Education

Aberfan teacher heroine gets emotional goodbye

Image caption Hettie Williams had only been teaching at Pantglas Junior School for a few years when the disaster struck killing 144 people, including 116 children It was just after registration on a grey morning at Pantglas Junior School and school children were sat at their desks. But moments later, as Hettie Williams was teaching […]

Education

Thousands of top university places still up for grabs

Image copyright PA Universities are snapping up students for tens of thousands of degree places in a buyers’ market for applicants, the latest Ucas data shows. A day after teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland got their A-level results, 430,060 applicants from the UK and overseas have accepted degree places, slightly down on last […]

Education

The three-year-old with an IQ of 171

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe three-year-old with an IQ of 171 When Natalie and Ben’s daughter Ophelia joined the high-IQ society Mensa at only three years old, they knew they would be accused of being pushy parents. But what is it like to have a naturally-gifted child? “Really it was from […]

Education

Debate over Scotland's schools enters new term

Image copyright PA Scotland’s children are returning to school this week with the debate over education in the country set to intensify. The Scottish government wants to focus on its efforts to raise attainment and help disadvantaged children. But unions are set to step up their calls for a 10% pay rise. Meanwhile opposition parties […]