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Ruth Perry: Inquest hears head felt humiliated after Ofsted inspection

29th November 2023
Ruth Perry told her husband Jonathan she felt she would lose her job, the inquest into her death hears.

Cambridge graduates create app to boost student safety

29th November 2023
Users can activate pre-written text messages to trusted contacts if they need help on a night out.

Childcare: £400m to expand free scheme in England

29th November 2023
Nurseries and providers welcome rise in funding rates but say demand could soon outstrip capacity.

Striking unions to be required to keep schools open

28th November 2023
The government announces plans to introduce minimum service levels in schools from next year.

'Becoming a teacher at 56 was the best thing'

28th November 2023
Beverly Melbourne quit her Whitehall job of more than 20 years to become an English teacher.

Racism: Abuse being normalised in Wales' schools - report

28th November 2023
Bowen says he suffered a tirade of racial abuse from a fellow pupil when he was at school.

Family of head teacher hope lessons can be learned

28th November 2023
The inquest into the death of Ruth Perry, who killed herself ahead of an Ofsted report, begins later.

Teachers use AI for planning and marking, says report

28th November 2023
The government says teachers are cutting admin time, but there are concerns about reliability.

Mum's plea to stop filming violence in Scotland's schools

27th November 2023
Vicky Donald says her daughter got so sick of seeing videos circulating of her attack she gave up her phone.

Children making AI-generated child abuse images, says charity

27th November 2023
A charity says it is receiving "small numbers" of reports from schools but now is the time to act.

Ruth Perry: Family crowdfunding after legal aid refused

27th November 2023
Ms Perry died in January after being told Caversham Primary received a critical Ofsted report.

Gen Z turn away from 'addictive' social media

26th November 2023
One student says scrolling negative news was affecting his mental health.

Harvard under fire for helping elite skip the queue

25th November 2023
Children of past students are favoured in admissions - now state legislators are calling for this to end.

What is Ofsted and how do inspections work?

24th November 2023
The death of head teacher Ruth Perry has highlighted the pressure Ofsted inspections can put on schools.

Pupil reading standards in Wales fall since Covid

23rd November 2023
Annual tests of reading of seven to 14-year-olds show a decline in performance.

Parents' social contract with schools fractured - Ofsted

23rd November 2023
Parents are increasingly willing to challenge school rules, Ofsted's annual report says.

WhatsApp messages show teachers mocking vulnerable pupils

23rd November 2023
The BBC has seen private messages with swearing and poo emojis shared by teachers in Aberdeenshire.

Oxfordshire SEND: Boy with autism left without school for 18 months

23rd November 2023
Max and his mother Suzie tell the BBC about trying to get the support he needs in Oxfordshire.

Wales school summer holidays could be cut by one week

21st November 2023
New plans would see the summer break start a week later with kids off for two weeks in October.

Man builds University of East Anglia halls out of Lego

21st November 2023
Mark Hodgson recreates his campus in Lego form because he does not have many photographs of it.


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