Education

The problem children who are really victims

Image copyright Getty Images Child L is the kind of 15-year-old that police, education and social services might consider a problem. He goes out every evening and often does not come home at night. He regularly misses school. His teachers find him disruptive and struggle with his behaviour. He has started hanging out in a […]

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The school with 300 holes in the roof

Image caption King’s school is the most improved school in its area, but is struggling to find cash for staff and repairs A West Midlands head teacher says he is “extremely angry” that budget shortages have led to the cutting of 14 staff – in a school with 300 holes in the roof. James Ludlow, […]

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Are only children more spoiled?

Some people think that only children can be selfish, spoiled and lonely. But are any of those stereotypes based in reality? We find out the truth about only children. Animation by Andrew Khatouli. Produced by Harriet Noble. This story is from Money and Power on the BBC World Service – find more videos and programmes […]

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Funding cuts put schooling for Gypsy children 'at risk'

Image copyright Thinkstock Gypsy and traveller children could be taken out of school by their parents if specialist support services are cut, a charity has claimed. Tros Gynnal Plant says families rely on the services to keep their children in mainstream education. Caramia, a Romany Gypsy student, said their education would “go back 30 years” […]

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The worst end-of-term gifts for teacher

Image copyright Getty Images A thong, a stolen car radio and a part-drunk bottle of wine feature in a list of the worst end-of-year gifts received by teachers. As the school year draws to a close, parents will be familiar with the circulation of collection envelopes for teachers and their assistants. Amid the end-of-term shows […]

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Oldham phone porn head teacher banned for life

Image copyright Manchester Evening News. Image caption Catherine Jones also pocketed £350 from a Christmas fair to “pay her mortgage”, a conduct panel ruled A primary school head teacher who had a stack of porn images on her phone has been given a lifetime teaching ban. Catherine Jones, 42, inflated pupil grades, took her partner […]