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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Defying 'banter'

BBC - Tue, 13/09/2016 - 18:46
A sex education expert says sexual bullying has become an accepted culture for teenagers within schools.
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Julie Walters: Grammar schools 'divisive and dreadful'

BBC - Tue, 13/09/2016 - 12:08
Actress Julie Walters, who went to a grammar school, says expanding them is a 'terrible thing to do'.
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'I got groped on the way to class'

BBC - Tue, 13/09/2016 - 11:49
MPs say the government has no coherent plan for tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence in England's schools.
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MPs seek better plan to fight school sexual harassment

BBC - Tue, 13/09/2016 - 00:39
The government has no coherent plan for tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence in England's schools, say MPs.
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Greening pledges grammar 'meritocracy'

BBC - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 17:50
A new generation of grammar schools will improve access to good school places, Education Secretary Justine Greening tells MPs.
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Humanists' legal challenge to school religious observance

BBC - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 13:15
The Scottish government's decision not to allow older pupils to opt themselves out of religious observance is facing a legal challenge.
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Alternative first days

BBC - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 10:33
As social media fills up with photographs of shiny-faced children heading off for the first day of school, the hashtag #notbacktoschool has been gaining traction. Home education parents have posted their first day pictures too.
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MPs set to question grammar school plans

BBC - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 01:46
Plans to re-introduce grammar schools in England will be presented to Parliament later.
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Red tape 'stops school nurses doing job'

BBC - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 00:50
School nurses are finding less time to do their job because of more child protection issues and excessive bureaucracy, research says.
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Michael Morpurgo: How it feels to fail the 11-plus test

BBC - Sun, 11/09/2016 - 09:59
War Horse author Michael Morpurgo explains what it was like to fail the 11-plus as a boy and the subsequent fall out.
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Oxbridgeton?

BBC - Sun, 11/09/2016 - 03:30
The story of England's little known third ancient university and how it was killed off by a king.
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