Education

Welsh school ratings show improvement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJackie Parker, head of Crickhowell High School in Powys, says all schools look to improve There has been an improvement in school performance, according to annual categorisation ratings. Hundreds of schools are placed into colour-coded support categories – green, yellow, amber and red. Two thirds of secondary […]

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Religious extremists 'trying to pervert education'

Image copyright Getty Images Religious extremists are using schools to narrow children’s horizons and “pervert education”, England’s chief inspector of schools has warned. Amanda Spielman said some community leaders see schools as vehicles to “indoctrinate impressionable minds” – with extremist ideology in some cases. Ofsted inspectors are increasingly coming into contact with such extremists, she […]

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Teacher retention: Government 'failing to get a grip'

Image copyright JAKE RUSBY Image caption Jake Rusby left after just three years “Lesson planning, marking, carrying out assessments, parents evenings – there was always something to do. “I felt very much under pressure to move children on in their learning, to meet their targets,” says Jake Rusby, who left teaching after three years. “I […]

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'I was 12 when I married a 35-year-old'

Image copyright Camfed Image caption Girls who are forced into early marriage are unlikely ever to return to education All too often girls in countries across sub-Saharan Africa can be married off an early age, trapping them in a cycle that is almost impossible to escape. They can be held by poverty, sexual and domestic […]

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St Olave's Grammar School row head resigns

Image copyright St Olave’s school Image caption Head teacher Aydin Önaç has now resigned The head of a grammar school at the centre of a row about pupils being forced to leave before their A-levels has resigned. Aydin Önaç, headmaster of St Olave’s Grammar School in Orpington, south-east London, will leave his post at Christmas, […]

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Glitter banned by Dorset children's nursery chain

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGroup manager Harriet Pacey said their nurseries already avoid a lot of single-use items Glitter has been banned by a chain of children’s nurseries because of the “terrible damage” it does to the environment. The art material is washed into the water system and can end up […]