Foster care workers vote to form first ever trade union

BBC - Tue, 20/09/2016 - 03:22
A group of foster care workers vote to form the first ever trade union for the profession, amid concerns over their employment rights and pay.
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Students warned of new 'phishing' scam

BBC - Tue, 20/09/2016 - 00:58
University freshers are warned of a new "phishing" scam where fraudsters offer victims an "educational grant".
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NHS watchdog issues sexting advice

BBC - Tue, 20/09/2016 - 00:54
Any child or teenager sending explicit images or messages on texts and emails is cause for concern and should be monitored, new guidelines for schools and health professionals in England advise.
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Internet can be 'paedophile playground', warns NSPCC

BBC - Mon, 19/09/2016 - 11:09
The internet can be "a playground for paedophiles" the NSPCC has warned.
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Volunteers help Cardiff students get home in freshers' week

BBC - Mon, 19/09/2016 - 06:17
Volunteers will be on hand to help students get home safely during nights out over freshers' week, as part of a new safety drive in Cardiff.
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Young 'being ghettoised' by inner city renting

BBC - Sun, 18/09/2016 - 10:14
Older and younger people are being driven apart by the rocketing cost of housing, leaving young families in inner city 'ghettos', a think tank says.
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Saracens Rugby Club to open one of 77 new free schools

BBC - Fri, 16/09/2016 - 14:12
The latest wave of free schools approved to open in England include one run by Saracens Rugby Club.
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Kent school bids to be first new grammar

BBC - Fri, 16/09/2016 - 12:12
A non-selective Kent school is believed to be the first to outline plans to become a grammar school after Theresa May outlined education changes.
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National phonics check 'too basic'

BBC - Fri, 16/09/2016 - 08:46
Children can pass the phonics test with just a basic knowledge of the government's preferred system for learning to read, research suggests.
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Teenage hormones 'turn pupils off school for three years'

BBC - Fri, 16/09/2016 - 03:14
Adolescence and boredom can turn pupils off learning for three years in early secondary school, a study of 32,000 UK pupils suggests.
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Councils call for greater powers to tackle illegal schools

BBC - Fri, 16/09/2016 - 03:11
Local authorities in England and Wales call for greater powers to investigate illegal schools and children being educated at home.
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Academy rejects call for parent governors

BBC - Thu, 15/09/2016 - 15:06
An academy chain says it has no intention of having parent governors in its schools, despite the education secretary saying that schools should have them.
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Grammar schools benefit rich, says OECD

BBC - Thu, 15/09/2016 - 10:30
Grammar schools are likely to benefit wealthy families without raising overall standards, says the OECD's analysis of international evidence.
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Prime Minister's Questions: Corbyn attacks grammar school plan

BBC - Wed, 14/09/2016 - 18:10
Jeremy Corbyn attacks Theresa May over grammar school expansion during Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons.
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Care leavers 'failed by lack of financial support'

BBC - Wed, 14/09/2016 - 17:01
Young people leaving care are at risk of debt and homelessness because of a lack of financial education by many councils, the Children's Society reports.
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Parent governor role won't be scrapped - Greening

BBC - Wed, 14/09/2016 - 15:18
Proposals to scrap the requirement for schools to have parent governors will not be pursued, says Education Secretary Justine Greening.
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Council improves offer to teaching assistants

BBC - Wed, 14/09/2016 - 14:07
Teaching assistants in County Durham have been offered an improved compensation package in a dispute over term-time only wages.
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Teachers oppose grammar expansion, survey finds

BBC - Wed, 14/09/2016 - 11:06
The majority of teachers and school leaders oppose Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for a new wave of grammar schools in England, a survey suggests.
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School quiz

BBC - Wed, 14/09/2016 - 03:39
State, grammar or private - where did these people go to school?
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Foreign Office spends £14m on private school fees

BBC - Wed, 14/09/2016 - 01:47
The Foreign Office spends £14m per year on private school fees for children of its staff, including £6m for staff based in the UK, Lib Dem MPs reveal.
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