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Solar power to make schools 'shining examples' of Herefordshire's climate change plans

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Support secured for first phase of a £1 million plus project to put solar panels on schoolsRead full story...

 

School's joy as new owner gives it £3m to invest

Tuesday 25th January 2022

'I am confident St Edward’s will go from strength to strength'Read full story...

 

Boris Johnson Plan B: Live updates on covid school closures and pressure on PM

Monday 24th January 2022

Schools are reporting a shortage of staff due to Covid-19Read full story...

 

Plan B restrictions and covid school closures as Gloucestershire cases remain high - live updates

Monday 24th January 2022

Schools have reported a shortage of staff due to Covid-19Read full story...

 

Trainee nurses: Covid inspires record numbers to sign up

Sunday 23rd January 2022

More teenagers than ever are studying nursing, with many saying they were inspired by the pandemic...

 

Gloucester nursery which cared for key workers' children during lockdown 'deflated' by Ofsted rating

Friday 21st January 2022

The nursery was rated as ‘needing improvement’ by OfstedRead full story...

 

Ofsted tells Gloucester nursery which cared for key workers' children during lockdown it 'must improve'

Friday 21st January 2022

Buttons Explorers in Alvin Street was rated as ‘needing improvement’Read full story...

 

Ofsted report slams this 'inadequate' Cheltenham day nursery

Thursday 20th January 2022

The Nursery School was rated as inadequate in two of the four main criteriaRead full story...

 

Self-harm guidance to include advice for schools and prisons

Tuesday 18th January 2022

Staff in schools and prisons in England and Wales are for the first time to be included in draft guidance on how to identify people who have self-harmed...

 

School takes action to try to control Covid outbreak

Tuesday 18th January 2022

Pupils asked to take Covid tests every day for at least a weekRead full story...

 

Three Gloucestershire schools partially closed amid high Covid cases

Monday 17th January 2022

All schools have had to send whole classes homes due to virus casesRead full story...

 

Samuel Barker: Pupil died after falling while opening bus doors

Friday 14th January 2022

Seven-year-old Samuel Barker was hit by a minibus as he returned home from school with his brother...

 

All Saints Academy responds to rumours of a 'significant fire' at school

Friday 14th January 2022

They issued an update after plumes of smoke were spotted coming from the buildingRead full story...

 

'He desperately wants to see our son go to school'

Thursday 13th January 2022

Kirsty Coley is fundraising to prolong her husband Kevin's life for the sake of their infant son...

 

New plans for the future of Herefordshire's 'full' special needs schools

Thursday 13th January 2022

Collaboration across the county's education sector pitched as cutting down placement costsRead full story...

 

Minibus death: Samuel Barker suffered 'catastrophic injuries'

Thursday 13th January 2022

Seven-year-old Samuel Barker had been travelling home from school with his brother when he was hit...

 

When is the next school half-term holiday?

Wednesday 12th January 2022

This term is one of the longest in the school yearRead full story...

 

Gloucestershire course helps ex-offenders start fitness career

Monday 10th January 2022

A college is helping former offenders and recovering addicts achieve qualifications in the fitness industry...

 

Primary school application deadline - the hardest schools to get into in Gloucestershire

Saturday 8th January 2022

Eight in ten parents didn't get their first choice of a place at one Gloucestershire school this yearRead full story...

 

Rise in demand for child mental health services in Herefordshire

Thursday 6th January 2022

Services under review to ensure they are ready to cope with what stats showRead full story...

 

Gloucester headteacher begs for council's help over traffic chaos at school

Thursday 6th January 2022

A key route to the school is set to be closed all yearRead full story...

 

New headteacher says Forest of Dean is ready for an 'outstanding' high school

Thursday 6th January 2022

Shared vision could see school in turnaround set an example to the community it servesRead full story...

 

Gloucester headteacher begs council help with traffic chaos at school

Thursday 6th January 2022

A key route to the school is set to be closed all yearRead full story...

 

Covid: CrossCountry Trains says services hit by crew shortages

Monday 3rd January 2022

The firm is aiming to protect core services amid "worsening" absence levels due to Covid isolations...

 

Gloucester volunteer litter picker says schools and shops must take action

Monday 3rd January 2022

"With every supermarket and every school there's a litter footprint," says the experienced volunteer...

 


National news archive

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas fuels ‘dangerous’ Holocaust fallacies

Thursday 27th January 2022

John Boyne’s story is used by more than a third of teachers in England in lessons on the Nazi genocide, a study foundThe Boy in the Striped Pyjamas may “perpetuate a number of dangerous inaccuracies and fallacies” when used in teaching young people about the Holocaust, an academic report has said...

 

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas ‘may fuel dangerous Holocaust fallacies’

Thursday 27th January 2022

John Boyne’s story is used by more than a third of teachers in England in lessons on the Nazi genocide, a study foundThe Boy in the Striped Pyjamas may “perpetuate a number of dangerous inaccuracies and fallacies” when used in teaching young people about the Holocaust, an academic report has said...

 

Record number of Black and Asian students accepted at top UK universities

Thursday 27th January 2022

Ucas figures show nearly 21% of students receiving free school meals also won a place on a course in 2021Black and Asian students won places at prestigious UK universities at record levels in 2021, alongside increasing numbers of students from all backgrounds, and the chief executive of the Ucas admissions service has said there could be one million applications for places by 2026...

 

Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51 review – a fascinating and unusually honest look at illiteracy

Wednesday 26th January 2022

The Repair Shop presenter is one of 8 million UK adults who find the act of reading ‘pure pain’...

 

Anger over referral of vulnerable boy, 11, to counter-radicalisation scheme

Wednesday 26th January 2022

Boy, who was struggling with homework, referred to Prevent after he was accused of saying he wished school would burn downAn 11-year-old schoolboy who was struggling with his homework was referred to the Prevent counter-radicalisation programme after a fellow pupil reported him saying during a fire drill that he wished his school would burn down...

 

Glasgow School of Art: The people still recovering from 2018 fire

Wednesday 26th January 2022

Locals say the top of Sauchiehall Street still has a "dark, looming presence" from the 2018 blaze...

 

Jamie Oliver to meet education secretary over school food plans

Wednesday 26th January 2022

Nadhim Zahawi responds to letter from chef and school leaders urging action over child obesity rise in Covid pandemicThe celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and campaigners aiming to improve the quality of school lunches are to meet with the education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, after Oliver teamed up with the leaders of hundreds of schools urging the government to tackle the rise in child obesity since the Covid pandemic...

 

What are the Covid rules in schools and will they stay open this term?

Wednesday 26th January 2022

Schools have reopened across the UK with a variety of Covid restrictions in place...

 

Can Glasgow School of Art and Sauchiehall Street rise from the ashes?

Wednesday 26th January 2022

The future of the Mackintosh building is in the spotlight following a report into the 2018 fire...

 

Most English teachers want a more diverse syllabus, research finds

Wednesday 26th January 2022

Survey of primary and secondary teachers shows overwhelming majority would like to teach more representative booksFifteen months after it was revealed that students could end up leaving school in England without studying a single piece of literature by a Black or minority ethnic author, research has found that teachers are still crying out for more diverse texts on the English syllabus...

 

Cut the cussing: the Indian man on a mission to end sexist swearing

Wednesday 26th January 2022

Many swear words in India, as elsewhere, have one thing in common – they target and shame women...

 

Caroline Flack's former dance school focuses on wellbeing

Wednesday 26th January 2022

Mental healthcare is a priority at Body Work in Cambridge, where the TV presenter was a student...

 

Liu Xuezhou: Outrage over death of 'twice abandoned' China teen

Tuesday 25th January 2022

The 17-year-old, who was sold as a child, had launched a campaign to look for his birth parents...

 

Covid in Wales: Masks to be required in schools until half term

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Covid rules in schools to be set locally from end of February under new plans...

 

School governors in England to be offered anti-racism training

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Move to change recruitment culture comes amid concerns about lack of racial diversity among headteachers‘There is absolutely systemic racism’: BAME headteachers share their viewsFree online anti-racism training is to be made available for the first time for the 300,000 governors and trustees who control recruitment of senior staff across maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts in England...

 

‘There is absolutely systemic racism’: BAME headteachers share their views

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Four headteachers describe the obstacles they have had to overcome to reach senior leadership rolesSchool governors in England to be offered anti-racism trainingJosephine Okokon, head of St Martins-in-the-Field high school for girls, LondonMy race became an issue very early in my career as a teacher and I began to discover these subtle, covert barriers...

 

Covid school rules to be decided locally in Wales

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Schools to be asked to revert to normal time table but mask wearing expected to remain...

 

One in eight pupils out of school as Covid worsens

Tuesday 25th January 2022

The official figures also show a quarter of schools with teachers and leaders' absence rates above 15%...

 

What are the Covid rules in schools and will they stay open this term?

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Schools have reopened across the UK with a variety of Covid restrictions in place...

 

UN data reveals ‘nearly insurmountable’ scale of lost schooling due to Covid

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Up to 70% of 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries lack basic reading skills, with learning losses seen from US to EthiopiaThe scale of the number of children who have lost out on their schooling during the pandemic is “nearly insurmountable”, according to UN data...

 

Covid: Schools await next steps as cases fall

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Wales' education minister is due to set out how schools will operate over the next few weeks...

 

Teachers in regional Australia worried rising Covid cases will exacerbate ‘massive’ staff shortages

Tuesday 25th January 2022

As students prepare to return to school, teachers are also concerned ventilation rules will make classrooms unbearably hotFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe return to school in regional Australia amid rising Covid-19 cases could exacerbate existing teacher shortages and fatigue, and ventilation requirements may leave classrooms more exposed to the fierce summer heat...

 

US conservatives linked to rich donors wage campaign to ban books from schools

Monday 24th January 2022

Experts say trend is accelerating as groups push for bans of works that often address race, LGBTQ issues and marginalized peopleConservative groups across the US, often linked to deep-pocketed rightwing donors, are carrying out a campaign to ban books from school libraries, often focused on works that address race, LGBTQ issues or marginalized communities...

 

Sex trafficking: Children groomed in Romania sent to UK

Monday 24th January 2022

BBC correspondent Jean Mackenzie finds children as young as 10 are being groomed in Romania, to be trafficked to the UK...

 

Online Safety Bill: Harmful and illegal content could evade new laws, MPs warn

Monday 24th January 2022

The sharing of child abuse images and deepfake pornography need to be addressed further, MPs warn...

 


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