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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

20 learning apps for stir-crazy kids

Sunday 29th March 2020

These fun-filled educational apps provide perfect brain food for children while schools are closedThe closure of schools across the UK has left many parents and carers in the sudden, unexpected position of being home-school teachers...

 

Lockdown: the best free online experiences to stave off boredom

Saturday 28th March 2020

From Hamlet to Wu-Tang Clan to maths lessons for kids, there are countless ways to have funCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs millions of us try to find things to keep ourselves and our kids occupied during the lockdown, the good news is that many companies have decided to put some of their previously paid-for online content and services out there for free...

 

Best free online experiences to stave off lockdown boredom

Saturday 28th March 2020

From Hamlet to Wu-Tang Clan to maths lessons for kids, there are countless ways to have funCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs millions of us try to find things to keep ourselves and our kids occupied during the lockdown, the good news is that many companies have decided to put some of their previously paid-for online content and services out there for free...

 

‘I am deeply scared for so many children’: diary of a headteacher in lockdown

Saturday 28th March 2020

An inner-city head closes her blinds for a cry after a week in which staff have had to buy families electricity and foodThis is my tenth year as a headteacher, mostly in challenging schools, and I have seen a lot of things...

 

'Stressed, sick and skint': how coronavirus is hitting arts workers

Friday 27th March 2020

We asked arts workers for their stories of how the lockdown is affecting their livelihoods...

 

'I'm stressed, sick and skint': how coronavirus is hitting arts workers

Friday 27th March 2020

We asked arts workers for their stories of how the lockdown is affecting their livelihoods...

 

'I'm very nervous': student nurses on the frontline against Covid-19

Friday 27th March 2020

Student nurses on starting their working lives amid the coronavirus outbreakCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth secretary Matt Hancock has announced that up to 18,700 final year student nurses “will move to the frontline” to aid health service staff during the Covid-19 crisis...

 

UK school closures prompt boom in private tuition

Friday 27th March 2020

Surge in demand for online tuition, while rich families take tutors into isolation with themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe private tuition industry is booming amid the coronavirus pandemic, with school closures and fears of infection driving unprecedented demand for online teaching...

 

School closures prompt boom in private tuition

Friday 27th March 2020

Surge in demand for online tuition, while rich families take tutors into isolation with themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe private tuition industry is booming amid the coronavirus pandemic, with school closures and fears of infection driving unprecedented demand for online teaching...

 

'Is this all a dream?': my cramped week self-isolating in student halls

Friday 27th March 2020

The government has asked students to stay in their halls of residence, while urging universities to provide mental health support...

 

Sharp rise in number of calls to ChildLine over coronavirus

Friday 27th March 2020

Children’s helpline has provided more than 900 counselling sessions for young people worried about virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere has been a sharp rise in the number of calls to ChildLine from distressed young people struggling to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on their lives...

 

'More harm than good': the case for and against closing schools during the coronavirus pandemic | Peter Collignon and Marylouise LcLaws

Thursday 26th March 2020

Two epidemiologists discuss why schools in Australia are not yet being closed – and if it’s even neededClosing schools at this point in time will likely do more harm than good and potentially lead to more deaths and use of hospital beds from Covid-19 infections...

 

Michael Gerard obituary

Thursday 26th March 2020

My father, Michael Gerard, who has died aged 73, was a teacher with a great passion for music...

 

'More harm than good': the cases for and against closing schools during the coronavirus pandemic | Peter Collignon and Marylouise LcLaws

Thursday 26th March 2020

Two epidemiologists discuss why schools in Australia are not yet being closed – and if it’s even neededClosing schools at this point in time will likely do more harm than good and potentially lead to more deaths and use of hospital beds from Covid-19 infections...

 

Hundreds of thousands of UK students call for tuition fee refunds

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Almost 250,000 sign petition over coronavirus closures, while some student landlords demand ongoing room rentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of thousands of students whose lives have been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic have signed a petition calling for tuition fee refunds...

 

From giant snakes and ladders to toddler pong – Five Minute Mum's survival guide to lockdown with kids

Wednesday 25th March 2020

If imaginary cups of tea make you question your life choices, these simple games for under-fives are fun, educational and encourage independent playEven if you are a trained professional (I’m an ex-teaching assistant) and have survived six years of being a stay-at-home parent, the thought of having little kids at home full-time is a lot...

 

Schools asked to donate science goggles for NHS to use as face shields

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Teachers in England say they are getting requests for eyewear and other protective equipmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools across England are being asked to donate science goggles and other apparatus to the NHS due to a shortage of protective equipment for doctors dealing with the coronavirus outbreak...

 

Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions

Wednesday 25th March 2020

After one minister airs confusing advice, parents give their verdict on visiting under coronavirus...

 

'People think it's magic': how one of Brazil's poorest cities gets its best school results

Wednesday 25th March 2020

The children of Sobral have overcome disadvantage to top 5,000 districts...

 

Coronavirus: Joe Wicks keeps children fit with online PE classes

Wednesday 25th March 2020

The fitness guru is running free online classes every weekday for children...

 

Coronavirus: Minecraft offers free lessons to children

Tuesday 24th March 2020

The 12 digital lessons will be available to download until the end of June...

 

Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions

Tuesday 24th March 2020

After one minister airs confusing advice, parents give their verdict on visiting under coronavirus...

 

Coronavirus: Separated parents 'relieved' children can be moved

Tuesday 24th March 2020

After one minister airs confusing advice, parents give their verdict on visiting under coronavirus...

 

Head's virus death and lockdown hit schools like 'bombshell'

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Head teachers in England seek clearer safety advice after virus death and lockdown announcement...

 

Last year one Oxford college admitted 96% of its students from state schools. How did they do it?

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Mansfield College has risen up the league tables through its outstanding outreach workErin Minogue has vivid memories of her Oxbridge application process...

 

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