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Teachers tired of pointless emails

6 hours 5 min ago
Teachers say they can't stay up all night answering individual email queries from parents.

Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye Ndiaye are living in the UK

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:50
Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndye Ndiaye have an uncertain future after moving from Senegal to the UK.

'Appalling' ignorance of child-protection pressures

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:13
The spending watchdog criticise the government's "appalling" lack of understanding of the pressures on children's services.

Schools failing to report asbestos details

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 06:17
Nearly a quarter of schools in England have not told government how they are dealing with asbestos in their buildings.

Novak Djokovic's war memories make him fund childhood research

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 05:47
The tennis superstar is funding research at Harvard to find better ways to improve early years education.

Girl, 5, raises alarm after mum falls down stairs

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 22:23
Scarlett Neill stayed on the phone to the emergency services until help arrived.

Welsh pupils refused hot school dinners due to credit debt

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 07:55
A leading councillor says the school meals "scandal" is like being back "in the dark ages".

When your dad decides to do the same apprenticeship as you

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 07:11
Dominic Foster and his dad John are on the same apprenticeship at the same company.

'I'm mixed-race, is Cambridge University right for me?'

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 07:10
Anoushka has been offered a place at Cambridge. But she's mixed race and worries she won't fit in. Should she accept the offer?

All school music lessons 'should be free', MSPs say

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 05:56
Holyrood's education committee says that "in principle", all school music tuition should be free.

The teen Primark model with vitiligo

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 05:37
Kaiden Williams, 13, recently featured in a campaign for the clothes store and is inspiring others.

Lancashire school's '£1,000 holiday fine' warning denied

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 21:34
Lancashire County Council said informal discussions with teachers about school absences "are simply a way of gathering ideas".

'Landmark' overhaul for domestic abuse laws

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 15:05
A new definition of abuse will include economic harm, manipulation and controlling behaviour.

Government to fund 2,900 school exchanges for poorer pupils

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 09:51
Schools will be able to apply for grants to take poorer pupils on overseas exchanges.

Pupils in hospital after 'drug-related' incident at Dunfermline High School

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 22:56
Emergency services were called to Dunfermline High School after 10 students became unwell.

English-medium education to put more emphasis on Welsh

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:54
Welsh will no longer be classed as a second language in English-medium schools, under new proposals.

Essex teacher banned for life for sex with female pupil

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 01:18
Suzanne Harrison had a four-year sexual relationship with a female pupil.

Periodic table found at St Andrews University 'is world's oldest'

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:30
Experts who dated the teaching chart found at St Andrews University said it was printed between 1879 and 1886.

London state school secures 41 Oxbridge offers

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:51
A school in one of London's poorest boroughs aims to send 41 students to Oxford or Cambridge this year.