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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...

 

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...

 


National news archive

The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson review ? what it means to be a nurse

Thursday 26th April 2018

Nurses are often underappreciated. There are laughter and tears in this remarkable account that immerses the reader in their worldSince my own medical memoir was published last September, I have received ? at the time of writing ? 57 other medical memoirs by post and email...

 

Should we call time on analogue clocks? Some teachers think so | Kester Brewin

Thursday 26th April 2018

Students who can?t read a clock during exams aren?t stupid...

 

Arizona teachers begin strike as wave of education walkouts rolls west

Thursday 26th April 2018

Educators across the state, some of the worst-paid in the US, are preparing to take action after strikes from West Virginia to OklahomaTeachers in Arizona will embark on another landmark strike on Thursday, the latest in a series of teachers? walkouts over wages and funding that has spread across the US from West Virginia to Oklahoma...

 

School could close early to ease workload

Thursday 26th April 2018

The head teacher of Ashby Fields Primary in Daventry wants to close early to ease pressure on staff...

 

The school that shows good food is not just for posh kids | Aditya Chakrabortty

Wednesday 25th April 2018

In England?s poorest town, schools are teaching their children to embrace a healthy diet...

 

Amazon Alexa to reward kids who say: 'Please'

Wednesday 25th April 2018

A good manners feature will praise children if they ask questions politely...

 

Free schools policy under fire as yet another closure announced

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Plymouth studio school is 19th of its kind to close since policy introduced in 2010The government?s free schools policy has come under renewed fire after it emerged that another of its studio schools, set up using millions of pounds of taxpayers? money, is to close this summer after a brief, troubled existence...

 

The Guardian view on analogue clocks: their time has not run out | Editorial

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Reports of teenagers struggling with old-fashioned timekeeping highlight the importance of a skill that is still relevant in the digital ageAt the start of The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams described the Earth as ?an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea?...

 

School sex abuse: 'My son was raped on a play date'

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Even primary-school-age children are capable of rape, the mother of a victim discovered...

 

Home-schooling in the UK increases 40% over three years

Wednesday 25th April 2018

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

 

Crossing Divides: Israeli school for both Jews and Arabs

Wednesday 25th April 2018

How one school is bridging the gap between divided communities in Israel...

 

Bank economist calls for counselling for primary school pupils

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Andy Haldane says early mental health intervention could lead to sixfold return on investmentThe chief economist at the Bank of England has backed the use of counselling services for primary school children, arguing there is a strong economic case for investment in early intervention to improve mental health in later life...

 

'Archaic and harmful': report condemns strict handling of student drug takers

Wednesday 25th April 2018

NUS and Release study claims universities are confused about drugs and the lawUniversities are being urged not to tell the police about students caught in possession of drugs, amid fears that an overly punitive approach stops vulnerable young people from seeking help...

 

Student complaints about UK universities growing, says watchdog

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Complaints last year totalled 1,635, a rise of 8% on 2016, and £650,000 in compensation and refunds was paidComplaints to the universities watchdog are on the rise again, with unhappy students receiving a total of more than £650,000 in refunds and compensation last year...

 

Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Research estimates that every £1 spent on one-to-one counselling could earn a societal return of £6...

 

Homeschooling in the UK increases 40% over three years

Wednesday 25th April 2018

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

 

Vice-chancellors urge†action to stop predicted 60% fall in†EU students

Tuesday 24th April 2018

UK university leaders demand the government rethink international fees of up to £20,000 for those from EuropeUniversities, including the world-renowned London School of Economics, are drawing up lists of courses that could face closure after Brexit and lobbying the government to save them by changing its policy on student fees...

 

The UK has turned the right to education into a charitable cause. How 19th century | Louise Tickle

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Cake sale, plant sale, quiz ? austerity is causing school fundraising to get out of handMy nine-year-old son looks at me anxiously...

 

Want to stop teachers leaving? Help them develop their careers

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Access to professional development for teachers varies hugely from school to school ? but the issue isn?t fundingThe teaching recruitment and retention crisis shows no signs of abating, with unions warning that losses will soon be unsustainable...

 

Guardian University Awards 2018: the winners

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Now in their sixth year, the Guardian University Awards recognise the universities that inspire students and transform communitiesSee our ideas bank of all the shortlisted entriesMeet the judgesTeaching students in creative ways, expanding the limits of human knowledge with blue-skies research and turning big ideas into products and services that improve lives: there aren?t many institutions with a to-do list as long as most universities...

 

Buildings that inspire: award winner and runners up

Tuesday 24th April 2018

The University of Hull?s Allam medical allows doctors, nurses and midwives to train together in a simulated hospital wardWinner: University of HullProject: Allam medical buildingThe University of Hull?s £25 million Allam medical building has transformed the way the university teaches the next generation of health professionals...

 

Course and curriculum design: award winner and runners up

Tuesday 24th April 2018

An intensive two-week programme helps new students settle in at the University of HuddersfieldWinner: University of HuddersfieldProject: The flying start initiativeFlying Start is an introduction to undergraduate study that helps raise aspirations and encourages new students to build connections with friends and tutors...

 

Internationalisation: award winner and runners up

Tuesday 24th April 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, University of Central Lancashire welcomed more than 700 medical students and staff from Sint MaartenWinner: University of Central LancashireProject: From Devastation to PrestonIn September 2017, Hurricane Irma had a devastating impact on Sint Maarten, the Dutch-French island where American University of the Caribbean (AUC) medical students were due to complete their first two years of pre-clinical medical school...

 

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

Monday 23rd April 2018

The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents...

 

Royal baby: What's it like growing up as a third child?

Monday 23rd April 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had a third child, but what difference does birth order make? Read full story...

 

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