Education

'Shocking' cut

Image copyright Rendell School Leicestershire schools are among the lowest funded in England – and yet almost half of them will lose under the new formula. Worst-hit is Rendell School in Loughborough, serving an area which is among the poorest 30% in England. Almost two-thirds of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. It is a […]

Education

Head teacher retains powerlifting title

Image copyright Lynda Banks Image caption Lynda Banks took up powerlifting three years ago A primary school head teacher has retained a British powerlifting championship title for the third year running. Lynda Banks, 51, competes in the sports’ Masters 2 class, which is open to 50 to 59-year-old competitors. The head of Inverness’ Smithton Primary […]

Education

Illegal low pay for 20,000 nursery staff – claim

Image copyright Getty Images Up to 20,000 nursery workers are illegally being paid below the minimum wage in England, analysis of government data by a childcare charity suggests. Department for Education data shows 10% of nursery staff earn less than £7.20 an hour the minimum for over-25s. The Family and Childcare Trust says the government […]

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Record levels of poverty in working families

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most child poverty now is in families with a working parent More than two-thirds of children in poverty in the UK are in working families, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. This is more than ever before in figures going back 20 years – up from […]

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The joy of stocks:

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Is everything getting too much? Welcome to the strange world of stock photos. There is a place where no emotion is understated. A place that pioneered “post-truth” before it was discovered by politicians. A place where both triumph and disaster are met with… perfect dentistry. This is the land of […]

Education

Arts versus sciences

Is there enough support for students training in performing arts or is all the emphasis on STEM subjects? Pupils from Sullivan Upper School investigate. This report was produced for BBC News School Report. You can find more School Report stories produced by young people in Northern Ireland here. Source link