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Mum's plea to stop filming violence in Scotland's schools

27th November 2023
Vicky Donald says her daughter got so sick of seeing videos circulating of her attack she gave up her phone.

Children making AI-generated child abuse images, says charity

27th November 2023
A charity says it is receiving "small numbers" of reports from schools but now is the time to act.

Ruth Perry: Family crowdfunding after legal aid refused

27th November 2023
Ms Perry died in January after being told Caversham Primary received a critical Ofsted report.

Gen Z turn away from 'addictive' social media

26th November 2023
One student says scrolling negative news was affecting his mental health.

Harvard under fire for helping elite skip the queue

25th November 2023
Children of past students are favoured in admissions - now state legislators are calling for this to end.

What is Ofsted and how do inspections work?

24th November 2023
The death of head teacher Ruth Perry has highlighted the pressure Ofsted inspections can put on schools.

Pupil reading standards in Wales fall since Covid

23rd November 2023
Annual tests of reading of seven to 14-year-olds show a decline in performance.

Parents' social contract with schools fractured - Ofsted

23rd November 2023
Parents are increasingly willing to challenge school rules, Ofsted's annual report says.

WhatsApp messages show teachers mocking vulnerable pupils

23rd November 2023
The BBC has seen private messages with swearing and poo emojis shared by teachers in Aberdeenshire.

Oxfordshire SEND: Boy with autism left without school for 18 months

23rd November 2023
Max and his mother Suzie tell the BBC about trying to get the support he needs in Oxfordshire.

Wales school summer holidays could be cut by one week

21st November 2023
New plans would see the summer break start a week later with kids off for two weeks in October.

Man builds University of East Anglia halls out of Lego

21st November 2023
Mark Hodgson recreates his campus in Lego form because he does not have many photographs of it.

Shorter school summer holidays - what do parents think?

20th November 2023
school summer holidays in could be cut by a week under new proposals.

Ofsted 'seen as toxic' and schools should 'self-evaluate' instead, says inquiry

20th November 2023
A report says Ofsted is seen as "toxic" and inspectors should not have direct contact with schools.

Raac in schools: MPs demand answers over dangerous concrete

19th November 2023
A "lack of basic information" from ministers is "shocking and disappointing", a report by MPs says.

Sir James Dyson pledges £35m to Gresham's for Holt Hall development

18th November 2023
The inventor is bankrolling the purchase by Gresham's of a former council-run education centre.

Childcare: 'I can’t find a nursery for my unborn baby'

17th November 2023
Demand for childcare in England will rise once government increases funded hours, BBC News analysis suggests.

GCSE students in England to get Covid support

16th November 2023
Formulae and equation sheets will be provided in maths, physics and combined science GCSEs exams.

NI school closures and disruption as non-teaching staff strike

16th November 2023
Classroom assistants, bus drivers, canteen and cleaning staff are among those taking part on Thursday.

School for excluded pupils in Surrey facing surge in demand, bosses say

16th November 2023
An education trust in Surrey says requests for its services have grown since the pandemic.


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