Schools

Friday, August 23, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

Four-year-old caught carrying knife at school

Four-year-old caught carrying knife at school

More than 1,000 children were caught carrying knives in schools last year - with the youngest aged just four, new figures show.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Welsh schools to let boys wear skirts with gender-neutral uniform

Welsh schools to let boys wear skirts with gender-neutral uniform

School uniforms in Wales are to become gender-neutral from September, the Welsh government has announced.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

MP leaves son on Downing Street steps in school funding protest

MP leaves son on Downing Street steps in school funding protest

Jess Phillips left her 10-year-old outside Number 10 as part of a demonstration against funding cuts forcing schools to close early.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Jess Phillips targeted by posters put up in ‘wrong’ constituency

Jess Phillips targeted by Birmingham anti-LGBT protesters

Jess Phillips targeted by Birmingham anti-LGBT protesters

Protesters against same-sex relationship lessons have put up posters called for a "vote of no confidence" in the Labour MP.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Teachers strike at 'blue water' school over health concerns

Teachers strike at 'blue water' school over health concerns

Teachers strike at 'blue water' school over health concerns

Teachers are striking over health concerns at a school where blue water has been reported coming from taps.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Piers Morgan called a 'fascist pig' by school's Twitter account

Piers Morgan called a 'fascist pig' by school's Twitter account

A tweet posted from the Twitter account of a Swansea primary school called the television presenter a "fascist pig".

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

School claims it was hacked after sharing Easter bunny porn video

School claims Twitter account hacked after sharing porn video

School claims Twitter account hacked after sharing porn video

A secondary school has claimed it was hacked after a porn video featuring a woman performing a sex act on a man dressed as an Easter bunny was shared on its official Twitter account.

Over half of parents worry children lack essential life skills

Over half of parents worry children lack essential life skills

Over half of parents worry children lack essential life skills

Six in 10 parents worry their teenage children lack essential life skills, a survey has found.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Schools to use ‘influencers’ to discourage drug use

Schools to use ‘influencers’ to discourage drug use

Schools to use ‘influencers’ to discourage drug use

Teenagers are to be used as "influencers" in order to discourage their classmates from taking drugs in the UK's biggest trial of a school-based drug prevention programme.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Two thirds of headteachers cutting teachers to save money

Two thirds of headteachers cutting staff to save money

Two thirds of headteachers cutting staff to save money

Nearly 70 per cent of secondary school headteachers have made cuts to teaching staff to save money, a survey has found.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Corbyn promises to abolish Sats

Jeremy Corbyn promises to abolish Sats

Jeremy Corbyn promises to abolish Sats

Jeremy Corbyn has announced plans to abolish primary school Sats.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Parental protest

LGBT+ lessons should be compulsory in schools, says teaching union

LGBT+ lessons should be compulsory in schools, says teaching union

The National Education Union has called for lessons about LGBT+ relationships to be compulsory in all schools.

Primary schoolgirls to receive free sanitary products

Primary schoolgirls to receive free sanitary products

Primary schoolgirls to receive free sanitary products

Girls in primary schools will receive free sanitary products from early next year, the government has announced.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Pencil

Compulsory register of home-schooled children proposed

Compulsory register of home-schooled children proposed

A register of all children not attending school is being put forward by the education secretary.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

knife crime

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

The education watchdog has called for "multi-agency partnerships" to help bring instances of knife crime down.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Letter from thousands of headteachers warn of ‘school funding crisis'

Letter from thousands of headteachers warns of ‘school funding crisis’

Letter from thousands of headteachers warns of ‘school funding crisis'

Thousands of headteachers are warning of a "school funding crisis" in a letter reportedly sent to millions of families in England.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

The chair of the education select committee has called for a “long-term, ten-year plan” to help cash-strapped schools.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Stressed teacher

Shorten school week to help stressed teachers, says head

Shorten school week to help stressed teachers, says head

A north London school is letting children go home early on Friday to relieve stress on teachers.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Exclusive: Tory Deputy Chair demands "misleading" school cuts site be taken down

Tory Deputy Chair demands "misleading" school cuts site be taken down

James Cleverly has written to the people behind a website detailing cuts to school funding, calling their calculations 'misleading' and demanding the website is taken down

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One in three children living in ‘toxic levels of air pollution’, says Unicef UK boss

One in three children live among ‘toxic levels of air pollution’, says Unicef UK boss

One in three children live among ‘toxic levels of air pollution’, says Unicef UK

Alastair Harper, Head of Advocacy at Unicef UK has said that one in three children are living in areas that would be classed as having “toxic levels of air pollution”.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Al-Hijrah school

Khalid Mahmood on Al-Hijrah school: I'm 'astonished' gender segregation is happening 'in the name of religion'

Khalid Mahmood: Young women 'should not be oppressed' at school

The Labour MP said he was "astonished" that a Birmingham-based Muslim school was not allowing girls to eat lunch until after boys had finished.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Member of staff found dead at Warwickshire school

Member of staff found dead at Warwickshire school

Member of staff found dead at Warwickshire school

A member of staff was found dead at Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College in Rugby, Warwickshire, the school has said.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

A state school in east London has had 41 students offered places at Oxford or Cambridge University.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

RE lessons should be mandatory to stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s ex-Head of Religion

RE lessons should be mandatory to stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s former Head of Religion

RE lessons stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s former Head of Religion

Channel 4’s former Head of Religion Aaqil Ahmed has said Religious Education lessons are important to stop the “vacuum of stupidity”, after it was revealed that parents are removing their children from the lessons.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says Shelter

More than 130,000 children will not have a “permanent home” on Christmas Day, the homeless charity Shelter has found.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New £50m funding for Grammar schools is a ‘scandal’, says Chair of Comprehensive Future

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

The government has announced a new £50m fund for 16 grammar schools in a bid to create 3,000 more grammar school places, but the chair of Comprehensive Future described it as a “scandal”.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Child medics call for Primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as lesbian and gay

Medics call for Primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as lesbian and gay

Medics call for primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as gay

Children should be taught the meaning of terms such as gay, lesbian and bisexual in primary schools, leading medics have said.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children may be more vulnerable to becoming a victim of a stabbing on their way home from school, a new study suggests.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

More money is spent on poorer pupils because they are now staying in school, says headteacher

More money is spent on poorer pupils because they are now staying in school, says headteacher

More money is spent on poorer pupils as they stay in school, says headteacher

Headteacher Chris Dunne has said more money is being spent on poorer students, "simply because they are staying involved" in education. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Children excluded from school at 'serious risk' of knife crime, says children charity Barnardo’s

Children excluded from school at 'serious risk' of knife crime, says children charity Barnardo’s

Children excluded from school at 'serious risk' of knife crime, says charity

Children who have been excluded from school may at ‘serious risk’ of being involved in knife crime and youth violence, according to Barnardo’s and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on knife crime.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Pedals under desks would work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Pedals under desks would work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Pedals under desks may work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Psychologist Bradley Busch has said that pedals under desks would work better for “adults in office” rather than in a school, after a Primary school in Suffolk installed pedals under desks to encourage “an active lifestyle”.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Headteacher to Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Children ought to have the funding the last generation did eight years ago’

Headteacher to Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Children ought to have the funding the last generation did eight years ago’

Children should have the funding the last generation did, says Headteacher

Headteacher Geoff Barton has said that headteachers are protesting in Parliament Square on Friday because “children ought to have the funding that the last generation had eight years go”.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we really want to tell children it is okay to hit out at other people?’

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we really want to tell children it is okay to hit out at other people?’

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we want to tell children it is okay to hit?'

Professor Ray Jones has said that we should not be teaching our children “it is okay to hit out at other people” by smacking them as psychologists call for smacking of children in the family home to be outlawed due to the effect it can have on their mental health.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

A survey of over 47,000 school-age children showed they preferred writing texts to stories or diaries, and less than half enjoy writing

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

20 million school days missed by pupils last autumn, figures reveals

20 million school days missed by pupils last autumn, figures reveals

New statistics show a slight rise in children skipping lessons without permission while the number of youngsters who are "persistently absent" also increased.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

The technology giant said it would begin holding interactive sessions for schools in its retail stores later this year

Apple scheme to encourage UK kids to get into engineering

Apple scheme to encourage UK kids to get into engineering

Apple has announced its support for the Government's Year of Engineering scheme, designed to get more school children to enter the profession

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Crown Prosecution Service is well known in the legal profession as being the knackers yard for the incompetent solicitor If you're not good enough to get a job in private practice you go to the CPS So it’s disorganised and so it needs not only strong leadership but it also needs strong moral leadership Someone who tells the public one thing but privately does the opposite like Alison Levett Someone who is personally criticised for their behaviour in a judge's ruling like Alison Levett is the worst possi

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting, not Government'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting'

Julia Hartley-Brewer discussed child poverty with author and former teacher Francis Gilbert

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

Headteachers claim some children put food from the school in their pockets to take home

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Students driving teachers off social media by filming staged classroom incidents

Students forcing teachers off social media by filming staged classroom incidents

Students forcing teachers off social media by filming staged classroom incidents

A union leader has warned students are attempting to embarrass and humiliate

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

'Children need to be exposed to risk to make them independent and resilient'

'Children should be allowed to play with fire to make them more risk-averse'

'Children should be allowed to play with fire to make them more risk-averse'

A school is encouraging children to play with fire, bricks, hammers and tools

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

'Ice boy' told to leave private school after less than two weeks

'Ice boy' told to leave private school after less than two weeks

'Ice boy' told to leave private school after less than two weeks

The child had been offered a free place at a private school after a photo of him went viral online

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Teacher suspended in Florida over 'hosting white supremacist podcast'

Teacher suspended in Florida over 'hosting white supremacist podcast'

Teacher suspended in Florida over 'hosting white supremacist podcast'

Social studies teacher Dayanna Voltich has been 'removed from the classroom' over white supremacy allegations

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

'Students achieve more by receiving comments rather than grades', says headteacher

'Students achieve more by receiving comments rather than grades', says headteacher

'Students achieve more by receiving comments rather than grades'

Putney High School is giving comments rather than grades to years seven, eight and nine

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

US student took gun to school 'for defence in potential mass shooting'

US student took gun to school 'for defence in potential mass shooting'

US student took gun to school 'for defence in potential mass shooting'

Alwin Chen has been arrested for allegedly taking a Glock semi-automatic handgun to school in Maryland

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hundreds of students leave school to march against gun violence

Hundreds of students leave school to march against gun violence

Hundreds of US students leave school to march against gun violence

Pupils left West Boca High School and continued on a 12 mile walk to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

LGBT groups slam transgender guide as 'intentionally provocative' and 'deeply misleading'

LGBT groups slam transgender guide as 'intentionally provocative' and 'deeply misleading'

LGBT groups slam transgender guide as 'intentionally provocative'

Transgender Trend released a guide for schools which claims activists teach 'anti-science' concepts to children

The school was placed on lockdown due to the shooting

Florida school shooting: Police release mugshot of suspect Nikolas Cruz

Police release mugshot of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz

At least 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is ok and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives'

A primary school has had to ask parents to stop smoking cannabis at the gates

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Faith schools: 'Parents have no right to demand state provides religious upbringing', says campaigner

Faith schools: 'Parents have no right to demand state provides religious upbringing', says campaigner

'Parents have no right to demand state provides religious upbringing in schools'

Jay Harman from the Humanists UK charity says policies around faith schools are not racist, but have that effect

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Teenager 'who threatened attack had six firearms, ammunition and knives' in his bedroom

Would-be school shooter 'had rifle, revolver, machetes and crossbow in his bedroom'

Teenager 'who threatened attack had six firearms, ammunition and knives'

A 14-year-old boy is in a juvenile detention centre after being accused of threatening to start a school shooting

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wolf on the loose in Berkshire after escaping from enclosure

Wolf on the loose in Berkshire after escaping from enclosure

Wolf on the loose in Berkshire after escaping from enclosure

It is thought the wolf escaped from the Wolf Conservation Trust at around 8am in the morning

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Khawlah Noman: How an 11-year-old girl tricked a nation into believing a fake hate crime

Khawlah Noman and hate-gate: How an 11-year-old's 'fake' Hijab-cutting story has unleashed a tide of islamophobia

The 'fake' Hijab-cutting story that is tearing a nation apart

The girl claimed a man tried to cut her hijab twice on the way to school

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

At least 14 children and one teacher injured in knife attack at Russian school

At least 14 children and one teacher injured in knife attack at Russian school

At least 14 children and one teacher injured in knife attack at Russian school

It is thought the incident was started by two pupils who were armed with knives

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