Education

Colburn school exam results annulled after inquiry

Image copyright GoogleImage caption Investigations were carried out at Colburn Community Primary School, Richmondshire, after concerns were raised by a government agency Exam results at a North Yorkshire primary school have been thrown out due to “maladministration”. Year six pupils at Colburn Community Primary School had part of their Key Stage 2 Sats results annulled […]

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‘My sister has my child’

Image copyright Getty Images “There’s no way I can work, on my wages, and pay the childminder for the holidays,” says mother-of-one Emma. “I’ve been very lucky because my sister has my daughter for me.” For Emma, being able to leave her child with her sister and pay her a much reduced rate has been […]

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Jenson Button takes brakes off engineering

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Jenson Button wants to reverse an international shortage of recruits into engineering Jenson Button may be a Formula One world champion, but a lack of engineering skills nearly ended his career in its infancy. The racing driver admits he faced a steep learning curve as his technical knowledge left a […]

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Religious education ‘vital for diversity’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Londoners of different faiths and cultures remembered the terror attack on London Bridge Religious education is more vital than ever in an increasingly diverse society and needs a higher status, says former home secretary Charles Clarke. Mr Clarke is co-author of a report calling for better religious education in school […]

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Mum of autistic boy slams school for ‘abusive’ voicemail

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionListen: Leighanne Bromley has shared the voicemail left by Three Spires Academy School staff unwittingly left an expletive-laden voicemail about an autistic pupil on his “gobsmacked” mum’s phone. Leighanne Bromley, 29, said Three Spires Academy in Coventry called after Harley, 10, was off sick. But the member […]

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Anti-knife violence lessons for holidays

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The lessons want to reduce the risk of teenagers getting involved in knife crime during the summer holidays Teenagers in England are being given lessons in school to reduce the risk of knife violence in the summer holidays. End-of-term activities might be expected to be sports days, school trips and […]

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Private tutors ‘should face DBS criminal record checks’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption There are an estimated 100,000 full time private tutors working in the UK, according to the Tutors’ Association The UK’s biggest teaching union has called for all private home tutors to face criminal record checks before being allowed to work with children. The National Education Union (NEU) said teachers barred […]

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Visual history

Image copyright Getty Images The Republic of Ireland’s referendum to liberalise abortion laws in May was one of the most visual campaigns in the country’s history. It was another sign of massive societal change coming just three years after the country’s same-sex marriage referendum. Now artists, archivists and historians in Ireland have come together to […]

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Concerns over Stormont minority ethnic fund money

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘We’re really panicking here’ – Concerns over minority ethnic fund money Questions have been raised about whether a Stormont scheme set up to aid ethnic minority communities is serving its purpose. Several groups that applied to the Minority Ethnic Development Fund (MEDF) have been told they have […]