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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...

 

The genius trick this Gloucestershire school uses to keep children calm

Thursday 25th January 2018

A new approach has been adopted Read full story. Taken from the gloucestershirelive - News RSS feed.

 

A father and daughter warn others to be more aware

Monday 22nd January 2018

A Gloucestershire family urges parents to guard against 'sexting' after falling victim to the craze...

 

How I had the 'sexting' conversation with my teenage son

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Nobody told me that I would have to talk about this 'Sexting' malarky to my kids one day...

 

Centuries of single sex education set to end at two Gloucestershire grammar schools' sixth forms

Sunday 17th December 2017

It's the end of a longstanding arrangement and single sex sixth forms Read full story...

 

Look at these little stars! Nativity pictures from schools across Gloucestershire

Friday 15th December 2017

Cuteness alert Read full story. Taken from the gloucestershirelive - News RSS feed.

 

UPDATED: Full list of schools closed or opening late in sub-zero Gloucestershire

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Will your child be going to school today? Read full story...

 

Meet the lads who brought home bronze from the Special Olympics

Thursday 7th December 2017

They both started playing tennis at an all ability after school club and now they train three to four times a week because they enjoy the sport do much...

 

Stranger danger alert issued by headteacher

Wednesday 6th December 2017

It's the second one from the same school in a space of two months Read full story...

 

?Unbelievable!?: Cheltenham school revealed as best comprehensive in South West in schools guide

Friday 1st December 2017

The Sunday Times Parent Power ranked Balcarras School in Cheltenham top of secondary comprehensives in region Read full story...

 

Blade Shunners: Teachers at a Gloucestershire school as you have never seen them before

Friday 1st December 2017

Movember spawned a moustache or two at Cleeve School in Bishop's Cleeve Read full story...

 

This is where a new £30million school in Gloucestershire could be built

Wednesday 29th November 2017

It’s on the edge of the town Read full story...

 


National news archive

Teens on 9-1 GCSEs: 'Everyone's worried about grade boundaries'

Saturday 23rd June 2018

How have teenagers coped with taking the new 9-1 GCSE exams this summer? Read full story...

 

Brick by brick, Glasgow must recreate its lost masterpiece | Ian Jack

Saturday 23rd June 2018

To rebuild Mackintosh?s great work would be a long and costly project...

 

Ofsted chief: families of white working-class children 'lack drive' of migrants

Friday 22nd June 2018

Ofsted chief says data shows families bear brunt of economic hardship and lose aspirationWhite working-class children have fallen behind because their families can ?lack the aspiration and drive seen in many migrant communities,? according to Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England...

 

'Panic attacks and crying': how the new GCSEs affected pupils

Friday 22nd June 2018

Many of those doing revamped exams report mental health problems and extreme stressPupils have delivered a damning verdict on the revamped GCSEs, saying they have caused crying, mental exhaustion, panic attacks, nosebleeds, sleepless nights, hair loss and outbreaks of acne...

 

Glasgow School of Art fire damage survey delayed over falling debris fear

Friday 22nd June 2018

Assessments on hold until next week due to risk fire-damaged stonework could fall into streetConcerns about the safety of the surviving shell of Glasgow School of Art?s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire last Friday, have delayed a full survey of the damage until next week...

 

Support proves key for teachers and children alike in Kenya?s largest slum

Friday 22nd June 2018

Efforts to improve the training and resources available to childminders in Nairobi?s Kibera settlement are bearing fruit ? to the benefit of all concernedThree-year-old Joy and her sister Lavine, four, are surrounded by kitchen pots, soft toys and an old wellington boot...

 

Matters of fact: separating brilliant breakthroughs from science fictions

Friday 22nd June 2018

The Guardian?s science editor on elixirs of life, questions of ethics, and meeting some extraordinary mindsThere are people who will tell you that the elixir of life is to be found in the blood of youngsters...

 

?We don?t really need phones?: the French school that banned mobiles

Friday 22nd June 2018

How pupils at La Gautrais rediscovered games, dance and the art of conversationIt?s breaktime at a middle school in rural Brittany, and huddles of teenagers are chatting in the playground...

 

The Guardian view on mobile phones: schools are better without them | Editorial

Friday 22nd June 2018

The call to ban phones from the playground is rightly popular...

 

David Dimbleby?s departure poses an interesting question | Letters

Friday 22nd June 2018

Miles Secker says top jobs should no longer be reserved for Oxbridge graduates; Neil Wigglesworth thinks Question Time should be hosted by both a male and female journalist; Richard Goude thinks more women should be given a chanceMore effort needs to be made to dispel the old suspicion that well-paid, taxpayer-funded, employment at the top of the BBC ? like the higher ranks of the civil service, armed forces the law or CoE ? are appointments unfairly reserved by gatekeepers to meet the supply of privately educated students who are good at English and history and not inclined to become builders, electricians, police officers or nurses (New Question Time host should be a woman, 22 June)...

 

Ofsted chief?s ?call to action? shows her lack of understanding | Letters

Friday 22nd June 2018

Headteacher Rachel Hornsey says poor ratings are another cause of the deep divisions in our society...

 

Ofsted chief inspector backs ban on phones in schools

Thursday 21st June 2018

Amanda Spielman also says she supports punishments such as lines, litter-picking and detention...

 

Musical youth: the UK school turning teenagers' lives around

Thursday 21st June 2018

SupaJam is proving a hit with music courses for young people who have fallen out of educationIt is midday, and a teenage boy has been removed from class for causing trouble...

 

Thousands of pupils missing from English school rolls ?†study

Thursday 21st June 2018

Informal exclusions cited as possible reason as up to 7,700 pupils are lost from statisticsThousands of children and young adults in England are missing from official education statistics after being taken out of state schools and failing to sit their GCSEs, according to researchers who say they have uncovered a black hole in the government?s figures...

 

Sonic youth: the UK school turning teenagers' lives around

Thursday 21st June 2018

SupaJam is proving a hit with music courses for young people who have fallen out of educationIt is midday, and a teenage boy has been removed from class for causing trouble...

 

Press release: Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time

Thursday 21st June 2018

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

 

Brexit youth: 'I am angry and the future scares me'

Thursday 21st June 2018

Young people who missed out on voting on Brexit share their views...

 

Keith Snowden obituary

Thursday 21st June 2018

My friend and former colleague Keith Snowden, who has died aged 89, was a highly regarded and inspirational chief education officer for the Rotherham education authority...

 

Ofsted chief says poor white communities lack 'aspiration and drive'

Thursday 21st June 2018

Schools in white working-class areas can face multiple problems, says Ofsted's chief inspector...

 

Families of white working-class children 'lack drive' of migrants

Thursday 21st June 2018

Ofsted chief says data shows families bear brunt of economic hardship and lose aspirationWhite working-class children have fallen behind because their families can ?lack the aspiration and drive seen in many migrant communities,? according to Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England...

 

Three children suffer burns after camping kettle explodes

Thursday 21st June 2018

The girl and two boys were taking part in a cooking lesson when a camping kettle exploded...

 

What happens when ordinary people learn economics? | Aditya Chakrabortty

Wednesday 20th June 2018

In Manchester, groundbreaking economics courses are giving locals the means to challenge some of society?s received wisdom ? for free...

 

Parents urged to set boundaries around children's use of the internet

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Culture secretary condemns unsupervised access to smartphones and urges more heads to ban them in schoolsThe culture secretary has said it is up to parents to set boundaries around their children?s use of the internet and has condemned unlimited and unsupervised access to smartphones...

 

£20,000 losses and late-night casino binges: the student gambling epidemic

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Three former addicts tell their stories of gambling at university ? and explain what can be done to prevent more young people falling into the trapThe cocktail of new-found freedom at university, easy availability of borrowed money and the ever-present opportunity to gamble has driven some students to academic failure, bankruptcy and mental health problems...

 

Algeria turns off internet for high school exams

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Both mobile and fixed internet lines were shut off for two hours nationwide during key school tests...

 

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