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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'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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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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Tory MPs warn ministers over nursery funding

Ministers must protect funding for state-run nurseries in England or risk seeing schools close, Conservative MPs have warned. Children with disabilities and special educational needs would be among those most affected, they said. The schools will lose almost £60m a year from 2020 unless action is taken. The Department for Education said the nurseries made […]

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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” […]