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‘I create a safe environment for them’: meet the hockey-playing teacher helping pupils shoot for maths success

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Maths teacher Kiran Kaur Gill was an adult when she accidentally fell in love with hockey. Now she’s using it to build pupils’ confidence on the pitch – and in the classroomby Nicola Slawson ...

‘I’ve felt quite proud’: the diverse curriculum inspiring school pupils

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When 12-year-old Rose learned about the Bristol bus boycott in her history class, she felt an immense sense of pride. She knew there was a civil rights movement in the US, but wasn’t aware of the UK’s own struggle for...

12% of English pupils report continuing Covid symptoms weeks after infection

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More than one in 10 pupils and over a third of school staff with Covid continued to suffer symptoms four weeks after infection, according to new data which may shed some light on the scale of long Covid in schools in ...

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...

Bridging the gap: UK university students tutor disadvantaged pupils

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Every Monday, after a long day of college, Fardowsa Ahmed logged on to her computer to take a night class in GCSE biology. She was exhausted, but she needed the qualification to start her nursing degree in the autumn....

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...

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...

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...

Extreme views and conspiracism rising among England’s pupils, research finds

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Teachers are reporting a rise in extremist views and conspiracy theories among pupils, which they warn will be left to fester unless schools equip them with training and resources to tackle dangerous thinking and ideo...

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...

GCSE and A-level pupils to be awarded fewer top grades in 2022, says Ofqual

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Pupils sitting GCSEs and A-levels next summer will receive fewer top grades than this year’s cohort, but will be given advance notice of some exam topics to help address learning lost as a result of the pandemic, Ofqu...

GCSE results: pupils achieve record numbers of top grades in England

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Record numbers of top GCSE grades were awarded to pupils in England but the rise remained well below the acceleration seen in the highest A-level grades given earlier this week. Thirty per cent of entries gained grade...

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...

Nadhim Zahawi: pupils may have to wear masks again if Covid cases rise

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Children could be forced to wear masks in schools across England again as part of the government’s back-up plan if the country’s Covid situation deteriorates significantly, the education secretary has admitted. Nadhim...

Nigeria: families gather at school after gunmen abduct 140 pupils – video

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Distraught parents have gathered outside a boarding school in north-western Nigeria after gunmen kidnapped 140 children, the latest in a wave of mass abductions targeting schoolchildren and students in the country. Ab...

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 ...

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