Education News Archive

English learn English for foreigners

25th March 2014
A school is to teach English as a second language to all its pupils, including native speakers, to tackle poor grammar.

Fines rise as frequent truancy falls

25th March 2014
Record numbers of parents in England have been issued with truancy fines, as the number of pupils persistently missing school falls, data shows.

AUDIO: Prison book restrictions "sensible"

25th March 2014
Prisons minister Jeremy Wright has defended regulations which prevent prisoners being sent books and other items.

AUDIO: Leeds pupils taught to speak English

25th March 2014
A comprehensive school in Leeds is to start teaching English as a foreign language to all its pupils.

VIDEO: When two schools become one

25th March 2014
School Reporters from two merging schools reflect

Child mental health issues 'missed'

25th March 2014
Thousands of young people may be "slipping through the net" because adults do not spot the warning signs of mental health problems, experts say.

Primary teachers 'lacking languages'

25th March 2014
Almost one in four primary schools in England have no teachers with a language qualification higher than GCSE, new research suggests.

Mental health help 'needed in schools'

25th March 2014
Mental health help 'needed in schools'

Student loans face timebomb - Labour

23rd March 2014
The coalition faces a "student loans timebomb" which could prove "catastrophic" for the Lib Dems, Labour warns.

Gang girls 'leading desperate lives'

23rd March 2014
Girls in gangs live in "a parallel world" in which "rape is used as a weapon and carrying drugs and guns is seen as normal", a think tank says.

From secret school to Afghanistan's future

23rd March 2014
From secret school to Afghanistan's future

What medieval Europe did with its teenagers

23rd March 2014
What medieval Europe did with its teenagers

More student loans 'won't be repaid'

21st March 2014
The level of unpaid student loans could cancel out almost all the money raised by tripling tuition fees, according to official estimates.

New row over post Yes student fees

21st March 2014
A fresh row breaks out over whether students from the rest of the UK could be charged tuition fees if Scotland votes for independence.

Ofsted proposes inspections overhaul

21st March 2014
The head of Ofsted is to propose an overhaul of school inspections in England and will defend the schools' watchdog in a speech to head teachers.