Education

'Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE'

Image copyright NATRE Image caption Schools should teach a wider range of religious and non-religious views, says the report Religious education in England’s schools should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, say experts. The subject should include non-religious worldviews as well as major faiths, says the Commission on Religious […]

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Divorce law: Ministers plan overhaul to cut 'antagonism'

Image copyright Getty Images Divorce laws in England and Wales are set to be overhauled under government plans seeking to allow couples to split up more quickly and with less acrimony. Justice Secretary David Gauke, who has said the system creates “unnecessary antagonism”, is to begin a consultation on introducing “no-fault” divorces. Campaigners said it […]

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Fire at Roding Primary School, Dagenham

Image copyright london fire brigade Image caption Twelve fire engines and about 80 firefighters were called to Roding Primary School, Dagenham, shortly before 05:00 BST Dozens of firefighters spent hours tackling a blaze at a large primary school in east London. Twelve fire engines and about 80 firefighters were called to Roding Primary School, Dagenham, […]

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Five back-to-school sleeping tips for kids

It’s back-to-school time. That means school nights are back. But did your kids get the memo? Here are five top tips for getting them back into a school-friendly bedtime routine, from Ana, 9, who got some advice from sleep advisor Nicole Ratcliffe of Baby2Sleep. Video journalist Jack Suddaby. Source link

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England's schools face 'severe' teacher shortage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are particular shortages of science teachers England’s schools are facing a “severe shortage” of teachers, with bigger class sizes and more subjects taught by staff without a relevant degree, says the Education Policy Institute (EPI). The independent think tank says that as schools prepare to return after the […]

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Fewer families where no-one working

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are more than 12 million households where all adults are working The proportion of households in the UK where no-one is working is at its lowest point for over 20 years, the Office for National Statistics says. The figures show 14.3% of households containing working-age adults are “workless” […]