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Chat Health

Wednesday 15th November 2017

ChatHealth A new text messaging service offering the county’s 11-19 year olds confidential advice about their health and wellbeing...

 

Washing the germs away

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Blog - Washing the germs away Di Harrill, head of personal, social and health education at Newent Community School Di has been working hard to teach her students about the importance of hand-washing...

 

Your guide to every Ofsted rating for Gloucestershire primary schools

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Parents can now apply for their first choice primary school for their children Read full story...

 

Girls losing the battle against boys for places in county's top school

Sunday 5th November 2017

There are 25% more boys than girls at county's top grammar school Read full story...

 

Celebrations at school's progress boost

Thursday 2nd November 2017

It's a crucial measure and it has done well Read full story...

 

Mental Health Award

Monday 16th October 2017

  Clockwise: Tony Larner (Executive Head: Picklenash Primary and Glebe Infants School), Di Harrill (PSHE Lead: Newent Community School), Fiona Quan (Lead for Health and Wellbeing: GHLL), Alan Johnson (Headteacher: Newent), Kay Selwyn (PSHE Lead: Picklenash & Glebe) Newent Community School is today celebrating becoming the first secondary school in the county to achieve a Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning Mental Health Champions Award...

 

School gets new kitchen from former primary school pupil

Thursday 5th October 2017

Former pupil gives back to primary school with brand new kitchen Read full story...

 

Bournside School to build £2.8m maths hub with 13 extra classrooms - and here's what it will look like

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Work will begin next Easter Read full story. Taken from the gloucestershirelive - News RSS feed.

 

More measles cases in Stroud outbreak

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

It's affected two schools, and now cases have increased Read full story...

 

Even more cases of the measles reported in Gloucestershire outbreak

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

It's affected two schools, and now cases have increased Read full story...

 

How clean is your child's school canteen - hygiene ratings for Cheltenham's schools

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Does it meet the basic requirements Read full story...

 

Not just a toy - how Lego is helping county children express themselves

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Lego is the latest tool, schools are using to help troubled children Read full story...

 

Smallest school in the county with zero pupils on the register is to close for good

Friday 29th September 2017

Church school needed to improve said Ofsted Read full story...

 

Nurses called to county school after measles outbreak

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Vaccine plea from health professionals Read full story...

 

Meet the school with pupils speaking 40 different languages

Wednesday 27th September 2017

The Gloucester primary school has gone above and beyond to ensure families from Syria have what they need to make the city their home...

 

New quad opens at Pittville School with food pod for rainy days

Tuesday 26th September 2017

A new all-weather pod is hoped to increase dining space at the school Read full story...

 

Gloucestershire and Herefordshire NHS trusts to merge

Wednesday 20th September 2017

The two trusts currently run community hospitals and mental health services...

 

A brand new primary school opened in Gloucester today

Wednesday 20th September 2017

The first children are 'pioneers' says new headteacher Read full story...

 

Thousands of children get active as part of the 'Daily Mile'

Thursday 14th September 2017

Schools are helping children to get active for 15 minutes per day Read full story...

 

Outstanding Start for Forests New Five Acres School

Wednesday 13th September 2017

There's a new uniform, new name, new headteacher - and no mobile phones at this secondary school Read full story...

 

Legendary headteacher stepping down after 35 years at Gloucester school

Tuesday 5th September 2017

She said it was the ‘hardest decision’ to retire Read full story...

 

Eight tips to prepare for a positive new term

Friday 1st September 2017

Eight tips to prepare for a positive new term for teaching staff Have flowers and plants in decorative pots about the room...

 

Watch: School's FINALLY out for summer! Students dash out of the last school in the country to break up

Friday 28th July 2017

Severn Vale School pupils will enjoy a fortnight-long Autumn half term instead Read full story...

 

Major expansion plans at Gloucestershire school could be given go-ahead tomorrow

Wednesday 26th July 2017

The plans would mean 325 new pupils at the school Read full story...

 

Is this the last school to break up? Why they've got a shorter break at this secondary

Wednesday 26th July 2017

Should other schools follow this idea? A shorter summer break? Parents have mixed views Read full story...

 


National news archive

Pregnant at 14: 'I proved myself by getting good GCSEs'

Monday 20th November 2017

Alex, now 19, says she has a good life - but would she want the same for her own daughter? Read full story...

 

The future is digital, our children are analogue. We?re betraying a generation | John Harris

Monday 20th November 2017

Michael Gove was right to call for greater computer literacy...

 

Soas is bottom of the class when it came to my £340 refund

Monday 20th November 2017

I booked a suitable course at the School of Oriental and African Studies but it was cancelled at the last minuteAfter attending an open day in mid-September I signed up for a 10-week Chinese evening class at the Soas University of London...

 

Inspectors to question primary school girls who wear hijab

Sunday 19th November 2017

Ofsted head says move is to tackle situations in which wearing head covering ?could be interpreted as sexualisation? School inspectors in England have been told to question Muslim primary school girls if they are wearing a hijab or similar headscarf, the head of Ofsted has announced...

 

Kenneth Chambers obituary

Sunday 19th November 2017

My father, Kenneth Chambers, who has died aged 100, was a translator for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and then the Western European Union for most of his working life...

 

Secret Teacher: as a private tutor, I'm guilty of worsening inequality

Saturday 18th November 2017

Private tuition is one the jobs I take to piece together a living, but I?m contributing to the widening attainment gap in our schoolsRead more from the Secret TeacherTeaching is a profession that makes me feel guilty...

 

Losing a child to suicide is devastating. Schools can help prevent these tragedies

Saturday 18th November 2017

At least 200 children take their own lives each year in the UK...

 

Primary school children get elderly pen pals from local care homes

Saturday 18th November 2017

A primary school has teamed up with two local care homes to launch an inter-generational pen pal scheme...

 

Hammond?s budget big five: cuts, pay, housing, roads and students

Saturday 18th November 2017

The chancellor has never faced a trickier budget day: does he upset some by loosening the purse strings, or imperil a government with no majority by wielding the axe? Whatever he decides, some topics will have to be addressedPhilip Hammond will face his toughest test as chancellor on Wednesday when he stands up to deliver his third and most important budget statement...

 

The worst bullies: 'My friends called me Ugly Betty'

Friday 17th November 2017

Bullying by friends is 'really harmful and teachers should take it more seriously', says a victim...

 

Academic colleagues, where was your support for my chronic illness?

Friday 17th November 2017

When I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition, it was my peer network, not my university colleagues, who helped get me through my PhDDuring my part-time PhD studies, I developed a rare degenerative, chronic medical condition...

 

Nurseries ban glitter in pre-Christmas drive for cleaner seas

Friday 17th November 2017

Tops Day Nurseries group cracks down amid fears children?s favourite could be as harmful to environment as microbeadsGlitter, as anyone who has ever worn it knows, has a habit of turning up in unexpected places days later, even after a good scrub...

 

Glitter banned by Dorset children's nursery chain

Friday 17th November 2017

The art material is a "dangerous" microplastic which can enter the food chain, the nursery chain says...

 

Degrees of value

Friday 17th November 2017

Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income...

 

We enjoy independent thought, they suffer from ?groupthink?

Friday 17th November 2017

How the term ?groupthink? is a classic example of a rhetorical intervention designed to shut down argument before it even startsThere is an intellectual plague spreading among us, and only a few heroic souls are able to spot it...

 

I?m against private schools, but could a new cheap ?no frills? option sway me?

Friday 17th November 2017

A plan to open a school with annual fees of £2,700 sounds superficially appealing ? it wouldn?t be a place just for the richI must admit that I felt a slight, guilty thrill when I heard that an educational foundation in Scotland is trying to pioneer an ?easyJet?-style, no-frills public school, charging £52 week ? about £2,700 a year ? for private education...

 

Ex-pupils criticise St Paul's girls' school over request for abuse stories

Friday 17th November 2017

Invitation to share experiences for drama project causes anger, with some alleging sexual abuse while at the London schoolA leading independent girls? school at the centre of allegations of historical sexual abuse is facing a backlash from former students who have told the Guardian they were outraged to be asked to volunteer their experiences of abuse and harassment for a school drama project...

 

Head of grammar school that forced out A-level students resigns

Friday 17th November 2017

Aydin Önaç quits St Olave?s school in Orpington, where Guardian found policy of culling pupils who were falling below A gradesThe headteacher of a top grammar school has resigned, following weeks of controversy after a Guardian investigation revealed the school?s policy of forcing out pupils who were deemed unlikely to achieve the highest A-level grades...

 

St Olave's Grammar School row head resigns

Friday 17th November 2017

Aydin Önaç, head of St Olave's Grammar School in Orpington, will leave at Christmas...

 

Women?s fashion, periods and trousers | Letters

Friday 17th November 2017

Labour peer Margaret Prosser on fashion photographers portraying women as objects, Mari Peacock on her menstrual art and Clare Hale on school uniformsThere has been much reporting over recent weeks of the disrespect and harassment of women across a variety of workplaces and areas where women are trying to make their way into their chosen careers...

 

The Oxford University college fighting elitism

Thursday 16th November 2017

More than 90% of students admitted to Oxford's Mansfield College this year were from state schools...

 

Cyber-bullying: Prince's 'stop, speak, support' code of conduct

Thursday 16th November 2017

Technology companies, children's charities and parents have come together to support the scheme...

 

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game

Thursday 16th November 2017

The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with...

 

Cutting workload isn't enough to stop teachers leaving schools

Thursday 16th November 2017

If we want to convince teachers to stay in the profession, let?s look at what inspired them to join in the first place It seems almost impossible at present to discuss any aspect of the teaching profession without the topic of workload being raised ? and rightly so...

 

School in Theresa May's constituency seeks £1 for pens

Thursday 16th November 2017

The school in Theresa May's constituency says donations would help it through a "funding crisis"...

 

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