Education

Pinner school faces closure after chalk mine discovery

[ad_1] Image copyright Harrow Council Image caption Pinner Wood School might never reopen, the council has warned A junior school is facing an uncertain future after a chalk mine was discovered beneath it. Geological surveys have found an “unacceptable risk” that the ground below the Pinner Wood School, in Pinner, north-west London, could become unstable, […]

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Scottish heads to get £3.5m support scheme

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Head teachers are to be offered a new package of training support as part of a £3.5m Scottish government scheme. The Excellence in Headship programme aims to help school leaders “improve critical self-awareness, leadership of learning, lead system change and organisational effectiveness”. Education Secretary John Swinney made the announcement in […]

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Drop in teacher training recruits revealed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images There are fears it could get even tougher to recruit teachers after a drop in the number of trainees on courses in England and Wales. The latest figures show a 6.9% drop in acceptances on to teacher training courses for this year. Head teachers’ leaders said the drop in recruits […]

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Warning over segregation in England's schools

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of state schools across England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, according to research. More than a quarter of primary and four in 10 secondary schools are ethnically divided, the social integration charity, The Challenge, found. It says almost a third of primary and a quarter of secondary […]

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Teachers' unions merge to make super-union

[ad_1] Image copyright NUT Image caption Kevin Courtney and Mary Bousted plan to share the post of general secretary The members of two teaching unions have voted to merge to form a new super-union, to be called the National Education Union (NEU). The merged National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers […]

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School governors point to 'diabolical' budget squeeze

[ad_1] Image copyright iStock Image caption Some pupils face a limited curriculum, warn governors School governors have pointed to a “catastrophic” squeeze on budgets, as the government prepares to introduce a new funding formula for schools. A snapshot survey of 4,000 governors by the BBC sheds light on the existing funding pressure in England’s schools. […]

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Everton Football Club's free school for troubled kids

[ad_1] Take a look inside Everton Free School, the only school run by a Premier League football. It helps troubled children, like Liam, who have struggled in mainstream education. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been given exclusive access to the school. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two […]