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Two Gloucestershire schools named among the best in the South West

Friday 3rd December 2021

There are hundreds of high-achieving pupils attending four county state schools which make the top 10Read full story...


New homes plan near Fiddington voted against over traffic concerns

Thursday 2nd December 2021

Plans for hundreds of homes and a primary school near the M5 will "worsen traffic", councillors say...


How close is Covid to your child's school?

Thursday 2nd December 2021

The map allows parents to see the Covid-19 situation around every Gloucestershire schoolRead full story...


Gloucestershire school partly closed after Covid cases and staff shortages

Thursday 2nd December 2021

Parents had been warned days ago of "difficult decisions"Read full story...


First pictures of how £11m new school could look

Thursday 2nd December 2021

Images released of the planned Greenacres Primary Academy in Bishop’s CleeveRead full story...


National news

Staff absences having ‘massive impact’ on pupils in England say head teachers

Friday 3rd December 2021

More than half of 1,000 senior teachers surveyed say they have insufficient staff due to absences caused by Covid and illnessesTeacher absences are the biggest barrier to children recovering the learning lost during the pandemic, according to head teachers in England, as new data showed that shortages in key subjects such as physics are becoming worse...


England’s nativity plays Covid guidance ‘unhelpful’, say school leaders

Friday 3rd December 2021

Headteachers are exasperated about messaging that in-person shows go ahead despite Omicron variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools leaders are exasperated with “unhelpful” recommendations from government that in-person nativity plays and concerts go ahead as more are forced to cancel due to rising coronavirus cases...


Parents and teachers: what impact has the pandemic had on five-year-olds?

Friday 3rd December 2021

We would like to hear from parents and teachers about how this age group is copingWe would like to hear about the impact the pandemic has had on five year olds, particularly on their mental health and wellbeing...


Integrated education in Northern Ireland is urgent – why can’t our leaders see that? | Abby Wallace

Thursday 2nd December 2021

In my school, young people were not segregated by obsolete criteria...


Refund students hit by English university strikes, says watchdog

Wednesday 1st December 2021

Three-day walkout begins at 58 institutions over pensions, pay and working conditionsUniversities in England should consider making partial refunds of tuition fees if students have their courses interrupted by strikes taking place on campuses this week, the student watchdog has said...


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