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Gloucestershire school produces 'beautifully' behaved, smiley children say Ofsted inspectors

Wednesday 29th June 2022

Inspectors give primary school in the Forest of Dean glowing reportRead full story...

 

Gloucestershire: Inquest into death of Soldier during dive

Tuesday 28th June 2022

George Partridge died after a stage of his training course had been skipped, an inquest heard...

 

Gloucestershire Council chiefs endorse plans to improve M5 junction

Monday 27th June 2022

A £6.1m scheme will see the transformation of junction 9 of the M5 and the A46 near Tewkesbury...

 

'Exciting' plans to relocate a Gloucestershire town library endorsed by council chiefs

Saturday 25th June 2022

Gloucestershire County Council wants to move the library in Stroud from its current place in Lansdown to the Five Valleys Shopping CentreRead full story...

 

Child wields knife at Gloucestershire primary school and ‘threatens’ other pupils at lunchtime

Friday 24th June 2022

It's claimed the child said: "I have a present for you at lunchtime and you are not going to like it...

 

Special schools in Gloucestershire to get £1.5m boost

Friday 24th June 2022

There is an increasing demand for places, with some children having to go out of the county...

 

New primary special school in Gloucestershire gets funding grant

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet has approved the extra £1...

 

Damning Ofsted report for Gloucester primary school says 'significant turbulence in leadership'

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Widden Primary School in Barton receives 'requires improvement' grading for second timeRead full story...

 

Surrey beat Somerset in Blast as Glos thrash Kent

Tuesday 21st June 2022

Undefeated Surrey beat Somerset in a final-ball Oval thriller to ensure qualification for the last eight of this year's T20 Blast...

 

New Gloucestershire primary school and more spaces for students set for sign-off

Tuesday 21st June 2022

Education bosses are due to approve a £1.5 cash injection into the county's schoolsRead full story...

 

Forest of Dean primary school closed due to 'significant blockage' in sewage system

Monday 20th June 2022

All students have been asked to study from home today (June 20)Read full story...

 

Teachers and nurses could join train workers in next set of walkouts

Monday 20th June 2022

The first railway strikes are taking place this weekRead full story...

 

Timewarp photos take you through the gates of a Cotswolds primary school 60 years ago

Saturday 18th June 2022

The dining hall doubled as a classroom, but who cared when there was meat pie and gravy for lunch, with jelly and blancmange for afters?Read full story...

 

Somerset beat Glos in derby - T20 Blast round-up

Friday 17th June 2022

Birmingham Bears hit a T20 Blast record 261-2 as they beat Notts Outlaws, while Surrey maintain their unbeaten run...

 

Autistic businessman hopes success will inspire others

Monday 13th June 2022

Adam Bignall was branded a failure at school but now owns two successful businesses...

 

A quarter of Gloucestershire parents don't think schools are doing enough about bullying

Monday 13th June 2022

Ofsted issue a survey to parents asking about bullying among other thingsRead full story...

 

Tewkesbury nursery tots dazzle as they support 4-year-old classmate

Sunday 12th June 2022

Isla's nursery classmates are helping her raise awareness of the condition dressing up as 'dazzling walkers'Read full story...

 

T20 Blast: Jason Roy helps Surrey beat Middlesex to extend unbeaten start

Thursday 9th June 2022

Surrey beat rivals Middlesex in the T20 Blast and there are victories for Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire and Somerset...

 

Hunt for man touching girls' feet in Yate and Chipping Sodbury

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Avon and Somerset Police want to identify a man in connection with three incidents...

 

Gloucestershire schoolgirls targeted by man who takes shoes off them before 'sniffing feet'

Tuesday 7th June 2022

The police have issued an E-Fit image of the individual in the hope of identifying himRead full story...

 

This is when the school summer holidays start in Gloucestershire

Monday 6th June 2022

School summer holiday dates may vary if your school in on the border with neighbouring countyRead full story...

 

NHS nurse shortages a risk to safety, says Royal College of Nursing

Sunday 5th June 2022

Patients are missing out on basic care and medicines as the NHS struggles to fill posts, staff say...

 

Lynn hits T20 ton, Somerset lose but Gloucs win

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Chris Lynn hit 106 not out as Northants beat Leicestershire in the T20 Blast, but holders Kent lose again and Somerset suffer their first defeat...

 

Avon and Somerset only police force meeting 999 call-answering targets

Tuesday 31st May 2022

Avon and Somerset Police is meeting the target to answer 90% of 999 calls in less than 10 seconds...

 

Cheltenham residents fight 'morally wrong' School Streets scheme that restricts access to their homes

Friday 27th May 2022

A scheme trialled by Gloucestershire County Council to encourage pupils to walk to school has now been made permanentRead full story...

 


National news archive

Mental health negatively affecting almost half of UK students, according to study

Wednesday 29th June 2022

A charity is calling for better support for students, after finding high numbers seeking support...

 

Replace A-levels to combat ‘academic snobbery’, says Royal Society president

Tuesday 28th June 2022

Young people need broader range of skills to create more equal society, says Sir Adrian SmithThe president of the UK’s most prestigious science academy is to call for A-levels to be replaced with a baccalaureate-style qualification to “break the stranglehold of academic snobbery” towards learning skills...

 

Sheffield Hallam: Sherwood writer's concern over uni's English Lit course move

Tuesday 28th June 2022

The writer of Sherwood criticises the suspension of Sheffield Hallam's English Literature degree...

 

System measuring school performance scrapped in Wales

Monday 27th June 2022

Parents are told the change will mean they get "better and more up to date information"...

 

A-level and GCSE exams: What happens to your papers?

Monday 27th June 2022

Exam season is coming to an end this week for many students and millions of papers will be examined...

 

Children learn sign language to support classmate

Monday 27th June 2022

Pupils at Omagh Integrated Primary School inspire emergency services to learn new skill...

 

Warnings of mental health crisis among ‘Covid generation’ of students

Monday 27th June 2022

Pandemic has had lasting impact on students’ wellbeing and problem is getting worse, say UK expertsThe pandemic has had a lasting legacy on the mental health of the “Covid generation” of students, exacerbating rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm and resulting in a “significant rise” in young people struggling at university, experts have said...

 

The Guardian view on the Social Mobility Commission: a string of broken promises | Editorial

Monday 27th June 2022

Under Katharine Birbalsingh, the body has moved away from its initial remit of child povertyIt was predictable that the first annual report from the Social Mobility Commission under the leadership of Katharine Birbalsingh would present a rosier picture than critics of our deeply unequal society are accustomed to...

 

Sheffield Hallam University suspends English literature degree

Monday 27th June 2022

Fears grow for job losses in arts and humanities departments after government crackdown on ‘low value’ coursesConcern is mounting about the fate of the humanities in higher education after Sheffield Hallam University announced that it would be suspending its degree in English literature...

 

English literature graduates: what did you gain from your degree?

Monday 27th June 2022

We would like to hear from English literature graduates about how they value their degreeSheffield Hallam University has announced that it will be suspending its degree in English literature amid concerns about cuts to the humanities in higher education...

 

Should you teach your children about racism? Of course – here's how

Saturday 25th June 2022

Ibram X Kendi has taught millions to think differently, with his bestselling How to be an Antiracist...

 

Mitchell House: The special school founded from whiskey

Friday 24th June 2022

Whiskey and education do not normally mix but the spirit is central to one special schools' story...

 

LGBT awards: Adele Roberts named role model of the year

Friday 24th June 2022

The Radio 1 presenter receives "role model" award for opening up the conversation around bowel cancer...

 

Liverpool school renames houses over slave trade links

Friday 24th June 2022

The Blue Coat School in Liverpool says the house titles "were not reflective of the modern world"...

 

Natubhai Shah obituary

Friday 24th June 2022

My friend and mentor Dr Natubhai Shah, who has died aged 89, was a GP for almost 30 years before becoming founding CEO of the Jain Network...

 

Wilfred Owen and Philip Larkin GCSE removal 'cultural vandalism'

Friday 24th June 2022

The poets are not part of a new GCSE poetry anthology drawn up by an exam board...

 

Met refers eight more strip-searches of children to police watchdog

Friday 24th June 2022

After outrage over case of Child Q, force asks IOPC to examine incidents where children aged 14-17 were strip-searchedAnother eight cases of the Metropolitan police strip-searching children have been referred by the force for independent investigation...

 

Dogs: Llandeilo Primary School uses pets to help pupils

Thursday 23rd June 2022

A headteacher uses her pet to help children regulate their emotions in school...

 

Nadhim Zahawi: axing Larkin and Owen poems for GCSE is cultural vandalism

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Education secretary denounces exam board’s decision to replace two poets in English literature courseShelley said “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”, but politicians may be more powerful after the education secretary attacked the removal of poems by Philip Larkin and Wilfred Owen from a GCSE course as “cultural vandalism” and called for their reinstatement...

 

English schools warn of acute teacher shortages without ‘inflation plus’ pay deal

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Figures show impact of pay on recruitment as unions tell education secretary to compensate for inflation or face strikesSchools in England say they face an acute crisis over retention and recruitment without a significant pay increase, as the country’s biggest teaching union warned of strike action this autumn without an “inflation plus” deal...

 

Shapps says RMT claim he wrecked talks ‘a total lie’ as Thursday’s rail strikes set to go ahead – as it happened

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

This live blog is now closed.Second day of strike action to go ahead after talks fail againJohnson ‘hasn’t lifted a finger’ to solve rail strikes, says StarmerLabour frontbenchers who joined strike pickets pressed to apologiseModerna has announced that it will open a vaccine research and manufacturing centre in the UK...

 

‘I thoroughly enjoyed it’: man sits GCSE maths exam at 92

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Derek Skipper says he ran out of time on paper but ‘it doesn’t matter two hoots about the result’A 92-year-old man is thought to have become the oldest person to sit a GCSE exam, after he completed a maths paper alongside a school hall full of 16-year-olds...

 

Shapps says RMT claim he wrecked talks ‘a total lie’ as Thursday’s rail strikes set to go ahead – UK politics live

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Transport secretary accuses rail union of ‘wasting time and making false claims’Johnson ‘hasn’t lifted a finger’ to solve rail strikes, says StarmerLargest teaching union threatens strike actionUK inflation rises to 9...

 

Johnson and Starmer clash over strikes as No 10 warns against ‘reckless’ pay rises – UK politics live

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

PM’s spokesperson says workers should not be ‘chasing inflation with wages’ as that would increase inflationJohnson ‘hasn’t lifted a finger’ to solve rail strikes, says StarmerLargest teaching union threatens strike actionUK inflation rises to 9...

 

Oxfordshire Ukrainian refugees make 46-mile round trip to school

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Liza and her son are having to live in a hotel after the relationship with their sponsor broke down...

 


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