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BBC News: Education

School exclusion of autistic boy unlawful, judge rules

The exclusion of an autistic boy after he hit a teaching assistant with a ruler, punched her and pulled her hair, was 'unlawful'.

Going plastic-free with kids

Reducing your dependence on plastics can be daunting, especially if you've got a young family.

Oxford college employed sex abuse monk for 12 years

Fr Bernard Green sexually assaulted a boy in 1995 and was banned from working with young people.

University unconditional offers 'undermine education'

Will offering too many university places which don't depend on A-level grades drive down standards?

Families 'failed' when loved ones die abroad

One woman, whose son was killed in Zante, said she did not know the cause of death for three months.

Early years teacher gaps 'risk children's futures'

Save the Children says there are 11,000 too few early years teachers working across England.

Inquiry call in Robert Gordon University 'cronyism' row

A union wants the funding council to look at the appointment of Robert Gordon University's new principal.

Child abuse inquiry: School 'reputations put before victims'

Ampleforth and Downside pupils were subjected to "appalling" sex abuse over 40 years, a report says.

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Department for Education

Transparency data: Free schools: open schools and successful applications

Details of open free schools and successful applications in the pre-opening stage.

Detailed guide: Parental responsibility measures attendance census

How local authorities should collect and submit data for the annual attendance measures census.

News story: Research reveals lesser known qualifications could help boost ski...

Level 4 and 5 qualifications could be the key to unlocking skills demanded by employers

Research and analysis: Good practice in level 4 and 5 qualifications

Literature review into good practice in level 4 and 5 qualifications.

Research and analysis: Review of level 4 and 5 education: interim evidence ov...

Overview of the interim research findings of the review.

Form: Apply to open a special or alternative provision free school

Guidance, assessment criteria and bid forms for local authorities seeking to establish new special or alternative provision free schools.

Guidance: Department for Education non-executive appointments

Information about non-executive appointments to the Department for Education’s public bodies.

Transparency data: Alternative provision innovation fund

Funding awarded in 2018 to deliver projects to improve outcomes for children in alternative provision.

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Education Guardian

Classical scholars turn backs on Boris Johnson over burqa comments

Education charity Classics for All distances itself from high-profile supporter

The Ides of March may be long past but Boris Johnson has found himself, like Julius Caesar, under attack from an unusual direction – in Johnson’s case, the nation’s classical scholars.

Following his incendiary remarks about Muslim women wearing the burqa, Johnson has ...

School discriminated against expelled autistic boy, judge rules

Tribunal judge says aggressive behaviour is not a choice for children with autism

Children with special needs who have been excluded from schools for aggressive behaviour linked to their condition are being discriminated against, a judge has ruled.

Judge Alison Rowley, sitting in the upper tribunal, said it was “repugnant” to consider such behavio...

Mental health at university: know where to find support

The transition to university is drastic – and not everyone sails through it. That’s why university mental health setups are second to none

At the beginning of his second year at Loughborough University, Rahul Mathasing started struggling. His moods were becoming darker, his motivation disappeared and he started missing lectures. He approached the...

I know how hard it is for working-class actors to succeed. We can change that...

Money is a huge obstacle for people trying to get into the arts. We need positive policies – even quotas – to improve diversity

I’ve been acting professionally for more than 25 years now, but I know what it’s like to have that dream jeopardised by a lack of money. I never received a grant for drama school. My first year’s fees were cobbled togeth...

The public loves to hear from experts – if we present them in the right way |...

My Café Scientifique project brings academics and the public together in an informal setting. It has been a revelation

Twenty years ago, Café Scientifique was born, borrowing from the French tradition of café philosophiques, where challenging ideas are discussed in the informal setting of a cafe or bar. That it’s still going is testament to just ...

School cuts: ‘Children now raise money for their own education’

Funding crisis means some UK headteachers spend more than 50% of their time seeking charity for essential subjects

The village of Benenden in Kent has a green nearly as big as a football pitch. At one end stands a charming stone church. On the western edge is a picturesque mid-19th century building out of which, at 9.15am on a Wednesday, a strea...

If teachers can’t have better pay, give them rail tickets or capped rents | L...

The government needs new ways to attract more teachers if it’s not willing to fund a competitive salary

Teachers are the envy of the country during the summer break, snoozing and reading for six weeks. But spare them a thought: when they finished term last month they had no idea what salary they would return to in September. The cowardly governme...

Idea from Harlem transforms young lives in west London

A scheme lauded by Barack Obama is steering pupils out of hardship and into university

Two years ago Phoenix academy in Shepherds Bush, west London, was put in special measures. Its headteacher, Oli Knight, knows that turning around academic performance and behaviour in a school where many students come from challenging backgrounds isn’t easy. Bu...

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