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Warning over shrinking school meals as prices rise

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:22
School caterers will have to shrink portions or use cheaper ingredients, a major food wholesaler warns.

Music teaching: Free instruments plan for all pupils

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:15
Funding for music teaching in Wales is trebling to £4.5m per year from September.

Teachers sent 'degrading' WhatsApp messages about disabled pupils

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 10:33
WhatsApp messages about primary school children in Aberdeenshire were not disclosed to parents.

Schools: The difficulties of getting back to normal

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 03:18
Some children have struggled returning to school after the height of the Covid pandemic.

University of Wolverhampton stops recruiting students for 138 courses

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 20:24
A loss of income and rising costs leaves The University of Wolverhampton facing financial challenges.

Schools: Caution urged on fines for children's absences

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 13:27
Some children have had trouble adjusting to being back in school after being at home during Covid.

Northern Ireland holiday hunger payments not in place

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:19
Stormont approval is needed to fund the free school meal scheme over the summer, officials say.

GCSE and A-level exam invigilator shortages mean parents and teachers are stepping in

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 05:15
A union is warning of invigilator shortages as pupils sit their first summer exams since 2019.

Ukraine: The children's camp that became an execution ground

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 04:58
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford investigates the killing of civilians in a summer camp in Bucha, Ukraine.

'I searched for my sister for 30 years, but Covid took her from me'

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 07:12
As a child Steve Ellis uncovered a family secret, 60 years later it led to an unexpected friendship.

NUS: Government cuts students' union funding over anti-Semitism concerns

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 12:16
The universities minister says the National Union of Students will no longer get government funding.

The Ukrainian refugee schoolgirl learning fast in the UK

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 04:37
Ukrainian refugee Marharyta, nine, is learning English as she waits to start school in Manchester.

First-class degrees more than double in a decade

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 16:45
Nearly 38% of students were awarded the top grade in 2020-21, the university watchdog says.

GCSE and A-level exams 2022: What you need to know

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:34
For the first time since Covid, students are sitting exams across the UK - so what has changed?

Stillbirth: 'Finding my baby’s grave gave me comfort'

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 10:39
Lilian spent six decades not knowing where her son was buried and thought he had been "thrown away".

Playground overhaul needed so disabled children can join the fun, charity says

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 05:15
Poor design means disabled children cannot use their local playgrounds, say campaigners.

Cash pulled from popular BTecs in move to T-levels

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 23:03
There has been criticism of plans to withdraw funding for most BTecs as T-levels are rolled out.

Bedford YMCA nursery parents' angry at 250% rise in fees

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 21:41
A father says he will struggle to find an extra £6,000 a year to pay for pre-school care.

Liphook Bohunt School teacher banned from profession

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 20:20
Katherine Veitch slapped a pupil while working as a teacher at Bohunt School in Liphook in 2020.

Childhood trauma experienced by four in 10 NI young people

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 11:29
Of the 1,300 young people who were asked, 478 had experienced at least one traumatic event.