Education

Windrush: 'Home Office ignored warnings'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 22 June 1948 Home Office processes led to wrongful detentions and deportations of members of the Windrush generation, says a National Audit Office report. The department failed to heed warnings of unfair consequences for children of Commonwealth citizens, living and […]

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US buyers to protect ethos of AC Grayling's London college

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The London college founded by philosopher AC Grayling has been bought by the Boston-based Northeastern University The New College of the Humanities, founded in London by the philosopher AC Grayling, is being bought by a US university, Northeastern. In the college’s Bloomsbury building, the pennants of both universities are […]

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'Shortcomings' in half of Welsh secondary schools

Image copyright Getty Images The school reports are in – and it is a case of “could do better” for Wales’ secondaries, according to inspectors Estyn. The education body said only half of secondary schools were judged good or excellent. Wales’ Chief Inspector of Schools Meilyr Rowlands said those schools “causing concern” needed more help. […]

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Missing special needs support 'a national scandal'

Image copyright Getty Images The thousands of children missing out on key support for diagnosed special educational needs in England is a “national scandal”, Ofsted has said. Chief inspector of England’s schools, Amanda Spielman, reveals 4,000 children with official education, health and care plans (EHCs) setting out their needs receive no support at all. She […]

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Water bill 'too expensive' to flush toilet

Image caption Shirley Widdop says her family has to “ration” the use of water – in a constant worry about bills and debts A disabled mother from Yorkshire says she is so worried about the cost of water that she sometimes has to miss out on washing or flushing the toilet. Shirley Widdop, from Keighley, […]

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Sixteen grammars win funds to expand

Image copyright Getty Images Sixteen grammar schools in England have been given permission to create hundreds of new places. The schools are receiving a share of the Department for Education’s £50m selective school expansion fund to accommodate up to 4,000 extra pupils. The schools were selected from 39 applications and make up 10% of England’s […]