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Centuries of single sex education set to end at two Gloucestershire grammar schools' sixth forms

Sunday 17th December 2017

It's the end of a longstanding arrangement and single sex sixth forms Read full story...

 

Look at these little stars! Nativity pictures from schools across Gloucestershire

Friday 15th December 2017

Cuteness alert Read full story. Taken from the gloucestershirelive - News RSS feed.

 

UPDATED: Full list of schools closed or opening late in sub-zero Gloucestershire

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Will your child be going to school today? Read full story...

 

Meet the lads who brought home bronze from the Special Olympics

Thursday 7th December 2017

They both started playing tennis at an all ability after school club and now they train three to four times a week because they enjoy the sport do much...

 

Stranger danger alert issued by headteacher

Wednesday 6th December 2017

It's the second one from the same school in a space of two months Read full story...

 

?Unbelievable!?: Cheltenham school revealed as best comprehensive in South West in schools guide

Friday 1st December 2017

The Sunday Times Parent Power ranked Balcarras School in Cheltenham top of secondary comprehensives in region Read full story...

 

Blade Shunners: Teachers at a Gloucestershire school as you have never seen them before

Friday 1st December 2017

Movember spawned a moustache or two at Cleeve School in Bishop's Cleeve Read full story...

 

This is where a new 30million school in Gloucestershire could be built

Wednesday 29th November 2017

It’s on the edge of the town Read full story...

 

What makes a champion? Pupils find out and see the Gold Cup thanks to Cheltenham Racecourse

Wednesday 29th November 2017

The Junior Jumpers Trophy Tour went to Tirlebrook Primary School in Tewkesbury and Cheltenham College Prep in Cheltenham Read full story...

 

Almost without rival: Gloucestershire school named best in South West in The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018

Friday 24th November 2017

Two schools have performed well in state and independent school categories Read full story...

 

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...

 


National news archive

Children draw their future job ambitions

Friday 19th January 2018

Gender stereotyping for jobs starts at an early age, a survey suggests...

 

What do children draw when asked about their future jobs?

Friday 19th January 2018

A survey of thousands of young people across the world reveal what influences their career aspirations...

 

Parents 'shelling out for free nursery scheme'

Thursday 18th January 2018

The government's 30-hour 'free' nursery scheme is being subsidised by parents, a survey suggests...

 

Our world is changing. It's time for historians to explain why | Cormac Shine

Thursday 18th January 2018

Historians need to ditch their aversion to public discourse...

 

Delhi to put CCTV in classrooms for parents to monitor children

Thursday 18th January 2018

Move follows crimes including murder of boy aged seven and alleged rape of five-year-old girl The Delhi government has announced it will install CCTV cameras in every classroom in the region and give parents access to the feed through a mobile phone app...

 

Outrage over each new education policy does nothing but harm | Richard Russell

Thursday 18th January 2018

The polarised response to the latest Ofsted report is wearing...

 

Why wait to unleash children?s creativity? | Letters

Thursday 18th January 2018

Karen Eslea, Salley Vickers, Rick Hall, Mark Hebert and John Richer on a piece by the National Theatre?s Rufus NorrisRufus Norris says ?During these uncertain times we must feed any golden geese we have, and a steady stream of qualified graduates and school-leavers is the strongest investment for the future we can make? (Why are we squeezing creativity out of our schools?, 17 January)...

 

John Skitt obituary

Thursday 18th January 2018

My friend John Skitt, who has died aged 72, devoted his professional life to further education, and was principal of Barnet College, north London, from 1985 to 2003...

 

Nurseries admit asking parents for voluntary contributions

Thursday 18th January 2018

Parents are subsidising a new flagship "free" nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests...

 

Creativity can be taught to anyone. So why are we leaving it to private schools? | Rufus Norris

Wednesday 17th January 2018

The UK?s creative industries are world leading. Excluding state-educated people from the arts will throw that excellence awayThe myth goes that the true artist is born, mysteriously fully formed in their own exceptional talent...

 

Bullying is still rife in schools. Here's how teachers can tackle it

Wednesday 17th January 2018

The most effective interventions for bullying involve the pupils themselves ? and build empathy between those affectedRead more Lessons from ResearchMany people will know what it feels like to be bullied...

 

MPs call for overhaul in oversight of England's academy school chains

Wednesday 17th January 2018

?Extent to which failing trusts are stripping assets from their schools? is of particular concernParents are being ?left in the dark? over who really runs schools in England, according to parliament?s education committee...

 

Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Parents will soon be able to watch their children's lessons in real-time using their mobile phones...

 

Welcome return of School Prints loan scheme | Letters

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Memories from Professor Terry Gifford of the personal picture loan service run by Sheffield City Art GalleriesIt is good to see that schools in Wakefield will benefit from a renewed School Prints loan scheme from the Hepworth Wakefield (Editorial, 15 January)...

 

Theresa May is preparing for another election with the same old education policies

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Damian Hinds? appointment shows the prime minister has not given up on more grammar schools despite lack of enthusiasm by experts or votersThe new education secretary, Damian Hinds, is an unknown quantity for most teachers and parents, but we do know he is a grammar-educated former strategy consultant who would like to see an ?elite? selective school in every town and reportedly said that only ?mums? can really make a difference to children?s learning in the early years...

 

Ofsted's call for more teaching in reception year prompts backlash

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Robert Winston among signatories of letter warning against moves to increase formal maths and literacy teachingThe TV scientist and IVF pioneer Robert Winston has warned against moves to increase formal mathematics and literacy teaching of four- and five-year-olds, arguing that children will have less opportunity for play which is vital for their development...

 

Proposed tests for reception children ?verging on the immoral?

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Teachers are rebelling and companies refusing to tender for a planned assessment of infants in England that many say will crowd out playIt?s a chill, sunny winter?s day with seagulls soaring on a stiff breeze, and small children wrapped up against the cold are serving from a kitchen in the outside play area at Friars primary school and nursery at Shoeburyness on the Essex coast...

 

Theresa May is preparing for another election with the same old education policies I Laura McInerney

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Damian Hinds? appointment shows the prime minister has not given up on more grammar schools despite lack of enthusiasm by experts or votersThe new education secretary, Damian Hinds, is an unknown quantity for most teachers and parents, but we do know he is a grammar-educated former strategy consultant who would like to see an ?elite? selective school in every town and reportedly said that only ?mums? can really make a difference to children?s learning in the early years...

 

Ofsted?s Bold Beginnings report on reception class curriculum is flawed | Letters

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Educationists and politicians say introducing overly formal teaching practices is a potential disaster for children?s learningWe are deeply concerned about Ofsted?s Bold Beginnings report...

 

Education secretary urged to act over report on abuse at his former school

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Survivors of abuse at St Ambrose College near Altrincham want Damian Hinds to push for publication of independent reviewSurvivors of abuse committed at a Catholic school attended by the education secretary, Damian Hinds, are asking him to press for the publication of an independent review they claim has been hushed up...

 

Late to law: studying another degree first is a sensible option

Tuesday 16th January 2018

An in-depth knowledge of an arts or science subject is an advantage to young lawyers, experts adviseStudying law...

 

Learning through play is plane easy | Letters

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Lin Friend on getting her early-years class to play airports; maths is fun, says Karl SabbaghI was an early years teacher for most of my career (Letters, 16 January)...

 

Bath University panel calls for vice-chancellor to step down immediately

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Glynis Breakwell had been due to take a sabbatical at the end of the academic year and leave her post in February 2019The body that oversees the running of University of Bath has passed a motion calling for the immediate departure of its vice-chancellor following a row about her pay...

 

Bath University panel says vice-chancellor must leave post now

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Glynis Breakwell had been due to take a sabbatical and give up her job in February 2019The body that oversees the running of University of Bath has passed a motion calling for the immediate departure of its vice-chancellor following a row about her pay...

 

Carillion lenders consider appeal to save firm from collapse

Monday 15th January 2018

Despite late rescue bid, administrators prepare to take action, prompting fears for 43,000 jobs, major projects and crucial public services Construction firm Carillion is hoping for an eleventh-hour rescue to save it from collapse amid fears for the future of a host of major government projects and day-to-day services, from schools to hospitals, prisons and the army...

 

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