Education

'Everyone supports me'

Image caption Parents Sam and Amanda: “Everyone’s got the same kind of issues, it’s really helped” “It helped me not to react as quick and think about the way I’m dealing with the kids, rather than going off at the deep end,” says Natalie. “It means a lot, it’s a lot calmer – in a […]

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Germany to fight anti-Semitism in schools with new team

Image copyright AFP Image caption Children learn about the Holocaust at a Jewish school in Berlin The German government plans to send 170 anti-bullying experts into schools after the summer break to tackle anti-Semitism among children. “Anti-Semitism in schools is a big problem,” Families Minister Franziska Giffey said. Last month Germans were shocked by the […]

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Brightlingsea pupils 'feel unsafe' at Colne school

Image copyright Google Image caption Colne School in Brightlingsea was once “outstanding” but now needs special measures, inspectors said. Pupil behaviour at a once outstanding school has become “scary” and “frightening”, it has emerged. The Colne Community School in Brightlingsea is part of the Thrive Partnership. Ofsted, which previously rated it as outstanding, now says […]

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'Lively and enthusiastic'

Image caption “Now, what can I say about Olivia?” It’s that time of year again. Teachers up and down the land have been slaving over their end-of-year reports and parents are eagerly awaiting to hear whether or not their little angels are top of the class. But what does “full of self-confidence” or “lively and […]

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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” […]