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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.

Cardiff University student hassled for fees after rape

11th November 2023
Four students say Cardiff University does not offer enough support to rape survivors.

Cat litter for pupils rumour denied by school in letter

10th November 2023
The often-repeated social media rumour made across the world claims pupils identify as cats.

Ipswich school says gender toolkit criticised by Conservative MP not a learning tool

10th November 2023
Tom Hunt says a diagram called "The Genderbread Person" could have "dangerous consequences".

Northampton students protest over rent and conditions

9th November 2023
University of Northampton students claim they are paying "extortionate rent" for poor accommodation.

NI education staff strike to cause 'severe disruption'

9th November 2023
Thousands of non-teaching education staff are to take industrial action over pay and education cuts.

Jewish students at UK universities 'deeply anxious', union warns

8th November 2023
Both antisemitic and islamophobic abuse is rising at universities, experts tell the BBC.

Conversion therapy: Ban not included in King's Speech

7th November 2023
Legislation first promised in 2018 still 'being considered' after months of speculation over ban.

Same-sex parents describe feeling 'judged'

7th November 2023
Two couples tell the BBC about the joys and struggles of having children in a same-sex partnership.


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