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Pimlico academy pupils stage protest over ‘discriminatory’ policies

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Hundreds of students have staged a protest outside a London secondary school over allegations of racism amid changes to the curriculum, its uniform policy and the placement of a union flag outside the building. Studen...

Quarter of UK pupils attend schools where air pollution is over WHO limit

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Millions of British children attend schools where air pollution is worse than the World Health Organization limit, campaigners have said. An analysis found that more than a quarter of schools, from nurseries to sixth-...

Dulwich College head warns pupils over ‘rape culture’ protest

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The head of a London school caught up in a row over “rape culture” in private schools has warned pupils they could be fined by police if they take part in a protest planned for Friday. The march by pupils of several s...

Assessment of England pupils sitting exams in 2022 likely to be adapted

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Assessments of pupils in England due to sit GCSE and A-level examinations in summer 2022 are likely to be adapted to take into account the disruption to their studies caused by the pandemic, MPs have been told. The me...

Persistent Covid-related absence leaves pupils lagging – Ofsted

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Persistent absence from school caused by Covid and mental illness is hampering efforts by pupils to catch up on lost learning, according to a report by Ofsted. The schools inspectorate said its visits to 98 primary an...

UK teachers targeted by Covid anti-vaxxers as schools prepare to vaccinate pupils

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Secondary schools in the UK have been plunged into the centre of the row over Covid vaccines for 12- to 15-year-olds, with anti-vaxxers at school gates and a headteacher threatened with legal action by one of his own ...

Face masks for English secondary school pupils to be ditched, Williamson confirms

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Rules requiring secondary school pupils in England to wear face masks are to be scrapped, the education secretary has said, despite pleas by teaching unions and others for them to remain compulsory for longer. Gavin W...

Union criticises ‘pitiful’ £1.4bn Covid catch-up plan for England pupils

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The £1.4bn announced for the post-pandemic catch-up programme for pupils in England is “pitiful” and a fraction of that committed by other countries to help children’s education, a school leaders’ union has said. Geof...

Pupils to be offered 100m hours of tuition in Covid catch-up plan

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Pupils will be offered an extra 100m hours of tuition under post-pandemic catch-up plans unveiled today – but the government faced immediate criticism of the £1.4bn programme, with its own tsar warning “more will be n...

Do not encourage pupils to join climate protests, says draft DfE strategy

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Schools in England should not encourage pupils to take part in climate protests or join campaigns, according to a draft strategy paper on sustainability and climate change published by the Department for Education. Th...

Devon pupils evacuated after school is struck by lightning

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Pupils at a primary school have been evacuated after the building was struck by lighting in thunderstorms that caused flash flooding and disruption in Devon. Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service was called to Mo...

Ofqual: bias against disadvantaged and SEN pupils ‘common’ in assessments

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Teacher assessments are often biased against disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs (SEN), according to research by England’s exams regulator Ofqual which will add to concerns about grades this ...

Give pupils Covid jab to prevent virus running through UK, expert says

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Schoolchildren should be given the Covid vaccine to avoid allowing the virus to “run through the population”, a leading scientific expert has said, after official vaccine advisers concluded the net health benefit in v...

Schools in England forced to cut support for special needs pupils

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Cash-strapped schools in England have been forced to cut support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) after nearly a third of headteachers said they were forced to slash their budgets last...

UK pupils explore untold war stories of black and Asian soldiers

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Henry Braimah was a colonel in the British army who fought in Burma during the second world war. His story largely went unacknowledged until his great-granddaughter Saeeda Amidu, a pupil in east London, uncovered it f...

Revealed: how grammar schools are expanding – by taking pupils who fail the 11-plus

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It’s a glorious late autumn day at Herne Bay high school in Kent, and boys and girls in red tops are playing sport on neat artificial pitches, but the principal, Jon Boyes, is looking into the distance, pointing out a...

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