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Government to fund 2,900 school exchanges for poorer pupils

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Secondary schools in England will be able to apply for money to take poorer pupils overseas on school exchangesThe £2.5 million government scheme will enable pupils aged 11 and over "to experience other cultures and go to places they wouldn't normally visit".Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: "As Britain leaves the EU, it's more important than ever to show how much we value international opportunities."It is
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Pupils in hospital after ‘drug-related’ incident at Dunfermline High School

[ad_1] Four pupils have been taken to hospital after becoming unwell during a suspected drug-related incident at a school in Fife.Emergency services including five ambulances were called to Dunfermline High School at lunchtime on Friday.Four pupils were taken to Victoria Hospital, in Kirkcaldy, with six others treated at the scene. The school said it believed some pupils may have taken tablets outside the school grounds during the lunch break. In
Education

London state school secures 41 Oxbridge offers

[ad_1] Image caption Dorcas wanted to prove that you can turn around a negative experience "Both of my mums were so excited," says Dorcas Shodeinde. "First I rang my foster mum and then I rang my actual mum," she explains.Dorcas has been in care since she was 14 and has just received an offer to study Law at Oxford university.She is one of 41 students at Brampton Manor, a state
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Lorry driver who dumped 100 tonnes of waste at school jailed

[ad_1] Image copyright EA Image caption The school said beetles hatching from the tip "took over the area" A lorry driver who dumped 100 tonnes of stinking waste on a special school's car park, landing it with a £22,000 bill, has been jailed for 12 months.Francis Heaton, 61, admitted leaving the pile at Oldham's Kingfisher Special School, in April 2018.The school's principal said the smell from "the rotting tip was
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Chelmsford County High School must change rented homes rules

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Girls are missing out on places at a top-performing selective state grammar school because they live in rented homes, a government official has said.Chelmsford County High School for Girls in Essex has been ordered to change its admissions rules.The current policy aimed to stop parents "gaming" catchment area rules, and means families have to show evidence of long tenancy agreements.The schools adjudicator said it was unfair
Education

Gwynedd head teachers ‘get half a day a week to run school’

[ad_1] Image caption Deputy heads are unwilling to seek promotion because they can see the pressure, the report said Some head teachers in north Wales have just half a day a week to run their schools after spending most of their time in class, council bosses say.The pressures are said to be putting people off applying for head teacher posts, according to a report before Gwynedd Council's cabinet.Councillors vowed heads
Education

St Patrick’s High School, Keady: Arrest over ‘harassment’ letters

[ad_1] Image copyright Geograph Image caption Allegations about cheating in some GCSE exams in St Patrick's High School, Keady, emerged late last year A man has been arrested during a police investigation into "letters of harassment" sent to staff at a County Armagh school, BBC News NI has learned.The PSNI confirmed he was arrested on 24 September on suspicion of offences including harassment and intimidation.He has since been released on
Education

School’s out for slumber: Website shows ‘tired’ schools

[ad_1] Image copyright Highland Council For pupils and staff reaching the end of term, closing school early for a well-earned rest might seem like a good idea.On Thursday, Applecross Primary and Inverness High School appeared to have done just that.Highland Council's school closures website notified the pupils and parents involved that their schools were closed because they were "tired".The messages appeared for a short time before being removed.Highland Council said
Education

2018 ‘worst year for US school shootings’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Los Angeles high school holds a drill to prepare for the threat of attacks This year, 113 people have been killed or injured in school shootings in the United States.That's the sobering finding of a project to count the annual toll of gun attacks in schools.At the beginning of 2018, Education Week, a journal covering education in the US, began to track