Education

One in five children in England now eligible for free school meals amid pandemic surge

One in five children in England now eligible for free school meals amid pandemic surge One in five children in England now eligible for free school meals amid pandemic surge More than one in five pupils in England are now eligible for free school meals, new government data shows – an increase of 300,000 in a year that has been dominated by …

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Proportion of children securing first choice secondary school places falls

Proportion of children securing first choice secondary school places falls Proportion of children securing first choice secondary school places falls The proportion of pupils gaining places at their first-choice secondary school has fallen, figures show. Nearly one fifth of children have missed out on their top choice of secondary school, rising to more than two in five pupils in some …

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More and more school leavers aren’t going to university

More and more school leavers aren’t going to university More and more school leavers aren’t going to university More than one fifth of school leavers are turning their backs on university and aiming for jobs that don’t need a degree instead. A poll of 1,000 16-18 year olds who are not yet in higher education found 73 per cent already …

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More than one quarter of UK schools are in areas above global pollution limits, charity finds

More than one quarter of UK schools are in areas above global pollution limits, charity finds More than one quarter of UK schools are in areas above global pollution limits, charity finds More than one quarter of UK schools are located in areas where air pollution is above World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, according to an environmental charity. New data …

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Exam grading fiasco down to ‘human decision-making’ not algorithm, former Ofqual head says

Exam grading fiasco down to ‘human decision-making’ not algorithm, former Ofqual head says

Exam grading fiasco down to ‘human decision-making’ not algorithm, former Ofqual head says Exam grading fiasco down to ‘human decision-making’ not algorithm, former Ofqual head says The former head of England’s exam regulator has said that last year’s grading fiasco was caused by “human-decision making” rather than a controversial algorithm. The problem was not with the algorithm itself but rather …

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Williamson’s involvement in Queen painting row ‘poses questions over government’s commitment to free speech’

Williamson’s involvement in Queen painting row ‘poses questions over government’s commitment to free speech’

Williamson’s involvement in Queen painting row ‘poses questions over government’s commitment to free speech’ Williamson’s involvement in Queen painting row ‘poses questions over government’s commitment to free speech’ Gavin Williamson’s response to Oxford University students removing a painting of the Queen “poses questions” over the government’s commitment to free speech, according to the National University of Students (NUS). Members of …

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150 lecturers refuse to teach at Oxford’s Oriel College in protest over refusal to remove Cecil Rhodes statue

150 lecturers refuse to teach at Oxford’s Oriel College in protest over refusal to remove Cecil Rhodes statue

150 lecturers refuse to teach at Oxford’s Oriel College in protest over refusal to remove Cecil Rhodes statue 150 lecturers refuse to teach at Oxford’s Oriel College in protest over refusal to remove Cecil Rhodes statue More than 150 lecturers are reportedly refusing to teach students at Oxford University’s Oriel College in protest at the institution’s decision not to remove …

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Boys sharing naked pictures of girls at school like ‘collection game’ finds Ofsted report

Boys sharing naked pictures of girls at school like ‘collection game’ finds Ofsted report

Boys sharing naked pictures of girls at school like ‘collection game’ finds Ofsted report Boys sharing naked pictures of girls at school like ‘collection game’ finds Ofsted report Boys are distributing explicit images of girls with each other via social media like a “collection game” , a major new report by Ofsted found. The school watchdog, which spoke to over 900 children and …

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Queen portrait removal divides Oxford University students

Queen portrait removal divides Oxford University students

Queen portrait removal divides Oxford University students Queen portrait removal divides Oxford University students For some students at Oxford, the decision to remove a portrait of the Queen from a common room is an “unspeakable thing”, and for others it’s a welcome acknowledgement of the UK’s colonial history – albeit a move now being hijacked by those seeking to exacerbate …

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Schools catch-up money for next year ‘slightly more than one month of Eat Out to Help Out’

Pause tests for primary school children to let them catch up, government told

Schools catch-up money for next year ‘slightly more than one month of Eat Out to Help Out’ Schools catch-up money for next year ‘slightly more than one month of Eat Out to Help Out’ Catch-up money for schools over the next academic year is “only slightly more” than the amount spent on one month of the Eat Out to Help …

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