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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

Secondary school bans talking in the corridors to keep children calm

Monday 22nd October 2018

Parents of pupils at Ninestiles in Birmingham complain the academy will ?feel like prison?A secondary school has banned pupils from talking between lessons, threatening detention to children who break the rule...

 

Special needs pupils being failed by system 'on verge of crisis'

Monday 22nd October 2018

Rising demand puts councils in England at risk of bankruptcy, Guardian investigation revealsChildren with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being failed by a system that is ?on the verge of crisis? as demand for specialist support soars and threatens to bankrupt local authorities, a Guardian investigation has revealed...

 

Special needs: 'It's soul-destroying to have to watch your daughter get worse?

Monday 22nd October 2018

More and more parents of children with SEND are having to battle for services councils are failing to deliver...

 

Applying to university? Here's your step-by-step guide

Monday 22nd October 2018

Ucas is open for university applications for 2019. Here?s all you need to knowMaybe it?s all you?ve been thinking about through years of school lessons, or maybe you?ve just started wondering whether uni could be for you ? either way, it?s time to crack the application process...

 

Spending plans must not ignore children, government told

Monday 22nd October 2018

The government is being urged to put the interests of children at the heart of its financial plans...

 

Children's services are at breaking point, experts say

Monday 22nd October 2018

Charities, teaching unions and medical colleges accuse UK government of ignoring young peopleChildren?s services from Sure Start to schools and NHS mental health are at breaking point, according to a coalition of 120 organisations that have called on the chancellor to invest in young people in the budget next week...

 

Nobel laureate Donna Strickland: ?I see myself as a scientist, not a woman in science?

Saturday 20th October 2018

The Canadian professor is only the third female recipient of the physics prize in its 118-year history, but she is nonplussed by the focus on her genderWhen you win a Nobel prize, you can expect a fair bit of attention...

 

Private schools told to open their swimming pools to state pupils

Saturday 20th October 2018

Move reflects fears for half of British children unable to swim 25 metres by the age of 11A new drive to encourage private schools to share their swimming pools is being launched by the government amid concerns about the number of children who emerge from primary school unable to swim...

 

Children with problems or problem children?

Friday 19th October 2018

How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill? Read full story...

 

The myth of meritocracy: who really gets what they deserve?

Friday 19th October 2018

Sorting people by ?merit? will do nothing to fix inequality...

 

Homework for three-year-olds? They?re too young to enter the rat race | Emma Brockes

Friday 19th October 2018

I was an obedient child, and think kids should be stretched...

 

Who are the new PhD loans really for?

Friday 19th October 2018

The government?s new loans can?t plug gaps in research funding, nor do they cover the cost of self-fundingWhether a university education represents value for money has been called into question in recent years, as students have seen their financial support chipped away thanks to the tripling of tuition fees, and scrapping of maintenance grants and healthcare bursaries...

 

The School in the Cloud review ? how a computer for slum kids inspired a learning debate

Friday 19th October 2018

This stimulating documentary looks at physicist and TED-talk guru Sugata Mitra?s ideas about using technology to help children learn for themselves Half term usually brings forth a minor deluge of U-rated animated features, laid out like cinematic kitchen roll to absorb the attention of restless children...

 

Pupils sent wrong school entrance exam results

Friday 19th October 2018

Two grammar schools in Gloucester blame a 'technical error' for some pupils being told they had passed...

 

Children's authors welcome Ofsted's move to lighten stress on testing

Friday 19th October 2018

Writers including Frank Cottrell Boyce and Piers Torday cheer announcement that the schools inspectorate will now reward a broader style of educationChildren?s writers including Frank Cottrell Boyce and Piers Torday have hailed Ofsted?s plans to judge schools on the broad range of their education as ?great news?...

 

We need to reach children before they decide university isn't for them | Christopher Birchall

Thursday 18th October 2018

To boost social mobility, universities need to start speaking to children from disadvantaged backgrounds at a younger ageTraditionally, universities looking to widen access have focused on secondary aged children preparing to take their next step in education...

 

Let?s abolish school holidays. It?ll save you feeding the children

Thursday 18th October 2018

What is the least you can get away with giving your kids for lunch at half-term before it starts looking like neglect?Before we get going let?s accept that we all love our kids and wish only the best for the little darlings...

 

Girl, 8, walks into school on new prosthetic leg

Thursday 18th October 2018

Friends of Amelia Eldred were ready with a group hug as she walked into school on her new leg...

 

?The wolf of racial bias?: the admissions lawsuit rocking Harvard

Thursday 18th October 2018

As a trial on alleged Asian American discrimination that may decide the fate of affirmative action plays out in Boston, both sides charge the other with racismA trial that could eventually decide the fate of affirmative action programs in the United States is playing out in Boston as a lawsuit that alleges Harvard has intentionally and systematically discriminated against Asian Americans brings the Ivy League school to court...

 

Graduation blues: how to handle the move back home

Thursday 18th October 2018

The post-university slump is real, but there are ways you can pick yourself up when you?re missing your old lifeThree years of study, plus a year as a sabbatical officer on the students? union, and here I am...

 

Brexit, cutting ourselves off from our past, and from science funding | Letters

Thursday 18th October 2018

Letters from Prehistoric Society president Clive Gamble, British Academy Europe liaison chair Helen Wallace, Steve Peers and Louise Rowntree and Kelvin AppletonHow hard can it be for the government to stop its Brexit dithering for a moment and remove the planning blight surrounding EU research funding (?We haven?t got a plan B?: Academics race to safeguard research amid Brexit fears, 16 October)? Archaeology may deal in timescales of many thousands of years but the crisis looming in two years? time threatens to sweep away our status as a world leader in deep history...

 

Graduate blues: how to handle the move back home

Thursday 18th October 2018

The post-university slump is real, but there are ways you can pick yourself up when you?re missing your old lifeThree years of study, plus a year as a sabbatical officer on the students? union, and here I am...

 

Thousands of babies in toxic homes, warns commissioner

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Too many babies in England live in homes blighted by addiction, violence and mental ill-health - report...

 

Science Fair review ? riveting lessons from the smartest kids in school

Wednesday 17th October 2018

This sharp, refreshing documentary charts the fortunes of high-school students in the unashamed pursuit of excellenceThis National Geographic documentary is a really watchable, distinctly enjoyable account of America?s annual International Science and Engineering Fair, a gigantic competition open to high-school science students from all over the globe...

 

News story: Education Secretary vows to take action on school exclusions

Wednesday 17th October 2018

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

 

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