Education

Removing school bus chaperones in Birmingham ‘dangerous’

[ad_1] Image copyright Heidi Wells Image caption Parents demanded councillors reviewed the changes Disabled children are being put at risk after chaperones were removed from school buses, parents said.Some pupils who used the free council bus service with guides to the Wilson Stuart School in Birmingham were told they did not need it.Parent Heidi Wells said her 15-year-old disabled son could choke on his saliva without a chaperone on the
Education

Grenfell: Back to the school

[ad_1] It’s now been 15 months since the Grenfell Tower fire – but survivors who escaped the blaze on 14th June still continue to deal with its aftermath.Kensington Aldridge Academy - the school located directly below Grenfell tower - has reopened its doors to students, having spent the last academic year at another location in a neighbouring borough.As students and staff get accustomed to their return to the old site
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How music saved a failing school

[ad_1] A primary school in a deprived part of Bradford has gone from failing school to success story. The transformation, it says, is down to a decision to rebuild its curriculum around music. Adyan, who is nearly five, can barely stand still in the school's music room. His mother, Rabia, is growing impatient."Come on: one, two, three, start," she says. "Please, sing." But Adyan doesn't. He's scampered off to another
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Glasgow Art School’s Mackintosh building ‘will be rebuilt’

[ad_1] Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption The Mackintosh building was devastated by a fire in June just months before it was due to reopen Glasgow's Mackintosh building will definitely be rebuilt, according to Muriel Gray, chairwoman of the school's board.The building was gutted by fire in June, following another blaze in 2014.The future of the GSA has faced speculation that it could be demolished or turned into a museum.But
Education

Wrong trousers sees Penyrheol pupils miss school lessons

[ad_1] Image copyright Google About 2,000 people have signed a petition about changes to a Swansea school's uniform policy after pupils were made to sit in a hall and miss lessons for wearing the wrong trousers.Penyrheol Comprehensive pupils must wear clothing with its "trademark", including trousers and skirts.Some parents have said they were unable to buy uniform in the right size. Swansea council say they are "concerned about children's access
Education

Wales’ rural school closures being ‘rushed through’ fear

[ad_1] Image caption Parents and pupils of Llancarfan school in the Vale of Glamorgan are fighting to save the school There are fears councils are rushing to close rural schools before new rules that would protect them come into force.More than 200 rural schools will be protected when a new code of conduct comes in this autumn.But Llancarfan school, in the Vale of Glamorgan, is one of 10 set to
Education

Going back to school in a war zone

[ad_1] Image caption There are 17 million school-age refugees, such as these in Yemen, in countries hit by violence It's back to school - but for millions the prospect of another school year will not mean new books, bags and subjects. It will be a struggle to get an education against a background of war, conflict and being refugees far from home.According to Unicef, there are 17 million children of
Education

Fire at Roding Primary School, Dagenham

[ad_1] Image copyright london fire brigade Image caption Twelve fire engines and about 80 firefighters were called to Roding Primary School, Dagenham, shortly before 05:00 BST Dozens of firefighters spent hours tackling a blaze at a large primary school in east London.Twelve fire engines and about 80 firefighters were called to Roding Primary School, Dagenham, shortly before 05:00 BST and had the fire under control by 07:49.The Metropolitan Police said
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Presenter Cathy Newman reveals school sexual harassment

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman has spoken out about being sexually harassed by teenage boys at the private school sixth form she attended. She told the Sunday Times how one pupil unzipped his flies and forced her to touch his penis, leaving her feeling "humiliated" and "embarrassed". Charterhouse School said it had not been aware of the allegations but had now reported them to police.Ms