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Gloucester gets new �1m sports pitch thanks to historic school

Wednesday 20th February 2019

It’s available for the whole community to use Read full story...

 

Your 2019 Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Award finalists revealed

Monday 18th February 2019

The awards take place on March 7 at Cheltenham Racecourse Read full story...

 

In pictures: Village school pupils celebrate first steps to becoming 'Global Citizens'

Sunday 17th February 2019

Children at the school had fun learning how 'our lives are connected with people and places' across the globe Read full story...

 

Schools' climate strike: 'Why we skipped school to protest'

Friday 15th February 2019

Young people explain why they walked out of schools across England to protest over climate change...

 

Headteacher reveals ?huge sense of sadness? after deciding to leave Gloucestershire school

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Nikki Hill is to leave Greatfield Park Primary School in Up Hatherley, Cheltenham, for another school in the town Read full story...

 

Boys join the girls in class at Gloucester high school for first time

Tuesday 11th September 2018

About 60 boys walked through the school gates at the start of term for the first time Read full story...

 

Mums in tears at school gates on first day as beautiful gesture from teachers opens the floodgates

Monday 10th September 2018

This is wonderful Read full story. Taken from the Gloucestershire Live - News RSS feed.

 

CS Lewis letter to schoolchildren expected to fetch 5k

Saturday 8th September 2018

The two-page letter asks pupils at a school in Wiltshire how they think The Chronicles of Narnia should end...

 

Headteacher praised for transforming failing school which has just had its best ever GCSE results

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Paul Holroyd hopes the community now has confidence Forest High School in Cinderford is here to stay Read full story...

 

Eight tips to prepare for a positive new term

Saturday 1st September 2018

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

 

?Highly impressive? new 5million centre opens at county school (and it's available for the public too)

Friday 24th August 2018

Cleeve School in Bishop’s Cleeve, near Cheltenham, launches its sixth form centre of excellence Read full story...

 

This is the law on teachers applying suncream to schoolchildren in the hot weather

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Parents/guardian/carers have prime responsibility towards their child's welfare and health and safety Read full story...

 

Schoolchildren could be weighed by teachers for Ofsted obesity checks

Monday 7th May 2018

It would be a dramatic change to Ofsted checks Read full story...

 

Jo Whiley and Julian Dunkerton open 'wonderful' new music school in Cheltenham

Thursday 3rd May 2018

The BBC Radio 2 DJ and the Superdry co-founder cut the ribbon at the school Read full story...

 

Why hundreds of books are being handed out to primary schools in Cheltenham

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

A total of 15 centres will recieve the free books Read full story...

 

Gloucestershire 10th in home-schooling rates

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Mental health and avoiding exclusion are among reasons given for removing children from classrooms...

 

Apprenticeships aren?t just for school leavers ? they?re for management too

Thursday 19th April 2018

Simon Kay from SGS College tells us about how apprenticeships are set to provide the company’s future leaders Read full story...

 

Meet the dog who is helping children at a Gloucester school to read

Monday 2nd April 2018

Skye the therapy dog is sitting with children at a Kingsway Primary school Read full story...

 

How your child can learn tight-rope walking, trapeze, juggling and even walking on a giant globe

Saturday 24th March 2018

The Gloucestershire school with a difference Read full story...

 

The Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards are still accepting entries

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Don’t miss entering yourself or an exceptional apprentice you know Read full story...

 

Revealed: The 50 Greatest Gloucestershire Women of all time

Thursday 8th March 2018

We've teamed up with Cheltenham Racecourse to reveal the 50 Greatest Gloucestershire Women Read full story...

 

Why 10 Royal Marines are walking to EVERY primary school in Gloucestershire

Sunday 25th February 2018

Former Royal Marines planning a marathon charity walk Read full story...

 

More spaces coming due to 5.3m expansion of secondary school

Sunday 11th February 2018

The extensive expansion has received a further cash injection Read full story...

 

Hartpury student King crowns goalscoring performance with England Schools selection

Thursday 1st February 2018

17-year-old called up Read full story. Taken from the gloucestershirelive - News RSS feed.

 

Primary school will double in size after 1.4million investment

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Three new classrooms are being built to double its capacity Read full story...

 


National news archive

Head of Catholic order failed to tell police of sexual abuse at London school

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Abbot ?did not know? if findings at Benedictine school were relevant, national inquiry toldThe head of one of the country?s most powerful Catholic orders was made aware of sex abuse allegations dating back to the 1970s at one of its schools but did not alert the authorities ? contrary to the recommendations of a church commission on which he sat...

 

Head of Catholic order failed to tell police of school sex abuse

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Abbot ?did not know? if findings at Benedictine school were relevant, national inquiry toldThe head of one of the country?s most powerful Catholic orders was made aware of sex abuse allegations dating back to the 1970s at one of its schools but did not alert the authorities ? contrary to the recommendations of a church commission on which he sat...

 

?Gossip and secrecy? fuel Oxford row over suspended dean

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Christ Church college and cathedral divided by ?cruel accusations?Prominent clergy linked to Oxford?s Christ Church cathedral are in revolt over a complaint against its dean which they say is ?surrounded by secrecy and fuelled by gossip?...

 

Bedtime social media use may be harming UK teenagers, study says

Friday 22nd February 2019

Exclusive: a fifth of 13- to 15-year-olds ?spend five hours or more a day on social media?Teenagers in Britain may be putting their health and education at risk by spending too much time on social media at bedtime, according to a major study into adolescent sleep habits...

 

The lessons infantile adults can learn from children go far beyond climate change | Richard Russell

Friday 22nd February 2019

As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ?role models??The children?s climate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war...

 

Kids are striking over climate change because adults are too infantile | Richard Russell

Friday 22nd February 2019

As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ?role models??The children?s climate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war...

 

Government faces High Court action over children's rights

Friday 22nd February 2019

A children's charity is seeking a judicial review of government guidance over vulnerable children...

 

School curriculum fails to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis

Friday 22nd February 2019

Informed students are prompting adults to act on the issueI draw three circles on the board as my class watches...

 

Ofsted chief backs teaching about same-sex couples after parent protests

Thursday 21st February 2019

Birmingham primary school assistant head ? shortlisted for prestigious prize ? target of complaintsThe head of Ofsted has backed the teaching of same-sex relationships in primary schools after parents mounted a series of protests at a Birmingham school over lessons about LGBT rights and gender identity...

 

LGBT-row teacher up for $1m global prize

Thursday 21st February 2019

The assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights is shortlisted for a global teaching prize...

 

LGBT-row teacher on teaching kids about equality

Thursday 21st February 2019

LGBT-row teacher on teaching kids about equality Read full story...

 

Ofsted says schools should teach pupils about same-sex couples

Thursday 21st February 2019

Ofsted's chief inspector responds to protests against LGBT lessons at a school in Birmingham...

 

'Google isn't interested in degrees': is the UK snobby about technical education?

Thursday 21st February 2019

The vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire and the president of Germany?s Hamburg University of Technology on whether vocational training is fit for purposeThe prime minister?s review of post-18 education, set to report next month, is expected to recommend ways of encouraging young people to consider vocational training routes when they leave school...

 

LGBT-row teacher in top 10 award

Thursday 21st February 2019

The assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights is shortlisted for a global teaching prize...

 

Teacher targeted over LGBT work shortlisted for $1m global award

Thursday 21st February 2019

Birmingham primary school assistant head Andrew Moffat has been the focus of protestsA primary school teacher who has been the target of protests by parents concerned about teachings on LGBT rights and equalities has been chosen as a finalist in a prestigious $1m global education award...

 

Florida schoolboy arrested after refusing to recite pledge of allegiance

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Student, 11, was arrested on 4 February for creating a disruption in the classroom, the Lakeland police department saidAn 11-year-old Florida boy was arrested this month after a dispute with a substitute teacher over his refusal to participate in the pledge of allegiance at his school, it has emerged...

 

Brexit 'could risk children's safety', warn commissioners

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Child abuse, exploitation and abduction are all "immediate concerns", say UK children's commissioners...

 

Poorer families to get text messages in trial to support early learning

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Separate trials will test impact of home visits by experts as well as access to learning appsParents are to be sent three text messages a week offering tips on how to support their child?s early learning at home as part of a government drive to improve school readiness among children from poorer families...

 

Investigation after pupils say they were 'pinched and slapped' at faith school

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Ofsted refers safeguarding concerns after pupils at Talmud Torah Yetev Lev primary report physical sanctionsA safeguarding investigation is under way at a private Jewish primary school in north London after pupils reported being pinched and slapped by staff as punishment...

 

Ofsted refers 'pinching, slapping' discipline claims at faith school

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Jewish school Talmud Torah Yetev Lev, in London, being investigated after inspectionA safeguarding investigation is under way at a private Jewish primary school in north London after pupils reported being pinched and slapped by staff as punishment...

 

'I'm not spending money on that': the rise of the teetotal student

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Universities are seeing an increase in teetotal clubs and alcohol-free accommodation...

 

More Welsh school inspections from 2021

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The proposals aim to give parents assurances on standards as the new curriculum is rolled out in Wales...

 

New curriculum: More school inspections from 2021

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The proposals aim to give parents assurances on standards as the new curriculum is rolled out in Wales...

 

MPs call for 1p clothing tax and darning classes in schools to cut waste

Tuesday 19th February 2019

UK fashion industry bigger source of carbon emissions than aviation and shippingA penny on every shirt, skirt and stocking could fund better recycling and repairing in the fashion industry, according to a parliamentary report that recommends new taxes to end the throwaway consumer culture...

 

A child in a bedsit has more ?character? than a braying public schoolboy, Mr Hinds | Laura McInerney

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The education secretary should come up with policies to help children ? and fund them ? instead of making platitudes about yogaYears ago I taught a young girl who had been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy...

 

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