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Striking unions to be required to keep schools open

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 14:10
The government announces plans to introduce minimum service levels in schools from next year.

'Becoming a teacher at 56 was the best thing'

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 07:14
Beverly Melbourne quit her Whitehall job of more than 20 years to become an English teacher.

Racism: Abuse being normalised in Wales' schools - report

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 07:00
Bowen says he suffered a tirade of racial abuse from a fellow pupil when he was at school.

Family of head teacher hope lessons can be learned

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:35
The inquest into the death of Ruth Perry, who killed herself ahead of an Ofsted report, begins later.

Teachers use AI for planning and marking, says report

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 01:58
The government says teachers are cutting admin time, but there are concerns about reliability.

Mum's plea to stop filming violence in Scotland's schools

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 23:57
Vicky Donald says her daughter got so sick of seeing videos circulating of her attack she gave up her phone.

Children making AI-generated child abuse images, says charity

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 17:07
A charity says it is receiving "small numbers" of reports from schools but now is the time to act.

Ruth Perry: Family crowdfunding after legal aid refused

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 11:36
Ms Perry died in January after being told Caversham Primary received a critical Ofsted report.

Gen Z turn away from 'addictive' social media

Sun, 11/26/2023 - 11:07
One student says scrolling negative news was affecting his mental health.

Harvard under fire for helping elite skip the queue

Sat, 11/25/2023 - 13:29
Children of past students are favoured in admissions - now state legislators are calling for this to end.

What is Ofsted and how do inspections work?

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 16:19
The death of head teacher Ruth Perry has highlighted the pressure Ofsted inspections can put on schools.

Pupil reading standards in Wales fall since Covid

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 19:09
Annual tests of reading of seven to 14-year-olds show a decline in performance.

Parents' social contract with schools fractured - Ofsted

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 12:58
Parents are increasingly willing to challenge school rules, Ofsted's annual report says.

WhatsApp messages show teachers mocking vulnerable pupils

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 07:24
The BBC has seen private messages with swearing and poo emojis shared by teachers in Aberdeenshire.

Oxfordshire SEND: Boy with autism left without school for 18 months

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 07:03
Max and his mother Suzie tell the BBC about trying to get the support he needs in Oxfordshire.

Wales school summer holidays could be cut by one week

Tue, 11/21/2023 - 07:22
New plans would see the summer break start a week later with kids off for two weeks in October.

Man builds University of East Anglia halls out of Lego

Tue, 11/21/2023 - 07:15
Mark Hodgson recreates his campus in Lego form because he does not have many photographs of it.

Shorter school summer holidays - what do parents think?

Mon, 11/20/2023 - 23:41
school summer holidays in could be cut by a week under new proposals.

Ofsted 'seen as toxic' and schools should 'self-evaluate' instead, says inquiry

Mon, 11/20/2023 - 01:34
A report says Ofsted is seen as "toxic" and inspectors should not have direct contact with schools.

Raac in schools: MPs demand answers over dangerous concrete

Sun, 11/19/2023 - 01:32
A "lack of basic information" from ministers is "shocking and disappointing", a report by MPs says.