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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...

 

The genius trick this Gloucestershire school uses to keep children calm

Thursday 25th January 2018

A new approach has been adopted Read full story. Taken from the gloucestershirelive - News RSS feed.

 

A father and daughter warn others to be more aware

Monday 22nd January 2018

A Gloucestershire family urges parents to guard against 'sexting' after falling victim to the craze...

 

How I had the 'sexting' conversation with my teenage son

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Nobody told me that I would have to talk about this 'Sexting' malarky to my kids one day...

 

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...

 


National news archive

News story: Education Secretary vows to boost vulnerable children's outcomes

Monday 10th December 2018

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Humiliation, homoeroticism and animal cruelty: inside the frathouse

Monday 10th December 2018

Photographer Andrew Moisey uncovered ritual hazing, extreme drunkenness and toxic masculinity on one college campus ? from men destined to be America?s future leadersLast year in the US, four freshman students died as a direct result of hazing rituals during college fraternity initiation ceremonies...

 

How to fix Oxbridge?s biased admissions system | Letters

Monday 10th December 2018

Readers discuss ways to make entry to Oxford and Cambridge fairer to students from state schoolsThe Sutton Trust, when rightly calling for Oxford and Cambridge universities to ?make greater use of contextual data in their admissions process? does not go far enough (Eight top schools dominate entry to Oxbridge, 7 December)...

 

Women and girls less likely to be considered for 'brainy' tasks ? study

Monday 10th December 2018

Research reveals females deemed intellectually inferior, with prejudice present present in children as well as adultsWomen and girls are less likely to be seen as suited to brainy tasks, researchers have found, in the latest study to shed light on gender biases...

 

Oxbridge 'over-recruits from eight schools'

Friday 7th December 2018

More Oxbridge places go to a handful of private schools than 3,000 state schools put together...

 

Grandparents 'key to tackling youth anxiety epidemic'

Friday 7th December 2018

Childline founder says mental ill health epidemic is partly down to the fragmentation of the family...

 

Eton and Westminster among eight schools dominating Oxbridge

Friday 7th December 2018

Research shows pupils from state sector less likely to apply than privately educated peersEight top schools in the UK get as many pupils into the universities of Oxford and Cambridge as three-quarters of all schools and colleges together, according to new research...

 

The teachers asking pupils to make the case for Christmas have a lesson for us all | Gaby Hinsliff

Friday 7th December 2018

Truths long held to be self-evident are under threat by conspiracy theorists and populists, and we are out of practice at defending themChristmas is cancelled...

 

Oxbridge needs to guarantee places for the best state school pupils | Owen Jones

Friday 7th December 2018

Figures show eight top schools feed Oxford and Cambridge...

 

Amy Winehouse on tour as a hologram: Chips with Everything podcast

Friday 7th December 2018

Jordan Erica Webber explores the sometimes controversial world of holograms, from lessons taught by absent academics, to celebrities returning to the stage, even after their deathIn November 2018 Imperial College Business School announced that its students will be the first in the world to have live lectures delivered to them via hologram...

 

When my patient died giving birth, the reality of US maternal mortality and race hit me

Friday 7th December 2018

Pregnancy-related deaths among black women are triple those of our white counterparts I don?t allow myself to remember much about my patient who died...

 

Holocaust memorial: Ex-MPs discuss plans with schoolchildren

Friday 7th December 2018

Schoolchildren: Holocaust memorial at Westminster could help MPs think about decisions...

 

One million children face 'Dickensian poverty'

Thursday 6th December 2018

A children's charity calculates a million children will spend Christmas without adequate food or comfort...

 

Slow rise in university admissions from disadvantaged students

Thursday 6th December 2018

Sluggish progress to close the gap disheartening despite record levels, says Ucas chiefThe number of young people from disadvantaged areas going to university continues to rise at a stubbornly slow rate, while the gap between women and men enrolling as undergraduates has widened, according to the latest data on UK admissions...

 

How working-class children ended up paying for the financial crisis | Owen Jones

Thursday 6th December 2018

From special educational needs funding to youth centres, post-crash cuts have wrought havoc in Britain?s poorest communitiesA decade ago, the banks and their powerful allies tipped much of the western world into crisis...

 

UCL launches inquiry into historical links with eugenics

Thursday 6th December 2018

Staff and students want UCL to remove name of ?father of eugenics? Francis Galton from university buildingsUniversity College London has launched an inquiry into its historical links with eugenics, following pressure from students and staff...

 

Why do dyslexic students do worse at university? | Christopher Byrne

Thursday 6th December 2018

Too many university staff are sceptical about dyslexia diagnoses, and fail to give students the support they needThe proportion of UK university students who are dyslexic has increased markedly in recent years, rising to around 5%...

 

UCL to investigate its historical links to eugenics after outcry over secret meetings

Thursday 6th December 2018

Academics say university?s inquiry must address wider issue of racial equality on campusUniversity College London has launched an inquiry into its historical links with eugenics, following pressure from students and staff...

 

The charity getting young people rowing

Thursday 6th December 2018

London Youth Rowing hopes to encourages young people to be active through the sport...

 

Children from rich families more active than poorer peers ? Sport England survey

Thursday 6th December 2018

Study finds 15% of children from poorest families are active every day, compared with 22% of richestChildren from the richest families are more active than those from less affluent families, figures from Sport England show, prompting calls for a more collective effort to make sport accessible for all children...

 

Third of maintained English secondary schools in the red

Thursday 6th December 2018

Average annual loss has risen to 484,000, while spending per pupil has fallenThree out of every 10 maintained secondary schools had budget deficits of nearly 500,000 last year, according to new figures on local authority spending that shed further light on the funding crunch hitting schools and nurseries in England...

 

Poorer children less active than wealthier peers, survey finds

Thursday 6th December 2018

Sport England survey finds 15% of children from poorest families are active every day, compared with 22% of richestChildren from the richest families are more active than those from less affluent families, figures from Sport England show, prompting calls for a more collective effort to make sport accessible for all children...

 

'Inadequate' Steiner school to be taken over by academy chain

Thursday 6th December 2018

State-funded Steiner Academy Exeter is seeking a new sponsor after damning Ofsted reportA state-funded Steiner school in Devon is to be transferred to a multi-academy trust after it was branded ?inadequate? by Ofsted...

 

?An education arms race?: inside the ultra-competitive world of private tutoring

Wednesday 5th December 2018

A growing number of parents and guardians are paying for children as young as four to receive additional tuition...

 

The private takeover of schools like this is well under way: 7,000 have gone | Aditya Chakrabortty

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Waltham Holy Cross primary school is under threat of forced academisation...

 

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