Skip navigation

News archive


Local news archive

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

Pupils with behavioural issues failing to meet exam benchmark

Thursday 17th October 2019

Just 1.5% with behaviour issues got grade 4s or higher in the subjects, according to dataOnly one out of every 25 pupils in schools for those with behavioural difficulties or exclusions managed to gain passes in English and maths GCSEs this year, according to national data which also shows little headway being made in improving overall exam results...

 

Manchester council urged to reject statue of 'anti-black racist' Gandhi

Thursday 17th October 2019

Students say remarks by Indian freedom fighter mean proposed sculpture would be an ‘insult’Manchester city council should reject a statue of the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi on account of his “well-documented anti-black racism”, according to student activists...

 

Chicago teachers strike stops classes for 361,000 students

Thursday 17th October 2019

Teachers plan to picket at more than 500 schools across city after negotiations between union and district leadership failedTeachers in the Chicago Public Schools system, the third-largest school district in the US, went on strike on Thursday, canceling classes for 361,000 students after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district leadership failed to produce a deal...

 

Defiant head vows to keep unregistered school open

Thursday 17th October 2019

Nadia Ali calls the pupils "happy learners" and denies the school, in south London, is breaking the law...

 

I thought I knew about feminism – then I started work in a women’s prison

Thursday 17th October 2019

I wanted to teach the inmates about female empowerment...

 

Birmingham LGBT teaching protester criticises 'imam's' claims

Wednesday 16th October 2019

The "imam from Batley" took part in a Birmingham protest despite not being invited, a court is told...

 

LGBT lessons protester 'inflamed tensions' by inviting imam, court hears

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Mullah Bahm claimed schools had anal sex and paedophile ‘agenda’ at protest, video showsThe lead protester in the row over LGBT equality teaching has been accused of “inflaming tensions” by inviting a controversial imam who claimed anal sex, paedophilia and transgenderism were being taught in schools to a demonstration...

 

How I found my vocation: 'I was told I wasn't intelligent enough to study'

Wednesday 16th October 2019

No one at school knew about my complicated family life, but now I’m studying to be a lawyer and making my children proudI always wanted to study law, but as a teenager I was told I wasn’t smart enough...

 

Mobile phone ban in school relaxed to 'ease friction'

Wednesday 16th October 2019

A head teacher says the ban detracted from pupils' education - but other schools take a different view...

 

Child, four, among pupils taking weapons to school

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Knives, swords and machetes are among the weapons taken into school, police figures show...

 

More children caught bringing knives into school

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Knives, swords and machetes are among the weapons taken into school, police figures show...

 

Felicity Huffman reports to prison to serve 14-day sentence in college scandal

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Actor was also sentenced to a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year’s probation after pleading guiltyThe Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman – AKA prisoner no 77806-112 – reported Tuesday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy mothers and fathers trying to get their children into elite schools...

 

Child gambling a 'growing problem' - study

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Two-fifths of 11- to 16-year-olds have gambled in the past year, research suggests...

 

Exam board AQA to pay out £1.1m over rule breaches and errors

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Watchdog’s reprimand comes after failings such as markers re-marking their own workThe exam board AQA is to pay more than £1...

 

Populism has no place in education – so stop bashing Germans and private schools | Laura McInerney

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Both Labour and the Tories’ educational policies could feed the anxious political climateWe live in complicated times...

 

When kids are threats: the assessments unfairly targeting students with disabilities

Tuesday 15th October 2019

A systemic problem in New Mexico schools turns a well-meaning evaluation into a stigma unfairly ensnaring minority groups Jamari Nelson likes action figures and video games – the “usual kid stuff,” as the 7-year-old put it...

 

Education sector yet to learn lessons of #MeToo, critics say

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Schools, universities and others in public sector urged to do more to fight sexual harassmentSexual discrimination ‘still a real issue’ in City financial firmsMore rapes being reported due to #MeToo but convictions fallingJust over three years ago, a report by the Commons women and equalities committee uncovered the alarming scale of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools across England...

 

Home education a 'huge undertaking for parents' - Ofsted

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Home educating is often a last resort for parents whose children have had problems at school, Ofsted says...

 

Career ambitions 'already limited by age of seven'

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Young people are often trapped by a lack of knowledge about job options, a report says...

 

Pupils being propelled out of school system 'in space of a day'

Monday 14th October 2019

Breakdown in parent-school relations is driving surge in home education, Ofsted finds Pupils in England are being propelled out of schools and into home education, sometimes in the space of a single day, with little or no discussion beforehand and often without consulting the child, according a report by the schools watchdog...

 

Court bid to stop LGBT lesson protests at Birmingham school starts

Monday 14th October 2019

City council asks high court for permanent exclusion zone around Anderton Park primaryProtests were held outside the high court on Monday over a bid to permanently ban activists against LGBT equality lessons from demonstrating outside a Birmingham primary school...

 

More families needed for children awaiting adoption

Monday 14th October 2019

More than twice as many children in England are waiting to be adopted as there are families willing to adopt...

 

League tables drive degree class inflation | Letter

Monday 14th October 2019

The UK has a system where universities are under pressure to award a high number of top grades, writes Prof Sue BloxhamWith reference to grade inflation (Universities launch code to address concern over degree grade inflation, 10 October), the data on the increasing numbers of upper second-class and first-class degrees shows a direct correlation with the introduction of university league tables...

 

Mentally ill students risk academic penalties for missing classes

Monday 14th October 2019

Leading British universities have no support policies in place, Guardian findsStudents missing classes because of mental health problems risk being penalised with academic sanctions at some leading British universities, while others have no standardised policies in place to help students showing signs of distress, the Guardian has found...

 

Excluded: former pupils in spotlight in play about school system

Sunday 13th October 2019

Intermission’s theatre production features youths who have experienced the consequences of isolation first-handIn a Victorian Gothic church behind Harrods in west London, a group of young people from troubled backgrounds have gathered to rehearse a play about school...

 

Was the information on this page helpful? Yes No