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Nine-year-olds added to malicious WhatsApp groups

12th April 2024
Schools warn thousands of parents on Tyneside about malicious group chats on the messaging app.

Teen's joy as skateboarding added to GCSE sports

12th April 2024
Skateboarding is one of 13 new sports which will be allowed as part of GCSE PE from September 2026.

Call to continue free period products in schools

12th April 2024
The government's scheme which offers free period products in schools is due to end in July.

Improved pay offer for further education lecturers

11th April 2024
The offer includes an improved £30,000 starting salary as well as an 8.4% pay rise for lecturers.

Weak evidence and toxic debate letting down gender care children, report says

10th April 2024
A landmark report says "toxicity" of debate is hampering medical research into gender services.

Parents want TikTok star to encourage kids outdoors

9th April 2024
Social media posts of the two-year-old exploring the natural world are watched by millions.

Living near Sure Start centre boosted GCSEs, study suggests

9th April 2024
Children who grew up close to a centre achieved better GCSE grades than their peers, research suggests.

Boy, 17, accused of knocking teacher unconscious

8th April 2024
He is alleged to have thrown the teacher to the floor before seizing her by the throat at a Dundee school.

Ex-Ofsted boss to lead head teacher death review

8th April 2024
Ruth Perry took her own life after an inspection at her school in Reading in November 2022.

Lib Dems unveil special needs support plan

8th April 2024
Leader Ed Davey wants a new national champion to tackle the most complex special educational needs.

Dog sitting helping stressed and isolated students

7th April 2024
University students in Bristol say volunteering to look after dogs has boosted their mental health.

'I sent out 300 applications and got 299 rejections'

6th April 2024
Universities and employers are working together to help low-income families start a career by 2030.

'I sent out 300 applications and got 299 rejections'

6th April 2024
Universities and employers are working together to help low-income families start a career by 2030.

Be hopeful on bad days, Ruth Perry told pupils

5th April 2024
The head teacher, whose suicide was linked to an Ofsted visit, recorded a video message in lockdown.

Head teachers locked SEND pupils in rooms - report

5th April 2024
Odran Doran and Simon Black are banned from teaching as allegations against them are proven.

Union calls for inquiry to curb sexism in schools

5th April 2024
Teachers fear sexism is on the rise in schools because of harmful content on children's phones.

Primary school places 2024: When do parents find out offers?

4th April 2024
Parents will soon be finding out which primary school their children will be going to.

Teachers' strikes: When, where and why?

4th April 2024
The National Education Union has been considering whether to go on strike again in 2024.

The woman who wants to teach the North East to read

4th April 2024
Former teacher Kerry Clegg says low literacy levels mean people cannot read medical notes.

Teachers could strike in September, union says

3rd April 2024
National Education Union members are expected to vote on whether to hold a formal strike ballot.

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