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'Everyone supports me'

Image caption Parents Sam and Amanda: “Everyone’s got the same kind of issues, it’s really helped” “It helped me not to react as quick and think about the way I’m dealing with the kids, rather than going off at the deep end,” says Natalie. “It means a lot, it’s a lot calmer – in a […]

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Brightlingsea pupils 'feel unsafe' at Colne school

Image copyright Google Image caption Colne School in Brightlingsea was once “outstanding” but now needs special measures, inspectors said. Pupil behaviour at a once outstanding school has become “scary” and “frightening”, it has emerged. The Colne Community School in Brightlingsea is part of the Thrive Partnership. Ofsted, which previously rated it as outstanding, now says […]

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'Councils beat academy trusts at boosting failing schools'

Image copyright Getty Images Councils are best when it comes to boosting the inspection grades of inadequate schools, analysis of official figures suggests. Researchers looked at how much schools rated inadequate by Ofsted in 2013 had improved by the end of 2017. Those schools that had remained council maintained were more likely to be good […]

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'Lively and enthusiastic'

Image caption “Now, what can I say about Olivia?” It’s that time of year again. Teachers up and down the land have been slaving over their end-of-year reports and parents are eagerly awaiting to hear whether or not their little angels are top of the class. But what does “full of self-confidence” or “lively and […]

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The school with 300 holes in the roof

Image caption King’s school is the most improved school in its area, but is struggling to find cash for staff and repairsA West Midlands head teacher says he is “extremely angry” that budget shortages have led to the cutting of 14 staff – in a school with 300 holes in the roof. James Ludlow, head […]

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Are only children more spoiled?

Some people think that only children can be selfish, spoiled and lonely. But are any of those stereotypes based in reality? We find out the truth about only children. Animation by Andrew Khatouli. Produced by Harriet Noble. This story is from Money and Power on the BBC World Service – find more videos and programmes […]

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University of Reading tells refugee plan critics to 'jog on'

Image copyright @UniofReading/Twitter Image caption The university used Twitter to reply to critics of its new scheme A university has told people unhappy with its plans to offer scholarships to refugees to “jog on” on Twitter. The tweet from the official account of the University of Reading explained that they had received negative feedback since […]

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Thousands misusing abuse orders to get legal aid, says parenting charity

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of parents falsely claim domestic abuse in order to access legal aid and stop estranged partners from seeing their children, a shared parenting charity claims. Families Need Fathers says parents are being encouraged by some solicitors to file for non-molestation orders – injunctions used in urgent abuse cases. New figures […]

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Funding cuts put schooling for Gypsy children 'at risk'

Image copyright Thinkstock Gypsy and traveller children could be taken out of school by their parents if specialist support services are cut, a charity has claimed. Tros Gynnal Plant says families rely on the services to keep their children in mainstream education. Caramia, a Romany Gypsy student, said their education would “go back 30 years” […]

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Shakespeare rewrite means six-figure fine for exam board OCR

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption OCR’s GCSE version of Romeo and Juliet departed from the text The exam board OCR faces a six-figure fine for an error in last year’s GCSE English exam which rewrote Shakespeare. The paper confused the family of a key character, Tybalt, in The Bard’s Romeo and Juliet, suggesting he […]

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The worst end-of-term gifts for teacher

Image copyright Getty Images A thong, a stolen car radio and a part-drunk bottle of wine feature in a list of the worst end-of-year gifts received by teachers. As the school year draws to a close, parents will be familiar with the circulation of collection envelopes for teachers and their assistants. Amid the end-of-term shows […]