Education

'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 […]

Education

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 repairs A 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, […]

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Tory MPs warn ministers over nursery funding

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNadhim Zahawi says local councils should not make ‘premature decisions’ Ministers must protect funding for state-run nurseries in England or risk seeing schools close, Conservative MPs have warned. Children with disabilities and special educational needs would be among those most affected, they said. The schools will lose […]

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Drop 'misleading' school statistic, government told

Image caption The government makes frequent use of a statistic showing a substantial rise in pupil numbers at good or outstanding schools The government should drop a “misleading” statistic that suggests up to 1.9 million more pupils in England attend good or outstanding schools than in 2010, a former minister says. The government says the […]

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'Mansplaining' advert for University of Adelaide draws criticism

Image copyright ShitAdelaide Image caption The poster allegedly portraying a “mansplaining” scene A “mansplaining” advertisement for a master’s degree at an Australian university has drawn mockery and criticism from social media users. The poster, for the University of Adelaide, shows five women listening while the only man holds forth. The university said it had not […]

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Grammar school tests: How do children cope?

England’s grammar schools are back on the agenda following a recent government announcement of £50 million for more places for disadvantaged pupils at selective schools. But the odds are still stacked against children who choose to sit the test, with up to four applicants for each place at some schools. How selection impacts on education […]

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First colleges to teach new vocational T-levels named

Image copyright Getty Images The first schools and colleges to teach new technical qualifications called T-levels have been announced. From 2020, they will offer teenagers in England courses in construction, digital, and education and childcare. Each course will include a three-month work placement and are intended as vocational alternatives to A-levels. Prime Minister Theresa May […]