News Archive

Education 'failing deaf children'

19th February 2014
UK education is neglecting the needs of deaf children, many of whom have major reading difficulties, according to new research.

Media 'hurt teenage job prospects'

19th February 2014
More than two thirds of 14-17-year-olds believe negative portrayals of teenagers in the media are affecting their job prospects, a survey suggests.

Can history textbooks make peace

18th February 2014
Is a shared history book the way to make peace?

Critical Ofsted reports rewritten

13th February 2014
The schools inspectors organisation Ofsted says it has changed the wording of some of its inspectors' reports to remove critical comments about styles of teaching

Specialists deal with abuse backlog

13th February 2014
A specialist team is brought in to deal with a backlog of reports of potential abuse and neglect of children in Devon, BBC News can reveal.

Call to upgrade social work training

13th February 2014
The training of social workers in England needs upgrading, with more emphasis put on practical skills, a government adviser has said.

Head of Ofsted wanted chair to stay

12th February 2014
The head of Ofsted reveals he urged Michael Gove not to remove the chairwoman of the school's watchdog from post.

Schools receive cash loss reprieve

12th February 2014
Schools that complained about losing money in a re-organisation of education funding are to be told they will not suffer losses after all.

Character can be taught, says Hunt

12th February 2014
The shadow education secretary is to call for 'character, resilience and creativity' to be taught in England's schools

China's tough lessons in resilience

12th February 2014
China's lessons in resilience for rural poor

Students help in typhoon recovery

11th February 2014
British School Manila's role in typhoon-hit Philippines

Tweddle advises on online safety

11th February 2014
Olympic gymnast talks to School Reporters about internet safety

Parents spark four Ofsted inspections

11th February 2014
Out of almost 8,000 Ofsted inspections last year, only four were triggered by parents' complaints about schools.

Autistic children 'face exclusion'

11th February 2014
Thousands of children with autism are being illegally excluded from schools in England, research by a charity suggests.

VIDEO: Is school sex education out of date

11th February 2014
Should schools tackle online pornography?