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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.

Parents of pupils in 1993 M40 minibus disaster continue safety law fight

16th November 2023
Twelve pupils and a teacher died when their minibus ploughed into a lorry on the M40 motorway.

Nottingham Trent University students suspended over antisemitic letter

15th November 2023
University bosses say the two students are now set to face a disciplinary panel.

Teachers' strikes: When, where and why?

15th November 2023
Four unions accepted a 6.5% pay rise in July, but NASUWT members are now taking action short of a strike.

School transport strike expected to cause major disruption

15th November 2023
Staff taking to the picket line include classroom assistants, cooks, cleaners and bus drivers.

Childcare costs could make us sell our home, says mum

15th November 2023
Mum-of-two Stephanie Thomas says she would need £2,000 a month for childcare.

Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall opens Cogenhoe 'forest school'

14th November 2023
The head teacher "couldn't believe" her luck when the VIP guest agreed to a visit.

Welsh school head teachers end industrial action after deal

14th November 2023
Welsh school leaders accept a new deal on pay and workload, and will now work normally.

Scotland exam staff vote for strike action in pay dispute

14th November 2023
An SQA strike could prevent pupils getting exam results after a below-inflation pay rise is rejected.

Schools minister Nick Gibb steps down

13th November 2023
Nick Gibb says he is worried about the "growing cynicism and hostility" towards politicians.

Grime Kids: 'We want to inspire young black and ethnic kids'

13th November 2023
The cast of BBC Three drama Grime Kids speak about playing a group of friends who dream of local fame.

Violence fears make children miss school, youth survey suggests

13th November 2023
The Youth Endowment Fund surveyed more than 7,500 children on their experiences of violence.

YouTuber Big Has: 'The bread will always look after you'

13th November 2023
Big Has holds a special cooking class to primary school pupils in Tottenham.

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