Education

Further education college faces insolvency

Image caption Hadlow College was brought back from the brink of closure in 2002 A struggling college has requested to be put into educational administration, in the first application of its kind. The Hadlow Group, which runs Hadlow College in Kent, is being investigated over financial irregularities. If the request is granted next week, the […]

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Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

Image copyright Getty Images Teenagers taught about the world of work are more motivated to get higher GCSE results, say researchers. A careers charity study found pupils who heard directly from employers about the realities of getting a job went on to get better grades. It also seemed to provide the incentive for increased revision. […]

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Voices of children overlooked in family courts, says ex-head

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne mother describes how her abusive ex-partner was granted unsupervised access to their children by the family courts Family courts in England and Wales are not properly accommodating children’s voices and needs because the government has suggested “it would all cost too much”, their former head has […]

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Poverty tightens grip on poorest children, research says

Image copyright Getty Images Child poverty is tightening its grip on Britain’s poorest families, research suggests. About two-thirds of children are living in poverty-hit families in pockets of some large cities, the study for End Child Poverty Coalition estimates. More than half of children in over 200 wards are below the poverty line, statistical analysis […]

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Inequality driving ‘deaths of despair’

Image copyright Getty Images Widening inequalities in pay, health and opportunities in the UK are undermining trust in democracy, says an Institute for Fiscal Studies report. The think tank warns of runaway incomes for high earners but rises in “deaths of despair”, such as from addiction and suicide, among the poorest. It warns of risks […]

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Seven unlikely jobs heads do besides running schools

Image caption Head teacher Jim Nicholson teaches woodland skills to pupils They’re the most senior person on the staff and usually the best paid but head teachers increasingly find themselves doing tasks you wouldn’t necessarily associate with the role – from catering manager, to odd-job person, to emergency social worker. To an extent, heads have […]

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Excluded pupils’ results ‘to be part of league tables’

Image copyright Getty Images Schools in England will have to stay accountable for pupils they exclude, a government-backed review has said. It could mean school league table rankings having to include the exam results of pupils who have been excluded and moved elsewhere. The intention is to stop so-called “off-rolling”, where schools remove difficult or […]

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Beat your exam stress by running for success

Image caption Adriana says running is a stress relief Students are being urged to swap their revision notes for trainers this exam season to help with stress. As exams are approaching, England Athletics is launching its first #RunAndRevise scheme, which aims to encourage pupils to take a break from revision and support their mental health […]