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Staff member tests positive for Covid-19 at Chalford Hill school

Friday 23rd October 2020

Year One pupils at the school near Stroud are now self-isolatingRead full story...


Pupils self-isolate after coronavirus case at school

Friday 23rd October 2020

It is not known if the case is in pupils or staffRead full story...


How many kids in Gloucestershire are getting free school meals

Friday 23rd October 2020

Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford is among people mounting pressure on the Government to change its free school meals policy ahead of the school holidaysRead full story...


School names pupil with coronavirus as case confirmed

Friday 23rd October 2020

Year 13 students at the school have been told to self-isolateRead full story...


School closed until new term - but not because of Covid-19

Thursday 22nd October 2020

The school has been closed today following the leakRead full story...


National news

School meals: Pressure mounts on government to reverse decision

Sunday 25th October 2020

Tory MPs join some 2,000 doctors in voicing concern, as Labour threatens to push for another vote...


The Observer view on the Commons vote to let poor children go hungry | Observer editorial

Sunday 25th October 2020

It is indicative of this government’s attitude to poverty that even the education secretary and the children’s minister approve of sending them into further hardshipIt speaks volumes of the government that it has taken a 22-year-old footballer to step into the vacuum to provide moral and compassionate leadership during a pandemic...


Headteacher who healed a Birmingham 'Trojan horse' school: 'We did it with love'

Saturday 24th October 2020

Herminder Channa, recently awarded an OBE, has transformed an academy at the centre of the Islamic extremism scandalRunning a school on love is a challenge, especially one riven by hate and failed by Ofsted...


Ben Bradley under pressure to apologise over free school meals tweets

Saturday 24th October 2020

The Conservative MP linked vouchers given to low-income families to ‘crack dens’ and ‘brothels’Pressure is mounting on Ben Bradley to apologise for a Twitter tirade in which the Conservative MP was accused of linking free school meals with “crack dens” and “brothels”...


England's schools to receive fewer laptops for distance learning

Saturday 24th October 2020

Headteachers express anger after change in allocation processCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHeadteachers in England have expressed anger after learning the number of laptops they will receive next term has been reduced following the introduction of a new allocation process...


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