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Warning over shrinking school meals as prices rise

17th May 2022
School caterers will have to shrink portions or use cheaper ingredients, a major food wholesaler warns.

Music teaching: Free instruments plan for all pupils

17th May 2022
Funding for music teaching in Wales is trebling to £4.5m per year from September.

Teachers sent 'degrading' WhatsApp messages about disabled pupils

17th May 2022
WhatsApp messages about primary school children in Aberdeenshire were not disclosed to parents.

Schools: The difficulties of getting back to normal

16th May 2022
Some children have struggled returning to school after the height of the Covid pandemic.

University of Wolverhampton stops recruiting students for 138 courses

16th May 2022
A loss of income and rising costs leaves The University of Wolverhampton facing financial challenges.

Schools: Caution urged on fines for children's absences

16th May 2022
Some children have had trouble adjusting to being back in school after being at home during Covid.

Northern Ireland holiday hunger payments not in place

16th May 2022
Stormont approval is needed to fund the free school meal scheme over the summer, officials say.

GCSE and A-level exam invigilator shortages mean parents and teachers are stepping in

16th May 2022
A union is warning of invigilator shortages as pupils sit their first summer exams since 2019.

Ukraine: The children's camp that became an execution ground

16th May 2022
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford investigates the killing of civilians in a summer camp in Bucha, Ukraine.

'I searched for my sister for 30 years, but Covid took her from me'

15th May 2022
As a child Steve Ellis uncovered a family secret, 60 years later it led to an unexpected friendship.

NUS: Government cuts students' union funding over antisemitism concerns

14th May 2022
The universities minister says the National Union of Students will no longer get government funding.

The Ukrainian refugee schoolgirl learning fast in the UK

13th May 2022
Ukrainian refugee Marharyta, nine, is learning English as she waits to start school in Manchester.

First-class degrees more than double in a decade

12th May 2022
Nearly 38% of students were awarded the top grade in 2020-21, the university watchdog says.

Stillbirth: 'Finding my baby’s grave gave me comfort'

12th May 2022
Lilian spent six decades not knowing where her son was buried and thought he had been "thrown away".

Playground overhaul needed so disabled children can join the fun, charity says

12th May 2022
Poor design means disabled children cannot use their local playgrounds, say campaigners.

Cash pulled from popular BTecs in move to T-levels

11th May 2022
There has been criticism of plans to withdraw funding for most BTecs as T-levels are rolled out.

Bedford YMCA nursery parents' angry at 250% rise in fees

11th May 2022
A father says he will struggle to find an extra £6,000 a year to pay for pre-school care.

Liphook Bohunt School teacher banned from profession

11th May 2022
Katherine Veitch slapped a pupil while working as a teacher at Bohunt School in Liphook in 2020.

Childhood trauma experienced by four in 10 NI young people

11th May 2022
Of the 1,300 young people who were asked, 478 had experienced at least one traumatic event.

Rise in reports of children abusing other children

11th May 2022
The NSPCC has seen a 29% increase in reports of harmful sexual behaviour between young people.


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