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Birmingham LGBT row: Parkfield School protests resume

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParents protest again about LGBT teaching at Birmingham schoolProtests over a primary school's teaching of LGBT rights have resumed amid claims the topic is still being discussed with pupils.Parent rallies outside Parkfield Community School ended last week when teachers decided to stop lessons on homophobia indefinitely.But on Thursday, about 250 parents and children protested at the school gates in Birmingham for
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Heads warn of £5.7bn school funding gap

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heads say that inadequate funding for schools is adding to the pressure on teachers Head teachers say England's schools face a £5.7bn funding shortfall.Without an injection of extra cash, head teachers' leaders say many schools will have to make "deeper cuts" or "face insolvency".The funding warnings were made at the annual conference of the Association of School and College Leaders.Education Secretary Damian Hinds
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‘Pupil poverty’ pressure on school cash

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heads say schools are having to act like an "emergency service" for impoverished families Schools in England are having to "pick up the pieces" for families in poverty, including giving food and clothes to children, head teachers warn.But, they say, that is unsustainable when schools are facing "funding cuts".Heads will raise their concerns at the Association of School and College Leaders' (ASCL) annual
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GCSE coursework lost in cyber attack on Bridport school

[ad_1] Image copyright Sir John Colfox Academy Image caption The Sir John Colfox Academy has about 1,000 pupils Hackers have used ransomware to encrypt files at a school, causing it to lose some students' GCSE coursework.The Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport, Dorset, said a member of staff mistakenly opened an email containing a virus.The email claimed to be from a colleague at another Dorset school and infected the computer
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire teacher becomes ‘school sensation’

[ad_1] Image copyright Bishop Challoner Catholic College Image caption Colleagues of John Robinson (in grey shirt) hugged him and tweeted "he's not going anywhere" after his win An English teacher who won £500,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire said he did not expect it to create such "a sensation" at his school. John Robinson, of Birmingham's Bishop Challoner Catholic College, had kept his success secret since January when
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Parkfield Community School LGBT protests: School denies ‘U-turn’

[ad_1] Image caption Assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat created the No Outsiders programme A school which has suspended lessons about LGBT rights and homophobia following protests from parents has denied the move is a U-turn. Parkfield Community School in Alum Rock, Birmingham, has seen protests over its No Outsiders project. It said it was always the plan for the classes to stop at half-term. But, it added, there is a
Education

Domestic abuse victims school priority call

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When a parent escapes domestic violence, it can be difficult to get their children into another school Children whose families have had to move because of domestic violence should have priority for school places, says a charity report.The report says 500,000 children in the UK have been exposed to such abuse.But there are warnings that escaping violence can mean families struggling to get
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Duke and Duchess of Sussex support Morocco girls’ school

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Harry and Meghan are on a three-day visit to north Africa The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have met young women in Morocco to show support for girls' education.The couple were welcomed to a boarding house in the village of Asni by the girls, who waved flags and sang songs.During the visit, the pregnant duchess was given a traditional Moroccan henna tattoo, which is
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‘I skip school to demand climate change action’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'I'm standing up for our planet'A planned protest on Friday will see schoolchildren across the UK walk out of their lessons to demand action over climate change. We have been to meet some of the teenagers looking to take control of their futures. Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand, from Fort William, skips school for an hour.Her head teacher disapproves, she
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Deaf children fall behind at school, says charity

[ad_1] Image caption Daniel's mum, Ann, says extra support is key to academic success for deaf pupils Deaf children in England are falling behind their classmates from primary school through to GCSE, analysis by the National Deaf Children's Society shows.Only 30.6% achieve a GCSE strong pass - Grade 5 or above - in both English and maths, compared with 48.3% of children with no special educational needs.And 57% fail to