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Do half of schools ban mobile phones?

19th February 2024
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan made claims about mobile phones in schools and education funding.

Schools given new guidance on stopping phone use

19th February 2024
The government says it will help 'minimise disruption and improve behaviour in classrooms' in England.

Conjoined twins given days to live are proving world wrong

18th February 2024
Marieme and Ndeye, seven, were not expected to survive for more than a few days after they were born.

Conjoined twins given days to live are proving world wrong

18th February 2024
Marieme and Ndeye, seven, were not expected to survive for more than a few days after they were born.

Students unable to afford food for days - union

17th February 2024
A student union leader says the situation for some is "desperate" as they are "at breaking point".

Is it even possible to do 28 A-levels - and what's the cost?

17th February 2024
You will need every available exam session to sit all your papers, and each can cost more than £50.

State school pupils back royals more than private

16th February 2024
Researchers find children more positive about the royals than sceptical young adults.

Exam staff begin industrial action over pay

16th February 2024
Workers will not carry out overtime, work weekends or accrue time off in lieu during the action.

Pupils tell of daily abuse as antisemitism reports surge

15th February 2024
Reports to a Jewish security charity say incidents were almost double the previous record set in 2021.

Overseas student applications rise again in UK

15th February 2024
A rise in overseas student applications comes despite tougher government rules to help "slash migration".

Teacher banned from the profession for life

14th February 2024
Daniel Treamer was found to have had an inappropriate relationship with a pupil.

Court to rule on university duty of care to students

14th February 2024
The ruling follows the death of 20-year-old University of Bristol student Natasha Abrahart.

Sixth former describes life taking 28 A-Levels

13th February 2024
Mahnoor Cheema, 17, says she still has spare time despite the number of subjects she studies.

School worries for new mums as classes fill up

13th February 2024
Two sisters will register their babies of only a few weeks old for school due to high demand.

'Unaffordable' childcare debated at Stormont

12th February 2024
A Sinn Féin motion calls on the executive to prioritise high quality, affordable childcare.

Schools consider legal advice in parent parking row

12th February 2024
They want people to stop using their staff car park but parents say they have nowhere safe to park.

Schools in budget crisis as PFI charges soar

12th February 2024
Inflation sends Private Finance Initiative contracts spiralling, cutting into classroom spending

Police educational visits to schools to be axed

9th February 2024
The Welsh government says it will stop funding the £2m a year scheme to focus on frontline services.

Baby boom in gym as newborns watch mums work out

9th February 2024
It is a gym with a difference where breaks are to change nappies, not to have a drink of water.

More than 100 Raac school buildings to be rebuilt

8th February 2024
In England, 234 schools have been confirmed to contain reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac).

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