Education

How does being thrown out of school feel?

BBC London has been given unprecedented access to a centre that educates some of the hundreds of kids excluded from mainstream schools each year. The Limes College in Sutton, south-west London, tries to turn around the lives of some of the capital’s troubled children. One 16-year-old, Annie-Leigh, has flourished since joining the school but said […]

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Overseas students should ‘stay in migration target’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Universities are disappointed at the lack of change in the approach to overseas students International students in the UK should not be removed from targets to reduce migration, recommends a report commissioned by the Home Office. The Migration Advisory Committee, which gives the government independent advice on immigration, says there […]

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How UK education ranks in the world

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The UK has the youngest teaching workforce of any developed country How does funding and support for schools and universities in the UK compare with the rest of the world? Every year an international comparison of education in industrialised countries is published by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and […]

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‘I smashed my kids’ iPads’

Image copyright Getty Images/PAImage caption Kirstie’s children have a smashing time on their iPads Kirstie Allsopp has revealed she smashed her children’s iPads after they broke her rules about screen time. The TV presenter, who is mother to two sons and two stepsons, said she took action after her sons played games outside their permitted […]

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Academy chain accused of misusing government funds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBright Tribe Trust founder Michael Dwan told Panorama that the required work had been completed, before walking out of the interview An academy trust that runs 10 schools in England has been accused of making false claims for government grants. BBC Panorama has found the Bright Tribe […]

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West Sussex firm leads way over ‘fake orphanages’

An agency in Sussex has stopped sending volunteers abroad on orphanage placements because of concern about “fake orphans”. About 80% of children in orphanages worldwide are not actually orphans, according to research by charities including Unicef and Save the Children. Volunteers, often young adults on gap years, pay to go abroad and help in orphanages, […]

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‘Thanks for tidying my room’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Aaaaah! Chaos With children back at school, the mystery of what they are doing all day and how they are getting on may be pre-occupying many parents. Any parent of a school child will be familiar with monosyllabic responses drawn from the question: “How was school darling?” Wouldn’t it be […]

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‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’

Image copyright NATREImage caption Schools should teach a wider range of religious and non-religious views, says the report Religious education in England’s schools should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, say experts. The subject should include non-religious worldviews as well as major faiths, says the Commission on Religious Education […]