Education

Top 10 tips for starting at university

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Fresh-faced and ready to go – it’s the start of a new university year The new duvet cover has been bought, posters are packed, a favourite teddy has been sneaked in and the car boot is crammed full. It’s that time of year when young people are heading off to […]

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Ministers face defeat over primary tests

Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood MSPs have defeated the Scottish government in a vote calling on ministers to “halt” national assessments for P1 pupils. The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them. Ministers insist they are not high-stakes tests, but […]

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How music saved a failing school

A primary school in a deprived part of Bradford has gone from failing school to success story. The transformation, it says, is down to a decision to rebuild its curriculum around music. Adyan, who is nearly five, can barely stand still in the school’s music room. His mother, Rabia, is growing impatient. “Come on: one, […]

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The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

Image caption Top chef Jock Zonfrillo has collectied ideas and ingredients from indigenous people A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. Jock Zonfrillo has visited hundreds of remote communities in Australia to understand the origins of ingredients and their cultural significance. The […]

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Educating Greater Manchester head Drew Povey resigns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrew Povey was in the TV series Educating Greater Manchester The head teacher of the school which featured in the TV series Educating Greater Manchester has resigned after claiming his suspension felt like a “personal vendetta”. Drew Povey, head at Harrop Fold School in Little Hulton, Salford, […]

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School open days: Eight things to look for

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Everything flows from a good head, says former Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw It’s that time of the year when secondary schools freshen up their display boards, pick out their best-behaved kids and prepare for open evenings. But how can parents get beyond the glossy prospectuses and slick presentations and […]

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Widower’s advice on diet

Image copyright Getty Images When a 21-year-old woman asked a weight loss forum for advice on how to deal with her boyfriend making comments about her appearance, one widower’s response moved many to reflect on how we treat our loved ones. The widower replied to the young woman to share how he was full of […]