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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 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...

 


National news archive

New 'transformational' code to protect children's privacy online

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Future generations will be "astonished" to think we did not protect kids, the information commissioner says...

 

Welsh parents lose opt-out for sex, relationship and religious education

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Government confirms pupils will no longer be able to be withdrawn from classes Parents in Wales will soon lose the right to withdraw their children from lessons on sex and relationships or religion, provoking concern among both church groups and secular campaigners...

 

Wales parents lose opt-out for sex, relationship and religious education

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Government confirms pupils will no longer be able to be withdrawn from classes Parents in Wales will soon lose their ability to withdraw children from lessons on sex and relationships or religion, provoking concern among both church groups and secular campaigners...

 

Teachers, tell us if you think the planned pay rise is enough

Tuesday 21st January 2020

If you are a teacher working in England we would like to hear your thoughts on salaries in the profession In light of the government announcing plans to raise salaries for teachers in England, we’d like to find out whether this measure is enough to stop teachers leaving the profession...

 

Schools warned against 'gaming' exam league table

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Ofsted says schools must not inflate results with low-value qualifications...

 

Schools warned against 'gaming' exam league tables

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Ofsted says schools must not inflate results with low-value qualifications...

 

'I question if I'm doing the right thing': how to cope at law school later in life

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Tackling a law degree as a mature student is daunting, but strong work ethic and life experience can provide an edge“My first day at law school as a mature student was the scariest moment of my life,” says Clara Jennings...

 

Ofsted boss hits out at schools for continuing to 'game' league tables

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Amanda Spielman says some schools in England putting own interests ahead of their pupils’The head of Ofsted has issued a sharp rebuke to schools in England that continue to “off-roll” vulnerable pupils and force others to take “sham qualifications” in order to maximise results and improve league table positions...

 

‘It happens to real people’: how to help children grasp the horror of the Holocaust | Michael Rosen

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Remembering the questions of his own childhood has helped Michael Rosen to tell pupils difficult truthsAs a very young child, the only inkling I had of the Holocaust was that every now and then my father would say that he’d had two uncles in France who were “there before the war and weren’t there afterwards”...

 

The DofE award changes show you don’t have to climb a mountain to build character | Micha Frazer-Carroll

Tuesday 21st January 2020

The scheme’s new list of activities, such as becoming a mentor, can help young people build meaningful livesDo you really have to suffer to “build character”? This narrative was particularly pervasive during the slog of my secondary school years – and never more so than when my teachers talked about the Duke of Edinburgh award...

 

The Tories are hiding from blame for youth crime. That’s not on | Laura McInerney

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Exclusions are not the real problem – it’s cuts in schools and youth support that are responsibleIn the movie Enemy of the State, the final scene involves a mafia standoff...

 

Third of world's poorest girls denied access to school

Monday 20th January 2020

A "crippling learning crisis" faces girls in some of the world's most deprived countries, says UN...

 

Period poverty: Schools urged to order free menstrual products

Monday 20th January 2020

Period poverty campaigners are urging schools and colleges to opt-in to the new scheme in England...

 

Should schools be allowed to ban slang words like 'peng'?

Monday 20th January 2020

Research suggests that slang bans in schools may be more harmful than good...

 

Montessori education could reduce the advantage gap between rich and poor, but it's only available to the rich | Matt Beard

Sunday 19th January 2020

There’s evidence of the benefits of Montessori methods, but mostly only the white middle-class have the time or money for itAround the middle of last year a scandal broke out in the US after it emerged that fifty people – including some B-grade celebrities for extra juice – had been bribing college admissions officials to get underperforming rich kids enrolled at prestigious universities...

 

‘Part-science lab, part-playground’: how kids made museums take fun seriously

Sunday 19th January 2020

From London to California, architects are helping museums provide interactive learning experiences that can’t be found on screenLast year, the Hoxton-based architecture practice AOC set up the Open Studio at the V&A Museum of Childhood in nearby Bethnal Green, east London...

 

How we gave Oxford University applicants a level playing field

Sunday 19th January 2020

After years of criticism for low intake of ethnic minority and state school students, the university has achieved a dramatic turnaroundWe have been talking a lot about fairness this year at Oxford, with conversations revolving around the university’s recent commitment to transform admissions...

 

I’ve been a head for 17 years. Now Ofsted has driven me out of the job I loved

Saturday 18th January 2020

Lynne Fox had won awards but inspectors still downgraded her school – and then refused to share their evidenceTeacher Lynne Fox received a prestigious Pearson national headteacher of the year award last summer...

 

Free period products to be available in schools and colleges in England

Saturday 18th January 2020

State scheme starts from Monday as part of government bid to tackle ‘period poverty’Tampons, sanitary pads and other period products will be made freely available to all state schools and colleges in England starting next week, with the launch of a scheme funded by the Department for Education...

 

Behaviour battleground: isolation booths divide opinion among teachers

Friday 17th January 2020

From a ‘lose the booths’ conference to ‘warm-strict’ policies, teachers fail to agree on best way to tackle unruly pupilsSchools ‘converting toilet blocks into isolation booths’ The use of isolation booths in state schools has become one of the most contentious issues among teachers in England, even if public concern over pupil behaviour has faded from the headlines since the 1990s...

 

Schools 'converting toilet blocks into isolation booths'

Friday 17th January 2020

Children’s commissioner describes ‘horror stories’ of children put in isolationSchools are converting toilet blocks and classrooms to build isolation booths to accommodate “disruptive” children, the children’s commissioner has said, as campaigners warn that excessive use of the practice could be putting young people’s mental health at risk...

 

'Like going back 40 years': dismay as Bolsonaro backs abstinence-only sex ed

Friday 17th January 2020

Brazilian president’s plan to cut teenage pregnancies inspired by a Christian pressure group and Trump’s approach in the USBrazil’s government plans to push abstinence-based sex education to help cut teenage pregnancy rates, in a controversial move inspired by an evangelical Christian pressure group and Donald Trump’s policy in the US...

 

Law students: how to start practising before you graduate

Friday 17th January 2020

Students need legal work experience and real-life skills to succeed...

 

Social media data needed for 'harm' research, say doctors

Friday 17th January 2020

Understanding usage by children is key to studying potential harms and benefits, psychiatrists say...

 

London council's special needs inquiry caused by 'systemic failures'

Friday 17th January 2020

The cases of all children with suspected special educational needs in Richmond are going to be reviewed...

 

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