105267390 pupil - England's secondary school league tables to be published
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England's secondary school league tables to be published

Image copyright Getty Images New secondary school league tables for England will be published later by the Department for Education. The tables are based on how teenagers in each school performed in their GCSE exams and A-levels last summer. They provide a snapshot of how well each school in the country is performing, by tracking […]

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Teachers tired of pointless emails

Image caption “Why didn’t my child get all As?” is the type of question Lotta Juvin doesn’t want to see in her emails An overload of emails, including in the evenings and weekends, is threatening to leave England’s teachers exhausted, with no off-switch from their working lives, warns the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds. Speaking at […]

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'Appalling' ignorance of child-protection pressures

Image copyright Getty Images The government has an “appalling” lack of understanding of the growing pressure on England’s child-protection services, a spending watchdog says. The National Audit Office pointed to a huge rise in demand since 2010. Council budgets had been cut by nearly 30% over this period, it said, and 91% of local authorities […]

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Schools failing to report asbestos details

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly a quarter of schools in England (23%) have not told the government how much asbestos they have in their buildings and how they are managing the risks, a committee of MPs is warning. Schools were asked to provide details to the government by 31 May last year. But the Public […]

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Novak Djokovic's war memories make him fund childhood research

Image copyright EPA Image caption Novak Djokovic, competing in the Australian Open this week, is funding education researchers at Harvard Novak Djokovic has been battling in the Australian Open this week. But the tennis superstar has other goals that have nothing to do with sport, but much to do with his own childhood. His foundation […]

105285631 schooldinners - Welsh pupils refused hot school dinners due to credit debt
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Welsh pupils refused hot school dinners due to credit debt

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children’s meals are often paid for in advance using apps Pupils are being refused a hot meal in school if they have no credit on their cashless payment account, a group of councillors has claimed. In some schools, food is even thrown away when a child without credit cannot […]

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'I'm mixed-race, is Cambridge University right for me?'

Anoushka Mutanda Dougherty has been offered a place at Cambridge University, but she’s mixed-race and from a state school – and only 3% of students who started at Cambridge in 2017 were black, or mixed-race with black heritage. So is it the best place for her? At this point, she’s not sure. Cambridge is the […]

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All school music lessons 'should be free', MSPs say

Image copyrightGetty Images Music tuition should be provided free of charge in schools, Holyrood’s education committee has recommended. Some councils still give pupils individual lessons for free, but others have introduced charges of up to £524. MSPs said they “respect the democratic right of local authorities to take decisions about local expenditure and acknowledge the […]

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Lancashire school's '£1,000 holiday fine' warning denied

Image caption Currently penalty notices of £60 can be issued for unauthorised absences A school’s warning to parents that they could be fined £1,000 for taking their child on holiday during term time has been dismissed by the council. The headteacher of Balladen Community Primary School in Rawtenstall told parents the penalty could be introduced […]

105242360 school - Pupils in hospital after 'drug-related' incident at Dunfermline High School
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Pupils in hospital after 'drug-related' incident at Dunfermline High School

Four pupils have been taken to hospital after becoming unwell during a suspected drug-related incident at a school in Fife. Emergency services including five ambulances were called to Dunfermline High School at lunchtime on Friday. Four pupils were taken to Victoria Hospital, in Kirkcaldy, with six others treated at the scene. The school said it […]

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English-medium education to put more emphasis on Welsh

Image caption Pupils at English-medium Llysfaen Primary School in Cardiff do some subjects like maths using Welsh Welsh will no longer be classed as a second language in English-medium schools, under new proposals. All pupils will follow the same curriculum for the language from 2022, but English-medium pupils will not necessarily be expected to meet […]

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Essex teacher banned for life for sex with female pupil

Image copyright Archant Image caption Suzanne Harrison pleaded guilty to four sex offences in 2011 A geography teacher who had a four-year sexual relationship with an underage female pupil has been banned from the classroom for life. Suzanne Harrison, 46, became friends with the family of one of her pupils while teaching at a Colchester […]