colton Hills Community School.

Ruth Perry's death has left an 'unfillable hole'

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 16:33
An inquest has found an Ofsted inspection “likely contributed” to the death of head teacher Ruth Perry.

I.N.A.D.E.Q.U.A.T.E - Ruth Perry’s despair in handwritten notes

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 13:24
In the days following an inspection at her school, the head teacher wrote down her innermost thoughts.

Ruth Perry: Ofsted inspection 'likely contributed' to headteacher's death

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 13:05
The head teacher died two months after Ofsted inspected her school in Reading in November 2022.

Ashford school to make students lock their phones in pouches

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 19:34
A school in Kent is set to make students lock their phones in a pouch during the day.