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School day trip visa warning post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The British Council is concerned that every pupil might need a visa even for a day trip to France There are calls to make sure Brexit does not mean that school day trips across the Channel are caught up in requirements for visas. The British Council and head teachers’ […]

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John Stuart Mill: Doodles offer insight into philosopher's thought

Image copyright Oxford University Scribbles, notes and drawings from the personal library of John Stuart Mill shed new light on one of Britain’s great philosophers, say researchers. A team from Somerville College, Oxford, has scoured Mill’s private library of nearly 1,700 volumes. Cataloguing the comments and symbols he made on the edges of books and […]

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Primary school's Friday lunchtime closure plan scrapped

Image copyright PA/Dave Thompson Image caption Ashby Fields Primary in Daventry considered closing early on Fridays from September A school’s proposals to adopt a four-and-a-half day week to prevent staff “burning out” have been scrapped. Head teacher Jacqui Johnson had suggested closing Ashby Fields Primary in Daventry after lunch on a Friday. A consultation had […]

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Buckingham University aims to be UK's 'first drug-free campus'

Image copyright Google Image caption Buckingham University has not yet set a date for when it will introduce the contracts A university is to ask students to sign contracts promising not to take drugs on its property in a bid to become Britain’s first drug-free campus. Buckingham University vice-chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon said institutions were […]

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Stepping into Shakespeare

Between them Stacey, 14, and Maleeha, 13, speak six languages – now they both speak Shakespeare as well. That’s just as well, as the work of the 16th Century dramatist and poet forms as much as a quarter of the marks for some English GCSEs. To do well in this key exam, in which the […]

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Learning to speak Shakespeare like the actors do

Between them Stacey, 14, and Maleeha, 13, speak six languages – now they both speak Shakespeare as well. That’s just as well, as the work of the 16th Century dramatist and poet forms as much as a quarter of the marks for some English GCSEs. To do well in this key exam, in which the […]

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'Landmark' childcare funding deal agreed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Free provision for three, four and some two-year-old children will almost double The Scottish government has struck a funding deal of almost £2bn with councils to fund a flagship policy to boost early learning and childcare. Ministers have pledged to increase free nursery provision from the current 600 hours […]

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Teacher banned for watching porn at Roman Fields School

Image copyright Google Image caption Mr Barrett worked at Roman Fields School from September 2014 until July 2017 A teacher who watched porn while pupils were in the classroom has been struck off. Julian Barrett, 53, was caught on CCTV viewing “explicit sexual footage” at Roman Fields School in Hemel Hempstead. On one occasion, a […]

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'Bespoke solutions' sought for four Scottish Borders schools

Image copyright Geograph/Google Image caption Plans will be developed to help maximise funding to replace the four schools Individual “bespoke solutions” are to be developed for four secondary schools in the Scottish Borders. It comes after three of them were found to have major defects or were found to be in constant need of repair. […]

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Pupils describe their understanding of the economy

The Bank of England hopes to reach 1,000 secondary schools by the end of next year with new resources that can be used for lessons with Year 8 and 9 pupils. The EconoMe lesson plans explore basic economic ideas such as interest rates on borrowing and saving. Pupils at All Saints Catholic High School in […]

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Sheffield universities probe 'racism' reports

Image copyright Maisie Bithell Image caption Maisie Bithell said she had been shocked to see what had been written on a whiteboard in the library A series of allegations of racism involving university staff and students in Sheffield are being investigated. Four separate reports are being probed, including claims a security worker at Sheffield Hallam […]