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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 Ł5k

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 Ł5million 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 Ł5.3m 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 Ł1.4million investment

Wednesday 31st January 2018

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

 


National news archive

The Guardian view on schools for the future: no thanks to more of the same | Editorial

Friday 6th December 2019

The Conservatives’ promise to replace lost funding should not be allowed to mask the paucity of their ideasSchool cuts proved to be an achilles heel for Theresa May in the 2017 election, and Boris Johnson learned from her mistake...

 

PM's single mother remarks 'disgusting', says Angela Rayner

Friday 6th December 2019

Shadow education secretary says comments reveal Tory stigmatisation of working classAngela Rayner, who had her first baby at 16, has launched a furious attack on Boris Johnson for his past comments criticising single mothers...

 

People listen to Greta Thunberg because of her creativity, not just her science | Lisette Johnston

Friday 6th December 2019

Creative subjects are on the decline in schools and universities, yet they are vitally important to societyBlue Planet, Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg are all household names bringing information about serious environmental issues to the masses...

 

Parties' education promises won't help poorer pupils – study

Friday 6th December 2019

Thinktank says Tory, Labour and Lib Dem plans either over-ambitious or misdirectedVoters should not be blinded by the main parties’ spending promises on education as their plans are unlikely to improve results for England’s most disadvantaged children, according to a thinktank...

 

Watch out, Boris Johnson: students are angry and we're ready to vote against you | Zamzam Ibrahim

Thursday 5th December 2019

Students don’t want to live in a world of climate catastrophe, social inequality and funding crises...

 

Why parents in a school district near the CIA are forcing tech companies to erase kids’ data

Thursday 5th December 2019

As families worry for their children’s futures, a district has instituted a yearly data purgeParents at a public school district in Maryland have won a major victory for student privacy: tech companies that work with the school district now have to purge the data they have collected on students once a year...

 

University pension crisis is result of mania and mismanagement | Letters

Thursday 5th December 2019

Defined-benefit pensions could always be afforded, argue Bill Cooke and Peter MuchlinskiThe race-to-the-bottom logic from two former professors of cutting “gold-plated” university pensions to pay for future generations (Letters, 3 December) is uncalled for...

 

Boris beware: students are angry and we're ready to vote against you | Zamzam Ibrahim

Thursday 5th December 2019

Students don’t want to live in a world of climate catastrophe, social inequality and funding crises...

 

Put Britain’s colonial history on the curriculum – then we’ll know who we really are | Maya Goodfellow

Thursday 5th December 2019

Britain’s past weighs on our present: learning about it would mean a better debate about race and migrationMy mum came to the UK from India in 1973, after a chunk of time spent in Uganda, when she was only 13...

 

Poor children lose out on exercise, research suggests

Thursday 5th December 2019

Significant inequalities remain in the areas of family affluence, gender and race, Sport England says...

 

Tech companies monitor schoolkids across America. These parents are making them delete the data

Thursday 5th December 2019

As families worry for their children’s futures, a district not far from the CIA headquarters has instituted a yearly data purgeParents at a public school district in Maryland have won a major victory for student privacy: tech companies that work with the school district now have to purge the data they have collected on students once a year...

 

Tell us about your run-down school buildings

Thursday 5th December 2019

We’d like to hear from teachers and parents about school buildings that are no longer fit for purpose...

 

New GCSEs 'widen gap between rich and poor'

Thursday 5th December 2019

Grades for poorer pupils fell by just over a quarter of a grade across nine subjects compared to their peers - study...

 

'Off-rolling' hides true extent of disadvantage gap in schools – study

Thursday 5th December 2019

Low-achieving pupils not being recorded as they are removed from rolls to raise GCSE resultsThe gap between disadvantaged pupils and their better-off peers in England is much wider than previously estimated, with as many as 9,000 disadvantaged 16-year-olds not taking exams or recorded in school league tables because they cannot be located on school records...

 

Free breakfasts to form part of Labour plan to 'poverty-proof' schools

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Party will also vow to recruit 20,000 more teachers, cap class sizes and spend £7bn on repairs and upgradesLabour is to promise free, healthy breakfasts for all primary-age children as part of a multibillion pound plan to “poverty-proof” England’s schools and boost educational standards...

 

'Integrate to survive' says primary schools report

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Smaller rural schools should consider integrating to ensure their futures, suggests newly published research...

 

'The Netflixisation of academia': is this the end for university lectures?

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Universities are increasingly recording lectures, but academics are wary of being spied on or made obsoleteBefore this month’s strikes over low pay and pensions cuts, staff were warned to pause their lecture recordings while they told students that they would be taking part...

 

How to get kids to read books

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Harwich and Dovercourt High School is focused on the benefits that reading books outside the classroom can bring...

 

Bionic neurons could enable implants to restore failing brain circuits

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Scientists say creation could be used to circumvent nerve damage and help paralysed people regain movementScientists have created artificial neurons that could potentially be implanted into patients to overcome paralysis, restore failing brain circuits, and even connect their minds to machines...

 

British schoolchildren among least satisfied, says OECD report

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Influential survey reveals UK 15-year-olds reported biggest declines in life satisfactionSchoolchildren in Britain are more likely to be miserable and less likely to think that their lives have meaning compared with children in other countries, according to an influential OECD survey that shows a slight improvement in the UK’s international education performance...

 

Labour’s broadband plan could radically change young people’s life chances

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Some students currently get betting ads, while their more affluent friends see ones for universitiesResearching the digital lives of teenagers brings with it great highs and lows...

 

'You only need one yes': how I beat the odds to work in film

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

From working on the new James Bond film to interviewing actors, recent graduates reveal how they got a foot in the doorThe film industry is notoriously white, middle class and male-dominated...

 

Universities warned Cameron in 2011 that trainee cuts would cause nursing shortage

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Ministers turned down pleas over many years and instead predicted over-supply of British nursesUniversities warned the government for years that they needed to train more nurses to avert a staffing crisis – but ministers repeatedly refused, saying nurses would end up unemployed, letters seen by the Guardian show...

 

Why do Estonian children start school at seven years old?

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The Baltic nation is one of the top performers in global education tests, but how does that process begin?Read full story...

 

Pisa tests: UK rises in international school rankings

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The UK moves upwards in global school league tables - but with low levels of life satisfaction...

 

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