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Strep A schools may be given preventive antibiotics

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 18:48
The drugs would be used to stop more cases of the bacterial infection that has killed some children.

Child aged 12 dies of invasive strep A in London

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 21:03
A child in London has died of strep A, as experts warn to expect more cases - mostly mild - in coming weeks.

Cambridge University student Alexander Horner died by suicide

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 18:31
The death of Alex Horner is one of six suicides or suspected suicides at the university in 2022.

Strep A: Penarth family traumatised by daughter's death

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 15:00
The father of seven-year-old Hanna Roap, describes how his "bubbly" daughter died within hours.

Arabic lessons: 'It's respectful, the Irish people learning my language'

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 11:52
Pupils at a County Tyrone school are learning Arabic to be able to speak it to Syrian students.

Do you need to change your accent to get a top job?

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 05:31
Student Chris explores trying to change the way he speaks, out of a concern his accent may hold him back.

Second teachers' strike to lead to more disruption

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 04:46
The extent of the disruption is becoming clear as schools inform families about strike-related closures

What is Strep A and what are the symptoms to look out for?

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 21:25
Another UK child has died from this highly contagious infection. What should people look out for?

Primary school teacher banned after sex conversations with child

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 21:17
James Young, 30, had already been handed a suspended prison sentence by the criminal courts.

University of Derby: Mother suspended from lectures over baby row

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 20:23
Leah Foster says the university went back on an earlier deal and she is now missing valuable teaching.

Concerns at closure of Wolverhampton glass-making course

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 11:46
The University of Wolverhampton says the course is among 138 suspended due to rising costs.

County lines: ‘I was 11 and in a drugs gang - why did nobody save me?’

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 05:58
Young people and families tell of abuse from drugs gangs, as one group battles to reach kids at risk.

GSCE pupils to have extra help with exams next year

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 16:03
In mathematics, physics and combined science, students will be provided with supporting material.

Wales' education: Teacher pressure sparks staffing fears

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 14:23
One head teacher says experienced staff have already quit over long hours in the profession.

School absence pupils to be helped rather then punished

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 12:10
Psychologists and community workers will visit homes to help pupils overcome anxiety, stress and mental health issues.

Somerset's teachers transforming a "weak" education system

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 11:39
A month after a council report criticised standards in Somerset, school leaders say positive work is being done.

Scottish secondary schools to close again as teachers strike

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 21:15
Scottish pupils face more strikes next week as teachers' unions formally reject the latest pay offer.

Evesham mum 'torn' over school offer for autistic son 95 miles away

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 20:44
Kat is worried about the distance but wants her autistic son, Rhys in school after a year at home.

Teachers' strikes: What are they paid and will schools close?

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 15:04
Most schools in Scotland closed in the first of a series of teachers' strikes.

'School talked only about care leavers going to prison'

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:18
Just 13% of care leavers go to university at 18, compared with 46% of the wider population.