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National SEND warning after Surrey case - watchdog

1st February 2024
The council watchdog warns of educational psychologist shortages after a complaint in Surrey.

What are T-levels and what are the grades worth?

1st February 2024
T-levels are equivalent to three A-levels, and focus on practical rather than academic subjects.

Headteacher who misused funds banned from teaching

31st January 2024
The ex-police officer implicated colleagues in his dishonest conduct, a misconduct report says.

More school closures predicted for London

31st January 2024
The demand for school places is decreasing across the capital as birth rates plummet.

Two-child benefit cap: ‘Every month is a struggle’

31st January 2024
Half a million households are now affected by either the two-child limit, the benefit cap or both.

What are T-levels and what are the grades worth?

30th January 2024
T-levels are equivalent to three A-levels, and focus on practical rather than academic subjects.

School to use sniffer dog to prevent pupils vaping

30th January 2024
It comes as the PM plans to ban disposable vapes to discourage children from using them.

The school for pupils who reject the mainstream

30th January 2024
The Konstam unit uses equine therapy, art and music to entice pupils back into formal education.

You've heard of GCSEs, so what are VCSEs?

29th January 2024
VCSEs are Wales' new vocational qualifications for 14-16 year olds from 2027. Here's what to expect.

Disposable vape ban: 'It can't come soon enough'

29th January 2024
The BBC speaks to young people, a parent and a vape shop owner about the proposed disposable vape ban.

Disposable vapes to be banned for children's health, government says

29th January 2024
Rishi Sunak announces the plan, saying "we must act" to tackle a rise in vaping among children.

Ofsted: MPs call for an end to single-word grades

29th January 2024
The cross-party committee says the consequences of an "inadequate" judgement should be far less severe.

The Nigerian professor who makes more money welding

28th January 2024
He has shocked many of his colleagues, who regard it as a menial job but are jealous of his income.

Class sizes at Longsands Academy in St Neots hit 90 pupils, staff claim

27th January 2024
Longsands Academy head says staff wellbeing is crucial as unions ballot for industrial action.

Family moves 180 miles for special-needs nursery space

25th January 2024
There will be fewer places for children with SEND, following the childcare expansion, a survey suggests

Parents taking children out of Raac schools - union

24th January 2024
Parents are taking their children out of schools with dangerous concrete, a head teachers’ union says.

Ofsted: Southampton school leaders sign covenant in Ruth Perry's memory

23rd January 2024
Education leaders in Southampton say the covenant will support staff undergoing Ofsted inspections.

Dyson donation of £6m to Malmesbury primary given go-ahead

22nd January 2024
The government approves the charity donation to pay for an expansion to Malmesbury Primary School

Bath University makes students resit exam after giving answers

22nd January 2024
A university accidentally printed the answers on one of their exams and is making students resit.

Families won't miss out on expanded free childcare despite delays, says minister

22nd January 2024
Parents have been warned they may be unable to access 15 hours per week free childcare due to IT issues and delays.

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