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Teachers' unions merge to make super-union

Image copyright NUT Image caption Kevin Courtney and Mary Bousted plan to share the post of general secretary The members of two teaching unions have voted to merge to form a new super-union, to be called the National Education Union (NEU). The merged National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers will […]

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School governors point to 'diabolical' budget squeeze

Image copyright iStock Image caption Some pupils face a limited curriculum, warn governors School governors have pointed to a “catastrophic” squeeze on budgets, as the government prepares to introduce a new funding formula for schools. A snapshot survey of 4,000 governors by the BBC sheds light on the existing funding pressure in England’s schools. National […]

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Everton FC: The football club that teaches troubled children

Image caption Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League club Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League football club, taking on students who have not been able to stay in mainstream education. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been given exclusive access to the school. Life […]

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Body cams for teachers cannot be dismissed, union says

The idea of teachers wearing body cameras in Welsh classrooms cannot be dismissed, the National Union of Teachers has said. Its research shows staff are victims of more than 1,500 physical and verbal attacks by pupils every year. Two schools in England are taking part in a three-month trial where all teachers are wearing police-style […]

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Everton Football Club's free school for troubled kids

Take a look inside Everton Free School, the only school run by a Premier League football. It helps troubled children, like Liam, who have struggled in mainstream education. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been given exclusive access to the school. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and […]

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Best friends become first to co-parent in Canada

Natasha Bakht and Lynda Collins are best friends who fought a two-year-long legal battle to be officially recognised as co-parents to Natasha’s disabled son, Elaan. It’s the first time in Canadian history that two people who have never been in a romantic relationship have been legally recognised as parents. Video Journalist: Jan Bruck. You can […]

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Northern Education Trust academies criticised by watchdog

Image copyright Northern Education Trust Image caption The Northern Education Trust, based on Tyneside, has taken on a number of schools which had “rarely succeeded for decades”, it said An education trust which runs schools across the north of England is failing to improve standards, the education watchdog has said. The Northern Education Trust took […]

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Heads increase pressure over school funding

Image copyright iStock Image caption Schools say increasing costs are putting them under huge financial pressure Head teachers representing some 3,000 schools in England have written to their local MPs and ministers calling for a rethink on school finance plans. They say a new national funding formula, which should give underfunded schools more cash, ignores […]

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Funds crisis pushes more children into care – report

Image copyright Thinkstock More children are being taken into care, some unnecessarily, because councils in England cannot afford to intervene earlier, a report suggests. Late interventions often meant problems had escalated before support could be put in place, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children heard. Its report into children’s social care found 90% of councils […]

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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

Image copyright Thinkstock Learning to survive in a world dominated by the internet should be as important for children as reading and writing, says a House of Lords report. Lessons about online responsibilities, risks and acceptable behaviour should be mandatory in all UK schools, the Lords Communications Committee argues. The internet is “hugely beneficial” but […]

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Best schools add £18,600 to average house price

Image copyright SolStock Image caption Top primary schools in London can add up to £38,800 to the value of nearby homes, research suggests Being near a good primary school adds £18,600 to the average house price in England, government research has found. A study by the Department for Education (DfE) has found prices are 8% […]

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Private care contracts for councils 'being cancelled'

Image copyright Getty Images Ninety-five UK councils have had their private care contracts cancelled, as companies say they lack enough funding, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. Research for the programme suggests one in four of the UK’s 2,500 home care companies is at risk of insolvency. One company says it cancelled its care contract […]