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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

The teachers live streaming bedtime stories

Wednesday 24th April 2019

A school in Essex is using Facebook Live to get pupils engaged with reading through bedtime stories...

 

How much screen time should children be allowed?

Wednesday 24th April 2019

New World Health Organization guidelines say under twos should not have any sedentary screen time...

 

The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Children at one UK school have been testing them out...

 

Poorer children 'twice as likely to be out of work in later life'

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Adults who had free school meals worse off than similarly qualified peers, charity findsDisadvantaged children who qualify for free school meals are twice as likely to be out of work in later life than their better-off peers, and even when they get good qualifications at school the employment gap remains, according to research...

 

Press release: National Schools Commissioner appointed

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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

 

If ministers really want to trust teachers it?s time to ditch the number fairies | Michael Rosen

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Rather than relying on data and measurement, the UK government should listen to teachers, parents and pupilsDo you think it is now possible to produce statistics on schools that not only ignore what teachers, headteachers and parents have to say about the children, but don?t even have to be attached to real pupils? Can there be fictive figures, floating above a school like number fairies?I had this thought at a school I visited...

 

Boys will be boys? How schools can be guilty of gender bias

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Too many teachers think boys can?t do as well as girls, says the teacher on a mission to change attitudesPeople tend to be surprised when they first hear what Matt Pinkett does for a living...

 

How the Green New Deal was hatched in a London bar ? podcast

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

In 2007, over a friendly drink, the Guardian?s economics editor, Larry Elliott, came up with a radical plan to address the effects of the financial crisis and climate change...

 

Greta Thunberg backs climate general strike to force leaders to act

Monday 22nd April 2019

Swedish activist says world faces ?existential crisis? and must achieve goals of Paris dealGreta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate, saying the student movement she inspired needs more support from older generations to ensure politicians keep their promises under the Paris agreement...

 

On the first Stephen Lawrence Day, let?s admit our communities are still unequal | Doreen Lawrence

Monday 22nd April 2019

We must build a society that doesn?t exclude anyone on grounds of race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability or backgroundThe 22nd of April is the first National Stephen Lawrence Day ? a day commemorating the life of my son, Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in an unprovoked racist attack...

 

Our schools are beyond breaking point ? where is the outrage? | John Harris

Monday 22nd April 2019

Bone-headed reforms and deep cuts have left our education system is a scandalous state of disrepairLast summer, as the politics of Britain?s exit from the EU staggered on and England?s World Cup run offered some kind of respite, I spent an afternoon in Brownhills, near the West Midlands town of Walsall...

 

Year 6 pupils spend Easter at school cramming for Sats

Sunday 21st April 2019

Teaching officials angry that children are having to attend revision classes over holidaysChildren at hundreds of primary schools in England are being asked to attend Sats revision classes over the Easter holidays, a teaching union official has revealed, warning that it was part of a disturbing trend...

 

Female teachers need protection from sexual harassment, says union

Sunday 21st April 2019

Call for upskirting videos to be taken more seriously by schools and governmentFemale teachers are not being protected against ?upskirting? videos and other forms of online sexual harassment by pupils, the leader of one of the UK?s main teaching unions has said, calling for schools and governments to take the issue more seriously...

 

More female teachers report upskirting, says union

Sunday 21st April 2019

The NASUWT union says schools should consider banning mobile phones to protect staff and pupils...

 

Messaging apps ?expose teachers to aggression from parents?

Sunday 21st April 2019

Union says members are receiving angry late-night messagesThe rapid spread of email and messaging apps has triggered a surge in parents sending aggressive queries to their children?s teachers and demanding immediate answers, according to a teaching union...

 

Dixie school district: why it took 22 years to change a name in liberal California

Sunday 21st April 2019

A moniker associated with the Confederacy is finally being eliminated after a decades-long battle over its originsThe first record of someone in San Rafael raising an eyebrow at the name of the Dixie school district ? whose name is synonymous with the Confederacy ? dates back to 1863, a month after its founding and two years into the American civil war...

 

Inside the school for bullied children

Saturday 20th April 2019

Two teenagers explain how a tiny specialist school gave them the confidence to continue their education...

 

News story: Education Secretary sets out the importance of testing in primary school

Saturday 20th April 2019

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

 

ENA: The elite French school that trains presidents

Saturday 20th April 2019

ENA is a finishing school for French leaders - but its days of elitism may be numbered...

 

Teachers risk dying in classrooms if illnesses ignored, union told

Saturday 20th April 2019

Sickness and later retirement endanger health, says teacher who had triple heart bypassTeachers in the UK run the risk of ?dying in their classrooms? if they are forced to work through serious illnesses, a teaching union conference has been told after a member revealed dramatic evidence...

 

The Guardian view on Lyra McKee?s murder: she should have been the future | Editorial

Friday 19th April 2019

The death of a young journalist at the hands of dissident republicans is a tragedy linked to the province?s ongoing political crisisThe murder of the 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist and author Lyra McKee late last night is a tragedy for those who knew her...

 

A topless photo ruined this teacher's career. Now she's speaking out

Friday 19th April 2019

Lauren Miranda says what should have been an innocuous photo spun out of control ? and would have a different outcome for a man in her positionLauren Miranda?s nightmare began as a school day like any other...

 

One in five teachers using own money for school supplies ? report

Thursday 18th April 2019

Staff also buying breakfasts, winter coats and soap for poor pupils, says teaching unionOne in five teachers are spending their own money on classroom supplies, while nearly half say they buy food, clothes and even soap for poor pupils, according to a report charting the effects of austerity on schools...

 

Teaching union warns of 'super-sized' classes in English schools

Thursday 18th April 2019

Secondary class sizes reaching 40-year peak compounded by funding crisis, says NEU chiefClass sizes in secondary schools in England will hit a 40-year high owing to a sharp increase in pupil numbers being compounded by the growing funding crisis, teachers? leaders havesaid...

 

Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children's books

Thursday 18th April 2019

Other schools look to follow after Tber school takes out one-third of its collection, deeming the books ?highly stereotypical and sexist?Several schools across Barcelona are considering purging their libraries of stereotypical and sexist children?s books, after one removed around 200 titles, including Little Red Riding Hood and the story of the legend of Saint George, from its library...

 

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