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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.

Labour commits to Tory childcare expansion plan

3rd April 2024
From this week, working parents with two-year-olds will be eligible for 15 hours of free childcare.

Sunak defends rollout of free childcare hours

2nd April 2024
Rishi Sunak says it is a "positive and exciting moment" after Labour called the system a "total mess".

Classroom violence drives teachers from profession

31st March 2024
One teacher says abuse from pupils is the worst is has been since she began.

Classroom violence drives teachers from profession

31st March 2024
One teacher says abuse from pupils is the worst is has been since she began.

Call for suicide prevention support for teachers

31st March 2024
Teachers' union NASUWT is set to vote on a motion calling for fully-funded mental health training.

Union calls for teacher guidance on restraining pupils

30th March 2024
The NASUWT says the Scottish government is four years late in providing "concrete guidance" for teachers.

Pupil behaviour getting worse, say teachers

28th March 2024
A survey reveals nearly one in five teachers in England has been hit by a pupil this year.

South Africa orders 'dysfunctional' colleges to close

27th March 2024
Some 13,000 students are stranded at the four colleges, accused of fabricating exam results.

Council spending on special needs transport doubles

27th March 2024
The rising cost of getting children to school is a key driver of current pressure on council budgets.

Council spending on special needs transport doubles

27th March 2024
The rising cost of getting children to school is a key driver of current pressure on council budgets.

Labour will not commit to government childcare plan

26th March 2024
Bridget Phillipson tells the BBC the £4bn plan is a "mess" and calls for wider reform of provision.

Successful school building bids drop to record low

26th March 2024
The government has approved the lowest number of school building work requests since its model began.

Unis may have to end some overseas partnerships

26th March 2024
Freedom-of-speech guidelines pave the way for a new complaints system in England's universities.

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